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  • Writer's pictureAlyssa Royse

The CrossFit Open at Rocket

It's Open Season, and we LOVE the Open at Rocket. For us, it represents everything we love. Fun (first and foremost,) community, challenges, celebrations and pushing yourself a little harder than you thought you could to do something you didn't think you could do. For those who are new to this, "The Open" is really The CrossFit Games Open. It's been through a few iterations, most of which are a path to compete in the CrossFit Games, one way or another. Although qualifying for The Games has changed, The Open still serves as a way to earn a spot at a sanctioned competition to earn a spot at The Games. But now, more than ever, it's about community and fun.

If you choose to register at The CrossFit Games (and we think you should) then you can be part of a worldwide leaderboard, which is both silly and fun. You can also register at OutWOD for the Open+ leaderboard, which pulls directly from the CrossFit Games. But if you don't want to officially register anywhere, you can still compete in the Rocket intramural, and since you'll be doing the Open workouts every Friday, you really may as well register for a team. How the Open works at Rocket:

We create 6 teams from those who register. Each week we have a theme. CrossFit announces the workout on Thursday nights, and we do the workout in every single class on Friday, with one bonus replay on Sunday afternoon. The teams compete to "win," for which the only prize is bragging rights. You are scored for spirit and effort only, we don't care how well you do, just that you do it, and push yourself to do a little more than you thought you could. That means it really is for everyone, as long as you're game to have fun.

Step By Step Details:

Sign Up At The Gym by October 3: We'll put a sign up sheet on the board at the gym. Write your name on it, it's that simple. We will divide y'all up into 6 teams and announce the teams and team captains the week before the Open begins. That way you'll have time to coordinate your costumery and gear up before it starts on October 10.

Scoring is based on participation only. You can earn up to 5 points a week for your team by:

  1. Do the WOD in Friday's class or during the Sunday session

  2. Either come dressed for the theme OR in your team colors.

  3. Push yourself to do more than you thought you could. A little more weight, a little faster, a little harder move than you thought you could do. You know it when you do it, choose the harder path and get a point.

  4. Come and cheer for a class other than your own. Build the energy and the spirit.

  5. Share a photo of you and / or your crew loving the Open on social media. Not on the Rocket page, but on your own social media.

YOU MUST RECORD ALL OF THAT IN SugarWOD! We pull scores from SugarWOD on Monday at 5:00 pm.

BONUS POINTS will be awarded by coaches, for things like seriously amazingly over the top costumes, or pushing yourself in a way that moves us, or cheering like a pro.....

Bonus Social Activities:

We always make reservations at a local restaurant for Friday night. You don't have to be part of a team, or even do the WOD to join us. Just let us know on Facebook that you're coming, and we'll see you there.

We know that none of us are going to the Games, except as spectators, which we LOVE. But we love the Open, and we're passionate about encouraging people to register offically because we are so grateful to CrossFit for not only enabling us to build the amazing community is Rocket, but for truly leading the way on LGBTQ+ issues, so we want to say "thank you." But if you don't feel like registering for the big Games, we still want you to play with us. And with that, IT'S OPEN SEASON!


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