The 2020 CrossFit Open is coming soon, get on a team and play!

Starting the week of October 10th, we will be hosting Open competition at CrossFit Empower every Saturday morning for 5 weeks including BBQ and potluck.  Everyone is welcome.  You do not need to compete to attend.

Greg Glassman told us this weekend that the 2020 CrossFit Open will feature workouts that closely resemble the spirit of classic CrossFit benchmark workouts (Fran, Cindy, Christine, Angie, Grace, Elizabeth…).  He wants the loading to be lighter (65/95lbs) to maximize accessibility.  He wants to leave out the fancy stuff (handstand walks?) and make this the most inclusive Open ever.  And there will be a scaled option for workouts if you aren’t ready for the RX’d weights or movements (pull ups, HSPU, DU…).

Register now to compete in the CrossFit Open.  All competitors should complete the online Judging Course so you better understand the movement standards and scoring.  Non-competitors are welcome to do the Judging Course too.  If you already completed this for the March 2019 Open, you are already qualified and do not need to do it again.

Intramural Fun!
We’ve changed things up this year and have some new interesting twists for our Intramural Teams!

First big change: Everyone can participate!  Whether you are registered to compete in the Open or not, you are invited to join an Intramural Team and play along each weekend.

Random Draw:  Teams will be drawn from a hat.  Couples/families can enter the draw together (if they wish) or enter separately (can’t promise you don’t end up on the same team though).  This Saturday, September 28th 9am will be Draft Day as WOD Father draws the names from the hat to determine this year’s teams.  If you want to be in the draft, let your coach know in person or by email [email protected].

Challenges: As per your suggestion, this year we will only have two team challenges, one in week 1 and again in week 5.  Points will otherwise be determined by weekly participation.  We will communicate the details of this year’s scoring at Saturday’s draft but all scoring is based on your participation, not on your workout performance.

Let the games begin!