Are you ready to test your fitness?
The 2022 CrossFit Games is almost upon us, and the newer Open format continues in just a few weeks. With new faces and plenty of programming under our belts, we’re excited to once again test our fitness as a community. In our annual in-house competition, we’ll continue our popular Intramural game!
Wait, I’m new. What is the CrossFit Open?
If you are new to CrossFit, the CrossFit Open is a 3-week challenge consisting of 1 workout each week that allows athletes to see where they stack up in relation to the rest of the world. It’s like a benchmark every single week to see where you are on your fitness journey. Each WOD has its own vibe, just like the workouts we do each week. The workouts will be released every Thursday evening during the five weeks, and you can watch the live announcement of the workout streaming on the CrossFit Games website.
After the workout is released, any athlete who has registered for the Open will have until 5 p.m. PT on the following Monday to submit their score to their team captain or to games.crossfit.com if officially registered.
Okay, so a competition. Why tho?
Well, big picture and at its most functional level, the CrossFit Games Open is now one of many qualifying stages for the best of the best to make it to the CrossFit Games.
But just like CrossFit, it’s a great test for everyone’s skills and fitness. This matters because it can reinvigorate your motivation, help identify areas of weakness to further set new goals, and even push you to a new PR!
But I’m new. I’m not ready, right?
The Open workouts are tough, but they are written so that any and every CrossFitter can be successful. Meaning? There’s no excuse not to participate! And with our in-house intramural you can enjoy a fun, collaborative competition. It’s a fun way to bond with the community, find new training partners. We program the Open Workouts for all Friday classes anyway, so you might as well! Plus who doesn’t want to be a part of a kickass team with a little in-house bragging on the table?
I mean, I’ve done it before. And 2022 is already crazy. Maybe not this year?
How about the chance to really push yourself to that place. You know that place. We all know how easy it is to get comfortable and complacent. The Open is also a great way to “reset” your adherence to standards and work on virtuosity.
We also hear from many of you wanting to do competitions but not feeling ready to sign up yet. Want to talk about perfect circumstances — this is it! You’ll have the support of all your favorite coaches and fellow athletes, with no judgment or worrying about being embarrassed. You will surprise yourself by doing more than you thought possible. Fitness is always better with friends.
Okay, so we have your attention. Let’s talk Intramural!
If you’ve been here in the past, our format has some slight change-ups this year. We will have 2 teams and your team assignment will be based on your most-regular time of attendance (you’ll put your top 2 class times on your form).
Each team will have 4 captains.
- Team 1: Elana Wilson, Jodi Mocker, Paige Gentry, Tyler Thorman
- Team 2: Dave Swanberg, Molly Flanagan, Sydney Thummel, Mackenzie Hogan
Captains and teams will have a private Facebook group for their team for communication and collaboration on different events and themes throughout the Open. This is one of the most fun parts of the Open! Have we mentioned that people have fallen in love during the Open Intramural Competition at Fringe? True story, they got married.
But we can chat our favorite Fringe Open stories another time, let’s talk 2022 schedule. :drumroll:
The 2022 CrossFit Games Open/Fringe Intramural Schedule
YOUR NEXT STEPS: REGISTER BY February 17
You must register for the Intramural Open by February 17th (to ensure you get a team shirt). The admission price for the Intramural Open is only $40 with CrossFit Fringe, and includes a team t-shirt/tank, as well as food and beverage at our end of the Open at the In-House Party!
Most importantly to you – we take all the money collected and buy new toys we know you’ll like — because the winning team will help pick what to purchase! In years past we have added Ski Ergs, Bikes, Sandbags, more DBs, and other pieces of equipment. Whatever we can acquire to make your experience better, we will! In 2021, we even took all of the funds we raised and donated them to a Fringe family in need! Additionally, we’ll be adding team names to our Intramural Trophy.
Past winners of this prestigious award are:
- 2015 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers
- 2016 – The Walking Deadlifts
- 2017 – T-RX Assassins
- 2018 – RX Pistols
- 2019 – Open Bingo
- 2020 – Team Aqua
- 2021 – Squirt, Squirt – Wipe, Wipe
We are excited about the 8th year of this special in-house competition. If you have any questions, Coaches Nate and Tyler are your go-to, you can reach out by email below or via our social channels.