Last year, we made a big push to get everyone signed up for the CrossFit Games Open, as part of a competition for largest affiliate team.
We narrowly lost to a hospital in Illinois, where the corporate gym is a CrossFit affiliate, and the CEO therefore required the hospital employees to sign up as part of the team. Final tally: 520 them, 504 us.
This year, our plan was to not give a crap.
Instead, we wanted to use the time and energy we’d have spent pushing registrations on simply running the box as well as we could. We’ve scheduled enough Open WOD classes to give everyone who wants to compete a chance to do so at the highest level of judging standards, and otherwise have kept as many regular WODs as possible running in parallel. And though most of our coaches have mentioned the Open, we haven’t promoted it in a serious way.
Despite that, we’re somehow again currently in first place for this year’s ‘largest Open team’ competition, and have been since the start of registration. With less than a week to go – the competition ends this Sunday, at 5pm – we’ve realized it’s probably worth our all trying at least a little bit. Because if we lose now, we’re all going to look like dicks.
If you haven’t done so already, please go sign up for the Open. It only costs $20.
If we win, we will:
1. Buy everyone drinks at a ‘BIGGEST IN THE F***ING WORLD’ party to celebrate.
2. Give free tickets to Regionals and the CrossFit Games to any member who wants them.
3. All be winners. Winning!
Sign up. Thanks,
Josh, Hari & Court