THE INTRAMURAL OPEN 2019

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun. 

We have hosted the CrossFit Open since we opened in 2013. In 2015 the Intramural Open was born, combining the worldwide competition that is the CrossFit Open with the community that is CrossFit Proficient. That year, over 20 members of the Proficient community tried their hand at CrossFit “competition” in both the Rx and the new SCALED division. It has grown every year since. 

Our goals at Proficient: to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Just watching your teammates GO is inspiring. 

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so. 

In 2019, through the Open, we’re going to have three intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them. 

The Three Intramural teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be chosen this week. 

REGISTRATION Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit Proficient as your Affiliate. 

DRAFT Some of you will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team, as we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes. 

That’s where you come in. You’ll be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one. Pick the funnest team! 

POINTS +1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Proficient each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors! +1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at Proficient for each workout (Rx only) gets an extra point for their team. 

+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points. +5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below. 

WORKOUTS In 2019, athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout but we will be hosting heats throughout each Saturday morning of the 5 weeks of competition. The Open will have five workouts; we have a BONUS tournament planned, which will take place the Saturday following the CrossFit Open. As usual, you can be tested at any CrossFit Group time on the 5 Saturday’s during the Open. You’ll need a 10 session pass or current membership. The sixth event will be a freebie for anyone registered on any Intramural team. 

PRIZES The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon! Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff. Register online at the CrossFit Games site, and let’s start this party

Jesse Humphrys