BTC Intramural Open!
WELCOME TO OPEN SEASON!
Every year, CrossFit runs a five-week event called “The CrossFit Open“. For our newer folks, the CrossFit Open consists of 5 workouts spread across 5 weeks that aim to find the fittest people in the world. Last year over 429,000 people participated in the Open. At BTC we are not interested in finding out how fast you can exercise against 400,000 other people worldwide. We ARE interested in helping you push to new levels in fitness, level up your life, and get all the high fives from the BTC Community.
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.
I know many of you will ask yourself, “Why should I do the Open? There’s no way I’m the fittest in the world.” For 99.99% of us, that is true and that’s why we are running the BTC Intramural Open this year! In the BTC Intramural Open, you’ll have the ability to contribute to a team every single week no matter your score. Go above and beyond in your spirit or performance and you can contribute even more. Most importantly, it’ll be the highlight of fun and community in our gym.
So what exactly is the Intramural Open? It all starts with you registering for the CrossFit Games Open.
A few weeks before the Open begins, we will have our first amazing event…Draft Night! This is where teams and athletes find their match. We will have 3 BTC Intramural Open Teams lead by Coach Jeff, Coach Phil and Coach Shawna. Now don’t worry about being last pick – we have a fun way of doing it and it does not involve picking someone last based on skill.
While the draft is awesome, the real fun begins post draft night…recruiting season. You see each week during the Intramural Open, your team earns a point for every person on the team that completes the workout and submits a score. Which means…the bigger the team, the bigger the score.
So in the weeks between the draft and the first workout, your team actively recruits other athletes at our gym that haven’t signed up. You can bribe, beg, or do what you have to do to show them your team wants them the most!
Once teams are set and workouts begin, it’s quite simple. You earn a point for your team by simply doing the workout and submitting your score. Here is a breakdown of the points:
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at BTC each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+3 Points – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at BTC for each workout (Rx only) gets an extra 3 points for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.
So, say you aren’t the best athlete in the gym. No big deal. Complete the workout and bring tons of spirit and you might make the biggest point contribution in the gym!
It is totally normal to be a little nervous. But then again, you were all super nervous the first time you walked through our doors and you know how well that worked out. So make the leap, trust in us, and get ready for an amazing time! Let’s do this!
The Open is for ANYONE!
The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Here, athletes like you, from all around the world, show up and push themselves further than they ever thought possible over a five-week period. Challenges, PRs and the unknown await. Are you ready? Visit Games.CrossFit.Com.