2016 CrossFit Games – The Open!

Attention Athletes!!

The CrossFit Games Open is scheduled to begin on February 25.

Once again we will be hosting the Open WODs on Saturdays. Registration for the Open begins January 14 – go to games.crossfit.com for more information on the Open. When registering make sure you select Old Colony CrossFit as your affiliate.

The first stage of the CrossFit Games – The Open – involves completing 5 WODs. One WOD is released each Thursday for 5 weeks beginning February 25 and must be completed by the following Monday. For the duration of the Open we will be performing each of the Open WODs on the Saturday of the week the WOD is released. You will have until 5 p.m. Pacific Time that following Monday to submit your score to the CrossFit Games website.

You can attempt each WOD as many times as you like but you may only submit one score for each WOD. It is your responsibility to successfully submit your score on the CrossFit Games website. It’s a good idea to submit early to avoid any trouble with the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason. If you do not successfully submit your score by 5 p.m. Pacific Time each Monday, you will not be able to advance as an individual in the season.

For those of you registered for the Open, coaches will be available to judge your attempt each Saturday. We will either have an early Open Gym time (7 a.m.) or later Open Gym time (9 a.m.) available for anyone wishing to complete the WOD with a judge. If you are not registered for the Open please do not sign-up for the open gym time slot on Saturday. If you are registered for the Open and cannot make the open gym time, but would like to be judged during the regular WOD class PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE. Also, if you wish to make another attempt at the WOD you MUST let a coach know in advance.

To advance to Regionals, you must complete all five workouts (one each week) “Rx” and successfully submit scores on time. The top 20 athletes in our region (North East) will earn automatic invitations to Regionals.

*courtesy of CrossFit.com
More than 272,000 people from around the globe competed in the Open last year. As the largest CrossFit community event of the season, the Open ties together athletes from within the same gym to those in their broader city, country and world.

For five weeks, you—and the hundreds of thousands of other people who signed up—are at the whim of the Director of the Games Dave Castro, taking on workouts that may push you to learn a new skill, improve the skills you already have or go into a darker place than you’ve ever been before.

The Open welcomes anyone 14 to 100 years old. (We’ll take any centenarians, too.) All you need to do is sign up, and enter a score each week. You can complete the workouts at a participating CrossFit affiliate in front of a judge, or film your performance from anywhere you want and submit a link as proof.

To make the Open even more accessible, we introduced a scaled option in 2015. Each time a workout is released, athletes will be given two versions: Rx’d and Scaled. The Scaled-workout option is designed to be accessible to the majority of people who attend CrossFit affiliates. If you do CrossFit, there’s a very high chance you can do the Open, too.

Workouts are released each week on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days or 96 hours to complete the workout and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT that Monday.

The fittest athletes will advance to the next stage of the season.

One Comment

  • Rana Rachwal says:

    This is a great way to test out your fitness and how it has changed since the start of your life with CrossFit. You can look on the games page to see all the past workouts. Do not let that deter you from trying.. there have been wod’s with just burpees and we all know anyone can try one burpee= point on the board. There is a Teens division as well which was amazing to watch those kiddo’s throw down! I’ve participated for the last three years, so if you have any questions or want a little help with a specific movement, let me know.. I’d be happy to help! – Rana