The Open is coming!!! We are excited to say we have 30 ICA members already registered!!! But we’re looking to DOUBLE that number… Click HERE to register or read on for more details!
WHAT is the “Open?”
The Open is an annual, online competition for CrossFit athletes around the world. It’s the largest fitness competition on Earth and a global celebration of all the individual reasons we CrossFit! People participate in the Open to push themselves to new limits, experience the intensity and camaraderie of competition, and see how they stack up against others around the world. For the most elite athletes, the Open is the first step to qualify for the CrossFit Games. There are multiple divisions so athletes of all ages, abilities, and experience levels can join in the fun! It doesn’t matter if you’re 14, 40, or 64; if you’re just starting out or a muscle-up pro.
The Leaderboard lets you view your results and compare by division, geographic location, gym, or custom groups (such as your alma mater, occupation, etc), or just try to beat your placement from last year.
WHEN is the “Open?”
The Open starts on February 24, 2022, and is 3 weeks long. Every Thursday night an Open workout will be posted to the Games website at 8:00pm EST. Registered athletes will have 4 days – until Monday at 8:00pm EST – to complete the workout and submit their scores.
The top 10% of athletes from the Open will be invited to participate in a 2nd level of competition, the Quarterfinals. The very best athletes from Quarterfinals will qualify for Semifinals, then another cut determines who makes it to the Games! The Games will take place in Madison, Wisconsin in August.
What are the Workouts Like?
The Open is for EVERYONE! Each Open WOD has several versions, to encourage participation of all ages, abilities, and experience levels.
- Rx’d – For athletes that typically Rx our daily workouts
- Scaled – For athletes that typically scale our daily workouts but are familiar with most CrossFit movements
- Foundations – For our newest athletes
- No Equipment – For athletes completing the workout at home who don’t have access to equipment
- Age Groups – For teens (ages 14-17) and Masters 55+ (Age as of July 14, 2022)
- Adaptive – For athletes with permanent physical or intellectual impairments
You can switch back and forth between Rx’d, Scaled, and Foundations each week, based on the specific workout that is announced. Those who complete all 5 workouts Rx will be ranked against other Rx athletes.
Full rules and details can be found in the 2022 CrossFit Games Rulebook.
HOW do I Participate?
If you are a member at ICA, participating in the Open is easy! We program the Open workout as our Daily WOD on Fridays during the Open season. All you have to do is:
- Register for the Open ($20)
- Show up to class 3 consecutive Fridays (Feb 25, Mar 4, and Mar 11) and complete one of the official versions of the WOD*
- After class, remember to post your score to the Games website!
*If you can’t make it to the gym on Friday, you can complete the workout during Open Gym on Sunday or Monday.
Even if you don’t sign up for the Open, you are welcome and encouraged to attend Friday class and complete the workout as a normal Daily WOD!
ICA’s In-House Open Competition
The Open is a ton of fun, and we encourage everyone to participate! Athletes who register by Monday, February 21 will be drafted onto one of 6 teams, headed by John, Ricky, Dave, Kevin, Kelsey and Nikki. Each week that you complete the workout you’ll earn points for your team. At the end of the 3 weeks we’ll announce the winning team! We end the Open with an outdoor social event for all the Open participants – exact date TBD based on weather!
I’m in. How Do I Register?
Register HERE. Remember to choose CrossFit Phoenixville as your affiliate!
If you’re on the fence, our advice is to SIGN UP! The Open is a lot of fun and will help you push yourself to new limits. It will also bring you closer to your ICA Open Team and the worldwide CrossFit community. There’s nothing to lose!