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John and Nikki at the 2011 Mid Atlantic Regionals

If you’ve been thinking about registering for the 2012 CrossFit Open competition, what are you waiting for?!?! We already have a strong team of 11 athletes: John, Nikki, Karen, Mark, Killa, Kevin, Lindsey, Cari, Jimbo, Emily, and Phil. But we know there are others who expressed interest, and we want everyone who is interested to join us! (Don’t make us call you out Joe, Craig, Mike S…) Directions on how to register are posted below.

For those of you still unsure of what the Open is, it’s the first level of competition leading up to the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. Last year over 25,000 athletes participated worldwide. The 2012 Open will have 5 workouts, with one workout released each week for 5 consecutive weeks. Each athlete has until Sunday night to complete the workout and submit their score.  At the end of the 5 workouts, the top 60 men, 60 women, and 30 teams from each region will move on to the 2nd phase of competition, Regionals.

We are in the Mid-Atlantic region along with all of PA, MD, DE, WV, VA, NC, and DC. John and Nikki both qualified for the Regionals last year, and we’re looking for a repeat this year! The Mid Atlantic Regionals are scheduled for May 4-6, 2012. After the Regionals competition, the top 3 men, 3 women, and 3 teams will be invited to compete in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.

The Open WODs could be ANYTHING. We’ll have no clue until each week when the new WOD is announced. If you’re curious, click HERE to see last year’s WODs. If you have to scale a movement or weight in an Open WOD, that’s a-okay! When you submit your score each week, you’ll just check a box saying you had to scale. Scaling any WOD means you wont be eligible to go to Regionals, but you can still complete in the Open and have fun!

We’ll be hosting the Open WODs on Thursday nights from 5-7pm, and we’ll offer a chance to make them up on Saturdays at 8am for anyone who had a true conflict with Thursday night. We encourage EVERYONE to sign up to compete – it’s a lot of fun, and you’ll get to see where you rank compared to the rest of the world’s CrossFit athletes. Plus, by joining our team, you may help us rank higher as a team!!   Every week our box’s top 3 male and female scores will be used to calculate our team’s score.

Our goal is to have a fun, energy-filled, team building Open season.  The more people who participate the better! Sign up today and help us show the world that for a small, first-year affiliate, we are second to none in terms of community and spirit!

How to Register for the Open:

Link to the registration page HERE. Once you create a profile and pay your entry fee ($20), be sure to select CrossFit Phoenixville as your affiliate, and also join team “Iron Cross Athletics CrossFit Phoenixville.”


This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Tiana

    This sounds sooo kick ass! Good Luck John, Nikki, Karen, Mark, Killa, Kevin, Lindsey, Cari, Jimbo, Emily, Phil and whoever else signs up. I’ll come to the gym to cheer you all on every Thursday 🙂

    1. Sarg

      Hey Tiana,

      Newbies can sign up too!! Wanna join us?

      1. Tiana

        I thought about it, but I don’t want to hold you guys back. But next year, I’m all over it!

      2. Kevin

        Hi Tiana, just a heads up … last year I had the same thought, but the beauty of the Open is that it’s really just 5 WoDs in 5 weeks. You don’t hold anyone back, but instead get to take part in some tough workouts with others at our gym where everyone is encouraging you and cheering you on. In the end, you get to do some movements and things you probably haven’t done before and get to test yourself each week. I just treat each week’s new workout simply as “Thursday’s Wod”.

        Either way, participate or watch, it’s a good way to see how the community will support each other at ICA.

  2. Tiana

    SOLD! I just registered 🙂

  3. Lindsey

    Glad you registered!!! You will be an awesome edition to the team -woot woot : )

  4. Nikki

    I love all the encouragement – that’s exactly what the Open is all about! Can’t wait for our first WOD on Feb 23 🙂

  5. Mike K

    I joined the team this morning! Looking forward to it!

    1. Nikki

      Awesome Mike! Glad you have you on board!

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