2023 Townie Intramural Open

The Townie Intramural Open is back and we are more excited than ever for 3 weeks of community, competition, and camaraderie. So what exactly is the Intramural Open and how does it work? The CrossFit Open is the first stage in the qualifying process for the CrossFit Games. People from all over the world compete in the online competition, performing a series of workouts and submitting their scores to the worldwide leaderboard. From there, the top performers move on to the next stage of the competition, and the best in the world finally end up at the CrossFit Games.

So you might be asking, “I’m not going to make it to the CrossFit Games. Why should I participate in the Open?” Great question! The Open isn’t just about finding the fittest people in the world. It’s about so much more than that. It’s about coming together as a community to cheer each other on, have some fun, and push yourself to new limits.

To bring the worldwide open down to a grassroots level, we’ve created something called the Townie Intramural Open. While the fittest athletes in the world are competing for the title of “Fittest On Earth”, you’ll be competing for the title of “Townie Intramural Open Champions” and your name immortalized on an Open Champions banner in the rafters of the gym.

So how does it work? This year the gym has been broken up into 3 teams, each led by 1 team coach/captain. Team coaches/captains are:

Jonathan Watt, Toni Sisco, & Meagan Chisholm

To sign up for the Townie Intramural Open, simply write your name down on the sign-up sheet at the gym. If you would like to sign up for the worldwide CrossFit open leaderboard you can sign up HERE. Note: you do not have to register on the CrossFit Games site to participate in the Townie Intramural Open, but it is highly encouraged. The initial deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 8th.

After the sign-up window is closed, we will host a closed-door draft with the team captains to assemble their teams. After teams are drafted, the rosters will be released and an open signing period will begin from February 10th-16th. During this open signing period, team captains can recruit any remaining members who have not signed up for the open to join their teams.

Once the rosters are set the Intramural Open begins! The first workout is announced on Thursday, February 16th and we will perform the workout in class all day on Friday, February 17th. The workout will be programmed as our class workout for each Friday of the open, and our evening classes will be a Friday Night Lights style event, running multiple heats of the workout, cheering each other on, and showing team spirit. Each and every workout will have multiple scaling options and levels no matter your fitness level and the coaches will guide you to a workout that fits you and your goals so everyone can participate.

Whether you’ve been training at Townie for 5 years or 5 days, the Townie Intramural Open is for you! Get signed up and let’s get this party started!

Cost to join the Intramural Open:

$30 with a T-shirt (there will be one gym-wide design coming soon)

$10 without a shirt

Important Dates:

Registration 1/16– 2/8

Open Signing Period – 2/10-2/16

Workout 23.1 – 2/17

Workout 23.2 – 2/24

Workout 23.3 – 3/3

Team Captains:

Jonathan Watt, Toni Sisco, & Meagan Chisholm

Scoring/Point System:

  • Earn 1 point for your team by completing the week’s workout.
  • Earn 2 points for your team by completing the weekly challenge.
  • Earn 3 points for your team by coming in the top 2 male and top 2 female scores in your age group for the week’s workout. New this year we are adding 3 age divisions.

Open (Age up to 39)

Masters (40-49)

Grandmasters (50+)

*age group is determined by age as of 2/17

The team with the most total points at the end of the 3 weeks will have their name immortalized on a championship banner hung in the gym and a full year of bragging rights. (Can T-Unit go back to back or will a new champion arise?)

Sign up today and if you have any questions, talk to a coach; we would love to help you!

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