The Strength & Conditioning Open is a worldwide Strength & Conditioning competition crowning the Fittest Man and Woman on Earth. We’ve done it every year at CFD and it’s lots of fun. Last year, over 60 CFD athletes tried their hand at the Open. This year, there’s SCALED divisions, so we expect even more.
Our goals at CFD include to educate and inspire our athletes. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your friends cheering for you will help you reach levels of performance you didn’t believe possible. Watching your teammates GO HARD is inspiring.
This year, we will bring the thrill of the CF Games to CFD. We will deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks.
Announcing the 2016 CFD Intramural Open!
We will be putting together 6-7 teams to compete against one another each week (6 weeks in total). And you’re going to be on one of them.
Team Captains will be chosen this week and they will subsequently choose team names. I’ll be choosing “fun” captains, not necessarily our traditional top scorers. Everyone can, and should, participate in what will be a fantastic, fun time and great, supportive competition.
Register for the Intramural Open at games.crossfit.com. Choose Courage Fitness Durham as your Affiliate.
Coaches and top CFD athletes will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team on, or around, February 1st. We want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes so that the competition will be fun and fair for everyone involved.
Following the draft, every other athlete at CFD will be fair game to be recruited onto a team. Expect to be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one. Pick the most fun team for you!
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CFD each week earns one point. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+1 Point – Scoring: every member of a team that enters an Open workout score online each week earns one point. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+2 Points – Top 3 Scaled: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CFD in that week’s Scaled workout gets an extra 2 points for their team.
+3 Points – Top 3 RX: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CFD in that week’s RX workout gets an extra 3 points for their team.
+3 Points – Regional placing: every male AND female member who places among the Top 250 in the Mid-Atlantic Region in their age group/category gets an extra 3 points for their team.
+3 Points – Worldwide placing: every male AND female member who places among the Top 250 in the world in their age group/category gets an extra 3 points for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, show of pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points as determined by Dave.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
In 2016, athletes competing in the Open will have four days to complete each workout. Our “official” competition days will be each Saturday during the Open from 9am – 12pm. There will be five Open workouts in total AND we will have a BONUS event on the 6th Saturday.
16.1: Feb 27th
16.2: March 5th
16.3: March 12th
16.4: March 19th
16.5: March 26th
CFD bonus: April 2nd
Athletes unable to attend the Saturday morning sessions may complete the week’s workout provided it is completed by the Monday deadline for submission and is witnessed by a certified Open Judge or CFD Coach.
We’ll have some random drawings each week for prizes, including gear, supplements, and training packages. The top team will win a victory banner to be hung from the rafters, individual participant medals, and a team GRAND PRIZE. Details released soon!
Our focus for this event is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, happier, and a bigger part of the CFD Community!
Register online at the Strength & Conditioning Games site, and let the games begin!