Week one is officially in the books! We had a great turnout Friday night for the kickoff of the 2015 Open with 15.1 and 15.1a. After the final head count, there are a total of 26 athletes on each team. That’s over 50 athletes we have competing in the Open this year! That alone is a great accomplishment for our affiliate. Over 40 athletes competed Friday night.
To kick things off, we had 2 great athletes showcase some great strength and skill in the first of our very own weekly head-to-head challenge (who will it be this week?). TJ and Mo faced off in the first heat and put on a great show. The next 4 heats were filled with a lot of cheering, hard work and several PRs. It was a great experience and we are looking forward to the next four weeks!
The scores have all been submitted for 15.1/15.1a and the points have been added up. Team Daniel is in the lead after Week 1 with a total of 162 points. The A-Team has some ground to make up with 155 points. But with 4 weeks left, there are still plenty of points to score. Everyone needs to continue to work hard to earn points for their team.
Workout 15.2 will be announced this Thursday at 7pm CST. You can watch the live announcement on the CrossFit Games website. We will have our large competition again on Friday night. However, since we have so many athletes competing this year, we are going to move the competition start time to 515pm. This means that the 515pm class is cancelled for the next 4 weeks (the 4pm open gym will still be available for those who are not participating in the Open).
If you are planning to compete Friday night with the rest of the athletes, then you need to be there no later than 515pm. We will watch the demonstration video at 525 and get the first heat kicked off by 545. That means if you’d like to go first, you should show up early to warm-up. We’d like to finish the last heat by 730 so we can enjoy the rest of the evening hanging out together.
See you guys Friday night!
For the time being, we need to cancel the Tuesday and Thursday lunch class, 1130am-1230pm. We are not fully staffed and have tried to make it work with our current coaches, but we are no longer able to manage. We are working hard to bring more coaches and once we do that, we will put the lunch class back on the schedule. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we will work hard to make it right.
-Andrew and Megan
Morning class is cancelled:( Roads are supposed to refreeze. Gonna try to get a lunch class together if we can, stay posted!
REMINDER!!! Since there are so many athletes (over half of our members) doing the open on Fridays, the 5:15 class for this week and the next three weeks that follow are cancelled. We’ll be kicking off the competition on Friday’s at 5:15, we’ll go over the rules, give you time to warm up, complete a head to head and then start the heats! If you were planning to do a regular 5:15 workout, you’re welcome to come at 4pm and do it then. Anyone that isn’t doing the open, or is doing it in the morning: WE NEED YOUR HELP!! We really need some judges, we hate to beg… After the comp, we’ll be hanging out, and maybe head to Carson’s!
ALSO: at 4:15, Tim Sargeant is setting up a table and doing free Rock Tape applications for anyone that is interested!
Workout Demonstration and Movement Standards
Open Workout 15.2
All classes for today are cancelled. 431 is still slick and its only getting colder tonight. If you’re in the Familiarization course, I sent an email with the revised schedule. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! – Megan
30 Bodyweight Bench Press
20 Bodyweight Bench Press
10 Bodyweight Bench Press
E2MOM for 14 minutes:
3 Split Jerk
*Find Heavy set of 3
15-12-9-6-3 reps of:
*Power Clean is acceptable
E2MOM for 10 minutes:
5 Front Squat
*Find heavy set of 5
“Short Kelly” – 5 rounds of:
15 Box Jumps, 24/20″
15 Wall-Ball Shots, 20/14lbs
Split Snatch 2-2-2-2-2-2
*Alternate landing and work up to a heavy set of 2
150 Double Unders
“Randy” – 75 Power Snatch, 75/55lbs
150 Double Unders
Front Squat Mobility – Focus on areas that will improve your Front Squat (Hips, Ankles, Shoulders, Triceps, Wrists, etc.)
50 Thrusters, 95/65lbs
10 Rope Climbs
40 Thrusters, 95/65lbs
8 Rope Climbs
30 Thrusters, 95/65lbs
6 Rope Climbs
20 Thrusters, 95/65lbs
4 Rope Climbs
10 Thrusters, 95/65lbs
2 Rope Climbs
Now that the teams are set, it’s time to go over the scoring system we’re going to use for our in-house competition. It’s important to understand that this is a team scored competition, separate from the CF Games. Points will be awarded to teams based upon participation and performance.
Teams will earn points in the following manner:
+3 Each member of a team that completes the workout RX and submits a completed score sheet. Available each week.
+2 Each member of a team that completes the workout scaled and submits a completed score sheet. Available each week.
+1 For some workouts, it may be necessary to scale more than the standard scaled option allows for. This will be determined on a weekly basis. Each member of a team that completes the workout “extra scaled” and submits a completed score sheet. Possibly available some weeks.
+1 The top 3 male and female athletes for each workout in each division (RX, scaled, and “extra scaled”) will earn 1 point for their team.
+2 One athlete each week will be earn the ”Spirit of the Open” award and earn 2 points for their team. This athlete may not necessarily have the best score, but will be someone who persevered in the workout and showed sportsmanship to the other athletes.
First off, I’d like to say how proud we are of this community and the way everyone responded to the challenge of getting 40 members signed up for the Open. A few days ago, we only had around 20 people signed up to compete and, as of this post, we have 44 athletes from CrossFit Moontown signed up for the Open! That’s more than double the number we’ve had in either of the first 2 years that we held the competition at Moontown! So, thanks to everyone who signed up.
Now, for the part many of you have been waiting for…the teams are set. Below are the rosters for the in-house Moontown competition, Team A vs. Team D. These 2 teams will compete against each other in a separately tracked and scored competition. The results of this competition will be updated and posted on our website. However, you can follow the results of your individual performance, along with that of the entire affiliate, on the CrossFit Games website. The details of how the Moontown competition is to be scored will follow this post.