CrossFit Open 2018

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This year, we are doing things a little different for the CrossFit Open! 

How it works

If you’re unfamiliar with the CrossFit Open, it’s CrossFit’s largest annual online competition with over 275,000 people registered from around the world in 2015 and the 1st stepping stone to The CrossFit Games, the ultimate test of fitness. Workouts are released each Thursday night for 5 weeks. Read more about The Open. For most of us, the Open is a time to see how we’ve improved our fitness in the past year and push outside our comfort zones. Our community comes together and forms an amazing bond during this time.  This year, we go into battle every Friday night with our teams as we compete in our version, The CLASH OF THE PORTSIDERS!

The Clash of the PortSiders

For five consecutive weeks on Friday evenings, we host The Open at in an intramural team format. The event kicks off at 5:30pm each week and athletes will represent one of four or five teams (depending on # of athletes). The teams will earn points for participating in a variety of activities listed below. What are you competing for? The Clash of the PortSiders coveted Trophy!

How to Participate

Each athlete that registers on The CrossFit Games website is eligible to be drafted. Also those who wish just to have fun with this event. A link to register is below. On one of the nights prior to the open, our coaches will get together and draft athletes to their teams. Then we will announce teams at the conclusion of that evening and this is where the fun begins. Teams will form private facebook groups and begin planning their team t-shirts, spirit award ideas and other fun stuff.

Register for The CrossFit Open

Register HERE to officially sign up for the Open. Then, write your name on the white board at the gym.   There is a column for those wanting to sign up for the Open and those participating.  


Scoring will be based on the following factors.


·       1 point for completing the workout

·       1 point for recording a score

·       2 bonus points per team if 80% of the team participates on Friday


Team that shows up each week with the best energy, costumes, supports others in the event, and more wins 5 points for that week. Creativity counts here!!!

Weekly Challenge:

Each week there will be a weekly challenge for the teams to complete. If your team completes the challenge, they will be awarded the points that challenge is worth.

BONUS Points:

Throughout the Open, there will be opportunities for teams to win bonus points. There will be 5 points awarded to each team that has 90% of their athletes attend the final workout and party WOD 18.5.


The Clash of the PortSiders trophy is at stake!  For the first time ever, you will get an opportunity to have your team name put on the trophy and displayed at the gym.  

Important Dates

CrossFit Open 18.1 – February 23rd
CrossFit Open 18.2 – March 2nd

CrossFit Open 18.3 – March 9th
CrossFit Open 18.4 – March 16th
CrossFit Open 18.5 – March 23rd

Prepping for The Open / Don’t be Nervous

Every year, athletes get nervous or are uncertain about participating in The Open. Don’t be. The Open is an amazing experience and we have been preparing for this for the entire year, but definitely focusing on it the last few months (if you haven’t noticed).  If you end up not being able to do a movement, there is a scaled division that you can participate in each week at your choosing. Finally, your primary coach is a great resource to work 1 on 1 with you to develop these skills and get you prepared to help contribute to your team. If you are unable to make the Friday workout and still want to participate in that weeks event, you’ll need to schedule it with your head coach to judge you. Or every Friday, we will be doing the WODs for the class workout. You must have a judge from the Open to validate your score, unless you are participating, then you can do it in front of a coach during a class.

Only the ones registered for the Open will have a judge (count reps and encourage).  Participants will have a judge but one that will encourage and be a cheerleader.