Open Recap 19.3!

Week 3! No one saw that workout coming, definitely a shocker but a great one and the event day was a blast! Coach Rachel lead a great day and everyone showed up with a ton of energy, support for each other and tons of cheers. Such a fun way to spend Saturday morning!

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The event was a 10 minute window to complete:
200’ Single Arm, Overhead Dumbbell Walking Lunge
50 Dumbbell Box Step Ups
50 Strict Handstand Push-Ups
200’ Handstand Walk

Talk about boulder shoulders! This was the first time an Open event ever had strict handstand push-ups, no one saw that coming…or the post workout booty sting from those lunges and step-ups!

It was a another great day to see people get their “firsts”…like doing their first handstand push-up, and for others first time doing handstands! The support, encouragement from others and energy in the atmosphere often provides the right mix for PR’s; the Intramural Open is special.

The Red team, Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, pulled out a huge team spirit effort! The Bacon Lounge! Gluten free pancakes and bacon for that post workout deliciousness. Was it enough for the weekly win? Read below!

Weekly Team Winner: Swole Guacamole! GREEN TEAM!
Weekly Team Spirit Winner: SPLIT! Coach Rachel was torn—Red Team killed it with the bacon lounge, but the Black Team had a big showing early in the morning and crushed set up with her! So Team Spirit points go to both!!!
Top Scores
Women Rx: Cassi D. (131), Gretchen (117), Ali P (111)
Women Scaled: Kari L (120), Rachel (108), Stefanie B (101)
Men Rx: Lucien (128), Ben C (120), Casey A (116)
Men Scaled: Dan S (102), Andres G (98), Chris Daly (96)

Overall Team Standings
Don’t Go Bacon My Heart - 284
Swole Guacamole - 296
Black Team - 165
Blue Steel - 181

Event day this week: Saturday! All Classes!

What’s the Open? Each week for 5 weeks (Starting last week) a new event is released by CrossFit HQ and people all over the world complete it. It’s CrossFits largest community event and for people who want to compete in CrossFit this is a potential step to do that.

For us here at CFCL, the Open is all about having fun.

The competition side of it isn’t about finding out how you can exercise against the 400,000+ other people worldwide who participate. It is to help the you and the other CFCL athletes  to push to new levels in fitness and accomplish things you’ve been working on and weren’t so sure you could do. The competitive side helps do that.

More so, it’s about community and a way for you to be part of it. Fitness is what we do here, but community is what we build. You can show up and get better at thrusters and pull-ups on your own but it’s much more fun to have people cheer for you, encourage and help you accomplish things you never thought you could and for you to do the same for others all while getting tons of high fives, fist bumps and warm and fuzzy feelings from the CFCL community.

ALL skill levels are participating…there are Rx, Scaled, Teens, and even Masters (50+) versions of the workouts.
You can learn more about what we do each year in the CFCL Intramural Opens below.


And if you didn’t sign up but want to, contact

Mat Frankel