CrossFit Open, Teams & Judging

Monica on her way up!
Monica on her way up!

Just to recap on the CrossFit Open…The Open is the first round of the Reebok CrossFit Games, in which anyone in the world can throw their hat in the ring and compete.  CrossFit HQ will post one workout per week for five weeks.  Every Thursday, starting the 27th of February, an Open workout is released at 8pm.  We will be completing the CrossFit Open WODs during classes on Fridays with a partner (judge).   We will also be hosting the Open WODs on Sunday mornings each week for those unable to make it on Fridays or who wish to retest.  This will be a more formal, competitive type atmosphere, with designated heat times that you’ll have to sign up for, so we know in advance how many people to expect.  Scores will be validated by those you work out along side of day in and day out, so it won’t be intimidating.  We will be doing these workouts again in a year’s time, so it is a great way to measure progress down the line and also to identify weaknesses.  If you have any questions about the Opens, talk to your coaches.  Registration is really easy and only costs $20.  Again, whether you decide to register or not, we are all going to be doing these WODs in class on Fridays. Click here to register and don’t forget to choose CrossFit Southie as your affiliate!

More on Signing Up/Teams
In years past, we had 2 teams in the Open.  Team 1 is comprised of our hand picked big guns that will undoubtedly make Regionals and hopefully make it back to the CrossFit Games finals in LA.  Team 2, also known as CrossFit Southie JV, has been right on the cusp of making Regionals the past two years and  and with all the talent in the gym this year should be able to qualify.  That is, if everyone signs up and contributes to the teams scores.

What do I mean, you say?  Let me elaborate…

Each week, during the Open, the team’s ranking is decided by the top 3 individual male and female scores of members of the team. At this point in the game, there are only a handful of peeps that can possibly make team 1 and for that reason we are only allowing tryouts for team 1 by invitation.  Why?  Because for those that are not going to make team 1, we want you to contribute to team 2’s scores each week and potentially make that team.  What’s that?  You don’t want to compete outside of the box at Regionals?  That’s okay, we want you to sign up and help out CrossFit Southie JV  anyway.   If you crush the Open WOD in week 3, your score can contribute to team2’s score and help catapult them to Regionals even if you have no intention of competing at Regionals yourself.  Let’s show the community how strong of a box we are by sending our JV squad to Regionals to hold their own with the Varsity squads of the best boxes in the NorthEast.

If you have already signed up, log back in and select CrossFit Southie JV as your team.   If you are still on the fence about signing up we are running class in an Open format today so you can get a feel for how the competition works and how to judge.

Judging Exam
Also, there is an excellent online judging course put out by CrossFit HQ that can be found here.    Individuals are not required to take the course to be a judge during the opens but is highly recommended on our end as it covers the in’s and out’s of judging.  Peeps that hope to compete at Regionals have to be judged by someone who has taken the exam so the more peeps that pass, the easier it will be to find judges.  It is also helpful as an athlete to know what is expected of you.  It makes our jobs as coaches easier when you calmly accept our no reps, as you are aware of what you are doing wrong (we actually are not A-holes, we just have standards).  If you have any desire to compete at a higher level, PLEASE take the exam.  We are actually making this course mandatory for all of our coaching staff and our Team A participants.

That’s all for now just over 20 days before the Open kicks off.  Get excited!

Muscle up (RX Classes)
Chest to Bar pull-up (L1/L2 classes)

Open WOD 13.3
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
150 Wall balls (20 lbs to 10′ target, 14lb ball to 9ft Target)
90 Double-unders
30 Muscle-ups

Level 2/1- Chest to Bar Pull-ups, Sub 180 singles

Partner up and have one athlete judge the other athlete’s repetitions

Row 750m
75 Sit-ups


  • Leann Christina

    02/08/2014 @ 3:16 pm

    207 today , 179 last year – ill take it. More importantly got my first , second and third muscle ups today !!!

  • Kendra

    02/08/2014 @ 2:25 am

    last year 126, this year 180. shoulders are on fire.
    also dropped down to the red band for bar muscle up!

  • Marc Piccuirro

    02/07/2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Sorry to miss this one.. Er not really
    Dropped in at CrossFit Naples while in SW Florida. Great job everyone on your first and almost MUps!!
    Drop in WOD: 2 rounds + 4 burpee box jumps
    40 AMRAP
    300m DB Run/carry (30# each)
    20 burpee pull-ups
    300m medball run
    20 burpee box jumps
    300m DB Run/carry (30# each)
    1 rope climb
    300m medball run
    20 pistols

    I assume there has already been much debate about team names but any chance we can drop the JV moniker? I know I won’t be out there so maybe I should pipe down but…

    CFS Primo and CFS Secondi
    CFS for the People
    CFS B Cool

    I’m not great at this but I know Kelly’s got some creative ideas. Kell?

    • Andrea Cooke

      02/07/2014 @ 6:16 pm

      that is one hell of an AMRAP..

    • Kelly

      02/07/2014 @ 10:16 pm

      99% of my team name ideas are 100% inappropriate
      except maybe “B-Licious”

      • Julie

        02/08/2014 @ 4:10 pm

        Haha! Yea I think we can come up with a better name. I don’t even mind just the B team

  • Rob Hassell

    02/07/2014 @ 1:54 pm

    Today: 240 (thru dubs at 7:50)
    Last year: 240 (thru dubs at 10:55)
    Ben looked disappointed when I started heading to bar for CTB’s so changed my mind and went to rings instead – got pretty close a few times on the muscle-up’s thanks to him and Berretta. Next time.

    • Jason

      02/07/2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Nice job Rob. Did you find your ’13 scores on the Games website anywhere? I can’t seem to find them any more…I filtered the leaderboard to 2013 but it shows all blanks for me. I should have recorded them somewhere else..

      • Rob Hassell

        02/07/2014 @ 2:27 pm

        I cant find the detailed scores on the site any more either but had kept them in my phone. Link below is custom leaderboard for ’13 Open for CFS individual men. It still works but doesnt have all of the detail (i.e. lacks the time breaks)

        • Andrea Cooke

          02/07/2014 @ 7:01 pm

          So I was running into the same problem, but figured it out:

          Type in your name, then under filters click for “2013” (and nothing will show up), but then click “regionals” tab, and then go back to click the “open” tab again and the open results pop up.

          that should work!

  • Kara

    02/07/2014 @ 1:40 pm

    257 reps subbing C2B for MU. Faster than last year.

  • Jason

    02/07/2014 @ 1:14 pm

    240 Rx.
    Same score as last year, though my times for each movement were significantly improved this year. I still can’t do a muscle up. If I had listened to Nick and kept my hands closer to my chest, I would have gotten my first in the wod.

    **Congrats to Shane who got his first muscle up during class today!


    • Shamwow

      02/07/2014 @ 3:08 pm

      Atta boy, Shane!

      • Kara

        02/07/2014 @ 3:37 pm

        Hooray Shane! Jascha got his first MUs today too. Lots of excitement this am!

    • Shelby

      02/07/2014 @ 4:38 pm

      Awesome Shane! Sad I missed it!

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