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2019 Intramural Open at CrossFit South Bend

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What is the CrossFit Open?

The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.

The Open offers two versions of each workout, scaled and Rx’d. The scaled option makes the event all-inclusive. All athletes can compare their results to others worldwide, regionally, by age or within their own gyms.

At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition!

Here at CFSB we do our own Team Intramural Open where we have you all commit on the whiteboard, split into teams, and do the workouts! This year the Intramural open is FREE!

If you still want to sign up for an official capacity in the Open itself, that option is still available as well, you’ll just head here to register.

All of the information below however is directed toward the CFSB Intramural Open!

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It’s FREE!

we will be having a spot on the whiteboard Friday the 25th for you to write your name up to commit!


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  • Week 1 – Thursday, Feb. 21st – Monday, Feb. 25th
  • Week 2 – Thursday, Feb. 28th – Monday, Mar. 4th
  • Week 3 – Thursday, Mar. 7th – Monday, Mar. 11th
  • Week 4 – Thursday, Mar. 14h – Monday, Mar. 18th
  • Week 5 – Thursday, Mar. 21st – Monday, Mar. 25th


Registration for our Intramural Open begins Friday Jan 25th


Friday Nights at 5:00pm is when the big Friday Night Lights Event will begin, this is the big game night, we will have some talks prior to the open wod starting, then we will be creating some heats and getting after it.

Friday Night Schedule:

5:00 Show up at 5 and get your name on the board, we will be setting up and getting all the prep going. I will have stock warm ups and tips up on the board that we will more than likely glaze over.

5:15pm – 8:00pm: We will have you show up at 5:00, and there are a lot of factors to consider, how long the workouts are, how much equipment is involved, how many people show up, and how many heats we will have to run. This may run anywhere from 60-120+ minutes to run. The heats are first come first serve. But I will have a good suggestion on the board for you as to when your heat is, and when you should start warming up


This year, if you are signed up and on the team to do the open and you can’t make it to our Friday Night Lights event, you may perform it during our regularly scheduled Open Gym Times (during the 5 weeks) Click here to check out the schedule

**During these times you MUST bring your own judge or arrange for someone to judge you.

**During these times you also must be respectful of class and what is going on at that time – it’s possible that the open workouts may take up a lot of space and equipment. Class always takes priority so if you happen to show up and need 2 rowers, 3 barbells, and 40sqft of space – you may have to wait!


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INTRAMURAL OPEN: What is that, and how is it different than the open?

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. We have since the beginning of the Open, and It’s fun.

Last year, over 50 CFSB members tried their hand at this CrossFit “competition.”

We want a different goal with the CrossFit Open this year, or heck, just a more specific goal.

Our goal at CrossFit South Bend with the Open this year is to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

Through the Open, we’re going to have two intramural teams competing in house. And you’re going to be on one of them.

The team captains are…

Amy VanDyck for the Green Team

Mitch Walker for the Purple Team


It is FREE to sign up for the intramural open this year.  Starting January 25th you simply write your name on the board!


Coaches and members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team on February 8th and announced!


+1 Point – If you do the workout before the end of our business hours on Monday!

+1 Point – Top 3 Rx’d: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CrossFit South Bend for each workout in Rx’d division gets an extra point for their team.

+1 Point – Top 3 Scaled: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CrossFit South Bend for each workout in Scaled division gets an extra point for their team.

+1 Point to each athlete for their team when they complete that weeks “CHALLENGE” – these will be announced each week the day after the workout is released. These must be done exactly as stated in the weeks facebook live!


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We will be launching pre-orders for the shirts on February 1st

Deadline is Feb 7th by midnight – you will receive a T-shirt color of what team you are drafted on to. Unless you are not doing the open – in which case just write what shirt color you want in the notes when you place your order!


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Great! Click here to register!

Choose “CrossFit South Bend” as your team!


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No worries! all you’ll have to do is hit up the drop in fee and come in and join us on Friday night, or swing in for a validation time. If you will be in each week to get validated, just ask us about a punch card!