CrossFit Destroyer’s Affiliate Cup 2018

CrossFit Destroyer Affiliate Cup

This year we are doing the CrossFit Games Open a new way and we think you will like it!

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. 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 each Saturday with our teams as we compete in our version, The CrossFit Destroyer Affiliate Cup

The CrossFit Destroyer Affiliate Cup

For five consecutive weeks on Saturday mornings, we host The Open at CFD in a team competition format. The event kicks off at 10:00 AM each Saturday and athletes will represent one of four teams. The teams will earn points for participating in a variety of activities listed below. What are you competing for? The coveted CrossFit Destroyer Affiliate Cup Trophy!

Who/How to Participate

Everyone is eligible to enter and it is not necessary to register for The Open. This is for anyone who wishes to have fun, HOWEVER, each athlete that registers on The CrossFit Games website is eligible for extra points for logging their score on the CrossFit Games website. Besides, having the accountability of logging your score online and seeing where you place in the world is a huge motivator to push you outside of your comfort zones and will help you accomplish more than you thought you can. To sign up just register on the spreadsheet when you sign into class. On one of the nights prior to the open, We will draft athletes to 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 names, spirit ideas and other fun stuff.

Register for The CrossFit Open

Register HERE to officially sign up for the Open.  Then use the Spreadsheet to sign up for the “Affiliate Cup.” If you don’t want to officially partake in the Open, you can just sign up for the Affiliate Cup when you sign in for class.

Scoring

Scoring will be based on the following factors.

Attendance:

  • 1 point for completing the workout
  • 2 points per team member that participates on Saturday.

Spirit:

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 18.5.

Prizes

The Affiliate Cup is up for grabs this year! The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Open with the party on 18.5’s date.

Important Dates

FIVE WEEKS – FEB. 22-MARCH 26

Workouts at CFD @10am the following dates:

18.1- Feb. 24

18.2- March 3

18.3- March 10

18.4- March 17

18.5- March 24

Registration for the Open began Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

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 it each week at your choosing. Or choose our version of fun “Open” workouts.

If you are unable to make the Saturday workout and still want to participate in that weeks event, you’ll need to schedule it with us to judge you. Or every Friday, we will be doing the Open WODs for the class workout, and we will be putting up an “alternate WOD” for those who are still working out on Saturdays!

You must have a judge from the Open to validate your performance if you are officially registered with The CrossFit Games.

Final Thoughts

We look forward to another great year of The Open, and appreciate you all considering this. If you want to step outside your comfort zone, have fun & get fit, you’re in the right place.

-Joe & Steph




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