This is from Kelie Willson (the less crazy one). She speaks the truth below.
So I am going to do my best to convince each and every one of you to join the CrossFit Open this year..(Or at least 50% of you!) This is the second year CrossFit is doing the Open for everyone to have a chance to compete. For those of you who were not around last year, or are not quite sure what the Open is I will give you the down and dirty! Basically you sign up online ( $10 I think ) and then every Tuesday for 5 weeks CrossFit will post a WOD for all 20 million (maybe not quite that many) people who signed up to complete. You will have until Sunday at midnight to complete the workout. Justin had said BHCF will be doing the WODs on Saturdays (and maybe Wednesdays) and we will have judges for everyone (to submit your score all reps and range of motion will be judged by a Level 1 Trainer). Now I know by now you are probably thinking…Yea right! Like I am going to finish any workout CrossFit posts! Running through your mind you are thinking 10,000 burpees for time…20 Lsits followed my 50 Muscle ups..! But NO!!! The goal of the Open is to get as many people of all athletic abilities to be able to compete! The first 3 WODs last year were very doable…and even the ones that got a little harder (enter Muscle Ups) were programmed so you could at least do 1 rep of the WOD, which would get you to stay in the competition for all 5 weeks! So please don’t let your fear of not being able to do one of the WODs stop you from signing up! Every week you log your score and then you can see where you fall in place with the millions of other people from around the world!
Now I am going to be a little selfish and tell you another reason I want people to sign up. Every week the top 3 Men’s scores and top 3 Women’s scores will count towards a team total. If we get enough points to place us in the top 30 teams BHCF has a chance to send a team to Regionals!! So the more people we have to try and get us points the better! You never know when one workout may have all of your strengths and could put up a good score for BHCF!!
All that being said the main reason I think people should show up is because it is a great experience! Going through a WOD with the whole gym cheering you on, encouraging those who are struggling through the same WOD you just finished! No matter your score or where you place I believe the Open will make you a better Crossfitter! The Open is for EVERYONE so please sign up!