The Open

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The Open

By now, you’ve all heard how you should enter the 2016 CrossFit Games Open no matter what - new to the sport, advanced in age, unmotivated, poor and downtrodden, etc. It does seem a little silly to pay CrossFit HQ $20 to do some workouts. You want the real reason to participate as a CFOKC member? That Saturday morning party, my friends. There really isn’t anything like it.

My first Open was in 2011. Our gym had elite athletes working to make it to Regionals, as well as a bunch of regular folks. I remember the coolest part of those Saturday morning Open workouts being the absolute joy on the faces of the very amateur athletes accomplishing feats they never knew possible. One double-under or one C2B pull-up seemed so daunting Thursday night, yet by Saturday morning, the energy in the air, the confidence put upon them, and their pure will to make it happen made them successful. The yelling, the smiles, the sweat angels…it was all just so damn fun.

This year, our goal is to have the highest participation in the Open yet - every last one of you is able to do this in your respective divisions. CFOKC is, without question, the best CrossFit community.

So, put yourself out there. Do things you didn’t think possible. Show the world what we’re made of. And, have all the damn fun. Sign up at https://games.crossfit.com/cf/login?returnTo=%2Fregister-athlete&flow=games.

~Katy