Sign up for the Crossfit Games Open:   http://games.crossfit.com/

 

WOD:   2/24/16

Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 reps

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
20 Push-ups
50 Squats

 

 

Our Members in the OPEN

More members have signed up for the Open.  We are currently in 10th place in the Northwest for team size!  We have 55 members signed up - but there is at least one more, because I have not signed up yet!  This is going to be great!  A new Open, our new box!  Bring it! http://games.crossfit.com/team/8874

 

 

Justin Frost

“Of course I’m doing the Open!  It gives each member of the community a chance to shatter some old records, redo some old workouts and exceed expectations.  Personally, the Open gives me a chance to gauge myself against others from around the region and push my abilities.  Friday Night Lights is a great way to see all the member of Train, it’s my way of confirming that the 5 AMers actually exist and are as fast as they claim to be on the whiteboard.  Compete, improve and come hang out! “

 

 

Kat Eastlake

“Last year I had to complete an Open workout in Cancun, Mexico.  It was awesome!  I couldn't really breathe in the hot, sticky humidity….but the experience of doing the Open in a different box and community was great!  It showed me how universal the community of Crossfit is and how amazing it feels to come together with like-minded people to take on a challenge.  I'm signing up for the Open because it is a chance to join with 100,000+ people and see what I can push myself to achieve.”

Laurie Juranek

“I am signing up for the open because it's such a great motivator to challenge myself and move out of my comfort zone. I learn something new from the experience every year (this will be my 3rd open). The community aspect is amazing, and having a room full of people earnestly cheering everyone on helps me to dig a little bit deeper than usual. I have seen so many 'firsts' that have come about because of that energy, and it's AWESOME.”

 

Cassie Finer

“I'm signing up for the Open because I hate it! It doesn't have to be fun to be fun, right? The whole atmosphere around the Open, and specifically Friday Night Lights, makes me push myself harder than I can in regular WODs. There's something about having a judge and a huge group of people cheering you on that pushes you past what you think you are capable of.”

 
 

Manni Hamidi

“I love to feel that I'm a part of this awesome Crossfit  community  and challenge myself.”

 

Thom King

"I'm doing the open this year for several reasons.  The first being to see how I've improved over the prior year, the second to see how I compare to others in my age group, and mostly I have a cousin from home (SC) who I compete with in everything.  We started crossfit at the same time and the first year (2014) I beat him in 4 of 5 events and last year (2015) he beat me in 3 of 5, so it's a tie-breaker year for us.  It's all in good fun and a year of bragging rights!"

 

Photos and interviews by Rebecka Weinsteiger