Posted: 08-Jan-2017

Registration for the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Open begins Thursday, January 12th! The Open starts Thursday February 23rd and will run through March 27th. See here for additional details regarding the Open at Rise.

The Open is always a fun time. It’s a great opportunity to test your fitness in a safe and controlled environment. We do the workouts at Rise! You’re already here. You’re already working out. Might as well join in on the fun and sign up! The Open is for EVERYONE!!!

In addition to our Thursday Night Throwdowns we will be instituting an Intramural Open competition at Rise this year. The Intramural Open is the brainchild of Chris Cooper owner of Catalyst Fitness in Canada. You can read about how Catalyst runs the Intramural competition here.


Our first step was to select four Team Captains.  

Required criteria for Captains to be considered:

  1. Must be Fun!

  2. Must be Supportive!

  3. Must be a Positive!

  4. Must be Inclusive!

Our four team captains demonstrate a strong capacity in each of the criteria listed above. Without further ado, your 2017 Intramural Open Team Captains & Team Names are:

Cheryl Gorak - Bending Bars and Busting PR's

Karah Ehrhardt - Double Funders

Aaron Brunello - Sour Snatch Kids

Mitch Quill - Glutimus Maximus


Captains will be drafting teams on Sunday, Januray 22nd. At this point, only folks registered will be eligible for the draft. All Competition Athletes & Coaches, will be included regardless of registration status. Draft order will be strictly confidential.

After Draft day , each Team Captain will be free to recruit athletes to their team. If one Captain reaches 20 athletes, then they will not be able to recruit until the other three teams reach 20 athletes. Recruitment may begin again once each team reaches 20 athletes. We have 185 members at Rise. We’d love to have 100+ athletes join in on the fun! Competition awakens the spirit and motivates you to keep grinding every day.


+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at Rise each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!

+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at Rise for each workout gets an extra point for their team. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!

+1 Point - Each week the team with the highest average reps will receive an extra point.

+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.


Friday Night Lights! Friday night will be the primary day to complete the Open Workouts. This will be the best way to show your spirit and cheer on members of your team. Reminder that 5 points will be awarded to the team who shows the most spirit via noisemakers, pride, team shirts and presence each week.


Outside of the $20 CrossFit Games registration fee, there will be no additional cost to participate in the Intramural Open at Rise.


Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff.’ ~Chris Cooper

We will be creating a banner for the winning team to be proudly displayed at Rise, which will include the name of the team and teammates. Year round recognition for being the most FUN!

Sign up here for the CrossFit Games Open!