Introducing the 2017 Badger CrossFit Affiliate Cup!

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Feb

Introducing the 2017 Badger CrossFit Affiliate Cup!

2017 Badger CrossFit Affiliate Cup

This year, we are doing a new way of doing the CrossFit Games Open, 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. Read more about The Open. 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 Badger CrossFit Affiliate Cup

The Badger CrossFit Affiliate Cup

For five consecutive weeks on Saturday mornings, we host The Open at BCF in an intramural team format. The event kicks off at 9:00 AM each week and athletes will represent one of four or five teams (depending on # of athletes). The teams will earn points for participating in a variety of activities listed below. What are you competing for? The coveted Badger CrossFit Affiliate Cup Trophy

How to Participate / Athlete Draft

Each athlete that registers on The CrossFit Games website is eligible to be drafted. Also those who wish just to have fun with this event. A link to register is below. On one of the nights prior to the open, our coaches will get together and draft athletes to their 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 t-shirts, spirit award ideas and other fun stuff.

Register for The CrossFit Open

Register HERE to officially sign up for the Open.  Then use the Google Sheet 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 HERE on this Google Sheet.

Scoring

Scoring will be based on the following factors.

Attendance:

  • 1 point for completing the workout
  • 1 point for recording a score
  • 2 bonus points per team if 80% of the team 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 WOD 17.5.

Prizes

The new Affiliate Cup is up for grabs this year for the first time ever. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Open with the party on 17.5’s date.

Important Dates

CrossFit Open 17.1 – February 25 @ 9AM
CrossFit Open 17.2 – March 4 @ 9AM
CrossFit Open 17.3 – March 11 @ 9AM
CrossFit Open 17.4 – March 18 @ 9AM
CrossFit Open 17.5 – March 25 @ 9AM

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. Finally, your primary coach is a great resource to work 1 on 1 with you to develop these skills and get you prepared to help contribute to your team. 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 your head coach to judge you. Or every Friday, we will be doing the WODs for the class workout. You must have a judge from the Open to validate your score.

Partnerships

Our community features some amazing athletes and we have local businesses who we want to help connect with them. If you’re interested in partnering with us during the Open, please take a look at our sponsorship packet by emailing [email protected]