CrossFit Sandpoint Intramural Open 2017!

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun. A lot of fun. 

Last year, over 50 CrossFit Sandpoint family members tried their hand at CrossFit “competition.”

Our intramural in 2016 was won by Bill’s Orange Team, consisting of: Emily, Jeff, Marcee, Jake, Jen, Robert, Jenn, Bart, John, Taylor, Zac and Val. 

Our goals at CrossFit Sandpoint: to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

In 2017, we’ll still have our individually competitive athletes who are looking to qualify for subsequent rounds and improve upon their score from last year.  However, in addition, we’re going to have four intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.

The Four Intramural teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be your normal, everyday coaches that you’ve grown comfortable with.  And if they aren’t your “normal” coach, it’ll be a great opportunity to be coached by someone different:

They will be:

Bill, Dan, Emily and Tennille


To participate in this tremendous event, just write your name on the list on the main whiteboard.  This list will be up for at least a week, and potentially more.  I’m planning on giving the opportunity to teams to order shirts for their teams, so we need a reasonable head count ASAP.


From that list, members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team.  This “draft” will take place at a closed meeting.  (No one need fear being picked last).


+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CrossFit Sandpoint 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 CrossFit Sandpoint for each workout (Rx only) gets an extra point for their team.

+1 Point – Spirit: Each member who completes the workout wearing their team color gets a point. 

*** All of this is subject to change slightly.  We’ll discuss it amongst the coaches and make sure everything is thought out to make this a fantastic experience for everyone.


In 2017, athletes competing in the Open will have only three days to complete each workout.  Assuming they don’t change anything last minute, the workout will be announced on Thursday evening at 5pm.  Friday classes will be performing the workout as part of their regular agenda.  Saturday will be the big showdown, however.  Saturday AM class will be replaced with the Open workouts in what was a ton of fun last year.  We’ll do several heats and we all get to cheer on our respective teams and workout partners.  The environment is incredible, the camaraderie is second to none, and it’s one of my favorite times of year.

Credit to CrossFit Catalyst for the idea.  Thanks Chris!