The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun. Last year, 40 FWF members tried their hand at CrossFit competition.

Our goal: 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.

The three Intramural teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be chosen this week.

Yep, we chose the FUN bunch to Captain, not our traditional top scorers.


1) You can register at, and choose CrossFit Carpinteria as your affiliate. This costs $20 and the money goes to CrossFit corporate and your name will be listed in the Open database with a standing.


2) You can pay a $20 participation “fee” directly to FWF, which will be added to the prize pool and go directly back to you, the members. Your name will NOT be listed in the Open database. Your standing will be internal to FWF only. 

Members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. Following that draft, every other athlete registered for the Open/Internal Open will be drawn from a hat. Team Captains will rotate draws, and then notify the athletes of their team. The ‘Draft Party’ will take place M-W next week (the Open starts Thursday evening at 5pm).


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

+1 Point – Top 3 athletes in RX and Top 3 in Scaled: person for each workout gets an extra point for their team.

+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and presence each week will receive 5 bonus points. You are encouraged to attend on Friday evenings.

Every year, athletes competing in the Open only have four days to complete each workout. We will be including the Open workout in our regular Friday programming. The Open has five workouts, one each week. If you cannot make a Friday workout, you can complete it Thursday night, Saturday morning or Monday before 4pm. Some of the workouts may be modified from what is stated as Open requirements. All individuals will use the standards listed in class, unless registered through the CrossFit Games website.

We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes, including gear, supplements and local vendor gift certificates. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. The more people who do the internal competition, the bigger the prize pool will be. 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.

Register now, and let’s start this party!

Program compliments of Catalyst Gym