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CFN’s 2021 Intramural Open

Our goals at CFN are 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.

Every year, CrossFit HQ runs an event called “The CrossFit Open“. As always, we take the idea and make it our own. We’re not interested in finding out how fast you can exercise against 400,000+ other people worldwide. We ARE interested in helping you push to new levels in fitness, level up your life, and get 1000 (air) high fives from the CFN family.

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? 

Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? 

We think so.

The Intramural Open is our annual tradition at CFN (started by Catalyst Gym a la Chris Cooper).

We’ll divide you up into two teams, each with a two Team Captain and a funny name.

You can earn points for your team by participating (most points) winning an event (second-most points) and showing the most spirit during events.

After five weeks of intense, novel workouts, we’ll reveal the Mystery Event Five. In case you’re curious, yes it’s going to be EPIC.

Our draft will happen between now and February 23. On Draft Night (TONIGHT!), you’ll be invited to watch your name be pulled from a hat via FB Live. Unlike elementary school, EVERYONE GETS PICKED. 

Then the Captains work hard to get you on the bus!


If you haven’t done so already using the sheets at the gym, you can add your name to the mix here. You can also sign up for the Open at the CrossFit Games Site to check your rank worldwide.


+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CFN each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for any and all versions!

+2 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CFN for each workout division (Rx, Scaled, Fitness, Masters) 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.

+5 Points (bonus) – 5th workout: see below.


In 2021,  The Open will have three workouts; but we’re putting a special twist on it. We will have a 4th week of workouts AND we have a BONUS event planned, which may take place at any time DURING the five weeks or up until a week after the last.

As usual, you can be tested at any CrossFit Group time on Fridays during the Open. You can just show up at any group time at Friday to test, and we will be running another test time on Saturday mornings. Your membership gets you into the tests (they’re just like regular workouts, but more challenging and fun.) The fifth event will be a freebie for anyone registered on any Intramural team. It will also be a special kind of surprise and worth LOTS of points for your team…all you have to do is BE THERE!


For most of our members, the Open is an annual measuring stick to test their improvements in fitness.

Our programming will make a slight shift for the next few weeks to get you READY for the demands of the five-week competition!

If you’re dying to get your first toes-to-bars, or link your pull-ups, tell your coach! We’ll get you some 1:1 time and homework!


We’ll have some prizes for the captain-voted Most Valuable and Most Spirited Player on their teams, including gear, supplements, and training packages. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!

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. 

Let’s start this party!

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