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Class format and Judging the 2022 Open!

Judging one of the best - Pat Vellner - during the online only Rogue Invitational in 2020. I've judged a lot of workouts, but this was one of the most nerve wracking (and rewarding) times for sure!


It is THE WEEK OF THE 2022 OPEN! It's time to get pumped, figure out your training schedule and team colors, get signed up, and get after it.

The workouts this year will be released on Thursdays at noon, which will give people a bit more time to digest and prepare before we take them on in the Friday and Saturday classes. For those classes, here is what the format will look like:

  1. We'll split each class into two groups. One group will do the workout while their partner judges, then we'll reverse roles.

  2. There will be a description at the beginning of each class but I strongly suggest checking out our Blog on Thursday nights to see what you're in for

  3. Both group 1 and group 2 will get a chance to warm up however dress warmly as you won't know if you'll be judging first or not.

  4. All officially registered members will hand in the top part of their scoresheet and then take the bottom tab with them to enter in their scores. You have until the following Monday at 5pm to enter your scores!


Here are some important notes around judging, keeping in mind that we are looking to enjoy this experience while also hitting the required range of motion standards for the workout.

  1. Judging is not just "counting reps". You are actually looking at the quality of each rep, and making sure that the standards are achieved. If they are not, then you are expected to give someone a "no rep" and have them repeat that movement to the appropriate standard. We're all looking for our fellow members to perform well, but we need to ensure that they are getting an accurate representation of their abilities by adhering to the standards.

  2. Judging is a LOT EASIER when the athlete you are judging both hits the standards and also is completely accepting of any no reps! If you are the athlete, expect to get some no reps and respect the call of your judge.

  3. The main coach will be (ideally) circulating around and helping with judging clarity so you're not alone!

  4. The only way we can run this Open efficiently is to have people ready and willing to judge, so come on in, don't stress, and let's get this done!

For those of you who want to dig deeper into the movement standards and how to judge more effectively, you can take the Online Judging Course that is specifically designed for the CrossFit Games season!

Stay tuned for more updates about the Open as we head into the first workout!




STRENGTH: Thruster 3-3-2-2-1-1 E2M

Build to a heavy single! Go from the rack or from the floor

WOD 1: 21-15-9 reps, for time of: One Arm Dumbbell Snatch (Alternating), 50/35 lbs Box Jump, 24/20 in

If you have any back issues, go from the hang position!

WOD 2: Complete as many rounds as possible in 8 mins of: 8 Toes-to-bars 32 Double Unders


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