The first stage of the CrossFit Games is "The Open" which runs for five weeks (Feb 22 to Mar 25)! During this 5-week period Flux will host the competition WOD for our Flux athletes during "Free Gym" sessions on Tuesday (8:30pm-9:30pm) and Saturday (11am-12pm).
Last year we had 20 Flux athletes register and participate during "The Open" for the Flux team! If you are planning to participate in the Open (officially or unofficially), please let Coach Darci or Coach Charity know asap.
Here is the information copied from the CrossFit Games Site (http://games.crossfit.com/features/get-ready-2012):
Stage One: The Open
The Games season will begin with the Open, a worldwide online competition with one workout per week. The Open will run for five weeks, from February 22 to March 25. Anyone can compete in the Open, regardless of fitness level or experience. More than 26,000 athletes from around the world took part in the 2011 season, and 2012 promises to be even larger.
In order to participate in the Open, athletes can do the workouts at their local affiliate or film their attempt from their garage gym. All scores and videos are then submitted to the Open website, which allows athletes to track how they match up with athletes in their region and around the world.
Athletes can choose to compete in three categories: Individual, Team, or Masters.
Individual athletes and teams that perform the best across the five Open workouts will earn a chance to compete at the second stage of the Games, the Regionals. Masters athletes (beginning at 45-years-old and older) will compete to be among the fittest athletes in their respective age division. The top Masters will earn an automatic spot at the Games in July.