2018 CrossFit Open at Daybreak! 2018-02-21T21:46:25+00:00

Welcome to the CrossFit Open!


Here we are… a new year, a new Open, and another chance to prove we are fitter, or rather, better than our “last year’s” self!

This is when and where the worldwide CrossFit community is invited to challenge themselves in five workouts over five weeks, posting their scores online in real time. Last year, almost a half-million CrossFit members participated in the Open, where ages ranged from 16-82!!!

Even though this is the first step for many elite, professional athletes on their quest to make it to the CrossFit Games (the CrossFit world’s equivalent of the Super Bowl)… it’s a little different for us at Daybreak. For us, it’s a time for us to get motivated to learn a new skill, improve the ones we already have, and even push ourselves a bit more out of our comfort zone. What’s even more remarkable about the Open is that it has an undeniable impact on building an even stronger Daybreak community.

As we do each year, we are encouraging all (yes, ALL) Daybreak members to sign-up! We had almost 65 members sign up last year and we’d love even a better showing in 2018.

The workouts are designed with all abilities in mind, and this year there are four divisions that will ensure workouts are tailored to the abilities of that division:

  1. Teens: For athletes 14-17 years old.
  2. Masters: For athletes 35+, there are six masters divisions where weights and movements are adjusted accordingly: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+.
  3. Scaled: For any age where most RX workouts are sometimes too heavy or too complex.
  4. RX: For more tenured CrossFitters.

There are also sub-divisions for military, law enforcement, firefighter, EMT, RN, MD, teacher and student. If you’re unsure of which division you should choose, see Mel, Rap or one of the coaches. We’ll be discussing this in class over the next few months, so don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Daybreak will be incorporating each of the 5 workouts into the weekly programming, so you’ll be getting a taste whether you enter or not… so why not make it a bit more interesting and post your score for the world to see! But don’t fret, we’ll all be working out side-by-side, as a box, so you won’t be doing this alone.

What You Need to Know

HOW TO SIGN UP: Registration is now the cost to enter is $20. When asked to identify your “affiliate” and “team,” simply search for and select Daybreak CrossFit. Please do so for both the “affiliate” and “team”. That’s it! You’re in. Congrats… and welcome to Open season! You can check our official Daybreak CrossFit Team page to track our progress against other gyms or to see who else has signed up.


WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Open begins on Thursday, February 22th. That evening at 8PM ET (and each Thursday evening at 8PM ET for the next 4 weeks), tune into the live Open Announcement show at http://games.crossfit.com when CrossFit headquarters (HQ) will release the first Open workout, 18.1 (short for the 1st WOD of the 2018 Open), and moments later top Games athletes will go head-to-head to add a little excitement to the announcement and to show you what the WOD has in store for you. Many of our members have had “Open parties” where they gather around the TV to watch the announcements and chat WOD strategy for the next day.

WHEN TO WOD: We will program each week’s Open WOD on Friday, although you have until the following Monday at 8pm ET to complete the WOD and officially submit your score. So if you can’t get in on that Friday, you can come to Sunday’s Open Gym to complete your workout and get an official score. And if you don’t register, that’s cool too… you’ll just do the WOD with any of the Friday classes.

There is no limit to the number of times you can do the WOD, it just has to be officially judged at any CrossFit affiliate or you have to submit a video. Unless you have a realistic chance at making the Regionals round, we DO NOT recommend doing the WODs more than once.

The WOD schedule for the Open workouts is outlined below:

18.1- Feb. 22-26 (Daybreak programs the Open workout as the Daily WOD on Friday, February 23)
18.2- March 1-5 (Daybreak = Friday, March 2)
18.3- March 8-12 (Daybreak = Friday, March 9)
18.4- March 15-19 (Daybreak = Friday, March 16)
18.5- March 22-26 (Daybreak = Friday, March 23)

A scaled, a masters and a teen version of the Open workout will also be released along side the RX version each week of the Open. With reduced loading and/or less complex movements, these workouts are designed to make the Open accessible to ALL our members. No matter what division you enter, you can do the WOD with the class!

SUBMIT YOUR SCORE: All scores must be submitted by YOU by 8:00pm ET on the Monday following the announcement. Go to https://games.crossfit.com/competition and log into your account to submit your score. We can help you post after the WOD right from the check-in kiosk.

GET YOUR RANK: Daybreak will be notified of your score submission, at which time we will validate your score and it will be posted immediately to the WORLDWIDE LEADERBOARD. There’s also our DAYBREAK LEADERBOARD if you want to razz your workout buddies.

HAVE FUN COMPETING: Keep in mind there are no prizes, no champions, no last places. We are in this together as a community, and we’ll be encouraging each other to #pursuebetter throughout these 5 weeks no matter the age, ability or tenure of our members!

FINDING THIS PAGE: We’ll have this page linked to the “Daybreak Open” logo which will always be on the sidebar over here ======>

Top 10 Reasons Why Should You Sign Up

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…except lethargy, complacency, sluggishness…
This year there there are multiple divisions that cater to all abilities so you WILL be able to do the workout as it’s written for your division!
Each of the weekly Open WODs will be programmed into our daily workouts. You’ll be doing them each Friday during the Open as part of your weekly routine!
For these workouts, you’ll have a fellow athlete judging you, so you get immediate feedback on your range of motion and standards for all your movements. Yeah, we know… sometimes we’d rather not know, but to truly pursue better… we have to hear the bad stuff with the good!
Whenever you “sign up” for something, there’s a natural tendency to get anxious, nervous and energized to get after it. This is no different. Having your name on the worldwide leaderboard gets us all fired up! Young or old… scaled or RX… new or experienced… it never fails! 
The Open seems to transcend class times, workout mates and other attendance routines and it’s inevitable you’ll meet someone new… to judge, to cheer on, or just to talk about the WOD. What’s even more special is that you’re likely to meet someone during the Open who demonstrates courage and tenacity… someone who inspires you or makes you proud to workout next to them.
If you’re sick of trying to keep up with the twenty-somethings of Daybreak (we know Rap is), the Open has masters tiers to rank and compare athletes in the more, let’s say experienced age ranges from 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+ (yes, Lisa Ronner, you get to beat up on gals your own age!!!).
That’s right, you have a perfect excuse to get that new pair of Nanos, or Lifters, speed rope or Lulu top because THIS IS THE OPEN! Just ask Willis or Bill: look good, feel good… feel good, WOD good. It’s that simple.
During each of the last 4 years in which we’ve participated in the open, we’ve seen the community grow stronger as we support each through each and every workout. Through good times and down times, you’ll give each other a high five, fist bump and pull each other up off the mat… it’s so great to see, hear, feel and experience.
Each year it amazes me how members will be fueled by the energy surrounding the Open to get their first pull-up, first double under, first muscle-up, or PR their lifts in the middle of a WOD! There’s just something special about the Open and if you’re not careful, you may very well kick some ass.