Into the Great Wide Open

Greg Glassman and Dave Castro discussing the scaled option for the 2015 Open.

Greg Glassman and Dave Castro discussing the scaled option for the 2015 Open.

I have successfully registered as a competitor in the 2015 Reebok Crossfit Games. Just ask the confirmation email in my inbox. (Or peep my athlete profile.) I know a lot of my readers are crossfitters, well aware of what "the open" is. The rest of you can follow this link if you're curious:

What is this "open" to which you keep referring?

This is the second time I've participated in the open, the first being back in 2013. I came in 249th in the Mid-Atlantic region if you were wondering. This year, I'm not just going to do the workouts, I'm going to write about them too.

Some things have changed in the 2015 Crossfit Games Open. For the first time ever, there's a scaled division for each event. There are rumors afloat that if the scaled division is a hit, the 2016 games will include scaled regionals and a scaled world championship in Carson. Start practicing your band assisted kip now! Tighten up those single unders! Expect skill-based events like "Least Hesitant Handstand Kick Up" or "Quietest Knee Joint Crunching During Pistols". The prize money awarded to the Fittest, Without Muscle-ups, on Earth is rumored to be 50 bit coins! Obviously people will go to great lengths when that kind of money is on the line. Don't worry, athletes in the scaled division are going to be drug tested but are only required to submit half as much urine as their Rx counterparts.

Come back next week to read my re-cap of 15.1, whatever it might be...

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