2011 CrossFit Games: “Open Sectionals” Information

Posted: January 30, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman took some time to speak with several people last week and share more information as to how the 2011 Sectional Qualifiers will look. He also shared his opinion as to why he thinks his “Open” structure (where literally anyone from anywhere in the world will be able to submit their times for the workouts) will work just fine.

Gym owners and athletes have surely been wondering how crazy these workouts are going to be for the athletes. Here’s a quote directly from Glassman:
“So I would expect that first round to have a very classic “CrossFit” flavor to it.”

Then he gives a clue that it will likely be at the next round of qualifiers, one of the 17 Regional Competitions around the planet, where he would expect there to be an “urge to get outside of the box.” Glassman jokes that we could expect “moats and alligators,” and everyone laughs. Let’s be honest, though… is it really even a joke? I wouldn’t put it past those guys!

Several times during the video (which can be seen here) he reiterates the two goals of this type of event (the Open Sectionals).

1- “To find, mine, develop, watch and point to the world’s fittest man and the world’s fittest woman.”
2- “… and along the way, we want the process to be as inclusive as possible. So even those that feel like they don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell, will play… to maximize participation.”

Here’s the entire post on the CrossFit Games’ web site! March will be here before we know it, guys and gals!

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