Judgement Day is Coming (aka the CrossFit Open)

With the 2018 CrossFit Open just around the corner, we want to set out a few guidelines on who will be and who should be judging your workouts each week. Please note, if you are brand new to CrossFit, are uncomfortable hurting someone’s feelings/ego by telling them they missed a rep, or would be unnerved getting a look like Will’s expression in this picture, please do not volunteer to judge anyone over the next 5 weeks!

If this is your first CrossFit Open OR the name Dave Castro means nothing to you, this is what you should look for in a judge:

  1. a person who is not in a hurry to be somewhere else;
  2. a person who has done CrossFit longer than you;
  3. a person who can count to 150 reasonably fast;
  4. a person who suits you. For example, if you like to be cheered on when you are in the depths of a hard workout, ask a perky person. If you like to be yelled at, ask someone known for their intensity. If you want to be left the hell alone while you struggle through burpees, ask a quieter person. Try to find someone who will help YOU get the most out of these tough workouts.

That’s it, that’s all you need to worry about if you are in it for the fun and to get to know your fellow athletes a little more. If 919 is where you go to sweat and work on your fitness, then these are great workouts to measure your progress.

On the other hand, if you will be checking the leaderboard on a daily basis or have more than your $20 entry fee riding on your performance, you should seek a judge with the following characteristics:

  1. a person who has taken the CrossFit Judges course;
  2. a person who is a 919 Coach;
  3. a person who is not in a hurry to be somewhere else;
  4. a person who suits you (see above).

Open workouts will be run during the noon class on Fridays, Friday nights at 6:30 pm, and Saturday mornings at 8, 9 and 10 am. Outside of those class times, it will be up to the individual athlete to arrange a time for someone to judge them. Workouts need to be completed and your score submitted by you to the CrossFit Games site by 8 pm each Monday!

Questions? Just ask a 919 Coach! Believe us, all the 919 Coaches have many, many, many thoughts on the Open which they are more than happy to share them with you anytime 😉


2018-02-20T15:35:17+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|