The Open qualifiers WODs
The CrossFit Open, an epitome of athletic endurance, strength, and agility, serves as the gateway to the revered CrossFit Games. It’s not just a competition, but a global event that unites the CrossFit community in a unique blend of competition and camaraderie. The journey commences with the release of meticulously designed Workouts of the Day (WODs), each carrying a distinct identity, denoted by a numerical nomenclature like 18.2, indicating the second workout of the 2018 Open.
Enlisting in the Open is a straightforward yet significant commitment. Athletes have the choice to perform the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate under the watchful eyes of a judge, or record and upload their performances online. Each workout, released weekly over the three-week competition period, comes with a specified timeframe for both completion and score submission. This structured approach ensures fairness, adherence to standards, and timely progression of the competition.
The journey doesn’t end with the Open. For the elite athletes who emerge victorious, the road leads to the Quarterfinals, followed by the Semifinals, and eventually, the prestigious CrossFit Games. Each stage is a filter, sieving out the best from the rest, ensuring only the most well-rounded and resilient athletes advance.
Historically, the CrossFit Open has witnessed a meteoric rise in participation. From a modest 26,000 participants in 2011, the event swelled to an overwhelming 400,000 plus entrants in 2018. Although recent years have seen a slight retreat, with around 300,000 athletes participating, the allure of the Open remains undiminished.
The Open is not merely a competition but a narrative of growth, both personal and communal. It’s a celebration of the indomitable human spirit, encapsulated in the weekly WODs that challenge the body, mind, and soul. As athletes worldwide vie for a coveted spot in the subsequent stages, they also engage in a shared experience of pushing boundaries and chasing excellence.
As you explore the annals of past Open WODs on this page, you’re not just revisiting workouts; you’re reliving stories of determination, camaraderie, and the unyielding pursuit of athletic supremacy. Each workout, a saga of sweat, tears, and triumph, is a testament to the essence of CrossFit – a relentless quest for fitness and a community bound by a shared ethos of self-improvement and mutual respect.
Embark on this retrospective journey through past Open WODs, understanding the evolution of the competition, the diversity of challenges posed every year, and the indelible mark each workout leaves on the global CrossFit community.