It is THIS time of the year again!!
The season 2015 begins with the worldwide CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN – on February 26 2015!! Our ambition is to qualify for the CrossFit Regionals Europe where we were part of since 2011 – challenge accepted!!
What are the CrossFit Games?
Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks and post their scores online. Last year, the Open reached more than 209,000 athletes from around the world. The next stage of the CrossFit Games season are the CrossFit Regionals. Competitors need to finish near the top of their region’s Leaderboard. The top five men, five women and five teams at the end of each three-day regional competition will receive invitations to the CrossFit Games in the US, where the fittest person on Earth will be crowned.
Whether you are a beginner, an advanced athlete, junior or master – the CrossFit Games Open are accessible for anyone. There is already a whole slew of athletes from CrossFit Basel who are currently prepping for the competition. Join them and let’s compete side by side!!
On February 26, 2015 at 5pm PST (Fridaynight 1am for us) the first Open Workout will be released. Athletes have four days – until Mondaynight 1am – to absolve the workout. Judges will score the performance and you will have to submit your results to the Games site online. A new workout will be released every Thursdaynight within these five weeks (end of Open Games: March 30th, 2015). A scaled option of the Open workout will be released each week of the Open too. With reduced loading or less challenging movements, the scaled option will be designed to make the Open even more accessible.
Let’s DO THIS!!
CrossFit Basel offers Workout Times at the box. These are as follows:
- Friday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
- Saturday, 3pm – 5pm (no workout time on March 14 and March 21) / 7pm – 9pm
- Sunday, 2pm – 4pm (no workout time on March 1st, March 15 and March 22) / 7pm – 9pm
- Monday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm (exclusively reserved for Competition-Athletes) / 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Please be aware of workout time changes. Stay tuned on our Facebook page or ask the coaches!
We genuinely want to encourage all of you to register for this competition. Not only will it be challenging and a ton of fun to compete within the community, but it is the perfect chance to gather competition experience and to figure out your current position with your performance and strength in CrossFit. Go, sign up!!
CrossFit Basel at the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe since 2011!
Let’s take a quick review on CrossFit Basel’s performances at the CrossFit Games Open/Regionals:
The first time we sent athletes to the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe was back in 2011. Coach Claudia competed in the category Women Individuals and placed 18th. Read the article from back in the days here!
We did not miss out on the Regionals in 2012 and competed as a team and individual. The team placed 18th and Ramon Gysin who competed as Individual won Event 5, the ‚Snatch Ladder‘. He made it to the final and finished strong with a 15th place out of 60 athletes!
Also, see the ladies team in action!
2013: Tom Schwander (ranked 47) and Nadine Steinger (ranked 33) entered the Regionals as Individuals, plus we sent two teams!
This time the teams finished with a strong 19th and 23rd place.
2014: Again last year, a team of our best athletes travelled to Copenhagen to take the challenge of the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe. This time they came in 15th!!
We are certainly proud of our qualifications 4 times in a row and will give our best to be part of the Regional Games in Copenhagen this year as well. Also important to point out is that the teams of athletes varied from year to year. Overall, we sent TWENTY different athletes to the Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals Europe during these four years. This shows that we follow a concept and strategy that works. Considering that the qualifications get tougher each year, we can be proud to be well in the loop with the fittest people on Earth.
Become a Judge!!
In order to keep up with the international standards, all workouts must be scored by certified judges. Anyone who is interested is allowed or better asked to take this course and become a judge! You can simply take the course of six modules here. This course includes general information on competition rules, regulations and common movements. If you already absolved the course or have any questions about it, contact us at email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now let’s train, prepare, get strong and look forward to a strong CrossFit Games Open 2015!!