CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Competitions
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Competitions Competitions, contests & challenges

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #61
Charles Golden
Member Charles Golden is offline
 
Charles Golden's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Richland Hills  TX
Posts: 295
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

[quote=Robert Keefe;1122492]1. I think the first WOD is going to be the same as last year 7 min of burpees, just have a feeling.

2. Does anyone think that affiliates are recruiting athletes for their respected teams?[/QUOTE]

Are there dishonest people out there who will break the rules in an attempt to gain an advantage? Sure there are. There's always a few bad apples but they're the minority.
__________________
Worry leaves when faith arrives....
Grace - 1:58 Fran - 3:55 CFT - 985
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 02:15 AM   #62
David Alexander
Member David Alexander is offline
 
David Alexander's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Winston-Salem  NC
Posts: 285
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

I don't think there is anything dishonest about recruiting athletes to join your gym. As long as they do more than half their workouts at the gym that they plan on teaming up with, they qualify to be on that team.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #63
Charles Golden
Member Charles Golden is offline
 
Charles Golden's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Richland Hills  TX
Posts: 295
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Alexander View Post
I don't think there is anything dishonest about recruiting athletes to join your gym. As long as they do more than half their workouts at the gym that they plan on teaming up with, they qualify to be on that team.
It all depends. The rules leave enough wiggle room to recruit people only for the "games season." It doesn't specify that how long they have to do "half their workouts at the gym."

I guess it doesn't really hurt the community but what's to stop a gym from "recruiting" other fire breathers from neighboring gyms with the incentive of free membership during the Games season and then afterwards the peeps can either stay there or go back to their home gym?
__________________
Worry leaves when faith arrives....
Grace - 1:58 Fran - 3:55 CFT - 985
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #64
Jeff Binek
Affiliate Jeff Binek is offline
 
Jeff Binek's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dublin  OH
Posts: 297
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Most true gym owners want A. to feel the accomplishment and pride of sending people that have been loyal, faithful and hard-working within the confines of their own doors. B. To send folks who represent their affiliate both in attitude and work-ethic, and C. to keep the respect of their every-day gym goers.

I know for a fact that if we were to 'recruit' people, that would in turn take the place of hard-working folks that have been loyal enough to train 5-6 days/week with us in prep for competition season, there would be some seriously unhappy people. Moreover, I would never, ever, want an outsider to represent my gym. Lastly, I want my group to represent a year of my own programming, to see if we are accurately challenging our competitors enough to stay ahead of the competition curve. Anyone not abiding by these same qualities would not have a long term successful gym (in my personal opinion). As your attitude goes towards competition, so it goes as a gym towards your regular members. Reward hard work and loyalty.
__________________
My Numbers: 6'2" 225lbs: DL 565, BS 455, FS 400, Clean 330, Jerk 325, C&J 325, Snatch 250, Fran: 2:27, Helen: 6:43
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 09:50 AM   #65
Glenn Plomchok
Member Glenn Plomchok is offline
 
Glenn Plomchok's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Midlothian  VA
Posts: 539
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Binek View Post
Most true gym owners want A. to feel the accomplishment and pride of sending people that have been loyal, faithful and hard-working within the confines of their own doors. B. To send folks who represent their affiliate both in attitude and work-ethic, and C. to keep the respect of their every-day gym goers.

I know for a fact that if we were to 'recruit' people, that would in turn take the place of hard-working folks that have been loyal enough to train 5-6 days/week with us in prep for competition season, there would be some seriously unhappy people. Moreover, I would never, ever, want an outsider to represent my gym. Lastly, I want my group to represent a year of my own programming, to see if we are accurately challenging our competitors enough to stay ahead of the competition curve. Anyone not abiding by these same qualities would not have a long term successful gym (in my personal opinion). As your attitude goes towards competition, so it goes as a gym towards your regular members. Reward hard work and loyalty.
Great post
__________________
48; 5'8" 175; C&J 240 Sn 170, BS 330, FS 285, OHS 175
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #66
David Meverden
Member David Meverden is offline
 
David Meverden's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Charleston  SC
Posts: 2,802
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Binek View Post
Most true gym owners want A. to feel the accomplishment and pride of sending people that have been loyal, faithful and hard-working within the confines of their own doors. B. To send folks who represent their affiliate both in attitude and work-ethic, and C. to keep the respect of their every-day gym goers . . . Reward hard work and loyalty.
I workout in my backyard and have been dropping in occasionally to the box my wife has been going to. Their team is chomping at the bit to make a run for regionals this year and part of me wishes they would ask me to start working out at their gym to join their team (I would improve their chances and I miss the camaraderie) but exactly these kinds of issues occurred to me. What if the team made it to regionals and I bumped someone off the team who's been a hard working member of the gym for 2 years? That would be ****ty thing to do to someone. I think most people in this community (not everyone I suppose) feel this way.

P.S. Great post, Jeff.
__________________
CERTIFICATIONS: CSCS, CrossFit LVL 1
SEMINARS: Starting Strength, Ultimate Advantage, CFE, CF O-lifting, MovNat
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #67
Michael Kelley
Member Michael Kelley is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Virginia Beach  VA
Posts: 317
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

I know I'm in the minority, but I thought the burpeeswho WoD was great. Simple, do-able by anyone pretty much anywhere, and one hell of a mental grind for 7 minutes. If you've been doing the "Ultimate Sacrifice Challenge," then you are prepared for this.

Anyway, my guess is a repeat of 11.1. Didn't HQ foreshadow that a few weeks ago?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 11:43 PM   #68
Shelby Duncan
Member Shelby Duncan is offline
 
Shelby Duncan's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Del Rio  Texas
Posts: 99
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Okay, so question.
We have an athelete who has been training at our box for a year now, he is moving to another city next week. We want to make a team with him being a member of it, is that still legal if he is on our team? he will back to train with us on weekends.
Who could I contact to ask this?
__________________
M, 20y/o, 6'9, 230#
WOD Log/Video Log
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:41 AM   #69
David Alexander
Member David Alexander is offline
 
David Alexander's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Winston-Salem  NC
Posts: 285
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shelby Duncan View Post
Okay, so question.
We have an athelete who has been training at our box for a year now, he is moving to another city next week. We want to make a team with him being a member of it, is that still legal if he is on our team? he will back to train with us on weekends.
Who could I contact to ask this?
The rules say that more than half of his workouts (starting from Jan 1st of this year) have to be done at the gym he wants to compete with. So, unless he only trains 3 times a week, than answer is no.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 11:54 AM   #70
Shelby Duncan
Member Shelby Duncan is offline
 
Shelby Duncan's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Del Rio  Texas
Posts: 99
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Ah, alright, well that solves that.


Back to open topic.
I have a feeling pistols will be in this years open, towards the end of it.
__________________
M, 20y/o, 6'9, 230#
WOD Log/Video Log
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 DSLR Camera thread Brendan McNamar Running a CrossFit Facility 11 12-16-2012 11:17 PM
2012 Open, Regional and Games thread Sean Dunston Competitions 1527 11-30-2012 12:04 PM
2013 open and getting to regionals Krystal Palas Fitness 17 08-30-2012 06:49 AM
Path to 2013 Open David Alexander Workout Logs 51 08-23-2012 06:46 AM
Crossfit skills for 2013 Open John Dayton Fitness 8 04-12-2012 06:23 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.