The 2023 Open After Action Report…..A staggering amount of fun

The chalk has settled over the 2023 Open and it is time to take a look at what we accomplished in just three short week.

Here are the numbers.

  • We judged 225 Open WODs (23.1- 72; 23.2 – 78, 23.3- 75) plus who knows how many more WODs completed by folks to just get it done and earn some intramural team points. That’s a lot of sweat, reps and weight moved over three weekends.
  • We had 20 judges, both coaches and members, all volunteering their time to take the judges course and judge those 225+ WODs. Without them we could not have survived.  Thank you to Coaches Ben, Ashley, Dimitri, Griffin, Kamil, Dimitri and to members Pat, Lisa, Jenny, Marylanda, Laura, Moses, John, Mark, Max, and Hans, and hubbies Matt and Rich!!!
  • We had 51 members registered for the 2023 Open. That is a staggering percentage of our members, especially compared to the surrounding boxes several of which have double the size of the community (Heretic = 10, Germantown = 4, MoCo=32, TFL=11, Tough Temple=43, Odin=40)
  • We opened our doors to 7 other athletes in the extended CrossFit community to enable them to participate in the Open, paying us with thank yous and complements about our warm and welcoming community.
  • We had many members hit some PRs and multiple firsts such as Sofia’s first pull-up, Rafael’s first T2B (and his 50th) and Mimi’s first wall walk to name a few.
  • We had some serious fun holding our 1st CFE Intramural Open. Our Team Captains, Ashely, Griffin and Dimitri took up the gauntlet and ran with the challenge. The competition was dog-eat-dog at times with some classy looking shirts and headbands, lots of neon and the use of dogs to score extra points. But Team Swolemates was victorious in the end – winning the coveted bragging rights for the next year and Jenny took home the surprise “Spirit of the Games” award.
  • We have multiple athletes from CFE placing in the top 10% of their division earning them and invitation to compete in the CrossFit Quarterfinals. Here are their final worldwide placings and percentages.

Flavia (women, 50-54) 76th; 98%

Maria (women, 55-59) 101st, 97%

Dimitri (men, 18-30) 7281st, 95%

Matt (men, 50-54) 619th, 93%

Amanda M (women, 18-30) 12,020th, 90%

We hope you enjoyed every minute as much as we did!!!  Congratulations to all on an outstanding Open!!