The 2019 CrossFit Open - Comp Details

To all of the Savage Oxen who are competing in the 2019 CrossFit Open, i am excited to be spending the next 5 weeks with you all.

With around 50 athletes competing over the next 5 weeks, to make these Saturday events run as smoothly as possible, it is important that you learn, understand and remember the following.

The Day before the Comp i.e. Friday

  • At 12:00pm, the workout is released worldwide

    • you can watch this from

  • At 4:00pm, you will be able to register for a heat time slot

    • This will be done via the wodify app, first in best dressed

  • At 5:00pm, Head Coach Josh will do the Games Announcement via Facebook

    • This will cover all of the major points of the Workout inc strategy idea’s


After the release of the workout, it is your responsibility for the following

  • Understand what the workout is COMPLETELY.

    • What the workout is?

    • Decide what division you will do i.e. Scales / RX or Masters

    • What are the movement standards?

    • What are the loading i will need, etc.

  • This is easy done, by watching the announcement + reading the rules which can be found on the games website. Finally, watch Head Coach Josh’s brief.

The Day of the Comp i.e. Saturday

  • At 6:30am, the studio doors will open

    • This will allow athletes who are in the first heat to warm up etc

  • At 7:00am, The first heat will commence

    • Heats will continue on their set schedule, which is dictated by the workout itself.

  • When we are done, we are done

    • Due to us not knowing the wokrouts, each week will likely be different. We just do not know.

  • The back section of the studio will be for warming up

    • You will be able to warm up in the back section of the studio the heat BEFORE your heat.

    • There will be a warm up advised and written for you all to utilise


On the day of the workout, it is your responsibility for the following…

  • Turn up at least 30 minutes prior to your heat start time

    • If you do not have sufficient enough time to warm up, WE WILL NOT LET YOU COMPETE.

  • Set up your lane for your workout

    • Once the previous heat has completed their workout, you will be allowed on the competition floor to set up yours. This is why it is important that you know the in’s and outs of the workout. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

  • Enter your score

    • Once completed immediately head over to the games website and enter your score. Once entered, the Affiliate Manager will validate your score. This is the whole point of the competition, DO NOT FORGET TO DO THIS.

I can not compete on Saturday i.e. MONDAY night open gym it is.

  • Monday night open gym will be available for all those who were unable to compete on Saturday

    • You will need to source your own judge, the open gym coach does not count

    • You will need to set up your workout

    • you need to do everything basically :)


The most important pieces of information…

  • Respect the Judges!

  • Have fun!

  • Encourage each other!

  • Do not take it too seriously!

Go crush it you bunch of savages.

Coach JComment