2011 CrossFit Games


Coach Glassman addresses the format of the 2011 Games Season

“The goal of this thing is two-fold: it’s to maximize participation and to find the fittest man and woman on Earth,” CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman says as he discusses the significant changes to the format of the 2011 CrossFit Games.

“There is no aspect of this change that wasn’t an unavoidable consequence of explosive growth,” he says.

While the feedback hasn’t all been positive, Glassman says that those speaking out against the new format haven’t thought it through. He says the CrossFit Games Open will help realize the true purpose of the Games.

“It changes the landscape significantly, and it doubly reinforces the potential that we are truly going to find the fittest man and the fittest woman on Earth,” he says.

And rest assured, cheating won’t win you the title “Fittest on Earth.” According to Glassman, there are unavoidable issues in logistics and judging, but that won’t change with any format.

“The sanctity of the top placers, I think, is fairly guaranteed in what we’re doing,” he says.

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2 comments on this entry

1. Bill Russell wrote...

This is great, thanks for posting.

We plan on holding Open competitions for our members as well as non-members. Judges will be assigned as follows.

For people taking part for the fun of the competition and who want to see how they stack up against the world of Crossfitters, we will assign an experienced CFer who completely understands the movement standards.

For a person who feels he or she has a decent chance of qualifying for the Regionals, we will assign a Level 1 certified trainer to judge, AND video the entire workout in order to verify the performance if there is any question in the future.

For a person who is a serious contender, I will personally judge the performance and video the entire workout. Before submitting the time to the Games site, I will have a Level 1 certified trainer, preferably from another affiliate, watch the video and review my judging.

If one of our athletes make it to Regionals, there will be no question if he or she belongs there.

Let the Games begin!

2. ronda rockett wrote...

Love that,Bill!


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