We’ve received several questions from our members about the upcoming Hugo Open on Saturday, August 23rd. Hopefully, this FAQ will answer most of your questions.
1. What is the Hugo Open?
The Hugo Open is a friendly competition for our No Excuses community. Unlike most CrossFit competitions, the Hugo Open is not open to members from other gyms. It is a day of fun, friendly workouts and competition for you and your fellow No Excuses CrossFit members. Afterwards, we’ll eat lunch!
2. How do I register?
Registration is simple. Get your team together and then see a coach to fill out your registration form. We’ll charge the registration fee to your account. $15 gets you registered for the Hugo Open and gets you a competitor t-shirt. $25 gets you the competition, t-shirt, and lunch.
3. I’ve never competed before. Should I participate in the Hugo Open?
YES!!! The Hugo Open has been designed specifically with you in mind. There is no better way to experience your first CrossFit competition than with your No Excuses family! The workouts have been designed to be fun, friendly, and doable. Will they be hard? Yes. Will you get a great workout? Without a doubt. Can you compete? Absolutely!
4. Will childcare be provided?
We will provide childcare for all competitors from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
5. What division should I compete in? Scaled or Rx?
Once you see the WOD’s when they are announced THIS SATURDAY, August 9th at 10:00 AM, you’ll be able to decide which division makes the most sense for your team. Rx competitors should be able to rep deadlifts (225/155), box jumps (24/20), wall balls (20/14), double unders, and thrusters (95/65). Scaled division will contain identical movements at lighter loads (and single unders).
6. What if I can’t do all the movements Rx?
This is a team competition. If you are unable to do a movement, your teammates can tackle that part of the workout. You can do other parts of the workout. For example, If you can’t do pull ups, but another teammate can, they can do the pull-ups and you might take the bulk of another movement.
7. Can my friends and family watch?
By all means, yes. Competitions are much more fun when friends and family are there to cheer you on. Heats will be happening every 15 minutes beginning at 9:00 am. There will be plenty of action to keep them entertained. We’ll have some seating available, but spectators are encouraged to bring chairs.
8. What does my registration fee cover?
The $15 registration (per person) includes 3 WODs and a competitor t-shirt. The $25 registration (per person) includes 3 wods, t-shirt, and lunch.
9. What is for lunch?
Lunch is being provided by Twisted Taco. After the competition has ended (approximately 12:30 pm), we’ll enjoy a Taco Bar. If you are competing, $25 includes your competitor t-shirt and lunch. Lunch is $12 per person for other non-competitors. Be sure to buy food tickets for friends and family that will be coming to cheer you on. Lunch tickets must be purchased by August 21st.
10.What are the workouts?
You’ll find out this Saturday (August 9th) at 10:00 am. Until then, here’s some clues: WOD 1 has an 8 minute time cap, WOD 2 is a chipper, and WOD 3 is a 15 minute AMRAP.
11. I don’t have a team. Can I still compete?
For sure. There are many incomplete teams. Saturday morning, we’re hosting the Hugo Open Combine. Come to the gym at 9:30 am to meet up with other members looking to fill their teams. Then stay at 10:00 am for the WOD announcement and first official practice session. If you can’t come on Saturday, we can still help you find a team. Let a coach know you are looking for a team or teammates.
Don’t forget about the Hugo Open Combine this Saturday August 9th at 9:30. If you need a team or more information, this is the day to come check it out! We are announcing the WODs at 10 am!