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2019 Intramural Open Updates- Announcing Your Captains!

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The CrossFit Open begins February 21st! SIGN UP HERE.

Rise Athletics is going to make it awesome! It won’t feel like a stressful competition at all- we promise. Read more about The Intramural Open at Rise Athletics HERE.

You can check your scores against 300,000+ others worldwide but what REALLY counts is showing up to hang with friends and give it your best.

As soon as you sign up for the CrossFit Games Open then you will be dropped into our Draft. All athletes enrolled before the Draft will be selected to teams in randomized order. Order of selection will never be released BUT we will have a big update that night or the following morning letting everyone know which team they have been selected to. If you sign up after the draft, then post in the Rise Athletics Members Only Page and a Captain/team will court you and ask you to join their team.

You MUST join a team at your home location. I.e. If you attend more classes at Ferndale, then you go on a Ferndale team and vice versa. You MAY attend either Friday Night Lights at Rise Farmington Hills or Ferndale at Rise Ferndale regardless of whether you are on a Farmington Hills or a Ferndale team.

Farmington Hills Captains

Amber Cummings – Post Malunge 

Kim Ostrolencki – Nobull About It

Chase Zebari – Salute The Glutes 

Ferndale Captains

Tam McNeil – Wallballs & Chains

Alex Peczynski – Team Freedom Eagles

Once you are drafted or picked up by a team, your Team Captain will invite you to a private Facebook group for your team. Use that group to plan: create cool posters to cheer on your teammates, create a team chant or anything else you like!

Our Open workouts will take place at ALL group class on Fridays at Rise Farmington Hills and Rise Ferndale regardless of whether you signed up for the Open or not, building to Friday Night Lights which will begin at 5:00pm in Farmington Hills and Ferndale. More structured heat times will be posted each week depending on the workout.

Plan to be at the gym so you can count someone’s reps AND work out in one of the heats. Please show up as early as possible to sign up for a heat, help judge, take pictures and cheer everyone on! Bring friends or family to spectate, help count reps and contribute to the cheering crowd! We may even have some prizes for friends and family who come in to help out ;).

Athletes will be allowed to make up workouts or re-test during open gym hours. Find another member of the gym to judge for you ahead of time as this is a busy time of year for us and we can not guarantee a Coach will be available to count your reps and validate your score if not done during our designated times!


So, please make sure to sign up for the CrossFit Open HERE and make sure to join the Rise Athletics team!