Friday Night Faceoff is Tonight!
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And now, an interview with the Friday Night Faceoff organizer, Sophie!
How is the Friday Night Faceoff going to be different than the recent CAINgames? The FNF (is that the acronym? not sure) is an individual event, so you can’t rely on your team members, its all you, there is a lot more pressure. You can’t just choose the events that maximize your strengths (like on the last event in CAINgames), all of your skills are tested. CAINgames was really fun, so I hope everyone shows up again!
What inspired your idea for the Friday Night Faceoff? To be honest, I actually stole the idea from another gym, Potomac Crossfit, they put on a similar event. People like to watch competitions, its a lot of fun, I think the Black Box can really benefit for these types of events. Its a great opportunity to see some of the better athletes compete if you haven’t been able to make it to any of the local competitions, sectionals, regionals, etc.
Are you encouraging drinking at this event?
Sure, why not. It’s BYO, so bring whatever you want, it will be a party!
Are you hoping that attendees will make friendly wagers on the participants? Most definitely! I’m putting my money on the ladies (Christine and Sara), they are beasts when they compete! You don’t wanna mess with them…seriously.
How did you pick the participants I picked people in the gym who I have worked out with, watched compete, or competed with on a team. I asked these athletes if they were interested in competing right before CAIN was organizing his games, so you will see a lot of familiar faces. I definitely don’t know everyone in the gym and I’m sure I missed a lot of good athletes. I’m glad Alex approached me to compete, because I had no idea he was interested. Turns out he is an awesome athlete, and he competed in last year’s sectionals in Ohio. Going forward, I think we will post an announcement on the blog and anyone interested in competing can participate. We will open this up to all skill levels so everyone has a chance to see what it’s like to compete.
Do you think attendees will be inspired to compete after attending the FNF? Why or why not? Duhhh! If anyone is not inspired I will be very surprised.What’s harder, organizing the FNF or having participated in the CAINgames?Hmmm, I think both. I want to make sure the WODs are as good as the CAINgames WODs, they were really good and well thought out, good job CAIN! Those burpee box jumps were really hard though, so I think it’s a tie.
Are you hoping the FNF becomes a regular event at the Black Box?Yes I hope so! As I mentioned above, I think we will open it up to everyone at the gym and create competitions based on interest and feedback. Training for a competition is a great goal, and everyone should have the opportunity to participate.
Will there be prizes? Surprises? There will be a half time show where spectators can compete for a prize. Event is TBD, all spectators can participate.
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Sophie has been kind enough to give us a sneak-peak of tonight’s first event & the overall scoring format:
15 minutes to complete the following in any order, take as many attempts as needed
A. 1 RM Snatch (score= weight snatched/body weight)
B. 500m Row (score= average watts/body weight)
-parts A and B are equally weighted for scoring
-athletes will weigh in before the WOD (weight will only be disclosed to their judge)
Men and women will be scored separately.
Each WOD is equally weighted. Athletes will receive a rank after they complete each event (1-6 for men and 1-2 for women). The athlete with the lowest points at the end wins. For example, if an athlete wins all 3 events, they have 3 points, which is the best score you can get.
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And last but not least, a message from Sophie to all of our members:
We are looking for members who are willing to share their crossfit stories in a video interview. If crossfit has changed your life, we want to hear about it. Please email Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org