That’s right, CFDCers, get excited – it’s time for CrossFit DC’s annual intra-gym team competition, the Smackdown!
Many of you are already intimately familiar with the workings of the Smackdown, you might be wondering just what all the fuss is about. Well, you’re in luck, cuz we love talking about the Smackdown:
Exactly what is the “Smackdown”?
The Smackdown is a CFDC-only team competition (i.e., just for members) designed so that participants can enjoy the excitement and fun of a CrossFit competition, without all the anxiety of muscle-ups, ridonculously heavy Oly lifts, and a cut throat attitude.
Who should Participate?
Any CFDC member, and we really do mean ANY member. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been with us for years, or months, or even just days. The movements and scaling options chosen each year for the competition means that the workouts can be undertaken by any member at CrossFit DC. What’s more, we use a scoring system that rewards everyone for any amount of work done. In short, it’s a lot of fun, and a great way to meet your fellow CFDCers all while enjoying the atmosphere of a CrossFit competition.
How can you Participate?
Have we mentioned that the Smackdown is a team competition? Well, it is; you’ll compete in teams of four people, made up for two ladies and two men. Of course the best part is that because of the way each workout is structured, not everyone on the team needs to have the same abilities. That’s because, while a competition, the Smackdown is primarily about fun and community: interacting with other members of the gym (whether they’re on your team or not); meeting people you might not have otherwise ever been introduced to; constantly checking CFDC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for clues about the workouts; checking out the various team names and uniforms; and, of course, cheering for everyone that takes the floor (even if, maybe, cheering slightly louder for your team).
The Buts and Nolts:
Stay tuned for more details – like what the workouts might be, and how/where to register your team – but in the meantime, start getting your teams together! Of course, if you need help finding that missing piece to your team, or want to fill-in as the missing piece on a team, hit up the CrossFit DC Facebook group and sound off!
The CrossFit DC Smackdown Team
CrossFit DC. Lift Smarter, Work Harder, Get Smacked Down. PROVEN.