I recall the first time Crystal did the CrossFit Games Open. It as 2011.
We didn’t have a gym back then, though CrossFit 204 had been an affiliate since 2010. The Berry Street location only opened July 1, 2011.
If I recall correctly, Crystal did the first workout in 2011 at a gym that no longer exists (and a second time somewhere else after a scoring error), the second one at the Assiniboine Athletic Club with contractors walking through the video, the third one at Focus Fitness, the fifth one at PCF’s first location and the sixth one in Dale’s actual garage. I can’t for the life of me recall where she did the fourth one. Probably Dale’s garage.
Interestingly, I actually judged an unmarried and less tattooed Junior in the first workout. Little did I know he’d soon be a member of our gym and destined for our coaching staff.
That year we had an Open team of one. This year we have about 70. That mirrors the global growth of the sport: about 26,000 people did the Open in 2011 compared to about 325,000 in 2016.
Isn’t it cool to be part of that? See you tomorrow for 17.1!