The Open taught me that Crossfit doesn’t make you an elite athlete; it meets you right where you are. I was sixteen and awestruck at these amazing athletes’ moving weights bigger than me. That was my first view of the open. Watching from my phone screen in my tiny bedroom, I started dreaming of being able to do those things.
So I started doing what I could. I was flipping tires in my yard and pressing concrete blocks over my head. That led me to where I am now.
This year, I get to fulfill sixteen-year-old Destannee’s dream of taking on the open!
I may not be an elite athlete, but that doesn’t matter- ANYONE can do the open. I’m so excited to do tough shit with my WLRCF crew. Will you do it?
Want to join Destanee in her first CrossFit Open? We host the intramural. We dress up, decorate the gym, and give points for being loud and immature. There may also be tacos.