The CrossFit Open ‘Against The Odds’ #RaincityOdds

15 February 2016


What is the CrossFit Open?

Head over to the event and checkout the information.

‘Against The Odds’ in House Friendly Comp

If you’re a RAthlete you should know the Raincity Rules of Competition, in no particular order:

  1. Look good
  2. Have fun
  3. Don’t lose
  4. Make friends

Which is why we encourage you to take part in the CrossFit Open as we can 100% guarantee you will crush all 4 of those!

We’re even throwing a little extra into the pot for those who are willing to not only signup, but step up to a friendly challenge with their nemesis.

What is a CrossFit Nemesis?

Everyone has a CrossFit nemesis, whether you’re willing to admit it or not. They might not know they’re your nemesis… but every time you walk into the gym it’s the first name you scout out on the whiteboard, or it’s the name you glance at when you’re half way through. It’s the person who you use as a benchmark, sometimes even without them knowing it!

Time to call them out!

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone (and being someones ‘nemesis’ is actually a form of flattery), so here’s how it works:


Challenge Your 'Nemesis'

Signup for the open, & callout your nemesis to do the same!
This can be done on our Facebook members group, Social Media, or in person.
Once accepted all challenges will be posted at Raincity and people can cast their bets.

Beat The Odds

Everyone who is registered for the Open will get to cast their vote every week on all match-ups.

There will be a challenge board at the gym with all matchups. Make sure to cast your vote BEFORE Thursday at 5pm.


Win Cool Stuff

Every week, if you're the 'underdog' and you win, we'll be giving away epic prizes from different sponsors including Syndicate Gear & more!
At the end of the open, we'll see who our 'best gamblers' were, and make sure they get in on the swag too!
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Full Details

  • These challenges are for fun – but make sure you challenge (or accept the challenge) from someone of similar level
  • You must be registered for the CrossFit Open to take part in the challenges & betting (but you do NOT need to be registered to do the Saturday morning classes/Open WODs).
    • If you are registered for the open you may still vote even if you are not involved in a challenge
  • You will stay head to head against the same challenger for all 5 weeks – goal is to win against the odds (prizes), or win 3/5 weeks of competition (prizes)
  • Those doing the open scaled must challenge other scaled athletes and vice versa
    • If you are looking to challenge a master or someone in different division we will assess on case by case basis
  • Challenges may be against the opposite sex, but we encourage you to try to stick to same sex
    • If there is a weightlifting event the girls score will be x 1.4
    • All other scores will be considered equal
  • 3 way challenges are acceptable & preferred to multiple challenges
  • max of 2 challenges per person – but we encourage you to focus on just one!
    Look good
    Have fun
    Make friends
    Don’t Lose (the open that is, which we guarentee you won’t)


Contact Coach Thor for more details.


Author: Simon 'Thor' Damborg

Simon is the Head Coach and Owner of Raincity Athletics. “Discovering a new level of health has changed my life, not only in how I look feel and perform, but how I feel about myself both inside and out. I want to help as many people as I can discover their ‘athlete within’ no matter what level that may be, which is why I love our slogan: Find Your Fit. Our bodies are nicer than any car, house, or pet we’ll ever own, and yet we constantly abuse them like we can buy another one if it breaks. I strongly believe if we can maximize our physical health and performance it will have a positive affect on our lives in more ways than anyone can imagine.”

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Photos by Julieth Fajardo