Coach Dan's Sunday Spotlight 2.5.2023

Dan Adamson
February 19, 2023
Coach Dan's Sunday Spotlight 2.5.2023

Good Afternoon!

First off, I want to review the details of the upcoming CrossFit Open and invite you all to sign up! Jump on and just do it real quick so you don't have to worry about missing out.

2023 CrossFit Open

The 2023 CrossFit Open is here! We will once again be doing an in house competition where no matter what level you are at, you can contribute and help your team win!


There will be 4 teams this year. The four teams will have team captains. This year the team captains will be Dan and Emily Adamson, Jared and Ashley Vogl, Colby Jex and Krishelle Butterfield, and Shauna Mayer and Leslie Faragher.

How we will select the teams will be through a draft. After everyone signs up, we will put all the athletes into their respective Level Method levels (or as close as possible based on what tests have been completed). After we have everyone in their levels, we will all begin to select out teams from each level until everyone is on a specific team. We will do this draft in secret so there is no need to feel like you will be the last one picked.

The cool thing about how we do scoring is that while there is an advantage to having the best athletes on the team, no matter what level of athlete you are, you will be able to contribute and add points to your team.

How to Participate

We will have two things you will need to do before February 16th. You will need to go to the Games.CrossFit.Com registration page and register for $20 through them here:

You will also need to jump on one of the links below and register by buying a shirt through us for $15. This will cover the shirt cost and hopefully cover some of the cost of the plaque we plan to make to put the winning team on the wall.

For you ladies... I wanted to put the specs on the ladies shirts because I know that they all fit a bit different. You can also click the men's link and order a men's shirt if you would prefer.

Women's Shirt Link:

Men's Shirt Link:

Scoring Details

Here are some of the things you will be able to gain points for to help your team:

Let's build those rosters so our team captains can begin scoping out who they will pick up for their respective teams!

Strength Cycle/Programming

We have gone through two weeks of the 8-week Powerlifting cycle. You will notice that we are moving the days around for when we do each lift and barbell cycling. This is to help those who consistently miss the same day each week so they will be able to get the cycle in.
I hope you all are liking it so far. I am for sure.

This will be our final week of our Friday Open practice... Next week, the open will be here! WOW. I can't wait to see what tests Headquarters throws at us this year!


I think we all underestimate the power of a positive attitude. Many times our experience will be exactly what we expect it to be. If you have a positive attitude going into a workout, generally the workout ends up being a good one. If you go into it with the attitude of "I suck at this" or "This is stupid" or "I'm never going to get <insert movement here>, then the progress that could have been made during that workout is somewhat thwarted. Or even worse, you look at a workout and decide I am not going to go in because I am not good at that movement. This is the worse decision you can make. If we had this attitude to everything that is hard in our lives, we would never learn new things and we would never progress.

So I challenge you all this week to commit to coming in and doing the best you can. Be positive. Oh and sign up for the open so I can pick you to be on my team!

Coach Dan

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