February 16, 2016
Open Announcement 16.1: NorCal CrossFit
By CrossFit
Emily Abbott and Chyna Cho | NorCal CrossFit | Thursday, February 25 at 5 p.m. PT
Emily Abbott and Chyna Cho | NorCal CrossFit | Thursday, February 25 at 5 p.m. PT

The first workout of the 2016 Open will be announced from NorCal CrossFit in Santa Clara, California, on Thursday, February 25.

Our coverage will kick off with a preview show at 4:45 pm PT introducing the athletes in the match-up and discussing the start of the season. 

At 5 p.m. the live show will start from NorCal CrossFit. The Director of the Games Dave Castro will reveal Open Workout 16.1 to the crowds, livestream audience and four athletes poised to be the first to try the workout.

The 6th- and 8th-ranked women from the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, Chyna Cho and Emily Abbott, will take on the workout alongside two employees from Western Digital Corporation (WDC). The tech company has introduced CrossFit to 13 of their locations worldwide. More than 2,000 WDC employees participate in CrossFit classes daily, making them one of the largest affiliate groups in the world. 

After the workout, stay tuned for the Cool Down Show presented by Airrosti. There will be a special announcement for box owners and trainers.

Open Announcement Match-ups and Locations
16.1: Chyna Cho and Emily Abbott | NorCal CrossFit
16.2: Björgvin Guðmundsson and Dan Bailey | Garage Gym
16.3: Shawn Ramirez and Nicholas Paladino | CrossFit Jax
16.4: Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir | Colorado Springs
16.5: Rich Froning, Ben Smith, Mat Fraser | The Ranch

Tickets

The live announcements of the Open workouts are designed to be online spectator events. Tickets will not be made available to the general public.