Friday Night Lights – 2019

Taking Part in “Friday Night lights” at Progression

Check out the Progression Blog, your E-mail, and the CFP fitness Facebook page for all information on FNL.

Like last year, Progression will host our own in-house Open competition, called “Friday Night Lights” (FNL). We will keep many of the FNL traditions you’ve come to know.

Progression members will form teams of 4 people, with no gender restrictions. Get together with your teammates and decide on a clever team name. Then, register your team HERE. Teams will compete over 5 weeks (Feb 22nd – Mar 22rd) for points and prizes.

Other Things to Keep in Mind:

We never know what Castro will throw at us; Open WOD’s may have to be adjusted slightly to fit the boundaries of our classes.


Each year, Progression opens sponsorship spots to members and their business/service. Sponsoring an FNL event during the 5-week Open is a great way to showcase your business or service. This year, 2 of the 5 sponsorship spots have already been filled by previous sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring, please message Michael Licatino directly for more details.

The Benefits of Registering Online:

Although not required, you can register for the official CF Open through

Registering online lets you take part in the official global leaderboard, and it’s a fun way to track your progress year to year. You’ll be officially competing in the world-wide CrossFit Open, which for many people is a little added push to refine your training and nutrition, and really give it your all.

If you’re still not sure whether the Open or FNL is for you, here are 3 reasons to sign up online or take part in Progression’s own FNL series.

  1. Be a Part of Something Huge

Last year, more than 380,000 people signed up for the Open. With such a wide range of CrossFitters involved, it’s a great way to see how you stack up against the rest of the world. Where will you rank this year vs. last year? Where will you rank against athletes throughout Minnesota and the world? This is your chance to find out.

  1. It’s Accessible 

We run the competition during normal class times and coach it that way as well. So don’t worry about whether you’re fit enough– it’s for everyone. Progression will provide a modified scaled option for people who don’t care about logging their score online. Again it’s just like a normal class with a little more atmosphere.

  1. Test Yourself and Set Benchmarks

The Open is a fantastic way to get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses and find new things to work on over the next year. Plus, you might even PR or get your first pull-up!