Beware the man who sits upon the rower and smiles!
(photo credit: Katy)
Workout of the Day
8 minute AMRAP:
12 dumbbell snatches 50/30# (6 each arm)
12 box jump overs 24/20″
3 rounds of:
20 meter Prowler Push
30 bicycle crunches
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THE 2018 CROSSFIT OPEN
The Open has officially come to an end. 5 weeks, 5 events, 5 exciting Fridays, and Saturdays, gone. Just like that.
We’d like to thank all of our members. The 30-plus Open participants give yourselves a hand, especially you first-timers. You stepped up and entered the unknown. For that alone, you should be congratulated.
For the veteran competitors, you’ve earned another year of experience, wisdom, and improvement. Competition has a way of “sharpening the sword” as well as pointing out, in the brightest of spotlights, your weaknesses. This makes you better and more prepared for next time.
Thank you for those who came in and spent a good portion of your time, on some days, all your time, judging. We really appreciate it. Special thanks to Ben, John H. Andy, Mike G., and Katy for helping these last 5 weeks run smoothly.
Congratulations to Tim L.! Tim did his first Open in his first year of CrossFit at the age of 60 years young. He was brave enough to not only participate, but he had to do one event at another gym in another state among complete strangers. Way to go, Tim!
Congratulations to Cameron for being our youngest athlete ever to compete in the Open! Cameron competed in the Teen division.
Congratulations to Vinny, Abby, Ashley, and Christine for getting their first chest to bar pull-ups during the Open.
We’ll have further congratulations after Wednesday when the final tally of points is completed and we can see where all the competitors placed in their divisions.
A big thank you to all of our members who did not compete but helped out where they could and put up with all the competition hoopla without a complaint.
Every year we do the Open we learn. We hope all the participants feel this way. Competition is sometimes like survival. It brings out the very best in people and sometimes it brings out, shall we say, not our best qualities. As coaches, we mainly use the Open as a training experience with a bit more competitiveness. We have one master athlete who consistently moves on to the Master Qualifier and we have less than a handful of athletes who have the potential to make it to Regionals. The rest of us are just testing ourselves and hopefully, improving our game. Lisa and I do our very best to make the Open a good experience for everyone, a chance to grow as an athlete. At times I have fallen short of my mark, but it is never with bad intentions. Anything that went “wrong” during the Open was my responsibility and if you feel slighted by the experience, in any way, I sincerely hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. I continue to make mistakes, learn and move forward. Hopefully, you’ll do the same.—George