It was a long day Saturday, but well worth it. CrossFit Fenway sent 5 teams to the CrossFit Newton Team Throwdown, including several first time competitors, as well as a small militia of supporters. 26 teams began the day, but after 2 workouts it was cut to just 12 teams.
CFF comprised 3 of the 12 remaining, with the team of Kyle Eriks, Mary Fergus and Brian Kinard performing well enough in the third workout to move up to a 10th place finish. Outstanding work from a group relatively new to CrossFit competition.
Aaron, Yosh, and injury fill-in Erica Kroon (Haley suffered a wrist injury during the second workout, and wisely chose to sit out the rest of the competition) did very well, winning the second heat of the third workout, and finishing 6th overall.
Stacey, Joe, and I spent most of the day chasing the leaders. It came down to the last workout. Joe and Stacey did about a million deadlifts and wall ball shots, and I did my best to keep us in contention on the muscle-ups. Wall ball ended up being the determining factor, and thanks in part to advice JT gave me, we pulled out the win.
Thanks to CFN for hosting, and thanks to everyone from CrossFit Fenway for being there, with a special shout out to Jen Kelm for all the great photos. I think I speak for everyone competing in saying, we couldn’t have performed as well as we did, without our CFF family behind us, yelling like crazy for us to pick it up, and get moving. Days like Saturday make me so proud to be a part of this community.
January 31, 2011
Strength: Rope Climbing
*Long pants and long socks strongly recommended
10 Overhead Squats (135#/95#)
50 Double Unders
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