CrossFit Fenway was well represented at the North East Fire Breather Festival this past weekend. We had 10 athletes who gave it everything they had, setting PR’s and surprising themselves along the way.
On the men’s side Shorty, Ben, and Scott competed in the scaled division, finishing 14th, 17th, and 35th out of 36 respectively. During the Overhead Squat/Pull-up event Scott PR’d his overhead squat by a little over 5kg. On the RX side we had Coach Joe and Josh finishing 21st and 57th out of 101 athletes. Joe had a rough first day, but came back with a pair of solid, gutty performances on day 2, leading by example as a veteran competitor.
Our ladies were amazing, and managed to take home some hardware while they were at it. In the scaled division Adie, Scrappy, and Cal finished 2nd, 11th, and 13th of 34 competitors. This was Adie’s first CrossFit competition, making her podium finish that much more impressive. It was also pretty awesome to watch Cal and Scrappy scale up on the Row/Sandbag workout, sticking with double unders, instead of the permitted singles. Coach Erika and Jen K. got after it RX. Jen put up a 5# PR on her overhead squat, and was an overall tough competitor. There was some confusion as to exactly where these two finished, but late reports (after most of us left for the day) indicate that Erika took 3rd, a well earned finish after a weekend, and weeks leading up to it of hard work.
Thanks to members of the CFF family who came out to support your teammates. This was the first CrossFit competition for many of these athletes, and it went well for veteran and new competitors alike. I’m sure this is just the beginning for our rookies, with plenty of great results to come.
September 26, 2011
Strength: Power Clean 3-3-3-3-3
17 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)
30 Double Unders