The 2011 CrossFit Games were the experience of a lifetime. It was humbling, educational, and enjoyable. We got off to a tough start, going in the first heat of the first event, and admittedly underestimated the number of very large sandbags. As the workouts kept coming, we collectively felt good about them. Probably the biggest thing we learned was the difference in the competition between Regionals and the Games. Workouts that seemingly played to our strengths, and may have resulted in a solid score at the Regional level, were only placing us in the lower-middle of the pack. That said, all of the workouts were a blast, and it was a privilege to compete on that stage.
Less than 2 years ago there was no CrossFit Fenway, and this was our first try at the Affiliate Cup. We were given number 143 (we love you too), ranked lowest of all teams. I couldn’t be prouder of our team getting to the Games, receiving the opportunity to perform in that arena, and giving it everything we had. Congratulations to our friends at CrossFit New England on their outstanding performance and victory.
Watching Stacey was beyond impressive. All of the work she’s put in since last year’s Regional was evident. She showed no weakness, and seemed to get stronger as the weekend progressed, posting her best 3 scores in her last 3 events, and making a great push to qualify for the final cut. Stacey finished 15th in the world, and can certainly lay claim to being one of the fittest women on earth. A well deserved end to an amazing Games season.
I believe I speak for all of our competitors when I say we were honored and humbled to have so many members of the CrossFit Fenway family out there with us. Thank you. Our community drives us, and I can’t wait to see what we can do next year.
August 3, 2011
FIGHT GONE BAD 6: Registration for Fight Gone Bad 6 is open. This year the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the CrossFit Foundation are benefiting from the fundraising efforts. Sign up and join in this great community event as a part of the CrossFit Fenway team.