The CrossFit Fenway family was representing at various events over the long weekend. We had two teams at the Hybrid Athletics Winter Partner Challenge, Haley Byrnes and Stacey Berube competing in the women’s heavyweight division, as well as Sam Horenstein and Joe McGhee competing in the men’s heavyweight division. This event was a blend of strongman and CrossFit competitions. Both teams did very well and made it to the finals in their respective divisions. Sam and Joe finished tied for second in points, with only a tiebreaker officially pushing them to third. Haley and Stacey’s performance could only be described as dominant, as they cruised through every task thrown at them to a first place finish. Thanks to Nathan Jokel for all the reporting on this one. You can check out a video of our teams in action (featuring some CFF stereo favorites) here.
Speaking of firsts, Ron Marchessault participated in his first CrossFit competition this weekend at the CrossFit Center Mass Inhouse Winter Bash. Ron was up against guys 20 years his junior, but he did not let that deter him. He got through all the events, had a great time, and is excited for his next opportunity to compete.
We also had Lauren “Scrappy” O’Leary, Michael Cahill, Brian Kinard, and Edmund Montanari taking on the challenge of the Forever CrossFit Full Mission Profile. This workout was described as follows by Jake from FCF:
“Now, I don’t want to discourage anyone from playing but realize that this isn’t your normal workout. This is a workout I would give to my Marines and it would kick their asses (mine too). In order to maintain integrity there will be no scaling or substitutions. If you are unable to do a certain movement or weight it will be up to your team to make it up. Not gonna lie, this is gonna suck.”
The CFF crew endured the physical and mental challenges of the workout, completing it in a true team effort.
In case I missed any details, I’m sure there’s more photos, videos, and information floating around on the internet. I’m very proud of all of our athletes, the way they rise to a challenge, acquit themselves, and support one another. This is the first of many similar weekends to come in 2011.
January 18, 2011
WOD: 4 Rounds:
20 Kettlebell Swings, 24kg
10 Clapping Push-ups
Paleo meal delivery is now available at CrossFit Fenway from Paleo Comfort Cuisine. Place orders by 9 PM on Sunday for Monday delivery at 5 PM, or by 9 PM Wednesday for 5 PM delivery on Thursday. These tasty, prepared meals eliminate any excuses between you and clean eating.
For an opportunity to get some extra work in on the snatch, clean, and jerk, we’ve got Olympic Weightlifting Clinics this Saturday, January 22nd with CFHQ Trainer EC Synkowski. We’ve only got a few spots left in each, so contact Eric for more information, and to register today.