CrossFit Fenway sent 2 teams to compete at the New England Team Throwdown this past weekend at CrossFit Milford, the Fenway Franks (James Higgins, Stacey Kroon, Joe McGhee, Erika Snyder), and the Dirt Dogs (Mary Fergus, Sam Horenstein, Adie Sprague, and I). It was a tough field of 59 teams competing in the RX division, and both teams put everything they had into 2 days of 5 grueling events.
The Fenway Franks went into the weekend with high expectations, and they showed why, with top 5 finishes in every event that featured a barbell. The team opened up with a 5th place finish in the 3RM overhead squat event, and kept the cycle times fast to take 3rd in the chipper that included power cleans, jumps over a box, shoulder-to-overhead, burpees, and power snatches. The Fenway Franks’ best finish though was in Fran. James and Erika PR’d, and Stacey matched her best effort on their way to a 2nd place finish in the weekend’s final event. Had it not been for the 2 mile run, the team of 4 competing on only 7 good ACLs could have been in the mix for a top finish. The Fenway Franks ended in a solid 12th place, not what they wanted, but we often learn more from experiences such as these, than we do from our successes, and I’m sure that will hold true for this team.
It was a weekend full of PRs for the Dirt Dogs, beginning with 3 of the 4 team members PR’ing their 3RM overhead squat in the first event for a 17th place finish in the event, the team’s best of the weekend. I think everyone on the Dirt Dogs PR’d the 2 mile run to take 18th in the event, the team’s second best finish of the weekend. The competition ended with 3 of the 4 team members PR’ing again on Fran. It was a fun weekend, and our team worked our butts off the whole time. I’m proud to have been a Dirt Dog.
Strength/Skill: Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
5 Front Squats (165#/115#)
5 Rope Ascents (jumping starts allowed)
4 Front Squats
4 Rope Ascents
3 Front Squats
3 Rope Ascents
2 Front Squats
2 Rope Ascents
1 Front Squat
1 Rope Ascent
Judges Needed! CrossFit Southie is hosting the Garage Games New England Finals on November 10th and 11th and they need your help! There are 275 competitors throwing down for the weekend and it’s going to be an amazing event. In order to have it run smoothly they need 50+ judges. Even if you’ve never judged before they would love to have you, and they’ll teach you all you need to know. If you’ve been CrossFitting for 3+ months, you can do the job! If interested, please sign up here.