Adie, Sean, and Maralene competed in the RX division of CrossFit New England’s East Coast Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center this past weekend. The 5 workouts (not including the finals) over 2 days, featured a set up and standards similar to Regionals or the Games, with competitors to match.
Adie’s weekend unfortunately, (though intelligently) ended early. We could tell she was in some discomfort as she brought down her preantepenultimate shoulder-to-overhead rep in the burpees + 3 rounds of DT + muscle-up workout, and immediately grabbed for her shoulder. Adie completed the workout, but I’m sure the ding she suffered made her attempts at muscle-ups that much more difficult, considering she described it as painful to breathe. She wisely listened to her body and showed up in jeans on Sunday to cheer on the other competitors, avoiding worsening her injury. Roughly 2 years ago Adie participated in her first competition in the scaled division of a Garage Games event hosted by CrossFit New England. She finished on the podium that weekend, and there was no turning back. Here we are a couples years later, and Adie’s gone from scaled success to throwing down with Games and Regionals athletes.
This was Sean’s first individual competition, and he came out of the gate hot. You could tell he was hyped up as he almost threw his first wall ball shot of Task Priority Fight Gone Bad over the target. Sean moved very well throughout the weekend, and as it progressed he clearly calmed down, and got more comfortable. He finished his days strong, winning his heats in the burpee + DT + muscle-up medley, as well as the pull-up and overhead walking lunge couplet. Sean’s final standing was in the exact middle of the pack, pretty solid for a debut individual throwdown, especially considering the level of the competition.
Maralene was also competing in her first individual event, and she had a very good weekend. She was 1 of only 3 women in the RX division to complete Task Priority Fight Gone Bad, taking 2nd place in the workout, she won the 500m sprint, placed 5th in the couplet of 200m sprints and 140# front squats, and was one of 7 women that finished the pull-ups and overhead walking lunges. As a result of her performance, Maralene was one of 12 women who qualified for the final. The workout included 4 rounds of 11.1, after which 3 athletes were cut, followed by 3 rounds of 12.3, and 3 more athletes cut, then 3 sets of 2 rounds of 13.5, with 2 athletes cut after each, down to the final 2. It was brutal. Maralene made it to the final 4 among Games and Regionals competitors, and finished in 4th. An outstanding finish to a very strong weekend.
I’m very proud of how well Adie, Sean, and Maralene competed, and the way they represented CrossFit Fenway. I’m sure they will learn from their experiences, and build on their performances, as they get ready for the next one.
September 16, 2013
Strength: Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3
15 Overhead Squats (95#/65#)
30 Handstand Push-ups
15 Overhead Squats