PR for Pat

You may not know Pat Padgett, but you’d probably recognize him as a familiar, friendly face if you saw him.  Pat is a part of CrossFit Fenway’s extended family.  He hasn’t coached or competed for CFF, but he’s been a part of our community basically since the beginning.  A Regional level competitor in his own right, Pat regularly stops by to train with our coaches.  Whether introducing us to new jams, or new, terrible workouts that we inevitably suffer through, and then figure out how to work into the class programming, Pat has had an impact on CrossFit Fenway.  Over the last several years I’ve come to know him as an honest, great guy, with an excellent sense of humor, and I definitely have a few PRs thanks to a little extra push from Pat.  Now, Pat needs our help.


I’m very proud of the fact that we host fundraiser workouts here at CrossFit Fenway.  It’s so good to use our fitness, and the strength of our community to give back.  On Saturday, August 2nd we’ll be be doing one that’s personally important to me and the other CFF coaches, Pat’s WOD.

Pat has a long, tough road ahead.  You can read his story here.  At this point he has already undergone surgery that has taken roughly 70% of his tongue, as well as lymph nodes and glands.  He will require therapy to learn to talk and swallow again, and he faces days upon days of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Pat has incredible determination, and with the help of so many that care about him from the CrossFit community here in Boston he will fight on.

Please donate here, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 2nd and join us to PR for Pat.


July 22, 2014
Strength: Bench Press 3-3-3-3-3

Handstand Push-ups
Box Jumps (24″/20″)
Kettlebell Swings (32kg/24kg)

  10 comments for “PR for Pat

  1. Kate
    July 22, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for sharing an opportunity to help Eric. I will be there August 2!
    BP: 100#
    WOD: 6:31 blue & green jet pack, 24kg kb
    Nice work 6 AM!

  2. Tom Matlack
    July 22, 2014 at 8:42 am

    5:25 with dips
    Great work 5:30

  3. Shane B
    July 22, 2014 at 8:51 am

    BP – 235# (245# x 2)
    WOD – 6:48 Rx+ – deficit HSPU’s on two 45# plates under each hand (bit off a little too much on this one – shoulders were smoked from yesterday). Thanks to Shorty for encouraging me to scale up.

    Nice work 5:30

  4. Meghan T
    July 22, 2014 at 8:52 am

    BP: 85#
    WOD: 5:46 dips w/ a red band & 20kg KB
    Great work 6.. I will be there August 2nd as well.

  5. Shorty
    July 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Hoping to make this fundraiser WOD.
    BP: 175#
    WOD: 4:59 Rx
    Awesome job by the speedy 5:30am.

  6. SamB
    July 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

    bp: 195# wish I was more jacked
    wod: 5:32 with green on green jetpack
    had an awesome race with Whitney today. we were literally rep for rep, and then she pulled ahead and beat me right at then end by literally half a second.
    fun times 5:30
    I will not be able to make this fundraiser as I will be on vacation, but I encourage everyone to at least make a small donation.

    • Whitney
      July 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      “Race” is all relative. Thanks for the push Big Sam. Jet pack tutorial needed next time.

  7. eric
    July 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    bench: 170# across
    wod: 6:02rx – strict hspu

  8. joe
    July 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    hey everyone,

    it would be great if we could get a bunch of support for pr for pat. pat is a good friend and training partner of mine. he’s a great guy and it would be great to get lots of people to donate or come out on August 2nd. It definitely means a lot to me to help him out, and I know it would mean a lot to him.


  9. Ky
    July 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    BP: 95 lb followed by one rep at 105 and a beautiful fail

    Metcon: 5:11 Rx

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