The Fittest of the Sierra Competition went well yesterday. South Lake Tahoe CrossFit is an outstanding organization and organized and ran a quality event. It was one of the few competitions that ran so well it was done earlier than scheduled. Athletes, participants and volunteers should all be proud of the outcome.
CFCV's athletes certainly represented themselves and our organization well. Here's a recap:
Andrew has been a CrossFitter with us for going on 5 months. A few weeks ago, his OHS max was 95lbs. Yesterday he 3rm'd the OHS at 195 (I think that's what he said). He not only set that pr but did well on the other 2 wods. We have been working on full range of motion stuff and will continue, great work Andrew, we'll see what your place is once the final results are published.
Rachael absolutely out did herself. She entered the women's prescribed wod's with some reluctance and continued on to excel at all 3 wods. Not sure what her final place was but I think it was top 10. Her family was on hand to witness her excellent performance which was just that. Awesome job Rachael.
Kelly was scheduled to judge right up until her arrival. She then decided to compete, which is what I should've done but that's a whole other story FTG. Kelly entered the women's scaled wods and I believe she too finished in the top 10.
Kara tried to sign up to judge but was convinced maybe she should compete instead. She did and absolutely owned her class, winning it hands down. I believed she pr'd the front squat, and took no prisoners in the other 2 wods. Again, most excellent performance.
Adrienne also stood on the women's scaled podium with a 3rd place finish. She pushed hard through all 3 wods and what impressed me in a huge way was her abounding smile. Great work Adrienne, you've come a long way since UBC Extreme.
Mark never ceases to amaze me. He stood on the second box over competition that did really well in the CrossFit sectionals. That was his goal, to see how he stacked up against those guys and the results speak for themselves. Mark pr's his 3rm OHS at 235lbs, which is impressive. His focus during the wods was phenomenal and his wife got to witness his awesome performance. Games next year?
Then of course, Carrie got the Fittest of the Sierra title in the women's prescribed division. There was some controversy on the final results so she shared the the top step with Alena from Battleborn CrossFit in Reno, but both camps believe their athlete to be the champ. Airing this controversy on the internet and on this blog is in poor taste and we'll see people's colors as this plays out.
Bottom line, I couldn't be more proud of our contingent. I expected good things and in true CFCV fashion ya'll delivered. I sure hope we have more athlete's compete next year, if for no other reason but to experience the electricity of the event.
A special thanks to Tami who put forth a great effort judging events throughout the day. And to Stacey and Janae who took time out of their day to come support our athletes and of course to the families that were able to make it up and of course those that support our members everyday.
One other person to thank is Penny. Without her support, patience and understanding none of this would be possible.
I have added photos to the blog in the right column in an album. There were more pictures taken on other cameras as well as some video and I will include those as they come available.