Summer GainZ

While Davidsdottir and Fraser were crushing the CrossFit Games this weekend, you guys have been CRUSHING IT within the walls of Shoreline Athletics this summer! Let’s see who setting goal and achieving them:

Greg Papuga set a PR on his push press (275×2), Matt Stebbins set a PR on his push press (200) and overhead squat (215), and Tim Harmon pulled 475lbs for a new deadlift PR.  Cooper Callahan PR’d on his front squat at 83lbs and push jerk at 75lbs. Kristine Capstick PR’d on both her squat snatch (100) and hang power clean (135), Bianca Fiondella full snatched 137lbs for a new PR, and Jeter Decusati push pressed 70lbs.  Nuno Olivera deadlifted 415lbs, Mary Pont also set a PR on her deadlift (225), and Ben Callahan from squatted 91lbs.

Upper Body Pulling Improving Every Month

Bianca Fiondella did her first strict muscle up, Jen Gregoretti did 40 strict pulls and 100 regular pull ups in a workout, and Katy Williams also did her first strict pull ups. Amy Wozniak did her first bar muscle up, Becky Moriarty got her toes to bar, and Joe Herten set a “Murph” PR with a vest in 42:24.

Heavy Squats and Deadlifts, Not a Problem!

There were many deadlift PR’s this month including Larry Weiss (295), Melissa Roy (225), Shara Martel (265), Thomas Richardson (335), Jonathan Snyder (425), Krystina Carofano (240), Laurie Marseglia (205), Charly Weiss (215), Tracey Appleget (250), Christine Vogt (265), Kaitie Witt (145), Carmen Mazurek (265), John Pomeroy (285), Celeni Perez (250), Nick Thompson (565), Ben Callahan (178), Tim Verillo (545), Scot Manley (360), Alex Hernandez (355), Junie Richardson (155), and Meg Testa (360). Lots of athletes also set new PR’s on their front squats including Larry Weiss (245), Dean Alderman (317), John Boughton (200), John Pomeroy (185), Junie Richardson (125), Themis Kyriakides (245), Charly Weiss (115), Tricia Anderson (115), Lisa Pageau (110), Alicia Wills (150), Jess Hoover (150), Joletta Cavalier (135), Nick Thompson (425), Jen Gregoretti (150), Nuno Olivera (280), and Kristine Capstick (175). Becky Moriarty set a PR on her back squat (155), Kristine Capstick overhead squatted 125 for 5 reps, and Paul Emery hang power cleaned his body weight for 3 reps.

Gymnastics Accomplishments & Our Very First On Ramp Anniversaries

Paul Emery regained his muscle ups this month, Mark Testa strung together two bar muscle ups, and Mike Dalton did his first muscle this month! Krystina Carofano did unbroken toes to bar, Ben Callahan did 110 unbroken double unders, while his brother, Cooper Callahan, strung together 104 double unders! Rich Sudock, Mike Doman, Tricia Anderson, Lisa Sandler, Bill Roy, Robin Sandler, Bruce Caldarone, and Meghan Elgee all had their SIX year anniversary at SCF this month (way to COMMIT FIRST ON-RAMP EVER!)!

Congratulations to Jimmy Williams and Coach Chu on Jimmy's success on Friday night.  12-0 BABY!!!

Congratulations to Jimmy Williams and Coach Chu on Jimmy’s success on Friday night. 12-0 BABY!!!

Who’s a Member of the Meg-O Fan Club?!!

Meg Snatch

It’s finally here!  A weekend that many of us look forward to all year long: The East Regional!

This year, Shoreline Athletics is fortunate to once again, have Megin Oczcowski representing us in the ladies individual competition.  I’m not quite sure that you all realize what a BIG DEAL this really is. Qualifying for a Regional is more difficult than it was to qualify for the CrossFit Games just a few years ago.  Very few gyms get the privilege of having an athlete represent them in the team competition, let alone as an individual.  Those who qualify are by all means elite athletes; no one qualifies by accident.  All make training a lifestyle; for most, CrossFit becomes a full-time job.

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Megin is no exception to this rule.

In case you haven’t noticed, it seems as if Meg has not stopped training for the past five years that she has qualified for Regionals…this is because she hasn’t.

I’ve blogged about Meg in the past, and I’m quite confident that you’re all aware of the hard work, tenacity, and dedication that she puts in day in, and day out, but this year, I noticed something new…

Meg has matured as a CrossFitter.

Workout number two is comprised of strict handstand push-ups (for Meg, easy-peasy), 53 lbs KB snatches (Meg-all day long), and strict muscle-ups….here, was the hiccup.  When this workout was announced, Meg did not have them.  3 weeks out from a competition that she literally trained an entire year for, and in the second workout, she could potentially be eliminated.  The old Meg would’ve cried (and it’s quite possible that she did in private, or to Zach).  The old Meg would’ve had meltdowns during training.  But, the new Meg sent me this for comic relief:


Then she put her head down and WORKED.  Gymnastic studios, gymnastic coaches, and LOTS of practice up on those rings. She didn’t waste any time pouting, or focusing on what this workout could do to her standing.  She fixed it. And she actually made it look like she enjoyed the process.

 CrossFit maturity.

This competition doesn’t only mean a great deal to Meg, it also means a lot to her ultra-dedicated, UBER-supportive coach, Chu.  Chu, too, has spent countless hours in the gym, and behind a computer, working with Meg.  Any parent will tell you that they are far more concerned with watching their child thrive than they are themselves; this is much the same with the coach/athlete relationship.  Megin’s successes are Chu’s successes; Megin’s struggles are Chu’s struggles.

Chu lending some moral support to his favorite athlete

Chu lending some moral support to his favorite athlete

So, come out Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and support SCF’s MEG-O-TRON.  Watch her do her thing!

I’ll be there in spirit this year, screaming at my TV from home.  For the rest of you, the information below should help you make it there to be Meg’s biggest cheerleaders.

LET’S DO THIS, SCF!!!!!!!!


Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th

Times Union Center (approximately 2 hours and 30 m from Shoreline Athletics) for venue information as well as local hotel & restaurant information.


51 South Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12207

$75 for a 3-day pass

$30 for single day passes

The competition begins at 8:45 AM each day with the Team events. 

  • On Friday, the Women’s events begin at 11:55 AM. 
  • On Saturday, the Women’s events begin at 11:40 AM.
  • On Sunday, the Women’s events begin at 11:45 AM.
DAY 1 – Friday 5/27
Team Event 1 – 9:00-10:15 am
Team Event 2 – 10:30-11:15 am
Team Event 3 – 11:20 am-12:05 pm
Women Event 1 – 12:10-1:10 pm
Men Event 1 – 1:15-2:15 pm
Women Event 2 – 2:25-4:04 pm
Men Event 2 – 4:15-5:55 pm
 DAY 2 – Saturday 5/28
Team Event 4/5 – 9:00-10:15 am
Team Event 6 – 10:30-11:45 am
Women Event 3 – 11:55 am-1:15 pm
Men Event 3 – 1:25-2:45 pm
 DAY 3 – Sunday 5/29
Team Event 7/8 – 9:00-10:00 am
Team Event 9 – 10:10-11:40 am
Women Event 6 – 12:00-1:20 pm
Men Event 6 – 1:30-2:50 pm
Women Event 7 – 3:05-3:45 pm
Men Event 7 – 3:50-4:30 pm

There are parking garages all around the Times Union Center. Here’s the ticket master link to purchase your tickets!

April Accomplishments

Check out some of the first accomplishments in our new location!

Deadlifts, Push Jerks, and Power Clean; Oh My!

Joe Landiso set a PR on his push jerk at 155lbs, Larry Weiss push jerked 175 for a new PR, and Deb Hyder and Junie Richardson both set a PR on their push jerks at 90lbs.  Cooper Callahan set a PR on his deadlift with 150lbs and Ben Callahan set a PR on both his deadlift (170!) and overhead squat (75).  Christine Vogt PR’d on her push jerk (145), Joe front squatted 195lbs for a new 1-rep max, Tim Harmon set a PR on his 2-rep max overhead squat (275), and Geno Bontaibus pulled 457 for a new deadlift PR!  Greg Papuga PR’d on his push press (265) and power clean (275), John Pomeroy set a PR on his power clean, Ryan Hocking PR’d on his 1-rep max deadlift (505) and 10-rep max deadlift (405), and Matt Stebbins overhead squatted 205lbs for a new PR.

Gymnastics, Anniversaries, & Miscellaneous

Christine Vogt did over the RX weights for a workout, Jess Hoover got her clips on her bar all by herself ;), and Yumi Brown improved in Flamenco because of her awesome endurance.  Mike Criscuolo did his first bar muscle ups, Amanda Magleby did bar muscle ups in a non Open workout, and Dave Brownell did 26 bar muscle ups in a workout.  Kim Doman and Brittany Golinowski both had their 2 year anniversary at SCF this month, Lisa Pageau had her 4 year anniversary this month at SCF, and Terry O’Hara did 35 unbroken double unders.  Kelly Lockyer and Ashley Platt both PR’d their birthing workout! (:


Keep ’em coming!  We are looking forward to a summer filled with PR’s!

What an awesome turn-out for our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday!

What an awesome turn-out for our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday!

Perfect weather for an outdoor warm-up!

Perfect weather for an outdoor warm-up!

and some outdoor WODs!  Which was your favorite??!!

and some outdoor WODs! Which was your favorite??!!

A special thanks to Nick T. for manning the grill on Saturday!  He's always got the volunteer spirit!

A special thanks to Nick T. for manning the grill on Saturday! He’s always got the volunteer spirit!