Four weeks down; one week to go.
This year, Shoreline CrossFit had more athletes than EVER participate in the CrossFit Open. ¬†And boy, is the energy in the gym palpable on Saturday mornings!
We have watched athletes get their first double-under, muscle-up and handstand push-up. ¬†We have watched athletes set a personal record on lifts and then continue to move the same weight¬†for multiple reps. ¬†However, more impressive than anything at all, is the sense of community that the Open has perpetuated (those Shoreline Six Packs¬†sure¬†are something else!).
As most of you know, the Open has become exponentially more competitive this year, with more skillful workouts and HALF the spots open to qualify for the Northeast Regional in Hartford on Memorial Weekend.
With only one week remaining, I thought that you might want to hear some highlights from the top 50 on the leaderboard:
Chloe Shaw is in 16th in the Northeast for teens 14-16. ¬†Trinity Flynn in in 49th! ¬†These young ladies have gone out of their comfort zone week in and week out, despite their busy school and athletic schedules, and they will be better athletes in the end for it.
John Lynch is in FIRST PLACE in the Northeast and 18th worldwide for the Master’s 40-44 age group going into week five. ¬†Big John never ceases to amaze us. ¬†The top 200 men in the world go on to a Master’s qualifier in April.
I’m (LP)¬†in 26th in the Northeast and 295th worldwide. ¬†I need those 6 spots this week!!! ¬†I promise to fight with all I have for them.
It is no surprise that Meg Oczcowski is in 11th in the Northeast and 102nd worldwide. ¬†This is quite impressive when you consider that over 90,000 females participated in the Open this year!
Shoreline CrossFit’s team is currently sitting in 10th in the Northeast, with a 4th place finish in this week’s WOD. ¬†The top 15 teams qualify for the Regional. ¬†However, it is difficult to know where any team truly stands at this point in time, because athletes competing as individuals still have their scores factored in to the team scores. A special shout out to Coach Bradley on achieving 134 reps this week and Cesar Castro for getting 131! ¬†Great work boys, ¬†and to all athletes (Janice Rodriguez, Bianca Fiondella, Jenna Lennon, Adam Greenberg, Tim Chan, John Lynch, Dave Callahan, Tim Chan, Frank Vigliotti, and Shlee Vargo) who have contributed to SCF’s team standing over the past four weeks.
All this being said, what is seen in the top 50 is no reflection of the HEART I have seen go into¬†every single workout performed by our athletes at SCF. ¬†I have never, in the close to six years that SCF has been open, seen people so driven to achieve new goals.
SO, LET’S CELEBRATE!
This Saturday, at 11:45 am we will be having a Hasta La Vista Open 2015 Party at SCF. ¬†Mike Piagentini will be providing us with hot dogs and hamburgers courtesy of Boars Head. ¬†SCF will be providing some libations and additional side dishes, but we encourage you to BYOB and contribute a side dish and/or Paleo dessert.
Please EMAIL LP@ Lauren@Shorelinecrossfit.com to contribute a semi/totally-Paleo meal.
SEE YOU SATURDAY!