The next On-Ramp class starts Monday, December 1st. Email getstarted@shorelinecrossfit.com for more details. THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS: Wednesday 11/26-NO 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm; Thursday 11/27- 7am (regular class), 9am FRIENDS & FAMILY WOD; Friday 11/28-6, 7, 9, 10am and 12pm ONLY. All Night classes are CANCELLED.

The Northeast Regional is Upon Us!

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already!  The Northeast Regional will take place at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA on Friday, May 30th-Sunday, June 1st.  Shoreline CrossFit had three people qualify as individual competitors and one team.  Both Dave Callahan and I decided to forgo competing individually and represent Shoreline CrossFit on the team. Our team is comprised of 8 athletes: Dave “Rilla” Callahan, Dave “DP” Plumey, “Big” John Lynch, Tim Chan, Janice Rodriguez, Bianca Fiondella, Jessica Dean, and me. Megin Oczkowski will compete again as an individual this year, and let me tell you, several of these workouts are in her favor…the girl is GYM-NASTY!

Shoreline CrossFit has arranged a coach bus to head up to Canton on Saturday.  This bus is FREE of charge with the purchase of this year’s Regional t-shirt.  I have never personally been on the bus (I only switch to the SCF drinking team on Sunday evening), but I’ve heard stories and it sounds like a BLAST! This is limited to the first 57 people who sign up. It will depart SCF at 6:50am and return by 8:00 pm Go to our main page (www.shorelinecrossfit.com) and click on the link at the top of the page to sign up.  DO IT NOW, as space is limited.

Each day’s workouts begin at 9am and end roughly at 5pm.  The teams will always go in the morning (9-12), and the women will begin at 1 pm on Friday, 12 pm on Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday.  Tickets are available on www.games.crossfit.com .  They are 50 dollars for 3 days, or 20 dollars for a single day pass.

The workouts on Friday are:

For teams: a muscle-up, clean and jerk relay (stadium style).  Then, a 1-rep max hang squat snatch (2 attempts per individual), followed by a max distance handstand walk.

For individuals:  First a 1 RM hang squat snatch.  Then, max distance handstand walks. Followed by “Nasty Girls” Version 2–3 rounds of pistols, muscle-ups, and hang power cleans.

The workout Saturday are:

For teams: A thruster, rope climb couplet- first the girls, then the guys.  Followed by 9-6-3 relay of STRICT handstand push-ups, hang power cleans, burpees.

For individuals: A triplet of strict HSPUs, front squats, and burpees.  Followed by LEGLESS rope climbs, and a sprint.

The workouts Sunday are:

For teams: a row, double-under, deadlift, toe-to-bar relay, followed by 49 pull-ups and 7 heavyish overhead squats to end the day (this WOD will be EXCITING because it is so short!)

For individuals: a horrifically LONG workout comprised of 2 sets of 50 reps of the following movements-calorie row, box jump overs, deadlifts, wall balls, ring dips. Followed by 64 pull-ups and 8 heavy overhead squats for time.

More than ever before, these workouts will be EXCITING to watch.  The programming is significantly shorter this year, and the skill factor is HIGH, which spices things up.

However, the real reason we attend Regional events is to increase the camaraderie at our box.  Everyone together, rooting for Little Meg and the team.  It’s like a big CrossFit tailgate party!  We are fortunate to be the only Regional left that is held in an outdoor venue.

Some of my fondest memories of my adult life have taken place at the Regional events over the years.  Don’t miss out.  Save the date!

Let’s look at a timeline of Regional experiences from my personal start of CrossFit until now (I apologize ahead of time that most of the pictures are of me….Those are the ones I was able to easily access):

2009 The Regional was held in Albany and anyone was allowed to compete!  Pictured with Heather Bergeron of CrossFit New England and Jocelyn Leydon, owner of CrossFit Milford, where I trained at the time.

2009 The Regional was held in Albany and anyone was allowed to compete! Pictured with Heather Bergeron of CrossFit New England and Jocelyn Leydon, owner of CrossFit Milford, where I trained at the time.

I qualified for the Games this year, taking the 5th place spot (5 qualified back then!).

I qualified for the Games this year, taking the 5th place spot (5 qualified back then!).

In 2010, athletes had to qualify through a Sectional event.  Teams, however, could simply enter.  This is the final team event for SCF.  This is what it's about!

In 2010, athletes had to qualify through a Sectional event. Teams, however, could simply enter. This is the final team event for SCF. This is what it’s about!

And of course, the moment I'll never forget.  Etching my way to the Games in 2010 with this grueling WOD.  At this point, Dave knew I was qualifying.

And of course, the moment I’ll never forget. Etching my way to the Games in 2010 with this grueling WOD. At this point, Dave knew I was qualifying.

In 2011, the Open began and the Regional moved to the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA.  We qualified a team this year.

In 2011, the Open began and the Regional moved to the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. We qualified a team this year.

I competed individually, but after a lower standing in the strength workout (SURPRISE!), I did not qualify for the Games.

I competed individually, but after a lower standing in the strength workout (SURPRISE!), I did not qualify for the Games.

In 2012, SCF place FIRST in the Northeast in the Open.  I decided to have my first run at competing on the team.  Megin went individual for the first time this year.

In 2012, SCF place FIRST in the Northeast in the Open. I decided to have my first run at competing on the team. Megin went individual for the first time this year.

When we had our victories, nothing felt better than sharing it with the team.

When we had our victories, nothing felt better than sharing it with the team.

Every year provides at least one INTERESTING WOD!

Every year provides at least one INTERESTING WOD!

In 2013, the student became the teacher.  Meg placed 6th in our region and I placed 8th.  This was my favorite Regional yet.

In 2013, the student became the teacher. Meg placed 6th in our region and I placed 8th. Although placing lower than ever, this was my favorite Regional yet!

Meg, CRUSHING weight.  She's bound to do it again... will she creep up 3 spots from last year??!?!

Meg, CRUSHING weight. She’s bound to do it again… will she creep up 3 spots from last year??!?!

Can we get an even BIGGER group to represent SCF in 2014??!!

Can we get an even BIGGER group to represent SCF in 2014??!!

 

One Response for The Northeast Regional is Upon Us!

  1. Tricia Anderson:
    May 23, 2014 09:38 am

    Bigger is definitely better !! Goin’ on the bus :-)
    We love watching SCF kick some CF butt !!

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