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):