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Shoreline Athletics–Week One-CrossFit Open Review

First off, Shoreline Athletics has…GET THIS…77 athletes participating in the Open this year!!!!!!  This is phenomenal!  If you didn’t attend last week’s “Friday Night Lights”, get your behind there this week at 6:30!!

So, how’d we do? First of all…DISCLAIMER: the new CrossFit Games site makes gathering data quite difficult, so if you sense any typos, please forgive me; feel free to email me, and I’ll make the necessary changes.

Overall Leaders 

Men’s Rx (this includes Master’s athletes too)

  1. Geno Bontatibus (12:35)
  2. John Lynch (12:54)
  3. Frank Vigliotti (14:38)
  4. James Connelly (17:04)*

*I mention a fourth because Geno is 55-59 age group, hence using lighter weight as prescribed by CrossFit.com

Women’s RX (this includes Master’s athletes too)

  1. Megin Oczcowski (12:55)
  2. Lauren Plumey (13:54)
  3. Jess Taylor (15:39)

A shout out to the silent assassin, Jess Taylor; this is an incredibly respectable time!

Men’s Scaled

  1. Chris Guandalini (16:23)
  2. Chris Bruno (17:05)
  3. Dick Windslow (17:21)

Women’s Scaled

  1. Taylor Maffeo (13:20)
  2. Diane Krickmier (16:05)
  3. Amy Vercillo (16:11)

Master’s Men RX

  1. Geno Bontatibus (55-59)
  2. John Lynch (45-49)
  3. Frank Vigliotti (35-39)

Master’s Women RX

  1. Lauren Plumey (35-39)
  2. Connie Meierdiercks (time: 16:37; division: 35-39)
  3. Jennifer Maselli (time: 19:06; division: 35-39)

Master’s Men Scaled

  1. Chris Guandalini (35-39)
  2. Dick Windslow (45-49)
  3. Sal Esposito (time: 17:50; division: 50-54)

Master’s Women’s Scaled:

  1. Diane Krickmier (45-49)
  2. Lisa Pageau (time: 16:25; division: 50-54)
  3. Andrea Brooks (time: 17:17; division: 40-44)

Team Competition

There are 4,045 teams participating in the Open in the Northeast.

The larger team at our gym, Shoreline Athletics, home of Shoreline Athletics, has placed 69th in the Northeast.  The contributors this week were: John Lynch, Frank Vigliotti, and Will Brown (time: 18:14), Megin Oczkowski, Lauren Plumey, and Jess Taylor.

The smaller team, but only in number, The Shoreline Sixpacks, placed 202nd in the Northeast.  The contributors this week were: Jim Connelly, Colby Morawski (time: 17:16), Joey Herten (time: 19:20), Amanda Magleby (time: 15:43), Sarah Lipp (time:16:36), Jackie Mac (time: 17:59).

And I’d just like to spend a special shout out to the Sixpacks for their incredible enthusiasm, camaraderie, and positivity.  They are THE driving force in what makes the SA  community so remarkable.  They were present both Friday morning AND Friday night to cheer on their buddies.  One member even split her pants CHEERING!  Please, keep this awesome energy up!

Athletes with Potential to Move Forward

It is still very early to tell who has potential to go on to the second stage of the Open, but here are a few athletes to keep an eye on:

Megin Oczcowski

In order for Meg to advance to the East Regional in May, she must place in the top 20 of women in the Northeast.  Out of 140,800 women competing WORLDWIDE, Meg is in 766th!  She is 67th in the Northeast, and 9th in Connecticut.

Geno Bontatibus

In order for Geno to move forward, he must place in the top 200 in the world for the 55-59 age bracket.  Out of 3,650 men in this division, Geno is 19th WORLDWIDE, 2nd in the Northeast, and 1st in Connecticut.

“Big” John Lynch

In order for John to move forward, he must place in the top 200 in the world for the 45-49 age bracket. Out of 12,400 men in this division, John is 3rd WORLDWIDE, 1st in the Northeast, and 1st in Connecticut.

Lauren Plumey

In order for Lauren to advance forward, she must come in the top 200 for the 35-39 age bracket.  Out of 25,000 women WORLDWIDE, Lauren is in 192nd, 12th in the Northeast, and 2nd in Connecticut.

To all of out competitors, it is absolutely inspiring to watch you compete from week to week.  This week, I watched so many athletes push themselves to places that they never have, and never would without this competition.  We are PROUD of you all!  It is still early!  To judge your progress this early on in this five-week competition would be like judging a marathon in the first mile.  There is still so much time left!  I am looking forward to what the next four weeks brings!

Zach gets the “Boyfriend Martyr” award this week for helping to pace Meg in 17.1!

Master’s athlete, Themis, going hard in 17.1

Sixpack, Amanda Magleby, always gives 100%.

Master’s athlete, Will Brown, looking like he should be part of the Shoreline Sixpacks 😉

3 Responses for Shoreline Athletics–Week One-CrossFit Open Review

  1. Terry:
    March 01, 2017 02:10 pm

    congratulations for your unbelievable standing Lauren!!! Amazing. Just wanted to let you know that I am in the 55-59 category, masters RX….should that age group be represented too? I don’t know if there is anyone else from our gym in that category, haven’t checked….there might be. Again, you rocked it!!!

     
    1. LP:
      March 02, 2017 07:30 am

      Thank you so much! With the new website, I cannot figure out a way to disaggregate master’s categories on the new Games website; therefore, I am grouping all masters together. I think I may have done the same last year as well. I scan our leaderboard and let you know if there is anyone else in your division for you to use as your pace-horse. Great job this week, and good luck in the next four!

       
      1. LP:
        March 02, 2017 07:31 am

        sorry for the double “new games website”. My students are distracting me!