CrossFit Scottsdale. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your part in this past weekends Regional Games at U.C Irvine. It was without a doubt the most successful showing of our “School of Elite Fitness”. It’s all about progression… 2 years ago I was a Newbie, last year you guys were Newbies and now… 3x Regional Qualifiers, a competitive Team and countless fans who all individually told me that they want to compete next year and we have the sport of fitness and all of you are on the team.
B.K, Sarge and Erica you showed us all just how fit Scottsdale is and that you all have no fear. Competing against the world’s best athletes in the games most difficult region. Flipping the #250 tire over 75x meters twice and carrying an 8″ log on your back displayed CrossFit’s mantra of “move large loads quickly”. Muscle ups, sprints and power cleans displayed all three elements of CrossFit. Olympic lifting, gymnastics and conditioning. Sunday’s triplet and Monday’s wod at CFS of 1000x meter row, 30x OH Squats #135 and 1200x meter row gave even the most seasoned vets a tough time. Sarge finished 2nd in his heat behind our friend Chris Lalanne.
The Affilaite Cup Team including myself Coach, Matt, B.G, Eileen, Ilana and Mel were loud and proud in orange. The 1st wod consisting of shuttle runs, D.B Thrusters and ring dips surprised everyone and the called reps shook us up. We bounced back blasting past our competition in the relay 900x coming in 27th pl and the tire flip log carry had the girls saying “that was easy” and giving us a 29th place score. Finishing 46th/83 overall.
Coach Najla and Katie led the crew… cheering our athletes on at every station and giving us the inspiration to dig deeper. The beautiful Jill, Don, Jaz, Carolina, Kaufman, J.Zerb, Ashley, Michelle (+baby) and Katies mom and dad screamed and shouted to GO GO GO. We were 20+ deep and it showed. Everyone commented on how well our Team uniforms were. Black on black AKA murdered out and how much fun we were having. You will soon see why in the Murphy Fran chronicles.
I would also like to thank all of the Internet fans who watched us from CFS and at home via the web cast. You can check out all the highlights from the live feed at the CrossFit Games. Training for 2011 starts now.
Coach Luke Kayyem