What do you get when you combine 51 kick ass CrossFit Scottsdale Students with a 10 exercise home grown chipper… A WHOLE BOATLOAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!
Today was the largest challenge we have ever hosted, both in terms of participation and exercises. To put on an event like this we needed a whole lotta help so before I go any further, a big thank you to all of our coaches, ambassadors, and volunteers. We would not have been able to put on an event like this without you. A special shout out to Skip for making our brand spankin’ new plyo boxes. Those things are sick… not any easier to jump on after 60 goblet squats, but sick nonetheless!
The morning started off with a bang as our Elite Women rowed, squatted, jumped, sat, pulled, swung… you get the point. Every 5 minutes after that another heat of 3 set off on the rowers ready to conquer the beast. Most succeeded, some puked but all competed.
Heat 5 was one of the more memorable heats of the day. Hallie, Ashley U., and Ashley R. all finished within 7 seconds of each other. Ashley U’s time of 16:10 was the top time of the day for our intermediate women.
The Elite and Advanced men competed in the same heats and were impressive both in their athleticism and in their determination. Heat 13 paired two members of CrossFit Scottsdale’s Affiliate Cup team with Ali A. Brian Gubernick and Matt Blanton went head to head for almost 14 minutes with Matt B posting the best Elite Male time of the day, 13:50.
Finally, thank you to Peter and Sara Houck for all of the great memories. We were so glad you came to share one last Saturday with us. We will miss both of you and we will miss seeing Charlie continue to grow up. You will always be family.