The evening was filled with over 200 of our students, family, friends and those curious about CrossFit and what we do. The celebration included amazing food from Health Ease, live entertainment by Scott McKenna, Tequila Tasting from Cruz Tequila, and a silent auction. We had a blast with a ton of fun activities for the entire family including face paintings, workout demos, and even a photo booth.
The men of the SEALFIT team blew everyone away as they climbed the 15 foot rope throughout the evening. Up and down these gentlemen went conquering the height of three of the largest buildings in the world: the Eiffel Tower, the height of the Empire State Building, and the Twin Towers combined!
We also celebrated the Students of CrossFit Scottsdale and their successes, and there was a lot to celebrate! Here is a list of all the Student Awards that were given out throughout the evening:
Team Awards: Voted on by their classmates and peers
Best Teammate: Hakim Benmoussa
Best Dressed: Bob Hisle
Best Undressed: Chris Tommarello
Best Burpee: Mike McClinn
Best Pull-up: Josh Vella
Most Burpee Penalty: ViJay Vora
Best Smile: Klubo Flingai
Best School Spirit: Deric Andre
Best Form: Stefannie DeLaMora
Most Intensity: Ron “Goldie” McClendon
Best Legs: Angelica Nguyen
Coaches Awards: Voted on by the Coaches and Staff
Beauty & Strength: LeonaWeinstein
Beauty & Strength: Bev Lackey
Show up, Don’t quit: Bruce Lundquist
Most Improved: Jeff Rifkin
Student of the Year: David Nguyen
Most determined: Michael Fischer
Fittest Family: The Bucko Family
Spirit of CrossFit Scottsdale: Nathan Atchison
Dedication to Fitness Awards:
This is for all the students that have been here since the beginning in 2008
In the past 4 years we have created 29 jobs here at CFS for our students. We have also made a commitment to always utilize our own students and their companies first to conduct our day to day business and we are proud to say that 100% of our expansion efforts next door and day to day business practices and operations are serviced by our immediate gym network.
Our public service goes beyond just these walls; over the last 4 years CrossFit Scottsdale has donated over $65,000 to worthwhile causes that change lives, like Arizona Baseball Charities, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club, Mammograms in Action, The Wounded Warrior Project and various other foundations that are near and dear to our student’s hearts.
As the first CrossFit in Scottsdale our experience matters, we are the pioneers of the movement, the leaders in the industry and we will continue to forge the future of fitness. What we do works, our programs, systems, training methods and protocols are being used by local affiliates and Coaches all over the world.
At the end of the day none of this would matter and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you, our students, the ones that have been with us for 4 years and those that have been with us for 4 days. You are the future of health and wellness in this great country and we will always be humble and grateful for your dedication to a better life.
Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate with us last night, and every day as you show up to class, because we couldn’t do it without you! 4 years down, and a lifetime to go!
In Good Health,
Your CrossFit Scottsdale Coaches