What started out as a friendly competitive CrossFit event honoring a local police officer turned out to be Team CrossFit Scottsdale’s very first taste of some of the best competition around the state. With all matching black CFS t shirts 7 of our competitors and 8 fans (husbands, wives, students and children) showed up to CrossFit Fury in Goodyear owned by Peter Egyed qualifier in this years games finishing 4th overall.
The first wod was a clean and press any way over your head. Press, push press, jerk or split jerk We had 5 minutes to rack and clear that weight. Every one of us hit a P.R or personal record. Exactly two minutes rest before the next wod began. The 2nd wod was max rep pull ups (as many as possible in 3 minutes). No bands, no scaling, men or women. The total score of lbs plus reps on pull ups would equal your score going into the 3rd round.
The 3rd wod was a 1 round triplet. 400 meter run/30x burpees/10x push press #155. Easy right? W.R.O.N.G! Even though the metabolic conditioning is our schools strong point that #155 lbs was a killer after doing 30 burpees. Each and every one of us finished in 1st place after the run and the burpees… but got crushed when it came to the #155 push press. Brian K. was the only competitor in his heat to finish as RX’d, Brian G. was the first one finished in his heat and both Coach Bryon and I were the 1st to the bar in our heat’s. My last rep took me almost 3 minutes. That was the difference between 4th and 8th place. For the first time ever, I thought I might not finish the workout. But I did, we all did! Tiffany completed her 1st 8 consecutive pull ups, ripping her hands apart and smiling the entire time. “That girl has more heart than a lion”. We all did things we never expected to do and all of it was under pressure, nerves and competition. It makes you perform better! I want to truly congratulate Jon Kaufman who showed us all just how strong physically and mentally this 23 year old is. Having only been a CrossFitter for 3 months– he showed up and did not quit. Coming in 2nd place over all only to Mike Mosley from CrossFit Northwest Tuscon. Who placed 3rd overall at the CF games qualifier in Flagstaff. Congratulations Jon, you are truly a machine and I am honored and proud to be your Coach!
I would also like to thank CF Fury and all of the local affiliates who joined us on Friday night. It was my 1st experience competing at another box. It was amazing to have my family and friends, competing for a fundraiser. It felt like an AYSO soccer tournament when I was a kid. There were no attitudes, no egos, no problems. My voice is horse from cheering and yelling at not only our team but for guys I’ve never met. I am thankfull to have something like CrossFit in my life. In a time where community doesn’t exist, there are no regular neighborhood cook outs and most of us dont speak to our friends in person. I am blessed to have a group of like minded individuals working hard towards one common goal.
“Doing the right things, for the right people, for the right reasons”.
Respectfully… Coach Luke Kayyem