What an incredible weekend it was for many of our amazing TSCF athletes. Congratulations to Adam and Meg for finishing the RATPOD bike ride. They rode 127 miles around the Pioneer mountains outside of Dillon in support of Camp-Mak-a-Dream.
Also on Saturday we had an incredible day at the CrossFit Billings Summer Crush. We had 3 teams:
Master Weighters - Coaches James, Steve and Mark
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Coach Kendra, Michelle and Kara from CF Bozeman
Past, Present & Future - Coaches Nick, Mattias and Micah
I have written many times about how competition doesn't develop our character, but rather it reveals our character. I can tell you with confidence, our gym is full of characters:)
The Summer Crush CrossFit competition was a robust blend of 5 challenging tests of endurance, power, speed, agility, strength, and stamina.
The day started at the high school track with "Naughty Nancy" a pumped up version of Nancy (which we did in the gym last Monday) that included stadium stairs and synchronized squats. All of our teams finished will under the 27 min time cap and worked together well to synchronize the 5 rounds of 15 front squats.
While tolerating petulant bouts of sun, wind, and rain everyone also threw a softball for max distance, drove a sled hard and fast down the turf, did burpees over a box and carried the damn thing back, crushed calories on the air assault bike and bear crawled till their arms fell off.
Working hard agrees with our peeps as the smiles, laughter, and friendly banter increased as the rain came down, the wind blew everything sideways, and the fatigue set in.
At the conclusion of the field events our masters men, the Master Weighters, were 2 points behind the leaders and knew they needed to bring the heat for the final event, the speed barbell ladder back at CrossFit Billings.
Despite the chaos of this event, our TSCF folks showed their true spirit, remained clam and in control as they queued up to for a metal test their mettle. The Master Weighters went first and knew they needed to make every lift along the ladder from 115 to 185. They got 3 points if they snatched it and 1 point for a clean and jerk. James went first and snatched all the way to 135 then easily clean and jerked his way through the finish. Mark and Steve snatched all they through the ladder and their combined scores pulled them into first place for a WIN! Congrats!
Next up were Mattias, Nick and Micah. They snatched strong and smartly switched to clean and jerks to finish the ladder. The final weight at 185 was a PR for both Mattias and Micah. Way to go fellas!
Just behind the fellas, the ladies entered the ladder and made their way from 75 to 125. Michelle put up a valiant fight at 105 and will get that weight next time! Kendra and Kara finished the ladder with a solid 125 clean and jerk. Nice job ladies!
At the end of the day our masters men fished in first place, our scaled ladies finished in 17th and our scaled men finished in 10th. I am so proud of them all!
Competitions are a fun test of your fitness and I hope you all are inspired to join a TSCF team for then next one!
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