Countdown to the Grand Opening: 5 days September 15 2009
Colorado Open Recap
This weekend Eric and I had the opportunity to take two athletes, sisters and twins Molly and Emily Molter, to the Colorado Open (the state CrossFit Games). Both Molly and Emily started out strong with a PR in the Clean & Jerk. Both women successfully made a 90lb C&J; however, Emily nailed a 100 pound C&J afterward in the warm-up room after missing 105 on the platform. The second WOD was a 1,000m run. Molly won her heat and turned in the fifth fastest time of the day. After Jumbo Sexy talked to the girls about WOD #3, they decided to attempt it as required – with 55lb thrusters – and turned in two amazing performances.
Day 2 was a huge breakthrough for both girls. Having made it through Day 1 without scaling, they decided to go for the last WOD of the Games as required – even though it included 45 pull-ups and 45 snatches. Having never done a workout without pull-up bands this was a little bit of a gamble but their determination and hard work carried them through this workout. Both girls turned in amazing performances and hit 45 (FORTY FIVE) pull-ups without bands on the spot at the Games.
Molly and Emily – that was one of the coolest athletic performances I have ever watched. Big ups to both of you.