CrossFit Open Wrap-up    March 26 2012

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Front squat
5-5-5-5-5
then
Three rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
20 GHD sit-ups
15 foot Rope climb, 2 ascents

Ben placed 53rd overall in the CrossFit Open Masters 45-50 division. Congrats Ben.

CrossFit Open Wrap-up

The 2012 CrossFit Open season has come to a close.  The past five weeks at Roots have been exciting, motivating, and challenging.  We are so incredibly proud of all of the athletes that chose to participate in this international online competition.  

Our very own (wild) Lisa took the time to write out her thoughts on and experience in the Open.    

I signed up for the Open because I want to say yes to things rather than doubt my abilities and hide behind that doubt. CrossFit has helped me so much in all aspects of my life by saying yes to physical and mental challenges inside the gym. I have learned how many negative aspects of life I can conquer through the physical. Before the Open, I’d never gotten my toes anywhere NEAR the bar on a toes to bar rep. I’d never power snatched 75 lbs for a few (ugly) reps. I’d never kept doing burpees without rest for 7 minutes. I’d never done Karen with a 14 lb ball before and killed my previous time with a 10 lb ball by about 3 minutes (thanks 9 foot target). Would I have done any of these things on any given Wednesday 6 PM wod? Probably not. The environment that these Thursday throwdowns create is pretty inspiring. And, the thing is, the boundaries I pushed and the limitations I busted down over the past few weeks I’m convinced they were purely psychological. This is why I think the Open is important for folks of all levels and abilities. It’s completely inclusive, and it doesn’t matter where you stand on the leader board for those of us whose profession isn’t The Sport of Fitness. It’s about showing up and pushing yourself while surrounded by your pals, and learning something from the boundaries that you’ve pushed. I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and took part. It has been well worth it. 

For those of you who were not able to make it to WOD 12.5 and the Spring Fling, here are the awards from the 2012 CrossFit Open at Roots.

Best Dressed – Davis

Best Cheerleader – Molly Molter

Most LIkely Not to Submit Their Score – the Coaches

Biggest Break Through – Wendy Ball

Newest Member to Compete – Adam Urness

Most Inspirational – Alice Phinney

Most Blood Spilled – Hank

Best Sportsmanship – Stacey Mandel

Best Performance – Collin (12.3)

Spirit of the Open – Dizon

Did you do the 2012 Open?  What was your experience?  Post to comments.

  • Ali

    So proud of everyone!

    WOD 1.0 Tuesday skill TBA… stay tuned!

  • Paul

    I’ve known this kid since we were kids and he’s always been one of the strongest guys in the room.   Well done, Ben’O.

  • Rachel

    Ditto to Lisa’s thoughts on the open.  Couldn’t agree more!  Thank you Nicole for encouraing me to sign up!

  • Ali

    DOUBLE UNDERS!

  • http://twitter.com/lmarie lisa p

    NO! 

    But. I should probably sign up. 

  • http://www.crossfitroots.com Nicole Christensen

    The Open season was a blast this year.  Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it a special occasion every week.  More warm weather spring fling type fun is on the way…

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