CrossFit Marin athletes shined at Craneway Pavilion during the NorCal Masters competition! Congratulations to all the athletes! They really put it out there! If you missed my original post about our competitors, please read it here first.
So much love goes into this competition. In its 5th year, NorCal Masters has taken on a life of its own! The venue is beautiful, the athletes are fierce, and the WODs are creative. It’s hard not to be biased since I am part of the event team.
If you’re over forty and are interested in competing in this event next year, let us know! It’s a great goal to have, and your coaches can help see you through it.
I’m going to repost Martin’s incredible story as told to our Google group to recap moments. ThanksMartin!
Karen L. almost breaks her nose warming up her clean and jerk with a PVC pipe. There wasn’t too much blood, but it did require a fair amount of makeup to conceal the true extent of the damage to the bridge of her nose. Minutes later, she almost breaks her skull while doing chest-to-bar pull-ups on the wrong side of the rig. There was too much blood for makeup this time, so she sported a ragged Band-Aid for most of the first day. The good news was that she took 1st in that event, taking down several Games athletes in style. Don’t hurt Karen L., or she will hurt you back!
Mark A. makes the top five and gets himself into the final. As the finalists take the field, we see four extremely intimidating large men (as tall as Ehren H., as muscular as Bo W. … and then out comes Mark A.! Of course, as unfussed as ever, he gets right in there and mixes it up with the big guys, hang power cleaning 155lb/70kg for reps.
Rich L. is a model of consistency, takes 2nd in two events and places no lower than 7th in any event to cement his place in the final. He placed 4th overall, coming in behind three other Games-level athletes and improving on his 6th place finish last year.
Susie B. changes outfits six times in two days and places 11th overall in her very first CrossFit competition. She destroyed the one mile run in 7:12, placing 3rd in that event. Perhaps more significantly, though, after failing to do any weighted pistols during practice, she proceeds to rep out over ten of them during the pistol/KB snatch event to snag 9th.
Narendra R. battles his way defiantly through chest-to-bar/kettlebell swing/double-under metcon-hell and follows it up with an impressive 7:18 mile run (good enough for 8th), despite a recent calf injury that required copious amounts of tape, massage, and old-fashioned grit. Of course, Narendra has grit in spades, as he is an experienced ultra-runner, so perhaps we should not be that surprised.
Thanks again for the recap Martin!
Another highlight was Martin coming in 5th overall in the runback squat and winning his heat. I didn’t see him put the barbell down at all during his 2 min backsquats, and was the only one in his heat not to hear NO REP on his back squats! Well done!
Final results can be seen here on the leadership board link.
Men 40-44: Martin H. (13
Men 45-49: Narendra R. (22; however, didn’t compete on Day 2)
Women 45-49: Karen L. (6 and Susie B. (11
Men 50-54: Mark A. (5
Men 55-59: Rich L. (4
Until next year! Who’s in?