CrossFit Oakdale finished 39th in the Region, 9 spots away from Regionals. Last year our goal was to make the first page of the leader board (Top 60) and we just missed. This year, we nearly punched our ticket to Regionals. CrossFit 209 Sport (Stockton) and CrossFit Lodi. Looking at this years leader board, we’re one of the fittest gym’s in the Central Valley. Sweet! Our best WODs as a gym were the toughest – 13.3 (wall ball, double under, muscle up) and 13.5 (Fran forever). They were the hardest WODs and required the most strategy. Our worst WOD? 13.1, Burpee/Snatch. Annnnd we’ll holding an Olympic lifting seminar this weekend.
Nick qualified for Regionals, placing 16th in NorCal, besting numerous Games veterans. Nick’s best finishes were 12th in both 13.3 and 13.4 along with 20th in 13.5. Nick came back from a tough performance on 13.1 and battled into the top 20 by staying calm and allowing his fitness to carry him. Nick never re-did a WOD. Lucky devil!
Some of our standout Master’s Athletes
Robin was 7th in Norcal and 46th in the world in her division. Robin was 26 spots from going to the Games. Think about that.
Denny was 13th in NorCal in his division in his first year of competition.
Janet was in the top 10 in Norcal in her division until week 4 when she ran into weaknesses on the bar.
Some Athletic Milestones
Joel, Trevor and Vanessa PR’ed their Snatch on 13.1…after 70 burpees!
Denny, Justin Melo and Tricia all got their first muscle ups around 13.3.
Derek, Janet, Rita and Robin got their first Toes to Bar on 13.4.
Conney, Courtney, Vanessa and Gloria got their first Chest to Bar Pullups on 13.5
Sandy and Gloria PR’ed on their Clean and Jerk in 13.4.
A huge congratulations to our numerous first time competitors. It takes a bunch of courage to grab your manhood (or womanhood) and say “I’m going to put myself out there.” It’s uncomfortable to be pushed and challenged in ways you might not be quite ready for or to have your weaknesses exposed. But you did it!
I’m proud of my man Tony. Tony just started a new job and in commuting to the Bay Area everyday. He could have easily taken a pass on the Open this year, as he’s so busy. But Tony loves a challenge and he loves the community. Tony was out there every weekend doing the WODs, videoing and cheering us on.
Big Man Bob rolled out a sweet T-shirt for every week of the Open. We saw Macho Man, Breaking Bad’s Heisenberg, Steve Holt!, the Lone Wolf and finally the Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair.
5 Push Jerks 135/95
15 Wallball Shots