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CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals – Part 2

After a late night of laughs and a few cocktails, we woke up ready for Day 3 of the CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals.  I forgot to mention in Part 1 of my recap that I finally tried on a pair of Reebok CrossFit Nano 2.0s.  I’m long overdue for a new pair of CrossFit shoes and this was the clear option.  They were super comfy, so decided to bite the bullet and get a pair!  I strapped on my kicks for the last day of the games…woohoo!

My New Nanos!!

My New Nanos!!

We arrived early enough to catch the team competition and cheer on our team, CrossFit Milford (CFM), for Event 6.  One man and one woman from each team had to complete the following for time:

  • 100 double unders, 50 each
  • 50 handstand push-ups while partner holds handstand
  • 50 Toes-to-bar while partner hangs from the bar
  • 50 Axle (thick bar) Shoulder to overhead (160#/100#) while partner holds axle in front rack
  • Then, both partners lunge 90 feet with the axles held in front rack

Oh no big deal…I can do that in my sleep!  Hahaha!  The set up was intense..

02 CFRG_Event6 Liz and Rob took this one for CFM.

Double Unders

Double Unders

Handstand Push-ups

Handstand Push-ups

Toes-to-bar

Toes-to-bar

Shoulder to Overhead

Shoulder to Overhead

Walking Lunges

Walking Lunges

While CFM didn’t finish on top, they still tied for 11th which is damn impressive.  After the teams, the ladies were up.  Here’s how the event changed for the individuals:

  • 100 Double unders
  • 50 Handstand push-ups
  • 40 Toes-to-bar
  • 30 Shoulder to overhead with axle (160#/100#)
  • 90 foot Walking lunge with axle in front rack (160#/100#)

We were excited to watch our favorite chick of the competition, Jennifer Hunter-Marshall, who we nicknamed Flower because she always had a flower in her hair no matter how tough the WOD was.  She is amazing!!

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Jennifer Hunter-Marshall

The top 5 women killed it and it was so exciting to see Danielle Horan be the first to finish.  She was pretty excited too 😉

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Top 3 Women

Danielle Horan

Danielle Horan

We grabbed some lunch while the the men’s competition took place and then got a great spot for Event 7.  Here is where one of my favorite parts of the competition took place.  Ok, I’m a logistics nerd, so watching the crew reset the rig so quickly was awesome!  Plexiglass wall down, ropes up…seriously impressive.

011 CFRGAnd then the barbell race 2.0 began…

012 CFRGEvent 7 was a killer.  It might sound simple when you read it, but the weights are the heaviest the athletes had to tackle all weekend…not fun after 6 other grueling events.  The team had to complete the following for time:

  • One man and one woman will each complete 3 rounds of:
    • 15 foot rope climbs, 2 reps
    • 2 Squat cleans (225#/135#)
  • One man and one woman will each complete 3 rounds of:
    • 15 foot rope climbs, 2 reps
    • 3 Squat cleans (225#/135#)
  • One man and one woman will each complete 3 rounds of:
    • 15 foot rope climbs, 2 reps
    • 4 Squat cleans (225#/135#)

The weights were set and the team competition began!

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I think my favorite part of the event took place in the first heat.  The weights were tough and that was clear right off the bat when the men began to struggle.

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This guy was struggling with the squat cleans, but he had the whole crowd cheering him on!  It was pretty amazing and when he got his last one the crowd when crazy!!  So awesome to watch.

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And I got to see my favorite bearded competitor again…win.

016 CFRG_Event7CFM was in the final heat and the whole team came out to compete.  At this point, it was near impossible for them to make the top 3 and move on to the Games, but we were supporting them nonetheless.

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Team CFM

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Jay on the Rope Climb

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Heavy Squat Cleans!

They struggled through the WOD and sadly didn’t end up finishing, but they gave it a great effort through out the entire weekend finishing 9th overall.

We headed home after the teams competed since it was getting late and we had a 2 1/2 hour drive ahead of us.  But I couldn’t leave without getting a nacho boat from Cross Cuisines for the road.  They used plantains instead of tortilla chips to make them paleo, so we obviously named them banana nachos and they were delicious!

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Banana Nachos!

Overall, a super fun and inspiring weekend and I can’t wait to do it all again next year!!  Maybe I’ll even participate in the Open next year…maybe 🙂

3 Responses to CrossFit Games Northeast Regionals – Part 2

  1. Oh! I see me in that finishing pic of Danielle Horan, haha! And Jennifer Hunter-Marshall was by far my fave athlete too, she was amazing!
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    • Running at Disney

      I have a few pics with you in them! Jennifer was just beyond amazing…and she always managed to have a smile. Love it

  2. Awesome post! Sporty people are sure to love this. Thanks for sharing!

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