Week 1 Recap

Monday February 27, 2012

A. Deadlift

5 x 75% 1RM

5 X 80% 1RM

5 X 85% 1RM

B. 7 Rounds:

12 Chest to Bar Pullups

4 Deadlifts (315/185)

8 HSPU's 


Week 1 is in the books! What an exciting week of anticipation, competition, and community!  I hope we can continue to build off this first week and create an even better atmosphere in the coming weeks. I'd like to thank all of those who either competed, judged, counted, did the workout or helped out in any other way!

On Wednesday at about 5:07pm the first WOD was announced, and oh boy was it a shocker! Seven minutes of one movement, the burpee. What could be a better test of both mental will and physical endurance than grinding out a bunch of these bad boys? It wasn't the flashiest workout CrossFit HQ has ever designed, but it sure was effective in determining what our athletes were made of. I'd like to congratulate many of you on completing the first WOD of your first ever CrossFit competition! Here are some stats and performances from the past week of competition:

Performance(s) of the week: tied between Marla Doyle (79) and Diane Figueroa (91). Marla is currently ranked 50th in the world in her age group, while Diane has only been CrossFitting for 3 months.

Contributing Ladies*: Stephanie Byrnes (94), Kjersti Onderonk (93), Heather Beckman (92)

Contributing Men*: Joe Persichina (114), Rich Haynes (112), Ryan Doyle (110)

Other Notable Performances: Dick Haynes (68) is currently ranked 274th in his age group. Eric Haynes (109), Austin Pollet (100), Dion Trieb (102) and Elliott Grau (105) all reached the 100 club. Stacey Graham (90), Rob Buckley (91), Diane Figueroa (91), Mark Hickey (92) Kenny Ohara (93), and Kevin Lang (91) all went 90+ for an awesome effort. Lastly, despite battling tonsilitis and not being able to train for 2 weeks, Frank Sabataso showed up to the gym exhausted and sick and threw up a 78.


*these scores counted for the CrossFit Redondo team score. Each week the top 3 men's scores and women's scores for the workouts are used to create a team total.