What a weekend at War of the WODs in Greensboro this weekend!
Saturday: Individual Competition
Kris did her thing and dominated parts of the competition. A couple notable performances: In one event, athletes were given 2 minutes each to perform a row for max meters, bench press (125lbs), pistols, double unders, and handstand pushups. Kris placed 1st in the pistols (71 in 2 minutes, correct, that is not a typo), double unders (184 in 2 min, including a PR of 152(?) consecutive. Comical note: at one point Kris was confused as to how her judge was counting her double unders and proceeded to turn her head to the judge and have a conversation about the counting method WHILE SHE CONTINUED TO DO DOUBLE UNDERS UNBROKEN. Hilarity.) and HSPU (36 in 2 min). She was 2nd in that workout and went into the final workout in 3rd place. She was able to maintain that after the final WOD and finished with a 3rd place podium finish. Aweome job Kris!
Sunday: Team Competition
Kim and Meaghan teamed up to compete in the females (scaled) division. Some good planning and strategy during the week paid off in the 3rd event where they would have 5 minutes to achieve the highest sum between a shoulder to overhead, front squat, and deadlift. Kim hit 165 overhead and a 205 front squat (both 5 lbs under her training PRs) and Meaghan let loose with a 250 lb deadlift (a 10 lb PR!). Going into the 4th workout, they were in 3rd place. We knew that the top 5 teams would be put through a final workout to determine the final outcome.
The 4th WOD was a total of 8 rounds of 10 Slamballs, 10 KTE (on rings), and 10 KB Swings. Immediately as the WOD started, something strange happened. During one of the first slamballs, Meaghan suffered a dislocated shoulder, but as quickly as it had happened, she stood there over the slamball and popped it back into place AND PROCEEDED TO FINISH THE ENTIRE WORKOUT. (Folks, this is not recommended). Aside: I did not see this happen as I had to step away for a brief moment and did not realize she had done this until we regrouped after the WOD. I’m not sure if what Meaghan did was extremely brave or a little bit dumb (perhaps a little bit of both?) but she did it and her shoulder is back in working order now. Her determination to finish the WOD is nothing short of amazing and her performance was inspiring to everyone who had seen it. (I’m sure Meaghan can elaborate on this if you ask her) The ladies went into the final workout in 3rd place and managed to hang onto that margin for a podium finish. Awesome awesome job Kim and Meaghan!
In case you’re counting, we had three athletes compete this weekend. All three athletes ended up on the podium.
Are you interested in competing? Let us know! Many competitions have Rx’d and scaled divisions for men, women, and team! Sign up sheets are in the box!
By the way, I’m really glad we have an official gang sign now. See Kim and Meaghan are demonstrating the proper way to flash “RTP Style.” (although thumbs should technically overlap slightly, but we never get technical do we?)
WOD 01 28 13
A1. Back Squat (5@36%, 5@45%, 5@54%). These ‘worksets’ are for deload purposes. They should feel more like warm up sets
A2. Pullup progressions
C. 8 rounds
Muscle ups (2/1)
4 Over the box Burpees (30″/24″)
8 Wallball (30 lb, 10’/20 lb, 8′)
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