The Open is officially over!

I want to congratulate everyone for signing up for the Open and putting themselves into the face of competition (some of you for the first time ever!).  As a box, we had some awesome accomplishments and it was awe-inspiring to see you guys pour your efforts into each workout. Some of you guys did things you didn’t know you could, and some of you learned new skills along the way.  Some of you re-discovered your inner competitive streak and found some healthy, friendly competition.  Some of you repeated workouts because you wanted to prove it to yourselves that you had those extra few reps in you.  Some of you learned about yourself as an athlete, about the importance of having a basic strategy, and what happens in the heat of competition.  Some of you learned what it was like to get a rep taken away from you and what it’s like to tell your friend that the last one didn’t count.

I am extremely proud of you guys for signing up for the Open and competing with the rest of the CrossFit community!
I would like to recognize our very own Kris for her performance in the Open this year.  She managed to place in the top 80 in each workout (her lowest overall finish in any workout was 77th which is a testament to how well rounded of an athlete she has become) which was good enough to land her an overall placing of 31st in the Mid-Atlantic Region as an individual.  This folks, is no small feat.  Last year, the top 60 athletes in each Region were invited to compete at the Regional level, and Kris barely missed the cut at (67th overall).  Since then, she’s had her eye on the preparing for this year’s Open, even though the level of competition has greatly increased and the field of athletes moving onto Regionals was cut from 60 to 48.  I couldn’t be more proud that she’ll be representing our box at Regionals this year.  This year, Regionals is June 7th – 9th in DC, and we will be road-tripping a cheering crowd there!  Stay tuned for fundraiser details as well as a trip details.

With that said, we do have a few special awards that we handed out at the party on Saturday.  For those who were not in attendance, you can pick up your award at the box this week.

“Lunk Alarm” Award – David “Mad Dog” Holland (for all the hootin’ and hollerin’)

“Take Two Opportunist” Award – Liz Salmon & Cheryl Johnston (for their 13.4 performances)

“I just did that?” Award – Murphie Chappell & Dorian Locklear (for their T2B on 13.4)

“Oh Fudge” Space Cadet Award – Ashley “AD” Davidson (for forgetting to submit her score)

“Money in the Clutch” Award – Carly “Snarles” Brewer (for her last second heroics on 13.1 and 13.3)

“Rah-Rah-Rah” Award – Bonnie Locklear & Tony Naylor (for being the best cheerleaders ever)

“Lemming” Award – Kim Cocce (for nearly killing herself by doing 13.3 three times)

“Master’s BAMF” Award – Lisa “Fancypants” Frangipane (for being a Master’s BAMF)

“Regionals, Baby!” Award – Kristen “TP” Hestand

“Oh, like this?” Virtuosity Award – Roger Cave (for being able to do anything after being shown just once, and asking “Oh, like this?”)

“Sneaky Beast” Award – Matt Martin (for obvious reasons)

Best overall Finish (Male, non-coach) – Tony Naylor ($100 prize)

Best overall Finish (Female, non-coach) – Kim Cocce ($100 prize)


What were your favorite moments during the Open?  What did you learn?


WOD 04 09 13

A. Find a 1RM Clean

B. Find a 1RM Bench Press

C. Row 500m

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  • 04 08 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Congrats Kris! So excited for you.

  • 04 09 2013 at 10:13 am

    Heart Hug to the K to the R to the I to the S!! Way to go!

  • 04 09 2013 at 11:18 am

    The money train will be making a stop in Maryland in June. no doubt.

    • 04 09 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Whoot whoot… No crazy ladies nights this time D

      • 04 10 2013 at 10:13 am

        lol, i dont think it would be possible to top our crazy nights at regionals last year!!

  • 04 09 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Rowing two days in a row! madness

  • 04 09 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Congrats, Kris!!!

    *little kid voice* That’s my coach! That’s my coach!

    Congrats to everyone that participated, cheered, helped out, whatever. Great job!

  • 04 09 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Way to go Kris. The Morning Mob is super-duper proud of you girl!
    Clean- 175 # (25# PA)
    Bench- 210# (5 # PA)
    Row- 1:41:7 (6 sec PA)

  • 04 09 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Cleaned 250lbs (5lb PR)
    Benched 185 (tied my best ever)
    Rowed 1:38.8 (PR by about 1 second)
    Great day!

    • 04 09 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Nice Phil!

      I tried to come at you today but you got me…

  • 04 09 2013 at 8:12 pm

    My goal today was 100lb clean which has been eluding me for awhile. Then I did 105lb!
    85lb bench (+15)
    1:57 row (tied)

  • 04 09 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Congrats Kris, awesome accomplishment!

    Today I got my first pull up!
    Cleaned: 103
    Benched: 135
    Rowed: 2:03

    • 04 09 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Congrats on the pull up!!

      • 04 09 2013 at 8:21 pm

        You too, killed your clean!

    • 04 09 2013 at 8:57 pm




    • 04 09 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Congrats on the pull-up!

  • 04 09 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Came in to visit the morning mob this AM AND PRd my strict pull-ups at 22.
    Also had a thought that my previous back squat PR was a fluke but found out it wasn’t.
    The six thirty Syndicate was a ridiculously fun class filled with yelling and PRs up the ying yang.
    A. Cleaned 240 not a PR and let 245 (prior PR) get in my head. Another day.
    B. 225. 5 lbs away but I’ll take it.
    C. Coaxed Matthew to row his second 500m with me and helped push me to a 1.34.1. Monitor fell down at about 200m left so some technical difficulty lifting it back up. Why does 500m always hurt so good?

    • 04 09 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Shout out to Sarah for running such an awesome class this afternoon!

    • 04 09 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Definitely an awesome workout.

      A: 155lbs
      B: 165lbs
      C: 1:35.7 1st time, 1:37:3 after being talked into round 2 by Lei. I can always be talked into more rowing

      • 04 09 2013 at 10:31 pm

        Duly noted, Matthew.

  • 04 09 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Such a great night in the gym! Way to everyone! Way to go Kristen!! Can’t wait for regionals.

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