May 2, 2016

Results of Masters Qualifier

Now that the leaderboard has shaken out, I

wanted to report the results of last weekend’s Masters Qualifier. After the Open, the top 200 Masters athletes in each age division are given four

workouts to complete (with a certified judge and on video). From there, the top 20 in the world qualify for the Games.

CrossFit Vero Beach had three athletes competing in the qualifier – Chuck Sullivan (60+), Diane Blais (60+) and Wendy Shafranski (40-44). It’s pretty rare to have so many Masters in one gym who make it to this level after the Open!

One workout was a max deadlift; another consisted of burpees over bar/overhead squats/muscle-ups (ring dips for 60+); the third was am AMRAP of double-unders/chest-to-bar pull-ups (chin over bar for 60+)/hang power cleans; and the last was a row/thruster.

Diane pulled 232# on her deadlift and competed consistently across all events. She actually pulled her ranking up after the Open.

Chuck, as usual, was a poised and impressive competitor and he won the row/thruster event in his age group!

After the weekend, Diane ended up 63rd worldwide; Chuck 23rd worldwide and Wendy 44th worldwide!

It was a fun and challenging weekend and I

am sure I speak for the others in saying it only motivates us to improve.

Here’s video of Diane’s impressive 232-lb deadlift…


REMINDER TO CHARITY WOD TEAMS: send me your team names…3, 2, 1, GO!

Workout of the Day
EMOM for 10 minutes (10 sets)
1 pause deadlift @ 70%
*3-5 second pause right below knee

3 sets of:
30 ft overhead walking lunge (with barbell) RX 95/65; Masters 75/45
12 KB front squats
Rest as needed

3 sets
10 stir the pots
15 Abmat sit ups
:45 plank

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