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…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIKAELA BAGBY, DAN CLEMENTE, JULIA CARTER and TOM KLAPSA!
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
10 stir the pots
15 Abmat sit ups
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.