Yesterday CrossFit Wilmington traveled to CrossFit Durham to compete in the 2nd Annual Carolina CrossFit Challenge. CFW had 26 members compete. 27 really… we still claim Karen of CFOIB! All but two made it through the first cut and we had 11… yes, CrossFit Wilmington had 11 athletes in the finals. Dawn and Tanner were our top two for the day, both took 4th place. Dave B. took 3rd in the Masters and our Brother Kent took 1st place.
These events make me so proud of CFW. Classy and professional. That’s how you guys roll. My trainers are not only the best in the business… they f’ing represent! And our members put it on them.
A huge congrats to you guys and gals. A wonderful sight to see all you do so well and with such esteem.
And I cannot thank the 20 or so folks that made the trip just to support our competing athletes. It means so much.
I am humbled and proud of my crew for bigger things. Not one of our crew left after being cut. They stayed through to the end and
helped clean up and move equipment. CFW athletes and coaches that were injured volunteered to judge. That is the class and professionalism I’m even more proud of CFW being known for than our finishes and finals. It was sad to see other affiliates bale out when their participants were cut. I mean, how can you not help out at an event like this? I’m not trying to smack other Affiliates in the face (not today anyway), but I am calling them out for being lazy, selfish terds.
CrossFit Wilmington supports the community and I’ve never had to ask you to. You guys just do it. Again… I’m humbled and it was nice to get thank yous from Dave and Andy and other CF Durham crew.
While there will always be gripes and complaints on scoring, judging, programming and anything else people can gripe about, Dave and CF Durham… along with head judge Andy Hendel the all the judges and volunteers put on a great events.
Admittedly, CFW was dissapointed in the simplicity of the workouts. Yeah… we would’ve loved to had Snatch at 185lbs/105lbs in the WODs. Or better… a Clean & Jerk WOD with 255lbs/145lbs in it. Ha. That’s the fun about competing in CrossFit events… you don’t get to choose. Of course, if the programming were different the results would’be completely different. Heck, we could’ve programmed a workout that only 6 or 7 of the guys and 4 or 5 of the ladies there could even do as Rx’ed. But that could go either way. A heavier, more technical programming would favor CFW. But more bodyweight stuff would favor the smaller, faster competitors. That is CrossFit.
Oddly, we would’ve loved a mile run in there too. I was looking at our line up and over half of the guys have sub 6 miles and all the ladies are sub 7 and a few of them are sub 6.
It’s fun to enter a competition, that on that day, at that place, with those weights to see who’s the tops. We showed the Carolinas, with 26 badasses, that our programming works. It works with the MetCons, the Max lifts, and long chippers. We represent the Port City and do it well.
Congrats to all the competitors at the Challenge. And one to CF Vitality for taking the Sled home. They had 5 in the finals and won the “CrossFit Wilmington Award”.
Thanks to everyone that made it happen. We are happy to be able to participate.
Stand by for the video and we hope you’re enjoying your rest day. Tomorrow you get to see how you compare to our Challenge competitors on the workouts they did this weekend.