Top 3 RX Women: Coach Lauren, Coach Allie, Jenny Dobrea Top 3 RX Men: Coach George, Chris Reynolds, Jon Miller Top 3 SCALE Women: Paula Harmon, Sara Dye, Stephanie Margaritakis Top 3 SCALE Men: Brent Gill, Erik Antibus, Scott Miller
Week 5 of the Open delivered the movements we knew were coming in a completely unprecedented way; wall balls, rowing, and ring muscle ups- BUT for the first time ever, Mr. Castro allowed athletes to partition the work anyway, making 20.5 a massive strategy test.
We saw some unique ideas and tons of exciting performances during our last FNL:
Coach George finished the entire workout in a flash, then repeated to finish more than 2 minutes faster, clinching a top 100 finish in the State of Ohio.
RTC body doc, Andrea Harris, flew through the walls balls and rowing then soared to the top of the rings, sealing a tip 100 finish in the State as well.
Paula Harmon finished the workout in lightning fast time, securing her the NUMBER ONE spot in the scaled Ohio division!
Amy Antibus achieved her first RX chin over the bar pull-up without any assistance. Congrats Amy!
Power rangers and A-team both racked up 21 points just for FULL team participation in FNL!
Team POWER RANGERS: 40 pts
Team GHSTBUSTERS & Team A TEAM: tied with 31 pts each
Team NINJA TURTLES: 22 pts
Week 5 Best Dressed Team Award goes to TEAM POWER RANGERS
Week 5 Best Spirit Team Award goes to TEAM GHOSTBUSTERS
Overall Standings after 5 Weeks:
A-Team: 171 pts
Ghostbusters: 170 pts
Power Rangers: 162 pts
Ninja Turtles: 124 pts
What a race to the end!!!! A-Team takes the overall 2020 Intramural Open victory over Ghostbusters by 1 precious point!!! Congratulations A-Team and everyone that participated in our first intramural Open!!
Top 3 RX Women: Coach Allie, Jenny Dobrea, Andrea Harris
Top 3 RX Men: Jon Miller, Coach George, Chris Reynolds
Top 3 SCALE Women: Sara Dye, Amy Antibus, Amber Osmar
Top 3 SCALE Men: Scott Miller, Joey Salser, Brent Gill
Week 4 of the Open surprised us all with the introduction of the pistol for the FIRST time ever in the Open. It also featured the heaviest clean and jerk weight ever programmed in the Open. A heavy barbell always makes for an exciting time and we surely had some epic performances once again this week with a TON of PRs.
Clean & Jerk PRs:
Kathy Darmstadt 75#
Stephanie Miller 95#
Sam Ledford 95#
Jenny Dobrea 175#
Krystal Allen 145#
Paula Harmon 85#
Erik Antibus 115#
Bailee Huberty 75#
Sara Dye 135#
Erik & Amy Antibus tackled 20.4 on Sunday morning immediately after returning from their Jamaican Vacation. Jet lag and dehydration had nothing on them!
Team GHSTBUSTERS: 39 pts
Team A TEAM: 37 pts
Team POWER RANGERS: 30 pts
Team NINJA TURTLES: 25 pts
Overall Standings after 4 Weeks:
A-Team: 140 pts
2. Ghostbusters: 139 pts
3. Power Rangers: 122 pts
4. Ninja Turtles: 102 pts
Week 4 Best Dressed Team Award goes to TEAM GHOSTBUSTERS
Week 4 Best Spirit Team Award goes to TEAM POWER RANGERS
OH BOY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A RACE TO THE FINISH WITH ONLY 1, YES 1, POINT SEPARATING A-TEAM AND THE GHOSTBUSTERS. WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP THIS WEEK AND CLINCH THE 2019 OVERALL INTRAMURAL WINNER????
What to expect this week
Process of elimination leaves us with a few solid guesses, but one thing we KNOW is Dave Castro loves to throw curve balls. Be sure to tune into games.crossfit.com at 8PM or to Wodify at 8:15ish to see what’s in store for this upcoming Friday. My predication this week: Muscle Ups & Devils Press, because why the hell not….See you Friday!!
Top 3 RX Women: Andrea Harris, Coach Lauren, Jenny Dobrea Top 3 RX Men: Coach George, Jon Miller, Chris Reynolds Top 3 SCALE Women: Paula Harmon, Kathy Darmstadt, Amy Antibus Top 3 SCALE Men: Joey Salser, Scott Miller, Brent Gill
Week 3 Recap:
Well, I guess we knew a repeat was coming…but holy heavy weight Batman! Athletes were thrown upside-down with this workout release (literally hehe) with the return of 18.4: deadlifts & handstand push-ups then heavier deadlifts & handstand walking! While many athletes around the world angrily berated their parents for taking them out of toddler gymnastics when they were 4 years old because there wasn’t a ball involved in said “sport” and wouldn’t stop pouting during class (this is not a personal story whatsoever), our athletes attacked this workout with intention, heart, and determination!
We had some surprises and some AWESOME performances this week, with some notable ones listed below:
Paula Harmon continues to make her presence known in the scaled division, defending her top spot on the ladies scaled leaderboard again in Week 3.
The scaled men’s leaderboard saw a new face this week, with the strong and long, Joey Salser, taking the lead and putting on a barbell clinic during FNL.
The Gritty Performance of the Week goes to Jenny Dobrea who made her way onto the women’s RX leaderboard this week with 18 deadlift reps at 205 pounds despite having previously herniated 2 discs resulting in serious back trauma PTSD.
Scott Miller continues his consistency streak with a third consecutive week in the top 3 on the scaled men’s leaderboard. Can he go 5 for 5? We think so!
Erin King got a new skill AGAIN this week with her first RX HSPU
Coach George, Chris, Andrea, Jenny, & Erin all improved their scores from 2018 – proving they have indeed increased their fitness and skills over the last 18 months.
And Michelle Parker logged an RX score on the Games leaderboard this year, after logging a scaled score in 2018. Kudos to you lady.
Missing Coach Allie last week left Team GHOSTBUSTERS with their worst week so far. They did have 4 leaderboard athletes, but it wasn’t enough. The weaker showing closed the gap and opened the door for A Team to get an easy shot at the crown with only 2 weeks left. Can they get it together this week and regain the lead? Or will they be at the receiving end of the shit talk until the next open in October…
The A TEAM came to play AGAIN this week – moving ahead of TEAM GHOSTBUSTERS on the overall leaderboard after theyran away with this week’s best team spirit award for the second straight week with enormous participation at FNL – their presence was known!
Team POWER RANGERS took the big win on best dressed this week with a clutch homemade tie dye showing by team member, Brent Gill, who even had his girls dressed for the week’s theme.
What to expect this week:
As with every open, to guess what’s coming next is like trying to predict the weather in our great State. However, we can guarantee that the carnage will continue, and the skills will become more advanced, and the scaled division will be absolutely CUT THROAT. Be sure to tune intogames.crossfit.com at 8PM or to Wodify at 8:15ish to see what’s in store for this upcoming Friday. Just like every weatherman/woman in town, we will make a predication: Muscle Ups, box jumps, and wall balls. And just like every weatherman/woman in town, we will be wrong. See you guys on Friday!
Top 3 RX Women: Coach Allie, Andrea Harris, Coach Lauren Top 3 RX Men: Coach George, Jon Miller, Chris Reynolds Top 3 SCALE Women: Paula Harmon, Amy Antibus, Stephanie Margaritakas Top 3 SCALE Men: Erik Antibus, Scott Miller, Brent Gill
Now we won’t say that we nailed our week 2 prediction, but we could have done worse. We had 1 of the 3 movements that came out, so we have that going for us! We saw another long pacing workout, with 20 minutes of dumbbell thrusters, toes to bar, and double unders.
Once again, we had some AWESOME performances this week, with some notable ones listed below:
Paula Harmon & Stephanie Margaritikis continue to make their presence known in the scaled division, as they secure a 2nd straight week on the leaderboard.
With her unbreakable demeanor and immeasurable endurance, the consistent Andrea Harris makes her showing on the Women’s RX board again this week.
The Gritty Performances of the Week go to Erik Antibus who made his way to the top of the men’s scaled division after only 1 month of CrossFit and wife, Amy Antibus, who busted onto the scene in the ladies scaled devision leaderboard in week 2, earning valuable points for their team, THE A TEAM.
We can’t say enough about our RX men, with Jon Miller smiling his way through much of the 20 minutes (see photo evidence).
Erin King got a new skill with her first time doing toes to bar in a workout!
Paula Harmon increased her score over 200 reps in her redo attempt! It seems a new strategy really worked out.
The A TEAM talked a big game last week and they certainly backed it up, bringing their A’est game for week 2! They ran away with this week’s best team spirit award and nearly took best dressed, but fell a little short to TEAM GHOSTBUSTERS who had all members participate in the theme. Better luck next week A TEAM.
GHOSTBUSTERS ran AWAY with the best dressed team award for a second straight week, with EVERY team member participating in the CROPS & SOCKS THEME!
TEAM POWER RANGERS and TEAM NINJA TURTLES both had strong showings, with 5athletes on our top leaderboards scattered among almost all divisions! However, if the Power Rangers or Ninja Turtles want to make a comeback in the overall standings, they’ll need all hands on deck, given the strong showings from the other teams…
What to expect this week:
As with every open, to guess what’s coming next is like trying to predict the weather in our great State. However, we can guarantee that the carnage will continue, and the skills will become more advanced, and the scaled division will be absolutely CUT THROAT. Be sure to tune into games.crossfit.com at 8PM or to Wodify at 8:15ish to see what’s in store for this upcoming Friday. Just like every weatherman/woman in town, we will make a predication: Handstands, box jumps, and lunges. And just like every weatherman/woman in town, we will be wrong. See you guys on Friday!
Top 3 RX Women: Coach Allie, Andrea Harris, Coach Lauren
Top 3 RX Men: Coach George, Chris Reynolds, Jon Miller
Top 3 SCALE Women: Stephanie Margaritakas, Paula Harmon, Stacey Miller
Top 3 SCALE Men: Brent Gill, Erik Antibus, Scott Miller
Week 1 Recap:
Week 1 started off with quite the bang, with the first released workout of the 10th anniversary of the CrossFit Open featuring a true test of pacing. A classic couplet of ground to overhead and bar facing burpees and a challenging 15 minute time cap proved to be a tough grind for all athletes. We saw some great showings on the leaderboard with some first timers and newbies making an appearance.
BRENT GILL made his first showing on the scaled men’s leaderboard in his first EVER open.
While PAULA HARMON crept into the top 2 Scaled with just over ONE year of CrossFIt under her belt!
Arguably one of the most impressive showings was a gritty performance by STACEY MILLER who put up a gutsy 162 (9 full rounds) in the women’s scaled division.
Our top female scorers overall were COACH ALLIE (11:25), ANDREA HARRIS (AKA DOCTOR DRE) (12:10), & COACH LAUREN (12:57). Our top male scorers overall were COACH GEORGE (11:45), CHRIS REYNOLDS (177 reps), & our resident pie provider, & JON MILLER (166 reps). Turns out if you go really fast on a daily basis, you get fitter.
Nearly 40 People Completed 20.1 between Friday and Monday.
All redos saw improved scores/times
We saw tons of smiles and high fives and no visible tears, although I think we all silently cried at some point inside that 15 minutes.
Team GHOSTBUSTERS: 43 pts
Team POWER RANGERS & A TEAM: TIED AT 36 pts
Team NINJA TURTLES: 32 pts
Team GHOSTBUSTERS ran AWAY with the best dressed team award this week, giving them the slight edge over team POWER RANGERS & A TEAM. They pulled out ALL the stops this week, with EVERY team members participating in the NEON LIGHTS THEME! I mean, c’mon, leave some NEON for the rest of us… But really, they absolutely smoked week 1, but it begs to be asked: Can they sustain this level of effort for 4 more weeks? Or will they fade out?
Team POWER RANGERS had a strong showing, with many athletes coming in clutch on Friday as well as completing workouts on other days. Their showing of team spirit was strong, but their fun hats tied with the A TEAM who also had a strong showing in week one. Looks like the road to victory will be a close battle. What’s Team POWER RANGERS and the A TEAM have in store for this week?…
Team NINJA TURTLES comes up a little short this week, with a few teammates unable to make the FNL event for those valuable points. That didn’t slow down their efforts though— they also put up a strong showing in the team theme category with 7 of 8 athletes adding credit to their team total! From the mumbling around the community, word on the street is that they are coming with a vengeance this week! Though, it was coming from 99% of their own team, so we will have to wait and see what their plan is on Friday.
What to expect this week:
As with every open, to guess what’s coming next is like trying to predict the weather in our great State. However, we can almost guarantee that we will see some more complex movements. Be sure to tune into games.crossfit.com at 8PM or to Wodify at 8:15ish to see what’s in store for this upcoming Friday. Just like every weatherman/woman in town, I will make a predication: Rowing, double-unders, and chest-to-bar. And just like every weatherman/woman in town, I will be wrong. See you guys on Friday!