GSF Weekly #11 – CROSS FIT / Post Regional Redemption
Posted June 18, 2013 by Alforde Joaquin in
GetSportsFocus.com – CrossFit is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. In 2000, CrossFit was founded by Greg Glassman and since then – it has grown immensely worldwide. Glassman created CrossFit just over the hill in Santa Cruz, CA and now, there is an annual national competition. Only fifty men and fifty women qualify and compete at the CrossFit Games. Each individual must perform well enough at their regional competition, which would allow him or her to place high enough to qualify for the games.
The event we covered was the Post Regional Redemption Competition, there was a cash prize, but a cash prize does not make up for those who came up short in the regional qualifiers. This redemption competition gave cross fitters something to look forward to after the NorCal regionals, and even allowed the athletes to overcome some of the struggles they may have faced at the regional competition.
There were different divisions and within those divisions there were different heats that all competed against one another. After completing two WODS (two rounds of work outs), the athlete’s scores were tallied to determine the top performing teams in each division. After each team was placed correctly, the top-placing teams competed against one another for the title of the Post Regional Redemption Competition.
It was phenomenal to watch the athletes work out and see how incredible these athletes physical and mental strength truly are. CrossFit is a sport to keep your eye on because it is in fact continuing to grow in popularity. It is a sport that can be done for all ages and all sizes – that is the truly amazing part, anyone can do it!
We would love to hear what you think about CrossFit and if you are a cross fitter yourself, what motivated you to start cross fit and what you love about it!
Please leave your comments below about your experiences and what your inspiration is behind wearing the pink!
Special Thanks to:
CrossFit Morgan Hill
Los Gatos CrossFit
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written by: Angela Santoro
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