Last Saturday I competed in my first CrossFit competition. The competition was held in St. Michael, MN and hosted by EffectUs Athletics.
The Fall Brawl consisted of 4 events. Teams completed event 1, followed by a 3 min break, then they did event 2. After about an hour rest this same schedule was repeated of events 3 and 4.
The events were:
Partner 1 gets 7 min to establish a 1RPM on Behind the Neck jerk
1 min transition
Partner 2 gets 7 min to establish a 1RPM on Behind the Neck jerk
15:00 AMRAP - each partner must complete a full round before switching
10 DB Alternating Arm Snatches 35#
10 DB Thrusters 35#
10 DB Box Step-Overs 35#, 24" box
Event 3 - split into 2 parts
Part 1 - 2000m row for time
Part 2 - Max 15 ft rope pulls, partners alternate every 30 feet (205# sled)
15:00 time cap for both events
15:00 time cap
150-120-90-60-30-15 Single Under jump rope
10-9-8-7-6-5 Air Assault Bike cals
It was an exhausting day but so much fun. Henry and I competed in the scaled division and we placed 2nd out of 16 teams! I knew we had a strong showing but I wasn't convinced we'd end up on the podium. Pretty sweet deal for my first CrossFit competition. I had a great time competing and I'm excited about doing more of these in the future.
As fun as it all was, probably the coolest part of the experience was the fact that 15-20 people from CrossFit Skopos drove all the way up to St. Michael to cheer on the six Skopos teams that were competing. We had the largest cheering section in the box by far! It was a fantastic example of the camaraderie and community that our owner Greg has created at Skopos.
Here are some pictures that friends captured during the competition.