Over the weekend, we had 12 athletes compete at the Central Florida Throwdown. As always, it was an absolute blast…not just the competition itself and the atmosphere, but just being there as a coach. To all the folks who came out to watch, scream, yell, and cheer our athletes on – thank you! I know that I speak for all of them when I say that the support from everyone at CrossFit For Glory is second to none! Here is how the weekend shook out in terms of final placings:
Imane Rhali – 53rd (set a new CJ PR of 95lb…60lb above her previous!)
Alex Furst – 49th
Marc Z – 51st
Stephanie Ball – 9th
Team (Crystal, Susan, Michael, and Todd) – 34th
Wil Lowery – 19th (first RX competition)
Margaret Clark – 7th
Mark James – 5th
Kaliym Islam – 1st Place (yes, you read that correctly…more later)
I cannot even begin to express how proud I am of each and every person that competed this weekend. It takes a tremendous amount of bravery to sign up, show up, and give your all in every WOD. Each of these athletes represented CrossFit For Glory with the highest character, a source of pride for me! I would like to call extra attention to two ladies who entered their first CrossFit competition – Imane Rhali and Stephanie Ball. They both faced a tremendous amount of adversity in a couple of WODs but pushed through to the end…tears and all. Ladies – you brought tears to my eyes as I watched you both give it your all. Your first one is in the books…so you’re not rookies any longer!! Congrats!!
10 Rounds For Time:
10 Thrusters (95/65)
10 Ring Push-Ups
Army Sgt. Keith Adam Coe, 30, of Auburndale, Fla., assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., died April 27th, 2010, in Khalis, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an explosive device. He is survived by his wife Katrina Coe, two sons, Killian and Keith Jr., and daughter, Klover.