Four for four.
4 for 4.
No matter how you write it, it looks perfect.
This weekend we qualified four of our top athletes, in two separate regions, for a trip to the 2012 CrossFit Games.
Talayna Fortunato finished 1st overall in the Southeast, and was dominant the entire weekend. Her scores included three second places finishes, and two firsts—both coming on the final day.
Brandon Phillips finished 2nd overall in the Southest, and was only 4 points out of first place DESPITE the fact that he took twenty-fifth on the opening WOD. BP won two events at this year’s Regional, and looks like a completely different animal on this, his fourth trip to the Games.
Candice Ruiz, who has only been with us for a few months, finished 2nd overall in the South Central by battling back from a 16th place finish on the opening WOD. She was as clutch as possible, taking 2nd on the final WOD to secure herself a return trip to Cali after a one year hiatus.
Finally, Jason Hoggan, who I literally coached through his first CF WOD, finished 2nd overall by absolutely destroying the field on the final WOD. Despite fears about past Muscle-Up failures, Jason, who I have coached longer than any other athlete, calmly paced through the first section of WOD 6, then ran the entire field down from behind, and finished almost a minute and a half before the next closest competitor. I’m not trying to overstate my feelings, but the fact that Jason qualified, after all these years, is the single proudest moment of my coaching career.
Overall I am stunned, beyond grateful, and preposterously excited to see how these next 4 weeks play out. Great job, Outlaws.
1) 5X3 Snatch @ 75% – rest 45 sec.
2a) 4X3 Behind the neck Push Press (snatch grip) – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.
2b) 4X2 Snatch Pull @ 110% – rest 60 sec.
1) 1X20 Back Squat (Group 2 – 2X10 @ 50% – rest 60 sec.)
Notes: This should be a maximal UNBROKEN set. If you completed all 20 reps last week, add approximately 5% this week. If you were close to completing all 20 reps (15-19), use the same weight. If you weren’t close (10-14), take off 5%.
30 Burpee Over-The-Box Jumps 24/20″
30 Push Jerks 135/95