The 2017 CrossFit Open is finished. In a unanimous sigh of relief; we are no longer at the mercy of Dave Castro. IMO, I thought 17.5 was the worst one. So bad that I think Dave’s brother, Ronnie, sums up all of our feelings in this video.
Thrusters and double unders are the stuff of nightmares, man. Programming 10 rounds of 9 thrusters (that’s ninety thrusters in case you were wondering. 90. 9-0.) leaves us sucking air after approximately the 2nd round. And THEN, tossing in 35 of potentially one of the most frustrating skills in all the CrossFit land can be (read: was) downright defeating.
HOWEVER, from what I heard (because vacation), everyone at Renew not only rose to the challenge, but crushed it. Coach Becky even wrote a sentimental insta post about it. That’s how you know it’s real. I would link it here, but I’m scared of her.
This is where I leave you:
And now, the moment you’ve long been waiting for… THE FINAL LEADERBOARD:
End of The Open shoutouts:
Congratulations and GREAT JOB to everyone who participated in The Open this year! I know I haven’t been around Renew for as long as most of you, but it truly was an honor to compete alongside all of you. I loved seeing everyone jump in with both feet and tackle these workouts.
Also, thank you for sticking around after your heats and cheering everyone else on! I love when the morning and evening crews collide; coming together as the little amazing community we are. I greatly enjoyed meeting all the new faces, high fiving old faces, and sucking wind alongside both.
Let’s keep this community bonding streak rolling with the Community WOD this Saturday from 10-11ish! Get some R&R today and tomorrow, and I’ll see you guys on Saturday!