If you haven’t heard, the CrossFit Open is coming up (next week!). I’m really excited to kick things off and enjoy five weeks of loud cheers, PRs, “firsts,” and everything else the Open provides.
Since we’re only a week away from the first Open workout announcement, I thought it might be fun to reminisce about some of my favorite CrossFit Open moments at CrossFit Undeniable. There have been a ton of amazing moments, but here are a few that stick out to me when I think back.
I’m excited to watch all the amazing moments unfold for this upcoming CrossFit Open!
Workout 19.3 brought us overhead walking lunges, dumbbell step-ups, strict handstand push-ups, and handstand walking along with a tough timecap.
We only had one person finish the whole workout – JoEllen. She made it all the way through the scaled workout for her division. I distinctly remember everyone cheering her on as she started the bear crawl with only a minute or so left on the clock.
That moment—when the cheering picks up in the final minute of a heat—is pretty incredible.
Our last CrossFit Open before moving to our new location! A lot stands out, but it’s hard to top 18.3. The workout featured ring muscle-ups, a really difficult movement. When Heather landed her first ring muscle-up, well, just watch:
Ah 2017! Dave Castro was kind enough to bring back the handstand push-ups from 16.4, which proved to be my nemesis yet again. That’s not what sticks out though.
Workout 17.3 offered a couplet of chest-to-bar pull-ups and snatches in an ascending weight fashion. Athletes had an allotted amount of time to complete a certain amount of work. If they finished, they could progress in the workout. If they didn’t finish the work, they were done. Many of us were done after 12 minutes (myself included).
Becca finished the whole darn thing (153 jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups and 63 snatches)! This is the image that sticks out – literally everyone around her cheering her on to the very finish.
This was my first Open at CrossFit Undeniable so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. We had just joined the gym so I didn’t know anyone really well.
As is customary, the last workout of the Open that year featured everyone’s favorite movement—thrusters. I hopped in to judge a heat and was paired up with Evelyn. Having already done the workout earlier, I knew how much this was going to sting.
She knocked my socks off!
She worked incredibly hard and her movements were top notch. I had never met Evelyn before, but it was just inspiring to see her working out in a heat alongside athletes with sub 3:00 Fran time. It just reinforced the idea that anyone can do the Open and push themselves harder than they thought possible.
Kudos Evelyn for kicking butt in that workout!