2016 ACF Fall Invitational Final Results

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Congratulations to All Who Participated!!!
Great work to all who participated in this year’s 2016 Aliso CrossFit Fall Invitational. This was a week full of excitement, energy, and accomplishment. The energy in the box was amazing. There were new personal records set, personal barriers broken, and new friendships formed. I’m proud of each and every one of you for giving it your all this week.

Insights into the programming…
My goal for the programming during the Fall Invitational was to create workouts that enabled maximum participation by all members, while encouraging each of us to strive for those particular movements or weights that we may not have tried for in a less competitive environment. Hence, we saw several elimination-style workouts which forced us to try to accomplish those movements or lift those weights in order to continue moving forward in the workout.

The time domains were short in order to allow us to fit multiple workouts in the same class. While I wasn’t necessarily looking to test our “engines” or work capacity, we did get an aspect of that through the compounding effect of multiple workouts stacked back to back with minimal rest.

I focused on including skills and loads that we are likely to see in the upcoming 2017 CrossFit Games Open. Bodyweight movements such as pull ups, handstand push-ups, toes to bar, bar muscle ups, ring muscle ups are classic “Open” movements that we typically see year after year during the Open. Double unders and calorie rows are a favorite for testing monostructural conditioning. Weightlifting movements such as 95/65 lbs thrusters, 225/155 lbs deadlifts are some more of Castro’s favorites. Heavy snatches, cleans, and deadlifts, which may or may not show up in a “ladder-style” format are also likely to be somewhere in the lineup.

This was our first time having a “Masters” division. The weights and movements programmed for masters were based on what that age group will see programmed for them during the Open. Loads for masters typically ranged about 10% below standard Rx weights. Gymnastics skills were almost identical to standard Rx skills, as these do not change until you reach 55+ age group during the Open.

The “judging” aspect was important as well. We will use judges again during the Open, so getting exposed to the requirements of judging during this event will help all of us be more comfortable judging during the Open. Hopefully each of us was able to identify some particular skills or areas that we need to work on.

We will have one more in-house competition before the 2017 Open. The 2017 ACF Winter Games will take place at the beginning of January. More to follow on that as we get closer to the end of the year.

Team Captains:
Rachael Lewis: Team Vicious & Delicious
Libby Fernandez: Team Hustle & Muscle
Kenny Mazzarese: Team Droppin’ Bombs
Dani Murphy: Team Jerk-WODs

A huge shout-out is well deserved for our Team Captains. These four individuals led their teams and drove each of their members to their fullest potential.

Top Competitors:
Top Overall Competitor: Cassie S.
Top Male Competitor: Nolan R.
Top Male Masters 50+ Competitor: Michael H.
Top Female Masters 50+ Competitor: Kellie O.

Notable Accomplishments:
This is by no means a comprehensive list. There were so many note notable accomplishments this week. These types of accomplishments listed below, as well as the countless others that are not mentioned, are the real reason for this competition. To see someone push outside of their comfort zone and accomplish something they never thought they could do is such an amazing thing to watch. Congratulations to all of you who gave it your all this week. I apologize for any that I may have missed. Feel free to give a shout out on our ACF Members group to anyone you feel made a notable accomplishment this week.

Cecile T. got her first double under and a 10 lbs PR on her clean.
Liz K. got her first pull up.
Natasha M. got 30 weighted pistols and her first pull ups.
Patrick R. and Cassie S. both earned 3 first place finishes.
Todd W. cleaned 225 lbs 11 times.
Elana R. cleaned 85 lbs.
Carrie H. snatched 75 lbs five times.
Natalie K. did her first pushups in a WOD.
Mandy L. PR’d her snatch and clean.
Sarah C. PR’d her thruster from 65 lbs to 95 lbs.
Rachael L. got ring dips, weighted pistols, t2b, clean 115#, and a snatch PR.
Joe V. got 13 weighted pistols.
Colby V. got a 15 lbs PR on his power snatch.
Nolan R. first time attempting and hitting 205 lbs thrusters
Michael B. did his first successful toes to bars and double unders.
Devon B. was noted for being an all around positive and supportive teammate, even sticking around to cheer on his team mates and help them reach new accomplishments.
Brian D. ate his first donut in a while. It took him six minutes. Really… 6 minutes??? Apparently this donut was so good he had to write a Yelp review in the process.

Big thanks to Andriy D. and Alex D. for helping out with the spreadsheets behind the scenes. Creating the formulas and making sure all the information is correct in computing all these results is a huge task, and having those guys help me along the way was critical. Thank you both!

Thank you to Todd W. and Kellie O. for coming through huge on the Team Shirts! You guys are awesome and the shirts came out great. Thanks to them, you can now order Aliso CrossFit apparel any time from our online store at RugbyFit – Aliso CrossFit Apparel Store.


Congratulations to our first place team, Vicious & Delicious, led by Rachael Lewis!

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Final Team Standings:

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
  Vicious & Delicious Hustle & Muscle Droppin’ Bombs Jerk-WODs
WOD 1a 480 694 647 578
WOD 1b 598 561 615 595
WOD 1c 524 553 541 648
WOD 2a 428 467 550 679
WOD 2b 498 501 618 494
WOD 2c 559 535 583 645
WOD 3a 336 404 402 479
WOD 3b 307 536 413 422
WOD 3c 335 315 256 390
WOD 4a 268 339 310 294
WOD 4b 269 278 260 287
Total Points 4602 5183 5195 5511

Event Scoring Explained


Final Individual Standings:

Place Athlete Points
1 Cassie Schlarb 59
2 Nolan Raffanello 61
3 Patrick Ramsey 63
4 Rodney Davis 87
5 Rick DiCarlo 91
6 Justin Tuttle 92
7 Ben Webster 100
8 Daniel Kempff 108
9 Brian Delehanty 142
10 Kenny Mazzarese 146
11 Aaron Halstead 150
12 Michael Weisz 152
13 Evan McDaniel 177
14 Libby Fernandez 179
14 Judit Henrici 179
16 Michael Higuchi 190
17 Brandon Shapiro 202
18 Rafael Sotomayor 230
19 Kellie O’Neill 243
20 Matt Grofsky 246
21 Todd Wunsch 253
22 Jon Tucker 258
23 Steve Eng 259
24 Jibalo Bassene 260
25 Jeremiah Huff 294
26 Cherilyn Thrush 319
27 Devon Basham 333
28 Dani Murphy 365
29 Aileen Slivkoff 372
30 Michael Thrush 373
30 Joseph Vidito 373
32 Rachael Lewis 379
33 Babs Murphy 380
34 Natasha Malyutina 426
35 John Delapena 443
36 Alex Dubovik 451
37 Casey Allen 476
38 Jennifer Fleischer 477
39 Marc Garelick 485
40 Roger Huff 486
41 Andriy Dyatel 494
42 Jack Sheeran 506
43 Tiffany Davis 519
44 Colby Vose 520
45 Mike Henry 523
46 Ryan Hatch 535
47 Amber Weber 557
48 Sarah Chen 567
49 AJ Fiore 585
50 Liz Kelley 586
51 Kevin Naglie 593
52 Rebecca Large 600
53 Carrie Honigman 613
54 Stephanie Labile 633
55 Susan Poon 635
56 Cecile Tolentino 658
57 Frank Honigman 676
58 Brian Lim 685
59 Lia Davis 687
60 Daniel Berzansky 690
61 Mike Hughes 706
62 Ikwonne Ekpene 712
63 Elana Rams 729
64 Russell King 740
65 Amanda Litton 741
66 Gloria Tourville 744
67 Natalie Kline 746
68 Michael Blumenthal 769
69 Debbie King 798
70 Kara Kempff 799
71 Kim Huff 828
72 Haley Nelissen 832
73 Omead Moinee 850
74 Shyam Sundar 886
75 Mariha Donaldson 890
76 Candice Brewer 919
77 Rory Heaney 932
78 Dave Shilling 976
79 Roy Polizzi 983
80 Satinder Virk 1035
81 Julia Smith 1041
82 Elizabeth Vega 1106
83 Greg Baker 1135
84 Michael Slivkoff 1230
85 Shawn Wiltshire 1231
86 Rebecca Wiltshire 1260
87 Ahmet Ari 1401
88 Anthony Lane 1463
88 Ashley Herbert 1463
88 Ashley Moinee 1463
88 Basma Chalabi 1463
88 Bill Klawitter 1463
88 Bill Stoll 1463
88 Billy Klawitter 1463
88 Brett Vaughn 1463
88 Cameron Mathis 1463
88 Charlie Carter 1463
88 Cindy Mazur 1463
88 Craig Hernandez 1463
88 Dennis Canaria 1463
88 Diane Clary 1463
88 Erich Allman 1463
88 Jake Swan 1463
88 Jeff Weidner 1463
88 Jenni Schierman 1463
88 Jess Snyder 1463
88 Joel Boucher 1463
88 Jon Ventimiglia 1463
88 Josh Burley 1463
88 Josh Kennedy 1463
88 Josh Lauman 1463
88 Joshua Cora 1463
88 Josie D’Aquanno 1463
88 Laurie Allen 1463
88 Mary Kathryn Boucher 1463
88 Michael Majeed 1463
88 Michelle Adams 1463
88 Mya Haugo 1463
88 Myriam Lane 1463
88 Nicole Baker 1463
88 Noah Baumea 1463
88 Penny McNamara 1463
88 Rachael Dove-Mathis 1463
88 Robert Kollar 1463
88 Ryan Hertzing 1463
88 Ryan Rockwood 1463
88 Scott Anderten 1463
88 Sean Saadat 1463
88 Selva Thiyagarajan 1463
88 Stephanie Baker 1463
88 Steve Hernandez 1463
88 Tony Zwetow 1463
88 Uma Sundar 1463
88 Winston Hewett 1463