2016 ACF Fall Invitational Final Results
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.
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 Overall Competitor: Cassie S.
Top Male Competitor: Nolan R.
Top Male Masters 50+ Competitor: Michael H.
Top Female Masters 50+ Competitor: Kellie O.
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!
Final Team Standings:
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place|
|Vicious & Delicious||Hustle & Muscle||Droppin’ Bombs||Jerk-WODs|
Final Individual Standings:
|88||Mary Kathryn Boucher||1463|
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