The 2013 Open: We came, we saw, we conquered!

First of all AMAZING job to everyone who participated in the Open- I couldn’t be prouder or happier with the effort that everyone showed over the last five weeks.  It was inspiring to see people pushing their limits, hitting PRs, and attacking the Open workouts.  But perhaps even better was the amazing support that the CrossFit Hyannis community showed each other during the course of these workouts.  It was so great to see people pushing each other, offering tips and cues, and cheering people on.  This is what the Open is truly about.

In the final workout of the Open we had four minutes to show the world what we had.  The top male score was Adam with  78 reps, and the top officially registered male athlete was Chris Tucy with 68 reps.  The top female athlete was Bridget Armstrong with 54 reps.  Great job guys!  We had many people get their first chest to bar pullups- no easy task for anyone!  It was thrilling to see people get after it and give it their best- even if in the end their chest didn’t quite touch that bar (so…close…).

With so many great, inspiring performances it was hard to choose a Spirit of the Open winner this week but in the end it goes to Abby Murray.  Abby did the workout twice in one day, certain after her first attempt that she could get a few more chest to bar pull-ups.  Her final score was 28 reps- pretty impressive for someone who has only been doing CrossFit a few months and just recently got pull-ups.  Abby showed tenacity throughout the course of the Open, fearlessly tackling whatever was thrown her way.  Keep it up Abby- I can’t wait to see what the next year of training brings for you!

Abby…she’s kind of a big deal.

Thank you to everyone for your participation in the CrossFit Open this year.  As we come to the close of this year’s Open, use it as a gauge of where you are now and where you hope to go.  We all have weaknesses.  We can choose to accept them, or we can choose to attack them with our best efforts knowing that the work we put in everyday will eventually help us to slay those weaknesses leaving us healthier, fitter, and better than we were before.  I hope that you choose to slay those goats, and I look forward to being part of the journey.  Here’s to the great year of training that lays before us!

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