Pearland CrossFit’s Inaugural Fall Classic

Last weekend I had the distinct pleasure of volunteering for my box’s first crossfit competition, and it was a blast. I have never been to a competition so I had no idea what to expect, all I knew was I was part of the put up and take down WOD team. This meant meeting the night before to set up the first WOD, meet with my team and discuss final details for the morning.

I volunteered to bring coffee and breakfast for the volunteers, so I picked up 2 things of Starbuck’s coffee and I made a huge round of the apple cider donuts, which were a huge hit! I was there at 6am, which was crazy early. But teams started to arrive at 6:30am, as well as vendors. It was amazing to see a well organized event take to life. The first wave was scheduled to start at 8am, and they needed all that time to register everyone (44 teams!), warm up and get ready to compete.

There were four (4) rounds, with 2 WOD’s in each round until round four. Programmed by John, these WOD’s contained thrusters, running, kettlebell swings, rope climbs, handstand push ups, fireman carries, clean and jerks, double unders and sit ups.  It was amazing to watch, and I am thankful for my role, as it allowed me to take tons of pictures after setting up the WOD’s. The physical prowess of these athletes was humbling and I loved cheering on all the people from my box.

Enjoy the pictures below, they are a good representation of the fun that happened.

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No Rep Meal Prep’s pink food truck serving all paleo meals for the entire challenge! So good!

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Mary, the owner and CEO of No Rep Meal Prep. She’s the shit.

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The only picture of me you will see, taken by my friend Sabrina, who is a legit photographer. Thankfully she gave me permission to share this photo 🙂

Weights and barbells for deadlifts..lots of fun setting this up!

Weights and barbels for deadlifts..lots of fun setting this up!

Box jumps, also part of the deadlift WOD. All KILLER.

Box jumps, also part of the deadlift WOD. All KILLER.

Kelsey looking exceptionally strong during her thrusters. She's one of my box heroes. :)

Kelsey looking exceptionally strong during her thrusters. She’s one of my box heroes. 🙂

Karl also doing thrusters. He is tremendously strong.

Karl also doing thrusters. He is tremendously strong.

Kelsey deadlifting like. a. BOSS.

Kelsey deadlifting like. a. BOSS.

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CrossFit Unity was a top contender in the clean and jerk. This man, Jacob, was one of the best.

I do believe she PR'd during this WOD. It was fantastic to see such triumph.

I do believe she PR’d during this WOD. It was fantastic to see such triumph.

Lindsay cheering for the PR, love the support. Such community!

Lindsay cheering for the PR, love the support. Such community!

Coaches and 2 owners--Katherine, Holly and Lindsay! Looking good ladies!

Coaches and 2 owners–Katherine, Holly and Lindsay! Looking good ladies!