South Tahoe CrossFit recently hosted the Fittest of the Sierras Challenge at its box in California. The second annual event has grown to include 120 competitors from the surrounding areas and its organizers hope it will become the premier CrossFit competition on the West Coast.
Because this year’s competition was held during the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, the organizers incorporated workout 11.4 into their programming as the first WOD.
“What better way to do the workout than to do it in, you know, a competitive atmosphere?” says Matt Johnson, owner of South Tahoe CrossFit.
After the AMRAP of bar-facing burpees, overhead squats and muscle-ups came a max snatch, and then another AMRAP of deadlifts/wall-balls after a 1000-meter row.
The athletes rave about their experience. Says one trainer, “I told my athletes, I said, ‘If you do one competition this year, this is the one you have to do.”
“Everyone’s helping each other do better, so it’s an awesome feeling and it’s an awesome event,” says another CrossFitter.
Additional reading/video: Week 4 Workout.