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June 08, 2011

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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.

8min 43sec

Additional reading/video: Week 4 Workout.

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4 Comments on “Fittest of the Sierras”

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wrote …

Most fun I've had at an athletic event in a long, long, long time!!! Got my arse kicked, but plan to be better prepared next year. We'll be bringing a seriously fit crew from the east side of the Sierra in 2012. Can't wait!!!

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Antonio Sunzeri wrote …

I work out regularly at this box. Great trainers (Matt, Tim, Tom, Weldon, Del, Liz and Dylan) and super facility with a great vibe! If you're in the area, stopping by South Tahoe CrossFit is a must!

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wrote …

I love our STCF box! I'm still impressed with how well our guys did at organizing and executing this event the last two years. I believe we have one of the best CrossFit communities around and I hope everyone feels our spirit when they visit us.

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Antonio Sunzeri wrote …

I work out regularly at this box. Great trainers (Matt, Tim, Tom, Weldon, Del, Liz and Dylan) and super facility with a great vibe! If you're in the area, stopping by South Tahoe CrossFit is a must!

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