iris stoneWOD (24-APRIL-14)

3RFT of:

  • 400m Run
  • 10 OH alt Lunges (135/95)
  • 15 Ring Dips

The 2014 Ranch Run, which was scheduled for May 10, will have to be  delayed due to a conflict at the ranch.  Sorry about that.  We’ll schedule it for some time this fall.  

Crashing The Party

by Andrea Maria Cecil – The CrossFit Journal

When Syn Martinez walked into the arena, he didn’t notice the stares. As a 6-foot-2 tattooed black man who often wears T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Afro Brutality,” a guy gets accustomed to things.

Beside him was Sarah Grey, an athlete at Martinez’s affiliate, CrossFit Harlem. She’s a 5-foot-7 native of Sweden who is heavily tattooed, and she was there to row.

It was the 2011 CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing ChampionshipinBoston,Mass.Andwhilerowingmight be described as brutal, it most certainly isn’t described as urban or gritty. Instead, its stigma oozes of Ivy League insti- tutions and rich folk.

Martinez and Grey symbolized change, with CrossFit athletes increasingly becoming involved in the CRASH-B competition and the sport of rowing.

CrossFit Harlem was “one of the first groups to take it upon themselvestostartracing,”saidGregHammondofrowing- machine maker Concept2, based in Morrisville, Vt.

This year’s competition, held Feb. 16 in Beantown, saw more than 85 athletes who indicated membership at a CrossFit affiliate, he said. In total, more than 1,880 athletes competed. Although Hammond did not have numbers of CrossFit athletes who had raced in previous years, he said, “(I) know it was less.”

Hammond has worked at Concept2 for 15 years. He began working closely with CrossFit Inc. in 2006. And for the past several years, Hammond has been back at the CRASH-B competition to spectate after a hiatus.

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  1. eric says:

    GREAT, we were going to be out of town, now I hope to be able to run through the dirt, rocks, and cactus to get to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, i.e. beer and burgers at the finish line.

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