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Open Spotlight: 17.5

And just like that the final week of the Open came & went! Dave decided to end things with a spicy couplet of Thrusters and Double Unders... two movements that work harmoniously to suck all the breath from your lungs and life from your body. To add insult to injury, he made us do 10 rounds of them. Both cruel and pretty awesome. 

The Workout: 10 Rounds of..

9 Thrusters, 95/65#

35 Double Unders

40 minute time cap*

This week's workout was dominated by the ladies. We had amazing showings all around. To start, Kerri Badessa set the time to beat, completing all 10 rounds in just 10:20. Corie & Sam were right on her heels, each finishing in under 12 minutes! Sherri showed all the grit & determination when she got time capped on Friday night, but showed up on Monday with a solid plan and FINISHED the workout RXed in just under 30 minutes! 

On the men's side, it was Hank Rizzotte who came out on top! Work & an injury sidelined Evan & Connor respectively this last week. Big Rick put on a great show as well, currently sitting  in 9th on the masters leaderboard!

Top Times

RX Men Hank Rizzotte 10:23

RX Women Kerri Badessa 10:20

Scaled Men Joe Wilsbach 7:20

Scaled Women Lori Amos 7:14



Open Spotlight: 17.4

The redo is here! Every year Dave Castro gives us an opportunity to retest ourselves and see how far we've come, how much fitter we are, and how much we've improved over the past year or few years. This year, 17.4 was 16.4: a chipper composed of deadlifts, wall balls, rowing, & handstand push ups.

The Workout: 

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 deadlifts, 225/155 lb.
55 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball to 10-ft. target / 14-lb ball to 9-ft target
55-calorie row
55 handstand push-ups

Spoiler Alert... Everyone was so much fitter!!

We are incredibly proud to see all our Open athletes crush their scores from last year! Hank Rizzotte came out on top this week, with a whopping 251 reps! It was so awesome to watch everyone fight for their reps this year. Fun fact: Corie & Sam tied in reps on 16.4 (getting through 10 handstand push ups each) AND tied again this year in 17.4 (getting through 29 handstand push ups each)! Twinsies.

Top Scores

Male RX Hank Rizzotte 251 Reps

Female RX Corie Adamucci 194 Reps (9:09 tie break)

Female Scaled Lori Amos 244 Reps

Only 1 week left! What till Dave come up with next??



Open Spotlight: 17.3

We're a little late on our 17.3 review!! Better late than never. 17.3 was an epic battle of strength. This workout was all about the snatches. You had stay smooth and composed under some big weights to get the best score on this one. 

The Workout: 

Prior to 8:00, complete:
3 rounds of:
    6 chest-to-bar pull-ups
    6 squat snatches, 95/65 lb.
Then, 3 rounds of:
    7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
    5 squat snatches, 135/95 lb.
*Prior to 12:00, complete 3 rounds of:
    8 chest-to-bar pull-ups
    4 squat snatches, 185/135 lb.
*Prior to 16:00, complete 3 rounds of:
    9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
    3 squat snatches, 225/155 lb.
*Prior to 20:00, complete 3 rounds of:
    10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
    2 squat snatches, 245/175 lb.
Prior to 24:00, complete 3 rounds of:
    11 chest-to-bar pull-ups
    1 squat snatch, 265/185 lb.

*If all reps are completed, time cap extends by 4 minutes.

We saw some more awesome efforts by everyone on this workout! 

In the end, it was sir Evan Smith with the top score! He tied Connor Wilsbach and Sal Petetti in reps, but squeaked by them with a faster tie break time of 9:20! Another notable performance was by miss Samantha Wilson! She also tied with Corie & Kerri, but destroyed them with the speediest tie break time of 6:39. 

Top Scores

Male RX Evan Smith 129 Reps (9:20 tie break)

Female RX Samantha Wilson 80 Reps (6:39 tie break)

Male Scaled Rick Amos 132 Reps

Female Scaled Lori Amos 191 Reps

Overall, it was an awesome week in the gym and we were so looking forward to 17.4! Who guessed it was gonna be the repeat!?



Open Spotlight: 17.2

Another week of the 2017 Open is in the books! Unlike last week, we had a whole lotta skill in 17.2 with toes to bar and bar muscle ups! We also saw the return of the dumbell in the form of dumbbell walking lunges and dumbbell power cleans. 

The Workout: 12 Min AMRAP Of: 

Rounds 1 & 2

50' Dumbbell Wakling Lunge (25' down & back) 50#/35#

16 Toes to Bar

8 Dumbbell Power Cleans 50#/35#

Rounds 3 & 4

50' Dumbbell Wakling Lunge (25' down & back) 50#/35#

16 Bar Muscle Ups

8 Dumbbell Power Cleans 50#/35#


This workout was all about strategy & how developed your skills on the pull up bar were. Scaled athletes had to do knee ups & chin over bar pull ups instead of toes to bar and muscle ups. We saw some more amazing efforts this week! Kerri got her first bar muscle ups in a workout and Cindy did 7 chin over bar pull ups in her workout! We are so proud of all our members who pushed on this one!

Top Scores:

Male RX Hank Rizzotte 190

Female RX Corie Adamucci 116

Women's Scaled Jackie Dolan 176


On to 17.3!!



Open Spotlight: 17.1

The Open is here and in true Dave Castro fashion, we kicked off the 2017 season with two brand new movements: The Dumbbell Snatch & The Burpee Box Jump Over. 

The Workout: For Time (with a 20 minute time cap)

10 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

20 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

30 Alternating Dumbbell Snatch

15 Burpee Box Jumps

40 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

50 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches

15 Burpee Box Jump Overs

This one was a burner. You had to go. You had to go hard. You probably had to go harder than you wanted to. We saw some incredible efforts on 17.1 both RXed and scaled! When the dust settled, it was Evan Smith with the top time. He set a blistering pace right from the get go & stuck with it till the end!

Top Times:

Male RX Evan Smith 12:01

Female RX Kerri Badessa 14:27

Men's Scaled Paul Sorrentino 18:26 

Women's Scaled Cindy Pierce 13:49


On to 17.2!!



He's in.

Rick Adamucci

"Old Sack O' Taters" 

Masters Men 50-54

This will be his: 7th Open

Looking to kick booty... or at least just keep up with the young guns. 



February Double Under Challenge

We're ramping up for The Open with a Challenge!

The February CrossFit Open Double Under Challenge

Participants will complete one double under for each successive day during the month of February leading up to The Open. 
Day 1 = 1 Double Under
Day 2 = 2 Unbroken Double Unders
Day 3 = 3 Unbroken Doulbe Unders, etc.

The double unders will be performed in the warm up & participants can try until they get it! The challenge will go right up until February 23rd (the first day of The Open) and by then we'll be jumping pro's!