|CrossFit SoCal Regionals 2012 Recap|
Waxman's Gym had a great weekend at CrossFit SoCal Regionals in Pomona this past weekend. Not only did we participate as a vendor and talk to countless athletes who are interested in improving their lifting technique with our help, but also the athletes who already train with us performed exceptionally well.
Three of our athletes, Val, Andrea, and Ryan finished in the top five. Val, who has been training with us for approximately two years, finished third and will be returning to the Games. Though Andrea and Ryan just started training with us this year, their hard work was apparent as they battled hard to finish near the top of the leaderboard, right next to veteran CrossFitters who have been doing this for years.
On the team side, Dogtown Crossfit placed 5th. We've had the pleasure of working with several of their team members over the past few years, including Liz, Niki, Ben, Dusty, and Scott.
CrossFit South Bay, who has a number a members who train with us regularly, placed 8th. Danielle, Lisa, John, and Vin have been training with us consistently for approximately one year and the improvements to their technique and efficiency showed every time they had barbells in their hands.
The benefits of technique training came into play prominently for everyone on WOD #5, the snatch ladder. We saw PR's in that event from Andrea of Brick Crossfit; Basil from CrossFit Mean Streets; Danielle, John, and Lisa of Crossfit South Bay; Logan and Danny from CFLA; and Val and Niki of Dogtown CrossFit.
Also a special word of congratulations and thanks to Ronnie Teasdale. Ronnie trains with us regularly and has been a big supporter of our work. Despite a multitude of injuries, he performed incredibly well with an 11th place finish in a highly competitive men's field. He also deftly coached Andrea, Ryan, Basil, Aris, and himself to outstanding performances. As good as Ronnie has been as a competitor over the years, he may be an even better coach.
All in all, this was a great weekend for Waxman's Gym. A big thanks to all the athletes who train with us and support what we do. The performances this weekend were a great testament to the value of hard work and relentless focus on form and efficiency. To everyone who competed, congratulations and keep up the great work. Again, to all our athletes and supporters, a great big THANK YOU!