Well well what an eventful past 5 weeks. The Opens brings out the best and worst in our community but in this case we are solely going to focus on the amazing work and efforts put in by not only our BMA Athletes and the top WA Athletes but by all those that gave the Open a red hot crack. A massive fist pump goes out to all those that got their first Bar Muscle Up or first Hand Stand Push Up, to those that completed their first Open and those that just survived it. Well done and time to get back on the grind.
Our BMA Crew!!
Ryan Woodall has qualified for his first individual appearance at regional's - after just missing out last year and going teams he is set for a great regional's showing if he chooses to go Indi's
Quinn Te Kahu placed 60th last year and almost halved that this year with a 34th place finish. She is extremely close to making the top 30 individuals and with possibly 3-4 girls possibly going teams this may see her make the top 30 on call back. Its going to be a finger biting few weeks but either way she will be making her second regional's appearance either way with the Injustice Crew sitting in a solid 6th place overall.
Tash Bradley climbed the leader-board this year with a 88th place finish compared to 2015 114th. She has shown she is well recovered from her past injury and still a beast to be reckoned with. We cant wait to see what Tash can do when fully healed and we will be watching this space closely.
Mell Hill had a Stella year climbing from 169th in 2015 to 115th overall this year. She started a new training program from Cem at Legion Strength and Conditioning late last year and since has made huge improvements. After qualifying and competing as an individual in 2013 and placing 14th overall we know this girl has the goods to keep getting better each year.
So who made it in WA
Helen Harding absolutely smashed it this year and needs a round of applause. Not only did she place 4th overall in AU she placed 1st in the masters 40-45 in the WORLD!! Well done Helen and we all cant wait to see you compete at regional's.
Next up Ang Kyme - one of WA's sweethearts, Ang is an OG of the WA community and she is well deserving of her 10th place overall. She has simply put in all the hard work to get where she is and it shows!!
Carly Menzies makes her 3rd appearance to the regional's and since 2014 you can just tell she has been working incredibly hard on her weaknesses while still excelling at her strengths. This is her best finish in an Open so far placing 20th overall.
The WA Guys were represented by Kosta Ilic and Hayden Lavanda who had a good old fight for placings this year. Kosta just piping Hayden on the last workout and securing 15th and 16th place respectively. Well done boys and well deserved.
Ngarimu Ahipene needs a solid mention - sitting next at 42nd spot!! He is too far out to make it as an individual as most of the guys in the top 30 will be going teams but his improvement from 156th last years is well impressive. Good stuff Nga.
Injustice take the cake for the WA teams this year sitting 6th and possibly only loosing Ryan Woodall and maybe Quinn to Individuals it should lock in there 2nd appearance.
Range Of Motion sit not too far behind in 8th overall. Again with the speculation of possibly loosing Helen to Individuals their scores should still be up with the best and keep them in the top 20.
Teams sitting just outside the top 20 include:
Southern CrossFit 25th, Legion 30th and Team CrossFit SuperBox making a mad run for the top in 33rd.
With Legion (possibly) loosing Ang and SuperBox (possibly) loosing Carly will change their score quite a bit but without the crazy stat-man on hand its far to say they maybe out of reach this year.
Southern CrossFit are only 5 spots away and with the individuals scores yet to come out and the leader-board changes yet to be made this will be a nail biting next few weeks for them to see if they made the cut.
Finally just a huge congrats to all those again that not only made it but participated. You guys are all #SUPERHUMANS and we looking forward to catching up with everyone at the next comps.
The 16.4 workout was a treat and like all the other workouts this year in the Open it was a great combinations of Gymnastics, Gas & Strength.
55 Dead Lifts 102/70kgs
55 Wall Balls
55 Row for Calories
55 Handstand Push Ups
If you were lucky enough to get a full round those Dead Lifts all of a sudden felt an extra 50kg heavier!!
So how did the BMA athletes go this week:
Ryan took out the rep count this week with 249 (29 Deadlifts on the second round) followed closely by Quinn on 243. Ryan is currently sitting in 21st place in the Australian Region with the top 30 going to regional's hes looking good to make the cut.
Quinn is sitting close to the top 30 as well in 36th spot and hoping for some Thrusters next week . The main question will be if these guys choose to go teams or if they have a crack at the individual competition. Injustice crew are sitting in 6th spot overall for teams and if they give a solid performance next week it should secure them a spot to Regional's too.
Tash had a stunner workout this week - She first attempted the workout and didn't quite finish a round. She new she had more in her so she redid the workout to get 13 reps on the second round!! With a not so good performance last week but a top 10 on 16.2 Tash will be hoping for some heavy Thrusters come 16.5.
Mell is sitting only two spots away from Tash in 117th Overall. She has been super busy with life and travels and only having one shot at 16.4 she still managed to chuck up a very respectable score of 205 reps.
Lets take a look at the rest of the WA #SuperHumans
Helen Harding - the crazy good mum is sitting in 4th spot overall!! - Lets just appreciate that for a little bit. - Not only that she is winning the worldwide masters 40-45 division. With a good placing next week this will leave Helen with a lot of choices to compete Teams, Individuals and or Masters.
2nd on the list is Ang Kyme. She has just simply worked her butt off this year and its showing. With a good workout next week we will be sure to see her competing at regional's and crushing all the strict HSPU's & Muscle Ups.
Carly Menzies is in 28th place and will be hoping for a good 16.5 to secure her spot to her 3rd Regional's appearance.
On the outskirts but still within the top 60 lie Michelle Montgomery, Quinn Te Kahu and Leah Holmes. With Michelle and Quinn possibly going teams we are pumping our fists for Leah. She needs a really good 16.5 to make it to the top 30 but we all know she loves a Thruster and heavy barbell so we will be crossing our fingers and our toes.
Hayden LaVanda tops off the Men's Leader-board this week at 15th spot. He is followed close by Kosta Ilic in 16th and unless these guys have a massive blow out come 16.5 they should have a pretty solid run at Regional's this year.
Ryan Woodall sits in 21st overall. Again with a good performance on 16.5 this would allow him to have the choice of going Individuals or Teams for 2016. His team mate Ngarimu Ahipene is close behind in 44th spot and has improved a huge amount this year.
Rounding out the top 60 is Callum Foster who like Nga has just shot through the roof in his performances this year compared to last.
With one week to go we know anything can happen. A humongous GOOD LUCK to all those going out to attack 16.5 this week!!
#GOSMASH #WASTRONG #SUPERCOMMUNITY
This workout was hard and fast from the get go.
10x Power Snatch 34/25kgs
3x Bar Muscle Ups
If you were proficient at these movements it came down to a test of lunges and grip - who could hold on the longest. It was also a great chance for tones of newer athletes to get their very first Bar Muscle Up.
Our BMA Crew:
Ryan Woodall put on a solid effort in his redo of 16.3 to nab him 126 reps with talks of redoing to gain the extra 4 reps to take him to 130 it seems he settled for the already solid score.
Mell and Tash put up a great effort but with the light barbell and bar muscle ups caused both of the girls to slipped down the leader board. They both still are in contention of making the top 30 if the Barbells gods bring the heavy.
Quinn put in a solid 101 reps which over all saw her slip down the leader board but a few places leaving her just inside the top 40 and still nipping at the heals of that top 30!!
Lets get climbing team.
There were lots of changes this week with lots of WA athletes slip sliding & climbing all over the leader board & with just 2 more workouts to go we are getting behind everyone!!
LETS GO WA
What a beauty of a workout:
4mins to complete each round - add 4mins once each round is complete.
25 Toes to Bar, 50 Double Unders, 15 Cleans at 61/38kgs
25 Toes to Bar, 50 Double Unders, 13 Cleans at 83/52kgs
25 Toes to Bar, 50 Double Unders, 11 Cleans at 102/65kgs
25 Toes to Bar, 50 Double Unders, 9 Cleans at 124/79kgs
25 Toes to Bar, 50 Double Unders, 7 Cleans at 142/93kgs
If you were strong enough to get that all done in under 20mins you are an incredible Beast.
So how did the team go this week??
- Tash showed some massive dominance on this workout with 1 rep at 92kgs. We knew she loved a good clean but getting through that amount of Toes to Bar alone is a strength in itself. This helped Tash bump herself into the top 50 and with a few more good workouts she is still in with a shot at making regionals again.
- Ryan showed the same dominance with the exact same score and managing to get 1 clean at 142kgs. Comfortably sitting himself in 21st place over all in AU/NZ so far.
- Quinn came incredibly close to making it into the final round missing out on the 4th round by only 1 rep!! Her score still keeps her in a solid 27th overall and within the top 30.
- Mell traveled all the way from Sale Vic and then went on to throw down at Legion for a solid score of 339 reps. This places her in 106th Overall and still gives her a chance to break into the top 50.
So to the rest of WA
Teams up this time:
Injustice Crew takes top spot in 7th place with both Quinn and Ryan in the team. These guys have been training hard and picking up some fresh new talent in the likes of Ngarimu and Marnie Becker they are looking good to not only finish the Opens within the top 10 but also to give those 5 spots to the Games a good run for their money.
Range Of Motion sits in 12th spot. Again these guys prove to be among the top in AU/NZ with Bryn and Callum Foster sitting inside the top 60 and Helen Harding in an amazing 11th spot, it will be more of a question as to who is going teams and who is going individuals.
Legion place's themselves 24th this week. Captain Cem is sitting in 68th spot and climbing back along with Ang in incredible 6th Overall. Hopefully these guys have some more good workouts and keep the climb going.
Rounding out the Top 30 are Southern CrossFit who with the experience of 5 Regionals and 1 Games in the bag can never be counted out. Along with their big dogs like Michelle & Fin they will be fighting there way back into the top 20.
Still within reach and in the top 60 are Team Super Box - 38th, CrossFit Artax 46th & CrossFit Frantic 49th.
Lots can change in the teams and we see it every year if anyone decides to go individual their scores will alter the teams placings making it a nail biting last few weeks.
With the first week of the Open done for 2016 we take a look into the Australian/NZ & WA Leader boards to see how everyone survived.
Our BMA Athletes first up!!
Melissa Hill from Sale CrossFit in Victoria crushed it with a whopping 230 reps to see her comfortably sitting 135th spot in AU. Mell loves the heavy stuff and has a epic gas tank to match it so we are looking forward to seeing her crush some heavy barbell complex's that maybe coming up. - P.S this pic of Mel pretty much sums up how we all felt after 16.1!!
Tash Bradley looks to be well healed from her previous Bicep injuries last year and threw out a very respectable 240reps to get her 94th in AU. Along with Mel, Tash has not only been a solid competitor and around the WA community forever she loves a good Barbell WOD too so hopefully 16.2 will deliver.
Quinn Te Kahu - what can we say, this beast has come leaps and bounds over the last year, she is truly one to watch in the upcoming season. With a score of 265 reps and 38th in AU it was more so the fact she apparently LOVED this workout that gets us a little concerned for her sanity :)
And last but certainly not least the Caveman himself Ryan Woodall. He gave a solid effort as expected and threw down 287 reps to get him sitting 49th in AU. Ryan along with the rest of us is hoping for some heavy barbells in 16.2 or possibly a repeat of 15.5 ekkkk.
Ohky lets take a look at how the rest of WA went:
If you were preficiant in your chest to bars and could man handle the lunges 16.1 came down to pure grit, gas and who could simply keep moving fast.
Kosta, Hayden, Ang, Carly & Helen are all sitting pretty inside the top 30 athletes within Australia/NZ and if they keep on the same track they will be in reach of those 30 spots to regionals.
Those sitting just outside but sill in the top 60 include Abbey, Leah, Quinn, Ngarimu, Callum, Ryan, Keiren and Adam. Some familiar names and big dogs who are still in reach include Cem, DLL, Michelle & Tash who we are all gunning for and ready to watch them climb their way back up!!
It is after all only week one and as we all know anything is possible. We will see the leader board change numerous times over the next 5 weeks so keep crushing it everyone!! Next week we will be back checking in and taking a further look into the WA Teams who are giving it a red hot crack.
Koodos to anyone who repeated that workout too 💥💥👊
We headed down to Injustice CrossFit early in 2015 for a good old fashioned throw down with some mates.