Over the past 5 weeks, two teams battled it out in the first Crossfit Open intramural challenge. In the end, team Snatch Attack pulled ahead and fought off fierce competition winning the inaugural competition. While Snatch Attack will soon be able to proudly hoist the newly commissioned Zone Cup (trophy should be ready soon), in my mind the real winners of this competition is everyone who participated and who won their own individual battles carried out each week in the open workouts. Throughout this challenge we saw so many personnel victories. Victories over movements (muscle ups, hand stand pushups) weights (new PRs in cleans) and mental barriers (those who took on an RX wod for the first time).
When I started to look into the idea of running an intramural competition, I was looking for a way to bring gym and community spirit into the sometimes grueling CrossFit Open process. What happened really inspired me. I saw the teams come together, and through good natured rivalry, challenge each other and in that competitive, but supportive, environment bring out some truly amazing moments. I am really proud of all of you and I saw the pain faces and sweat as you all pushed to your absolute limits.
I wanted to give some shout outs to people but soon realized I had just listed off everyone who participated so to make things easy I will simply say thank you. Thank you for your blood, sweat and tears, your effort and your friendship. Together I think we all made this a wonderful event and I fully intend to keep this going throughout the year. Competition can bring out the best and sometimes the worst in us; we found the way to bring out the best. I’ll close with a quote I’ve always liked; A rising tide lifts all boats. As we push each other, we all become stronger.