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Week Three in Review: North East

Published on Sun, 2013-03-24 16:37
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Keka Schermerhorn

Preliminary numbers show that of the nearly 110,000 athletes who submitted a score for both 12.4 and 13.3, nearly 80 percent of those athletes improved over the last year.

 

Benchmarks: A series of workouts that serve to measure and benchmark CrossFit athletes’ performance and improvement through repeated, irregular appearances.

Open Workout 13.3 gave athletes 12 minutes to get through two benchmark workouts: Karen and 30 muscle-ups for time, with a detour through 90 double-unders. This workout was a repeat of 12.4. Preliminary numbers show that of the nearly 110,000 athletes who submitted a score for both 12.4 and 13.3, nearly 80 percent of those athletes improved over the last year. If social media is any indication, a significant amount of athletes who took on this workout for the first time this week, also got their first muscle-up during the workout.

Men

Games veteran, Daniel Tyminski (CrossFit Lindy), continues his climb up the Leaderboard, claiming the number one spot in the North East overall and 10th overall worldwide, after turning in a score of 284, 14 wall balls into the second round for 13.3. Eric Magee (CrossFit Hingham) takes the number two spot in the North East overall while Mike McKenna (CrossFit 914), who finished the 2012 CrossFit Games Open with the number one spot in the North East, rounds off the top three.

Women

After the third week of the Open, Kaleena Ladeairous (CrossFit Port Chester) holds on to the top spot on the North East Leaderboard, and third overall worldwide. Jenny Davis (Stone Coast CrossFit) and Jessa Lemoine (CrossFit Back Bay) were also able to hold on to their No. 2 and 3 positions. Amanda Goodman’s (CrossFit Performance) top score in the North East of 264 for 13.3, propelled her up 16 spots in the standings. Her background in gymnastics served her well during 12.4 last year, when she scored 256. She was able to best that score of 256 by eight muscle-ups, but wishes she had done better. “Going into this workout, I was excited because I knew I would get to the muscle-ups with plenty of time to beat my previous score,” Goodman says. “I really wanted to get all 30, but unfortunately that didn't happen.” She is now tied for seventh with Elizabeth Warren (CrossFit Milford).

Team

CrossFit Milford retains their top position in the North East, but dropped a few spots overall worldwide, tying CrossFit Inferno in eighth. Shoreline CrossFit and Team Dynamix remain at in the second- and third-place spots, respectively. 2012 CrossFit Games teams from the North East, CFNE Team A and CrossFit Southie are now tied for fourth. Champlain Valley CrossFit moves up one spot to number six.

Masters

The top three women in the Masters Women 45-49 Division are still within the top 10 overall. Lisa Mikkelsen holds on to both the number one spot in the North East and worldwide. In the Masters Men 50-54 Division, Bubba Hagood’s 251 reps helped him maintain his No. 1 spot in the North East and is now tied for the fourth place worldwide with Tony Kubitschek (CrossFit Station).

Sue Velott and Elaine Polito retain first and second places in the Masters Women 50-54 Division, and are eighth and ninth worldwide.

Make sure to check out the live announcement of Open Workout 13.4 at Games.CrossFit.com on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. EST. Chris Spealler and Graham Holmberg will go head-to-head at CrossFit TNT in St. Charles, Mo., just minutes after the workout is announced.

 

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