Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
On April 12-14 Capital CrossFit placed 9th out of 40 teams in the their division at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (MACC). Team members Jamie Barter, Carly DeRose, Christine Ho, and Joshua Talastas improved their overall finish by 20 spots since the 2018 MACC.
Day 1 of the Team’s competition began on April 13, where Capital CrossFit earned a 5th place, 8th place, and a pair of 12th place workout finishes. During MACC staple workout OG, consisting of a 1 rep max clean and jerk and 1 rep max snatch, Barter finished with a personal record snatch of 200#, while DeRose and Talastas finished with a personal record clean and jerk of 165# and 250#, respectively.
Day 2 started with a 29th place workout finish, meaning the only possibility of finishing within the top 10 teams meant a 3rd place or better finish in the next workout. The next workout was a relay style, where the success of the team relied on each individual’s performance. Capital CrossFit achieved a 2nd place workout finish, ultimately earning the team a spot in the final workout and a 9th place overall finish.
Marathon Row for Autism Speaks
On April 20, 2019 Capital CrossFit held a Marathon Row benefiting Autism Speaks. Participants included Jamie Barter, Carly DeRose, Omar Forrester, Aaron Henderson, Hannah Isabella, Chet Lau, Don Ngo, Jen Soss, Joshua Talastas, Corey Tomala, and David Wonder. Together, Capital members raised $375 for Autism Speaks.
With the option to row 42,195 meters solo or on a team, notable solo performances included Henderson finishing in 3 hours and 44 minutes, Barter finishing in 3 hours and 45 minutes, and Ngo surviving his 9th marathon row. On the team side, Tomala made the effort to participate during his year-long deployment in Romania.
Route 7 Rumble
On Saturday April 27th, Coaches Carly DeRose and Sarin Suvanasai took the competition floor once again during the M.A.S.S. (Mid-Atlantic Strength Sports) Weekend in Tysons Corner, VA. It was a successful day as they took 2nd Place, missing out on 1st by a tie-breaker.