Thunderdome. I needed an extra day to even attempt to do a recap on this year’s Thunderdome and I’m still having a hard time recalling everything that went on. I know there have been incredible number of Facebook and Instagram posts and videos so I’ll cut to the chase…
Thunderdome is CrossFit Redline’s event. We bring the most athletes, the most spectators and the most spirit. Every year. We also take the most podiums throughout all divisions. Every year. In Thunderdome’s three year history, we have Podium’d multiple athletes and teams each and every year and we now have back to back team first place finishes and a masters first place.
More important that podiums is the interaction seen between our teams, individuals, friends and family members. We embody the community that CrossFit is known for. Our athletes have fun, support each other and others around them while holding themselves to the standards of the event. We play fair, run clean races, win and lose with class and decorum. This is how it has always been and how it always will be.
It was my utmost pleasure and privilege to take the competition floor along side of all of our competitors this weekend. In the months leading up to the event, I felt that I owed it to many of you to “put my money where my mouth is” and go into the competition as both coach and athlete. I’ve never cared for the saying that, “those who can, do and those who can’t, teach”. I feel incredibly honored, grateful and overwhelmed by the amount of support I received along the way and could not have “gone there” with out it. Thank you!!!
So thank you competitors, spectators, friends and family for giving your time, your energy and your heart to something and making it special. There’s nothing quite like a sea of CrossFit Redline shirts and the chants of “Redline, Redline, Redline….”
"Black & Blue"
5 rounds for time: 10 Power Cleans (135/95) 10 Burpees