Meet the Tam CrossFit, 2011 CrossFit Games Open Participents

PART 1

Most of you know that the CrossFit Games Open is taking place and we have several people at TCF participating, below is a brief description of the Games and some of the competitors in no particular order.

The CrossFit Games Open Qualifiers is a 6 week, worldwide competition in the sport of fitness. The Open is the first step in the CrossFit Games season and takes place from March 15 until April 24. There is 1 workout per week for 6 weeks and athletes compete to qualify for the CrossFit Games.

The workouts are varied and no one knows what they will be until they’re announced. The workout for the week will be announced each Tuesday, and all competitors have until the following Sunday to perform the workout and enter their results online.

The top 60 men, 60 women, and 30 teams from each region during the Open will qualify to compete at their Regional competition. Our Regional’s will be held June 3rd & 4th in San Jose.

You can follow your fellow TCFers on the Leaderboard here: http://games.crossfit.com/ and view all the WOD’s that have been completed.

We are so proud of all who are competing and amazed at your strength and drive, keep it up!!

TAMARA HOLLAND

tam

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 3 years
Favorite CrossFit move? Depends on the day
Favorite Games WOD thus far? The 11.3 WOD of 5 Min AMRAP- 110# Full Squat Clean and Jerks- I got 8 when I thought I might get 1.
What is the best part of participating in this event? The camaraderie with other teammates and getting to see the effort and spirit everyone brings.
How has this experience affected  your training? It has inspired me, scared me and gave me confidence all in one!
What have you learned about yourself? That we are stronger than we think we are and we should not quit!

RICK RESTIVO

rick

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 3 years
Favorite CrossFit move? Ring Dips & Double Unders
Favorite Games WOD thus far? The 11.2 WOD of 15 Min AMRAP- 9 Deadlifts @ 155#, 12 Push Ups and 15 Box Jumps @ 24″
What is the best part of participating in this event? Competing with my fellow TCFers who have all been very supportive and the coaches too!
How has this experience affected  your training? It has kicked it up a notch, the daily WOD’s just don’t feel as difficult.
What have you learned about yourself? I can push myself even more and i know I have the strength to make the RX WOD’s.

KELSEY JANUSCH

kelsey

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 1 year
Favorite CrossFit move? Box Jump
Favorite Games WOD thus far? The 11.3 WOD of 5 Min AMRAP- 110# Full Squat Clean and Jerks
What is the best part of participating in this event? Being part of the team and competing
How has this experience affected your training? Gives me something to work for
What have you learned about yourself? I need to work on a lot of stuff

CLARKE HOLLAND

clarke

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 1 year
Favorite CrossFit move? Wall Balls
Favorite Games WOD thus far? The 11.2 WOD of 15 Min AMRAP- 9 Deadlifts @ 145#, 12 Push Ups and 15 Box Jumps @ 20″
What is the best part of participating in this event? Being inspired by my teammates.
How has this experience affected your training? I am all ready planning for next year.
What have you learned about yourself? You can make improvements everyday; I went from a 125 Clean & Jerk to 135# in just 3 days with Michael’s help.

CORRY CORDES

corry

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 8 months
Favorite CrossFit move? Power Clean
Favorite Games WOD thus far? I have not done it yet
What is the best part of participating in this event? The experience, pushing myself harder and my teammates.
How has this experience affected your training? Planning my workouts so that I do the best in the Games WOD’s and realizing how much harder i need to work on certain moves.
What have you learned about yourself? I discovered that I have a long way to go to get to a high level of CrossFit fitness.

DREW DEMARTA

drew

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 1.3 years
Favorite CrossFit move? Box Jump
Favorite Games WOD thus far? All
What is the best part of participating in this event? My coaches and my teammates.
How has this experience affected your training? I am really working on nutrition, rest and recovery.
What have you learned about yourself? That I can keep getting stronger with more practice attempts.

WILL BARNES

will

How long have you been CrossFitting for? 3 years
Favorite CrossFit move? Snatch
Favorite Games WOD thus far? 11.1- the first one- 5 min AMRAP of 30 Double Unders and 15 – 75#  Snatch
What is the best part of participating in this event? Felling what it is like to push myself beyond my “limit”.
How has this experience affected  your training? It has taught me how to hang on and grab those last few reps before resting.
What have you learned about yourself? I need to get excited before my work outs, calm and collected slows me down


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