The 2019 CrossFit Open marked some change; most noticeably in the format of qualifying for the CrossFit Games. CrossFit HQ wasn’t the only one to make changes! At Five Alarm, we opted to do an “intramural-type” event instead. This change didn’t slow anyone down and, for another year, we are so proud of the turnout and effort of every single person that participated in Friday Night Lights!
JACKIE CARNAHAN: In open workout 19.1, wall balls and rowing devastated the masses. Jackie kicked butt and completed this workout Rx, using the 14# wall ball for the very first time in a workout! We are so proud of you and love that you pushed yourself to complete this task!
DAVE MOUSER: Dave showed everyone just how strong he is on workout 19.2. He cruised through the scaled division with ease and was able to knock out multiple reps at the final barbell of 185#. Even after all that work, he was able to PR this lift! Way to go Dave!
MICHAEL REILLY: 19.3 challenged everyone in one way or another. If you were able to get through the nasty lunges and weighted step-ups, you were kindly greeted with 50 strict handstand pushups. Everyone’s favorite Reilly placed his best in this workout (6th in the gym), crushing a total of 15 strict handstand pushups!
CALLIE SANDERS: After a couple of warm-up attempts that were “not even close”, according to her husband Taylor, Callie was able to knock out 3 Bar Muscle-ups in workout 19.4! Congrats on the new skill Callie!
MAX ADLER, JOEL BACKS, BEN HENSON, RYAN REILLY, and THOMAS WOODS: This group of guys gets the nod for their performance in 19.5. All 5 of them were able to complete the Rx level Fran-on-steroids event under the time cap!
SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT: A special nod goes to all of you who competed this year for the first time! The CrossFit open is a magical time, and it was great to see so many of you get out of your comfort zone!T
The Clean and Jocks team was able to take away the overall 1st place imaginary trophy by the narrowest of margins. We loved all participation of the themed weeks, the enthusiasm people had for judging, and the environment that was created by all the participants Friday Nights!
CrossFit Open 2019, Part II
You heard that right! Because of the new format of the CrossFit Games, the Open will now be taking place in October! So, if you loved it this time, strap-in for another exciting FNL event! Expect to see the same format for that Open, with the same amount of enthusiasm (or more)!
LET’S SKIP TO THE GOOD PART!
I’m glad that I’ve kept you engaged enough to continue to read this far! As many of you know, part of doing the Intramural Open for the gym, allowed YOU to help decide on new equipment for the gym. By the NARROWEST of margins, the people decided on 1 Rogue Echo Bike and a new Big Ass Fan! We are so excited to crank that puppy up in the hot summer months and watch the relationships build as you come together to cool yourself off in front of it!
(Here’s where it gets good)
Because of how awesome everyone was during the Open and how successful the event was, prior to the results even being posted, we went ahead and ordered TWO ROGUE ECHO BIKES, as well as the Big Ass Fan.
I apologize for those of you who were very excited to possibly avoid the bikes a little bit longer, but when you show up for Thursday’s workout, you’ll be able to test them out!
I can’t say it enough how proud we are of everyone and the effort that went into making this event successful! We cannot wait for October!
Also, maybe next time we can give some love to the sandbags?
– Coach Catie