There’s training and then there’s competition. One of the great things about CrossFit is the opportunity
to do both, and once you brave your first competition, you know that there is something a bit magical
about training hard day after day and then testing yourself in an organized event.
Six of our women tackled their nerves and competed this morning in the Santa Cruz Strength IRON
ROSES Women’s Only Deadlift Competition. It might seem like no big deal- just three pulls, but once it
sinks in that you lift on the platform, you have a huge audience, and you have to strategize each
attempt, it all gets a little tougher. All the Westers pulled PRs today, some of them breaking some long-
sought numbers. Emma, age 12, pulled 120 lbs., Tammy set a PR at 160 by her second attempt, 200 was
no problem for Hannah, Bianca pulled the longest, slowest, yet totally legit 285 PR ever, and both Becca
and Amanda set PRs, seeing the 300s at 305 and 320 respectively.
Thanks to all who supported these competitors in the gym and at the event. It’s always more fun to
compete with enthusiastic supporters around! Competition is in the air right now with the Open,
Regionals, a stronglifting meet, powerlifting meet, and Olympic lifting meet on the horizon. The athletes
of CFWest are going to continue to kill it!
– Leah Lutz