By Coach Brian DeGennaro
Congratulations to all the members and coaches of CrossFit NYC who competed this past Sunday (9/16) at the Rudy Sablo Memorial Weightlifting Competition! As “Team Black Box” they placed first in the team rankings.
On the women’s side Jennifer Alvarez placed 3rd for masters with a 37kg (81.6#) snatch and 48kg (105.8#) clean & jerk. Shannan Wilson placed 1st in the masters category and 3rd overall with a 55kg (121.3#) snatch and a 64kg (141.1#) clean & jerk. This was Jennifer’s and Shannan’s first weightlifting meet (but hopefully not their last!). Coach Avery placed second for women overall with a 59kg (130.1#) snatch and 73kg (160.9#) clean & jerk, both competition personal records for her. She is well on her way to qualifying for a national meet.
On the men’s side Coach Jeff snatched 70kg (154.3#) and clean & jerked 100 (220.5#) for his first meet and placed 2nd in the 69kg (152#) category weighing a svelte 65kg (143#). Coach Brian snatched 107kg (235.9#) and clean & jerked 145kg (319.7# and a double body weight C&J as he weighed 158#) for 1st in the 77kg category. Coach Kevin unfortunately failed to complete a snatch but tied his competition record of a 117kg (257.9#) clean & jerk and very close with an overall personal record of 121 (266.8#, called only for a minor technicality). Coach Kyle snatched 102kg (224.9#) and clean & jerked 115kg (253.5#) to place 2nd in the 105kg (231#) class.
Congratulations to everyone once again! Stay tuned for videos and brief write ups from some of the competitors later this week!