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What a weekend. What an experience. What a journey.
3 months ago, the start of the 2014 CrossFit Games Open launched a fierce race for points in a crowded field of 300-plus Mid-Atlantic teams. After 5 hard-fought weeks, Team CrossFit DC received an invitation to move on to the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regionals. In its first-ever Regionals appearance, Team CFDC would take the competition floor seeded 30th out of the region’s top 30 teams.
By weekend’s end – over the course of 3 days; 8 workouts; successes and challenges; but regardless, relentless forward momentum – Team CrossFit DC had proven definitively that it belonged with a 19th-place finish.
Our list of thank-yous go well beyond the space limitations of this page, but for starters: thank you to Coach Chris Sheppard for masterminding our training and achieving the near impossible: taking 6 individuals with vastly different skill sets, backgrounds, and personalities… and creating a team. Thank you to Coach Steph and her maniacal eye for detail in helping to oversee our preparation, and to Coach Tom for his guidance and confidence in our abilities. Thank you to the talented training partners who went the distance with us, and without whom none of this would have been possible: Dan S., Devon D., and Antonio N. Finally, thank you to our “seventh man” – the entire CrossFit DC community, whose cheering and support, both in-person and from afar, motivated us and inspired us every step of the way.
We’ll be back again, hungrier than ever. Count on it. For now, though, we’re grateful to remember the road we’ve traveled to get here… and look forward to what’s yet to come.