Day 1 in the Books

Jul 30th, 2011

Day 1 in the Books

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Steve P finishing his 195-lb clean-and-jerk

Day 1 is now officially a done deal.  It was a wild day of competition for Steve, but when it was all said and done, he’s sitting right where he needs to, currently in 8th place in his division.  The top 8 finishers after Saturday move on to the finals on Sunday, so he will have to fight to remain there tomorrow.

After the first workout, which was a triplet featuring overhead squats, push-ups, and short sprints, Steve was in 17th place.  It wasn’t his best performance, but he battled his way through it nonetheless.  That fighting spirit was a sign of things to come in workout 2, which was finding a clean-and-jerk 1-rep max in 4 minutes.  After missing 195 lbs two times, Steve finally nailed it on his third attempt with just a few seconds left on the clock.  It was a clutch performance, and beyond that, it was one of the bigger clean-and-jerks of the day.  He finished tied for 4th in the clean-and-jerk.

The 4th-place performance in the clean-and-jerk pushed him up from 17th place overall to 8th place overall.

Way to go, Steve!  Let’s get it done tomorrow and see you compete on Sunday!

Real-Time Masters Competition Scoreboard:  games.crossfit.com/finals/scoreboard/male/masters/55

DISCUSSION 14 Comments

  1. flo July 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Steve- f*#^ing inspirational! (apologies to Steve d. for the profanity)

  2. Sherrill July 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Yay, SteveP!

  3. Papa Brad July 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

     Awesome, Steve! Way to represent both CFO and us old folks!

  4. michael g July 31, 2011 at 2:39 am

     wish i were down there to cheer you on tomorrow.

  5. Joe P July 31, 2011 at 3:43 am

    is my hero. Good luck on Sunday, Mr. Pollini.

  6. D-Sal July 30, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Awesome work, Steve!  Good luck tomorrow and see you on Sunday! 

  7. Justin McNulty July 30, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Way to go Steve, keep it up

  8. Lydia Encinas July 30, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Thanks for the riveting Play-by-play, Mini, that was Great!  

  9. BlaireW July 30, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Way to go, Steve!!! Good luck Saturday!  

  10. DocDwayne July 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Such determination, drive, and focus, its really inspiring. Keep it up!

  11. roland July 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Good luck today!! I’m sure you’ll do great! :)

  12. AnnG July 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Excellent job! I’ll be watching today for sure.

  13. SteveD July 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Steve P’s heat in about 10 minutes. watch

    Note – when they are ahead of schedule they will start early. 

  14. SteveD July 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

     Steve P took 3rd in the last workout moving him up to 6th overall

    http://games.crossfit.com/finals/scoreboard/male/masters/55