Jul 30th, 2011
Author: Mike Minium
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