Colin Takes First in Moxie Madness!

Feb 10th, 2014

Category: Emeryville

Colin Takes First in Moxie Madness!


Colin atop the podium at Moxie Madness


As we wrote about yesterday, Colin competed in Moxie Madness, one of the last individual competitions in the area before the Open starts up.  For those of you who check our FB page, most of this stuff is old news, but here’s a quick recap.

Moxie Madness was comprised of three workouts, but within those three workouts, there were 8 scoring opportunities.  In all 8 scored events, the worst finish Colin had was 12th (out of 63 competitors).  He finished 12th twice, and those two 12th-place finishes were his only two out of the top ten.  In the other 6 scored events, his finishes were as follows:  2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th.  Talk about consistency!

The highlight of the day for Colin was the second workout, which was a squat-and-burpee chipper, as follows:

30 Back Squats @ 135#
50 Bar-Facing Burpees
25 Front Squats @ 135#
40 Bar-Facing Burpees
20 Overhead Squats @ 135#
30 Bar-Facing Burpees

Colin went out fast and set a quick pace, going through the first set of squats and burpees faster than anyone else  did in the competition.  He then hit a burpee wall of sorts (who doesn’t, after all?) but pulled it together after fighting his way through the overhead squats, finishing with a flurry of burpees, just missing out on the best time of the day on the workout.  When it was all said and done, Colin finished second place overall in the workout, missing out on first place by 12 seconds.  And to provide a little context, just finishing the workout under the 15-minute time cap was an accomplishment.  Of the 63 competitors who did the workout, only 10 finished under the time cap.  So finishing 2 minutes faster than almost everyone else was huge.  Awesome effort on his part!

The best thing about Colin’s day was his consistency across multiple workouts, though.  He even handled the heavier high-rep barbell movements well, which is something he’s been putting a lot of work into.

It was a great lead-in to the Open for him.  Looking forward to seeing him–and all of the rest of you–go through the Open in two-and-a-half weeks!