Marlaena, my friend Jordan and I competed in our first CrossFit competition last weekend. It was the second annual Nutts Cup hosted by CrossFit Vancouver and was in honor of Lt. Andrew Nuttall, a former CrossFit coach, who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan.
The Nutts Cup was a team event this year. The teams were made up of 2 guys and 1 girl and the event consisted of 3 different workouts throughout the day. The first workout was a squat snatch workout where each team had to choose a weight that they could do 6 times every minute on the minute for ten minutes. The team that was able to complete all 10 rounds using the heaviest weight won. The second workout was total number of muscle-ups completed by each team in 5 minutes. And the final workout was a modified version of the original Nutts Hero WOD and consisted of 40 handstand push-ups, 40 deadlifts, 40 box jumps, 75 pull-ups, 150 wall balls, 150 double unders and a 550 meter plate run.
We did pretty well in all three of the workouts and really pushed it hard in the last! Jordy did the 45lb. plate run in the final workout and barely made it across the finish line! I was so proud of our team for pushing so hard! It was awesome!
It was an unbelievable day and I had so much fun! The Nuttall family was in attendance, the Canadian Military was there to lend their support and to present the Nutts Cup trophy to the winning team. And there were plenty of family and friends there cheering everyone on!
We were hoping to finish in the top 15 and actually finished 11th out of 28 teams! We felt really good with our performance and did everything we were hoping to. There were some pretty good teams and we were more than able to hold our own! I had such an amazing time and definitely think that Team Party Rockers will be back to do it all again next year!