This weekend will go down as one of the most emotional of my life.
The roller coaster that was the 2015 South Regional was an incredible experience from start to finish. Our team showed incredible determination, heart and grit. We executed some events to near perfection, while other events did not go quite as planned. Through it all, the team scrapped hard and never stopped believing that they could make it on the podium. Our community was there in full force, and cheered and supported us every step of the way.
In the end, every pound, rep, second and place mattered in our 5th place finish. We earned our trip to the Games the hard way, but all that matters at the end of the day is the final scoreboard. Many lessons were learned, but most important among them was that it’s never over until it’s over. Teamwork and belief in yourself and your teammates was what kept the team coming back hard and earning each of our four top five finishes over the weekend.
We know what we’re great at, and we know where we need work. We also know that the Karhu Community is there for us no matter what. For this, we thank you.
It will take a week or so to decompress and get back to everyone who has reached out to us to show us support, wish us well and congratulate the gym – and we most certainly will! It was great to see so many friends and talk to so many people who love and support what we are doing. It’s more than the team – it’s more than a gym or fitness. It’s what we do, how we do it and why we do it. It’s our values and beliefs – it’s how our community shows up and represents the K. It’s the attitude and spirit of who we are. It’s a new era in the Sport, and the Team CF Jääkarhu has officially joined that movement.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us, believed in us and helped us to get where we are today. We could not have done it without you.
We have great athletes, but we have even better people.
Congratulations to all the teams and athletes who competed this weekend. The CrossFit Community was alive and well. Tough competition and sportsmanship was on display at every turn. True class-acts from everyone in the new South Region. By far the best Regionals to date.
See you in Carson!
Week 42: 15.05.19
A. 10×1: Perfect Wall-Walks – E30S
B. Elizabeth: 21-15-9:
Cleans @ 135/95