I had the very pleasure of going down to San Jose, CA to watch Jenny LaBaw compete in the Norcal Regionals for Crossfit. It was an amazing experience. Athletes from all over Northern California were out there for 3 days in the hot blazing sun battling it out for a spot to make it to the Crossfit Games in Carson, CA, which will be held in July.
If you haven’t already heard, Jenny LaBaw dominated the competition on Friday holding in at 2nd place overall and held 1st place overall on Saturday and Sunday earning her a spot to the 2012 Crossfit Games! From pistols, to snatch ladders, to muscle ups, Jenny shined through each of the workouts.
Day # 1
Workout # 1 was one of the ladies, “Diane.” Jenny got 8th overall in the region on this workout in a time of 3:23, which is blazing by the way.
Workout # 2 Jenny dominated the field in this workout finishing 1st in a time of 12:22. Her pistols were faster than a Tommy Gun!
Day # 2
Workout # 3 Jenny finished in 3rd in a time of 5:20 muscling through those heavy 70lb dumbbell snatches!
Workout # 4 Jenny finished in 2nd in a time of 18:35.
Day # 3
Workout # 5 was the snatch ladder in which Jenny displayed massive determination and strength as she went to her knees on a few of the snatches and was still able to stand tall out of them. It was amazing sight to see the passion in those last few snatches. She finished in a 3 way tie on this workout at 150lb snatch and 11 double unders.
Workout # 6 was the nail biter grueling workouts of workouts in which Jenny came from way behind in her heat to finish in a solid 2nd behind Annie Sakamoto! It was an amazing comeback, and Jenny midway through the workout tore horribly on both hands, but managed to grin and bare it to the end.
From everyone at Norcal Strength and Conditioning, Jenny LaBaw, we are freaking proud of you. All your hard work and determination has shown through from this last weekend. You are an amazing athlete, but most importantly you are a great friend to everyone here at Norcal. Good luck to you at the Crossfit Games in Carson, CA. We all look forward to see what you will do!