March 11th 2017
Location: Crossfit Steele Creek
Nikon D750 85mm and D600 50mm with Alien Bees Strobes
Week 3 of the Open brought 17.3!!! Crossfit Steele Creek has become like a second home box to me. I have shot numerous events there and have become friends with many of the members. Such a great group of athletes and even better people!!! Im pretty sure that majority of photographers were excited to cover this workout because it consisted of SNATCHES!!! I have followed CFSC for a while and I know that plenty of the athletes love Olympic Lifting and I was stoked that they requested my services. First let me say they started the workout with a celebration like no other... I would like to explain however the photos below should explain...
All the athletes were briefed and they quickly got started snatching. There were a lot of athletes going at once and since this was on a Saturday I knew from other boxes that typically 8 mins would be the cut off for most athletes. However there were plenty who went beyond. The workout is listed below....
Prior to 8:00, complete:
3 rounds of:
6 chest-to-bar pull-ups
6 squat snatches, 95 lb.
Then, 3 rounds of:
7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
5 squat snatches, 135 lb.
*Prior to 12:00, complete 3 rounds of:
8 chest-to-bar pull-ups
4 squat snatches, 185 lb.
*Prior to 16:00, complete 3 rounds of:
9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
3 squat snatches, 225 lb.
*Prior to 20:00, complete 3 rounds of:
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 squat snatches, 245 lb.
Prior to 24:00, complete 3 rounds of:
11 chest-to-bar pull-ups
1 squat snatch 265 lb.
*If all reps are completed, time cap extends by 4 minutes.
There were some ladies tossing around some weight and knocking out some pull-ups... Chest to bar at that!!!!
Of course I didn't forget about the fellas!!!! Showing how its done!!!!
During any event your always going to see something where athletes show there are no excuses... Here are multiple mothers to be knocking out the scaled version for 17.3!!! Yup... and your excuse is what again???
There was a Mimosa stand set up for athletes to partake in after the WOD. Think Im kidding??? Take a look...
There were some fire breathers giving some strong performances. There were also a few people that I met whom were new to Crossfit. I expressed to them how awesome CFSC was and how welcoming all their members are. The atmosphere was great the entire time. Athletes rooting and cheering for each other.
Always dope catching athletes knocking out some Chest 2 Bar pull-ups!!!!
CFSC is a massive facility so they were able to spread out across the entire floor. Had to use the 70-200mm in order to cover the floor.
Overall the experience shooting at CFSC was a pleasure as always. There are multiple members/athletes who support BAW Photography 100%. Covering the event didn't feel like a job but more of providing my services for friends. The greatest thing about the Crossfit community is the appreciation they show to everyone. I was provided beverages and continually asked if there was anything that I needed. If I am available I will shoot at CFSC ANYTIME!!!!
There were also some great signs that were being held up as motivation.. check a few out!!!
OH.. and here is the athlete who "PAID FOR THIS"
There were a couple heats left that consisted of some heavy hitters.... Definitely a great way to wrap up. I highly recommend if your in the Steele Creek area to swing through. You wont be disappointed. Up next is 17.4 at South Charlotte Crossfit......GONNA BE LEGIT!!! Stay Tuned!!!!
Be blessed everyone