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The Craftsbury Teams: Crossbury and Sore Thumbs (Photo: Margaret Pitkin).

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Eloise swinging in to action (Photo: Margaret Pitkin).

Vermonster CrossFit Competition

Last Updated: 26.Sep.2017

A new sort of event for Craftsbury! Last Sunday, Green Mountain CrossFit hosted a competition called the Vermontster Team Challenge. Two Craftsbury teams battled it out in a series of CrossFit workouts held in Berlin, Vermont. Each team was made up of four people. They all regularly attend CrossFit at the Center. “Team Crossbury” included Margaret Pitkin, Gabe Tempesta, Eloise Girard, and Pablo Coddou. “The Sore Thumbs” was comprised of Jake Barton, Eric Schulz, Paige Weirenko, and Cori Sanders. They both competed in the 14 team Recreational Division, which is for beginner and intermediate (CrossFit) athletes who are proficient at fundamental CrossFit skills but may not have mastered difficult movements. 

The competition consisted of four events. The events were a wide variety of workouts and ran the gamut for what they were comprised of. Some noteworthy components included a one minute jump rope event, 300 meter sprint, and truck pull (which is reported to be a very technical undertaking!). Highlights included The Sore Thumbs victory in the jump rope event and Crossbury’s 4th place finish in the 300-meter sprint. At the end of the day, Team Crossbury finished 8th and The Sore Thumbs finished 9th. Crossbury member Margaret Pitkin said “many thanks to Judy Geer and the COC not only for hosting weekly classes, but also for out team uniforms (COC fluorescent yellow tanks), and the fantastic C2 equipment we get to train on.”