Snatch Yo Momma, Deanna Blanchette and Eboni Crowe. Here are some reflections from their first competition where they took First Place at the April 6th WOD Series Team Competition.
What surprised you the most during your first competition and why?
Deanna: I know I shouldn’t have been surprised by this because everyone at Cave is always supportive and amazing, but I had never been to a competition before and had no clue what to expect. It was the most encouraging environment I have been in, everyone cheered for everyone whether you knew them or not. I was really impressed at the level of support from all the athletes and those there to cheer. My experience at the first competition was so great it really has got my hooked on CrossFit even more.
Eboni: I was surprised by our victory. Not to say that I didn’t think we were capable of placing in the top 3. What I mean is that going into this event I didn’t know what to expect from the other teams in terms of their skill and ability. It was like going in blind. Once we completed the first WOD I had better picture of what we were up against.
What was something your partner said or did that motivated you or gave you inspiration during the comp?
Eboni: At some point everything just “clicked.” The two of us discussed the WODs and various strategies prior to the event. That definitely had something to do with our performance, but I feel like there was something more that I can’t explain that brought it all together.
Deanna: It wasn’t necessarily something that was said, but I think Eboni and I were on the same page. We wanted to do well and challenge ourselves, but we had this understanding that we are in this together. There are things that each of us is going to be more comfortable doing and we are willing to do what it takes to get us through the WOD.
What would you tell someone considering their first comp?
Deanna: I had always imagined the competitions being extremely serious and full of athletes capable of doing every move well. It wasn’t necessarily the case in this first competition. There were so many athletes of different capabilities. Everyone was working hard, but you could tell everyone was having fun. From this one experience, I think competitions are really the best way to challenge yourself and see what you are capable of.
Eboni: Competing may not be for everyone, but if you’re considering doing it, then it MUST be for you.
And anything else you’d like to add?
It was so awesome having so much support from Cave members at that competition. Thanks to everyone that made it and helped cheer and coach us through the WODs. You guys made it the best day. We have the best box out there!
Posted on 05/29/2014 at 12:00:00 AM