As fast as you can say, “Wodapalooza”, another year of the “event we’ve all been waiting for” has come to an end.
Sunday concluded “Day 3” of competition, and athletes in all divisions came to Bayfront Park ready to “lay it all on the line” and give it their all in WODs 6 and 7.
While only three athletes from each individual division and three teams could be standing on the podium at the sound of the final buzzer of the day, the heart, drive and “spirit of the Games” were more alive than ever Sunday—and both the athletes and crowd alike could feel the rumble.
“I feel so inspired just watching all these athletes compete—especially the Master’s and Natalie Bieule who competed with a prosthetic leg. Wow. I feel like if they can do it, maybe I can too,” volunteer judge Isis Plano said.
“I had an amazing time. The best part of this weekend, for sure, was the camaraderie—between all the women athletes, really all the athletes. And you know just the support—everyone was just so supportive here,” Elite Women’s competitor Emily Friedman said.
At the end of the day, spectators and athletes gathered at the Pavillion stage for the awards ceremony, where co-founders Guido Trinidad and Steve Suarez stood up to thank the community, volunteers, their beautiful supportive wives and the hundreds of athletes for their support to make the weekend happen.
With tears in his eyes, Trinidad then went onto share his genuine heart for building up the CrossFit community in Miami, and presented several “Spirit of the Games” awards to the volunteers and one athlete in particular, Steph Hammerman, who proved to have one of the biggest hearts and an unrelenting perseverance throughout the weekend
Afterwards the top-three in each division were presented with awards, swag bags compliments of Reebok and checks for the top Elite competitors as the crowd cheered each deserving athlete on.
The final standings are as follows:
1st- Marvin Castrillo, Siege
2nd- Daniel Varona, CrossFit GMA
3rd- Jordan Feldman, CrossFit 305
1st-Robert Miniter, Branford CrossFit
2nd-Robert Hill, TNL Tampa
3rd- Gabriel Estevez, Peak 360
1st- Emily Castrillo, CrossFit Siege
1st-Cory Dague, CrossFit Pike
2nd- Chris Exarhos, ProAnox
3rd-Cory Hall, Real Fitness
1st-Austin Hafner, Training Box
2nd- Kenny Carlson
1st-Allen Duarte, CrossFit Black Box
2nd- Nik Hecht, CrossFit Five Star
3rd-Andrew Kong, CrossFit Ambush
1st-Team Progenex, CrossFit Krypton
2nd- NF Sports, Hustle Hard CrossFit
3rd-PR Wraps, PR Wraps
2nd- Craig Kenney, Branford CrossFit
3rd- Nate Schrader, Iron Forged CrossFit
1st-Tara Philion, CrossFit Threshold
2nd- Colleen Fahey, CrossFit Blackbox
3rd-Heahter Angelo, ProAnox
1st-Ashlyn Morse, CrossFit Ambush
2nd- Allyson Vanegas, CrossFit Witness
3rd-Kristen Girard, Firebase
1st-Karina Arrendondo, CrossFit Grounds
2nd- Maria Vulcano, CrossFit Port Chester
3rd-Sophie Larson, Real Fitness Sarasota
1st-Chi-town Belles, Ohare CrossFit
2nd- Rising CrossFit Ballantyne, Rising CrossFit Ballantyne
3rd-Team Nutriforce Sports, Reebok CrossFit 5th Avenue
1st-Samantha Briggs, CrossFit Black Five
2nd- Talayna Fortunato, Redline
3rd- Emily Friedman, Hardbat CrossFit
Congratulations and GREAT job to all our competitors for finishing strong.
Continue to check back here for post-Wodapalooza news and updates, and after a few days of rest of course, let the training begin not only for the Open…but for Wodapalooza next year.
We can’t wait to meet again!