Congratulations to Invictus athletes Meryll, Ali, Margo and Richard on their awesome performances at the Left Coast Invitational on Saturday. Meryl (photo above) earned first place and accomplished some amazing feats over the course of the day. When I talked to her going into Event 3 – a 2-rep Hang Clean ladder – she told me her goal was to hit 115 lbs. She did that . . . then she hit two successful reps at 125 AND 135, and nearly made her second rep at 145 lbs. I would call that a pretty nice little PR for her! Ali also had an amazing performance on the clean ladder; she successfully hang cleaned her 1-RM Front Squat for a double! Despite resuming training recently after a back injury, Margo did great and worked up to 115 lbs on the hang clean ladder. Richard was our sole male representative and finished off a solid day with a 205 lb hang clean 2-RM on the ladder to earn 5th place in the event, and 7th overall.
I am very proud of all these athletes for pushing themselves to their limits in competition. I am looking forward to tomorrow when Jaimie and Stephanie compete. Their events kick off slightly after 8:00 a.m. Grab a coffee and meet me there to cheer them on!