SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT! Es ist wieder Zeit für unsere grosse Team CHallenge!
Am Samstag, 24. Juni 2017 findet zum achten Mal der grösste Team Wettkampf im deutschsprachigen Europa statt, die Swiss Team CHallenge (2016: 449 Teams/ 1796 athletes!). Der Anlass wird organisiert von CrossFit Basel und CrossFit Leman.
In allen CrossFit Boxen der ganzen Schweiz werden Teams gebildet, welche in zwei Kategorien (Regulars und Firebreathers) lokal in den jeweiligen Affiliates gegeneinander antreten. Die Resultate werden live online übertragen und ausgewertet. Die Teams bestehen aus vier Leuten, von welchen mindestens eine Frau und ein Mann dabei sein muss.
Die Teams messen sich in mehreren Events, welche vor der CHallenge bekannt gegeben werden. Zudem wird es – wie bereits in den vergangenen Jahren – wieder entsprechende Videos geben, worauf die Standards ersichtlich sind.
Die Workouts sind so kreiert, dass möglichst viele Athletinnen und Athleten egal (EGAL!) welchen Niveaus teilnehmen können. Die Athleten der Kategorie Firebreathers beherrschen 80% der vorgeschriebenen Übungen auf dem Whiteboard – die Regular Athleten absolvieren eine skalierte Version der Workouts. Also nochmal: ALLE können teilnehmen, alles was Ihr braucht ist ein Team und viel Motivation!
Die Swiss Team CHallenge ist der grösste Event in unserer Box und wir hoffen, dass sich dieses Ereignis niemand entgehen lässt! Es ist ein einmaliges Erlebnis, als WettkämpferIn dabei zu sein und mitzufiebern. Wir versprechen einen spektakulären Tag mit viel Schweiss, Urschreien, einer genialen CrossFit Community, Party und gutem Essen. Dabei sein ist ein MUSS!
Wer uns gerne als Helfer oder Judge unterstützen möchte, darf eine Mail an email@example.com schreiben. Danke im Voraus!
Achtet auf die Plakate, die in der Box aushängen, auf welchen ihr euch und euer Team eintragen müsst.
Wir bieten Platz für 48 Teams – first come, first served.
Ausländische Teams nehmen auch dieses Jahr wieder (zum zweiten) Mal an der offiziellen, schweizweiten Wertung teil (sofern sie in einer Schweizer Box antreten) und können sich per Mail anmelden (siehe unten).
Die WODs und STANDARDS werden vor dem Wettkampf publiziert. Unter anderem findet ihr diese auf der offiziellen Facebookpage:
WICHTIG – TEAM CAPTAIN: Bei allen Teams sind die Captains (erster Athlet / erste Athletin auf dem Plakat) dafür verantwortlich, dass die Teammitglieder die Übungen, den Ablauf und die Standards kennen! Zudem schreibt der Captain eine Mail an firstname.lastname@example.org mit allen Namen der Athletinnen und Athleten, sowie deren T-Shirt-Grössen und Mailadressen.
JUDGES: Wir suchen noch Judges – meldet euch bitte bei: email@example.com
Man kann auch judgen UND als Athlet teilnehmen.
Das Judges Meeting findet am Montag den 19.Juni , 20:00 – 22:00 Uhr in der Box Dreispitz statt.
Wenn ihr nicht teilnehmt, kommt zum Zuschauen und Anfeuern! Je mehr Unterstützung unsere Teams haben, desto besser.
KOSTEN: 55.- CHF/EUR pro Person (exklusive Rabatte aber inklusive offiziellem Teilnehmer Shirt).
KLEIDUNG: Die Events finden drinnen statt, keine Aussenkleidung erforderlich
ANMELDUNG: Auf der Liste in der Box einschreiben.
ALLE CAPTAINS: Mail inklusive Teamname, Teilnehmer (Vor-und Nachname), Shirtgrössen und Mailadressen an firstname.lastname@example.org
ANMELDESCHLUSS: Montag der 29. Mai 2017
Rückblick zu den Anfängen der Swiss Team CHallenge:
SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT! It’s time for our big Team CHallenge!
Saturday, June 24th 2017, for the eighth time the biggest CrossFit Team competition (2016: 449 Teams/ 1796 athletes!) in the german speaking part of Europe will take place, the Swiss Team CHallenge. The event is been organised by CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Leman.
Every CrossFit box in Switzerland builds teams, which compete in two categories /Regulars and Firebreathers) in the according affiliates. The results will be broadcasted LIVE online and evaluated. The teams consist of 4 members – every team includes at least one female and at least one male athlete.
The teams compete in several events, which will be published ahead of the event with the respective standard videos.
The workouts are created for everyone – EVERYONE. We want as many athletes as possible to be part of the competition, no matter what level. Firebreather athletes master 80% of the given exercises on the Whiteboard, Regular athletes will absolve the scaled version of the workouts. So, again: EVERYONE can participate, all you need is a team and great motivation!!
The Swiss Team CHallenge is the biggest event in our box and we hope that no one misses out on it! It’s an exceptional experience to be part of it as an athlete. We promise a spectacular day with tons of sweat, primal screams, a fantastic CrossFit Community, party and good food. Be there, it’s a MUST!
If you would like to support us as a helper or Judge, please email us at: email@example.com. Thank you so much in advance!
Please enrol you and your teammates on the STCH-posters at the Box.
We offer space for 48 teams – first come, first served!
For the second time in the history of this event, teams from outside of Switzerland are allowed to take part in the official ranking of the competition as long as they compete in a Swiss box. They can enrol via mail (see below).
The WODs and STANDARDS will be published ahead of the competition. Amongst others you can find them also on the official Facebookpage:
IMPORTANT – TEAM CAPTAIN: Every team has a Captain (first athlete on the poster), who is responsible for al the team members to know the exercises, the program of the event and the standards! PLUS, he/she must email at firstname.lastname@example.org all the names, email addresses and shirt sizes of the athletes.
JUDGES: We are looking for Judges – please email us at: email@example.com. You can be a competitor AND a judge. The Judges Meeting takes place on Monday, June 19 from 8pm to 10pm at the Dreispitz Box.
You may also come to watch and cheer! The more support and motivation our teams can get, the better.
COSTS: 55.- CHF/EUR per person (exclusive discounts but including the official athlete shirt).
CLOTHING: All events are held inside, no outdoor clothing needed.
REGISTRATION: List your names on the posters at the box.
ALL CAPTAINS: EMail which includes the name of the team, all participants (first – and last name), shirt sizes and email addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 29th 2017
We’re looking forward to an unforgettable competition – now scroll up and check the recap of our Swiss Team CHallenges from the last years!
The Reebok CrossFit Games season 2017 begins with the worldwide CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN – on February 23 2017!! Our ambition is to qualify again for the CrossFit Regionals Europe where we were part of since 2011-2014 and just missed it by 2 points in 2015 – challenge accepted!!
What are the CrossFit Games?
Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks and post their scores online. There are several categories including a scaled one.
Last year, the Open reached more than 320’000 athletes from around the world. The next stage of the CrossFit Games season are the CrossFit Regionals. Competitors need to finish near the top of their region’s Leaderboard. The top five men, five women and five teams at the end of each three-day regional competition will receive invitations to the CrossFit Games in the US, where the fittest person on Earth will be crowned.
Whether you are a beginner, an advanced athlete, junior or master – the CrossFit Games Open are accessible for anyone. There is already a whole slew of athletes from CrossFit Basel who are currently prepping for the competition. Join them and let’s compete side by side!!
We’ve had people get their first pull-ups, first toes to bar, first muscle up, set a PR on a clean and jerk, and on and on and on, all during the Open, because of the atmosphere and the community. It’s hard to put into words. Kind of like when your friends say “So tell me what this CrossFit stuff is all about.”
On February 23, 2017 at 5pm PST (Fridaynight 1am for us) the first Open Workout will be released. Athletes have four days – until Mondaynight 1am – to absolve the workout. Judges will score the performance and you will have to submit your results to the Games site online. A new workout will be released every Thursdaynight within these five weeks (end of Open Games: March 27th, 2017). A scaled option of the Open workout will be released each week of the Open too. With reduced loading or less challenging movements, the scaled option will be designed to make the Open even more accessible.
Basil doing 16.2
Let’s DO THIS!!
Because it was so much fun last year, we will again organise a so called „Intramural Open“-Event:
All of CrossFit Basel’s registered athletes will be divided in four teams. Every Team has a Captain. Our best athletes will be spread amongst those 4 teams in a draft (tbd).
CrossFit Basel Downtown will also have a team.
This years Captains are: Tiziano Nardella, Döne Bonina, Nicole Reichmuth and Daniel Hoffmann. CFBS DT will be lead by Lorenz Kuske.
Each team will come up with their own team name, colors, all that fun stuff! Want to make shirts – go for it! Noisemakers – go for it! The goal is to have as much fun as humanly possible while challenging yourself to be better than yesterday.
Talk to one of the Captains if you want to compete in their team, we will hang out registration sheets at the box starting next Tuesday!
Now, because we’re creating teams that will compete against one another, we’ve got to have a scoring system, right? To promote fun and encourage everyone to participate, here are how you can help your team score points:
1 point for showing up and posting a score online (no matter what category you compete).
5 points if all teammates earn an official score on the workout.
1-3 points per athlete that finishes in the top three in the box (male/female, 1st 3 points, 2nd 2 points, 3rd 1 point).
5 points for the team with the best spirit.
8 points (team) – Team Bonding: If your team gets together socially outside of the gym (ALL of you – pic posted on our FB page as proof)…you get points. This is a one time bonus, you can do it as many times as you like but it will only earn you points once. It can be done at any point during the 5 weeks.
After the final Open workout on Saturday March 25th, we’re going to host a big BBQ at the box and present awards. Details will be announced soon.
CrossFit Basel offers Workout Times at the box. These are as follows:
EACH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY THE NEW LOUNGE WILL BE OPEN!
We strongly recommend doing the workout Friday or Saturday.
Please be aware of workout time changes. Stay tuned on our Facebook page or ask the coaches!
We genuinely want to encourage all of you to register for this competition. Not only will it be challenging and a ton of fun to compete within the community, but it is the perfect chance to gather competition experience and to figure out your current position with your performance and strength in CrossFit.
Become a Judge!!
In order to keep up with the international standards, all workouts must be scored by certified judges. Anyone who is interested is allowed or better asked to take this course and become a judge! You can simply take the course of six modules here. This course includes general information on competition rules, regulations and common movements.
And now let’s train, prepare, get strong and look forward to a strong CrossFit Games Open 2016!!
CrossFit Basel at the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe since 2011!
Let’s take a quick review on CrossFit Basel’s performances at the CrossFit Games Open/Regionals:
The first time we sent athletes to the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe was back in 2011. Former Coach Claudia competed in the category Women Individuals and placed 18th. Read the article from back in the days here!
2014: A team of our best athletes travelled to Copenhagen to take the challenge of the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe. This time they came in 15th!!
We are certainly proud of our qualifications 4 times in a row and will give our best to be part of the Regional Games in Madrid this year as well. Also important to point out is that the teams of athletes varied from year to year. Overall, we sent TWENTY different athletes to the Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals Europe during these four years. This shows that we follow a concept and strategy that works. Considering that the qualifications get tougher each year, we can be proud to be well in the loop with the fittest people on Earth.
Sunday, April 4th, CrossFit Zug/Luzern hosted the first national competition „Switzerland’s Fittest“ at the go active fitness exhibition in Luzern.
Thank you Janosch and Stefan for a fantastic event! Great atmosphere, challenging workouts and precise organisation. A big thank you also to all volunteers as we know how much work it is to host events.
CrossFit Basel was represented with three Athletes: Alessia Wälchli, Joel Wächter, Ramon Gysin.
1. Christoph Büeler (CrossFit Luzern/Zug)
2. Henry „Gülle Heiri“ Kulla (CrossFit Kreis 9)
3. Christof Zellweger (CrossFit Turicum)
1. Lindsay Hurte (CrossFit Turicum)
2. tied: Lisa Eble (CrossFit Jackhammer)/Alessia Wälchli (CrossFit Basel)
Congratulations Alessia for your great performance! She fought well and won a special prize for her dedicated effort.
Joel and Ramon both finished on a tied 7th place!
A: Disco Disco
4 Min. to establish your 3 RM Bench Press:
Ramon won with 3 x 150. Joel took 7th with 3 x 105. Alessia got 3 x 65 for a forth place.
B: Stand up
4 Min. to establish your 3 RM Backsquat:
Ramon won with 3 x 230. Joel took second with 3 x 170. Alessia took second as well with 3 x 112.5. Seems CrossFit Basel knows how to squat.
Ramon was told by the organisers beforehand that he might have to bring his own plates (blue competition plates). He had to.
C: Updside Down
1 attempt to find your Max Effort unbroken T2B
1 Min. AMRAP to perform the Handstand Parcour
Ramon took last with a new PB of 27 unbroken Toes to bar. Joel took second last with 29 reps. Alessia took second again beating even the best male athlete. 42 reps.
Ramon took 6th in the handstand walk parcour. Joel 5th. Alessia fourth.
50kcal Assault Air Bike:
Start with arms and legs then splitting up legs only and alternating to arms only every 5 calories (until 50 calorie total is met)
50 HR Pushups
Ramon sprinted through the Assault Bike calories and the Squats, got stuck on the pull-ups. Finished 9th. Joel showed a balanced performance, took 5th. Alessia crushed the workout and finished 30 seconds ahead of her competition.
All in / All out
5 Bar Facing Burpees
10 Squat Snatch 60/40 Kg
20 Box Jumps 60/41 cm
30 DB Thruster 15/10 Kg
40 Double Unders
50m One Arm Overhead Lunges 24/16 Kg
40 Double Unders
30 DB Thruster 15/10 Kg
20 Box Jumps 60/41 cm
10 Squat Snatch 60/40 Kg
5 Bar Facing Burpees
Ramon had a very hard time on this one, just finished barely within the timecap, got a 9th place. Joel got a solid 5th place again. Alessia crushed it once more and took third.
A: The Bear
5 Bear Complex 70/50 Kg
Third place for Ramon. 6th for Joel and third for Alessia.
Only the top 4 moved on to the very final Workout:
1000 m Row
2 Rounds for Time:
10/7 m Handstand walk
10 Deadlifts 130/90 Kg
10/7 m Handstand walk
10 Bar Muscle up
75 Wallballs 10/6 Kg
After a long day, this was super hard. Alessia managed to finish the workout, but the other girls were all ahead of her, 4th place.
On Sunday, March 20th, the Swiss Drug Free Powerlifting Federation (part of WDFPF) hosted their annual Swiss Championships in Lausanne. 30 athletes participated. The Committee thanks all volunteers and all participants, congratulations for the great results!
CrossFit Basel was represented by seven athletes and won 6 gold medals, took 9 swiss and 2 european records!
Monika, Sonja, Aline, Nick and me (Ramon) qualified for the World Championships in November.
Our lifting Team currently holds 78 swiss, 3 european and 5 world records!
Find detailed results and videos on the bottom of the post.
What is Powerlifting?
Every athlete has three attempts in the following three exercises (Powerlifts). The total of the best lifts count towards the total.
You can also compete in Single Lift Competitions where you choose to compete in one, two, or all three lifts, but get ranked separately in each lift.
The next event is the Swiss Single Lift Championship in Colombier (Saturday April 23rd).
There are raw competitions where only a belt is allowed and there are equipped competitions (single ply => one layer of suits/equipment and multi ply => several layers of equipment) where athletes wear assistant suits, briefs and knee wraps to be able to lift much more weight.
The World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation was established to give drug free lifters a home as in most strength sports there is no or little drug testing. In fact there is no other sports federation (including ALL olympic sports!) in the world today that knows such severe punishment like the WDFPF. If an athlete is tested positive he will be banned FOR LIFE and all past results will be erased.
The official results of the Swiss Powerlifting Championships (SDFPF) 2016 – Lausanne:
CrossFit Basel was represented with four athletes, Vanessa Grosdanoff, Bogdan Krumov, Bruce Phillips and Headcoach Ramon Gysin.
In a last (wo)man standing style contest athletes competed in two different events. Athletes could skip a weight or jump in whenever they wanted. It was a short but intense competition. The ranking in each event was added to one final ranking.
All CFBS athletes did extremely well, here are their results:
1. Vanessa Grosdanoff
2. Ramon Gysin
5. Bogdan Krumov
6. Bruce Phillips
Axle Bar Deadlift:
Vanessa took first place with a new swiss record of 185kg:
Ramon took second place with 300kg:
Bogdan took 5th with 240kg:
Bruce took 6th with 220kg.
Vanessa tied first place with Larissa, pressing 55kg overhead.
Headcoach Ramon Gysin sums up the numbers, what, why and how of Open WOD 16.1:
One year ago I wrote:
„First week down. The box is literally vibrating. Five weeks in which everyone is nervous and the air is full of tension.
I love the opens and I hate it as well. I love it, because people seem to be more alive. They want to achieve something – they have goals they want to reach, they compete against each other. I love to see their smiles if they did much better than expected.
I also love to see their fear cause I know this experience will teach them a lesson in life as well.
I hate it (sarcasm right there ;)) because it is extremely time consuming and it’s hardly possible to get any other work done during these five weeks. Our team invests plenty of extra time and effort to make this happen for you!“
Well, this did not really change! It’s one of my favourite times of the year, people are alive, they share there success, they suffer together, workout together, have fun together!
104 athletes registered for our two boxes!
photocredit Oli Franklin
Thursdaynight, February 25th 2016, the first WOD of the CrossFit Games Open was released. We were all eagerly waiting to see what they came up with this time. Here’s what we got:
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
25-ft. overhead walking lunge
25-ft. overhead walking lunge
8 chest-to-bar pull-ups
This workout revealed, wether you have done your cardio homework or not. I quote Jami from „The Training Plan“: „Suckfest“.
With the lunges also a new movement has been introduced.
photocredit Oli Franklin
Rankings so far in Region Europe:
Ouch, page 2 on the leaderboard. We do not like this. But this is the reality. Team CrossFit Basel currently ranked 69. Part of this reality:
27’000 entries in Europe. Almost 300’000 athletes put in a score for 16.1. CrossFit as a sport is getting bigger and bigger and also much more competitive. Whereas last year 390 teams battled for the 20 spots allowing them to compete at the Meridian Regionals, this year a whopping number of close to 480 teams registered (2014: 360). This shows the immense and accelerated growth in competitive CrossFit.
In some regions our score would be good enough for Top 20. In other regions Top 50. In EVERY other region we would rank higher than our current standing. This puts our efforts in perspective (but doesn’t help at all).
Other Teams struggle as well. CF Turicum, participating at the Games last year are currently sitting on rank 20 in a workout which is normally in their realm (high rep, bodyweight/low weight, cardio). Other new teams perform strong. Teams form, teams are built. Teams are built with ambition.
The spirit points go to Döne and Nicole, they supported and briefed their team all weekend long! Fantastic work guys!
1. Tom Schwander (1151)
2. Joel Wächter (1186)
3. Basil Bard (1219)
4. Nikola Jevtic (1463)
5. Ramon Gysin (1976)
Sascha Albini Masters 40-44 (40)
1. Alessia Wälchli (104)
2. Pascale Herrmann (298)
3. Jessica Preiss (443)
4. Aline Seebacher (685)
5. Nora Jäggi (795)
Nicole Reichmuth Masters 45-49 (12)
Men WOD 16.1
1. Tom Schwander (236 reps)
2. Joel Wächter (235)
3. Basil Bard (234)
4. Nikola Jevtic (230)
5. Sascha Albini (220)
Guest Coach Oli Franklin beat all of our athletes with an outstanding score of 247 reps. As he is registered at his home box CrossFit Lapa in Rio de Janeiro (where he co owns the Hostel Mambembe) his score will not count towards our team.
‚Es bleibt ein Tag voller unvergesslicher Erinnerungen, wir sind gespannt, wo wir in einem Jahr stehen werden und ob diese CHallenge nochmals getoppt werden kann.‘
So sprachen wir im Juni 2014 nach der fünften Swiss Team CHallenge und heute wissen wir- JA, es kann getoppt werden! An der sechstenSwiss Team CHallenge waren rund 280 Teams schweizweit gemeldet, davon 17 Firebreather und 16 Regular Teams die in unserer Box antraten. Einmal mehr war Reebok CrossFit Augsburg stark vertreten mit 4 Teams, motiviert von unserem altbekannten Moderator Jaz Mulic, der in letzter Minute bei den Bonecrushers einsprang und seine Reden zumindest während seiner Heats kurz unterbrach.
Der Tag war bestens durchorganisiert, wie angekündigt ging die Registration von 09:00 – 10:00 reibungslos über die Bühne, während dem man sich schon beim Catering Stand mit Kaffee und Bananen eindecken konnte. DJ Dave heizte bald ein, die Box füllte sich und die Nervosität fing an sich zwischen den aufwärmenden Athleten zu verbreiten.
Event 1 startete pünktlich um 10:30 – WOD 1 und 2 erforderten vor allem beim Zählen starke Konzentration – zwischen Handstand Push Ups, Toes to Bar oder Double Unders noch Kopf zu rechnen bereitete manchen Bedenken. Der eine Heat jagte den anderen und Event 1 war im Nu rum, die Stimmung grandios!
In der kurzen Pause zwischen Event 1 und Event 2 wurde der Grill gestürmt, das Angebot von Entrecotes und Bratwürsten mit Pommes oder Salat war äusserst beliebt. Event 2 stand dann bereits um 12:40 in den Startlöchern und nun wurde Kraft getestet – PR’s neben Enttäuschungen passierten beim triple Hangpowersnatch, der L-Sit bereitete verzerrte Gesichter und zitternde Beine, die Pistols unterhielten das Publikum mit lustigen Balanceakten, und die triple Shoulder to Overheads sorgten dann nochmals für den WOW-Effekt angesichts der Kraftpakete, die da in der Arena das Gewicht hochstemmten.
Nach Event 2 wurden die Resultate erstmal ausgewertet um dann die Heats für den Event 3 aufzustellen. Dieser füllte die Box dann noch ein letztes Mal mit der Atmosphäre, die wir alle lieben: Wummernde Beats, schwitzende Körper, Urschreie, hart ausrastendes Publikum – ein Gefecht aus Energie, Hitze, Adrenalin und Freude. 25 Minuten lang kämpften sich die AthletInnen durch den Endspurt und gaben schlichtweg alles. Mit Pull Ups, Chest to Bar und Bar Muscle Ups litten noch einmal die Hände, eine gute Ausdauer brauchte es für 25 Minuten Rudern und auch die Gewichte für die Power Cleans, Hang Squat Cleans und Thrusters waren kein Zuckerschlecken. Aber ein wahrer Genuss für alle die am Rand standen und die Teams mit ihren Rufen unterstützten!
Ein besonderes Lob geht an unser Master Team, Golden Girls and a Boy – wir sind sehr stolz dass unsere 50+ Members den Wettkampf nicht scheuten und hochmotiviert bis zum Ende durchbissen! Gratulation zum 191. Platz!
Am späten Nachmittag trat kurz etwas Ruhe ein, innert kürzester Zeit war die Trainingsfläche aufgeräumt und die Siegerpodeste bereitgestellt.
Die Rangliste für CrossFit Basel sieht folgendermassen aus:
1. Platz – The Crossbox (Zürich)
2. Patz – CF Lörrach&Friends (Lörrach/DE)
3. Platz – CF Forty Nine Zero 2 (Aarwangen/BE)
1. Platz – The Bonecrushers
2. Platz – The Biggest Loser
3. Platz – Double D
Nachdem bei den Regulars die auswärtigen Teams uns den Meister gezeigt haben, bestehen die Podestplatz Stürmer bei den Firebreathers rein aus CrossFit Basel Coaches und Athleten, abgesehen von spontan Wettkämpfer Jaz Mulic. Es bewährt sich wie gehabt: Hartes Training zahlt sich aus!
Die diesjährige Swiss Team CHallenge bereitete uns einmal mehr grosse Freude und Stolz und wir sind begeistert von der Motivation und der Freude an CrossFit, die sich immer mehr verbreitet.
Ein grosses Dankeschön geht an die Organisatoren von CrossFit Basel und CrossFit Leman, an alle externen Helfer – allen voran Edi Gysin, Sales Koch, Evelyne Gasser und Daphne Jung – an die starken Teams und natürlich an unser fantastisches Publikum, welches jedes mal einen riesigen Beitrag zur sensationellen Stimmung an diesen Events beiträgt.
Two weeks in!! Our athletes got down to business on Friday, March 6th, 2015 with Workout 15.2:
For as long as possible:
0:00 – 03:00 – 2 rounds of:
10 Overhead Squats (95/65lbs)
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
03:00 – 06:00 – 2 rounds of:
12 Overhead Squats (95/65lbs)
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
06:00 – 09:00 – 2 rounds of:
14 Overhead Squats
14 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Rankings so far in Region Europe:
1. Benaja Wälchli
2. Ramon Gysin
3. Tom Schwander
4. Fabian Tresch
5. Claudio Gallasch
1. Alessia Wälchli
2. Nadine Steinger
3. Nora Jäggi
4. Jessica Preiss
5. Katrin Luethy
Men WOD 15.2
1. Benaja Wälchli / Tom Schwander
2. Ramon Gysin
3. Fabian Tresch
4. Claudio Gallasch
5. Joel Wächter
Women WOD 15.2
1. Alessia Wälchli
2. Nora Jäggi / Jessica Preiss
3. Nadine Steinger
4. Romina Wicki
5. Bao-Uyen Luu
Recap from Headcoach Ramon Gysin:
‚ 15.2 is in the books. A repeat WOD from 2014, 14.2.
Our team did not perform up to our standards this time. Strategy was a big issue in this WOD and we should have done better. Rank 58 sets us back to a 35th place after three WODs. Three more to go. We will fight for it.
On a large scale, I am astonished by how many people worldwide did improve within a year. CrossFit is still not taken seriously by many other traditional sports. Yet I am sure that within some years only the sport will increase the competitive capacity and ability in a way that you either need to be a logistic/organisational ninja to be able to work full time and perform on the top – or you will have to be a semi-professional.
This affects us and our team as well. It simply means, step up your lifestyle game (sleep, nutrition, effort, dedication) or you will be left behind.
Now Dave, bring on this heavy WOD – here’s 15.3!! ‚
Radovan Simic is a CrossFit athlete and former coach at our box since 2011. His main focus though lays on a sport he performs since the age of 10 – Karate.
CrossFit Basel sponsors his career since 2 years and provides the location and infrastructure for him to absolve 70% of his trainings. Besides his workouts at the box, he trains at Hayabusa Basel – all in all, he absolves 10-12 Training sessions per week. Radovan holds the black belt 1st Dan and is part of the National Swiss Team since 2004.
A few of the highlights of his career are:
Multiple times Swiss Champion in all age groups
3rd place World University Championship
3rd place Europe – and World Cup
Why CrossFit and Karate? ‚ The combination of the two sports works extremely well for me. Both of them are coordinatively and technically highly demanding and are based on Interval Endurance. Along with this, both sports train maximal and explosive strength. The fights show a similar short and intense dynamic which is an ideal completion of my training program.‘
Past Weekend, he travelled to Almere, Netherlands to take part in one of the Karate 1 Premier League Competitions. These take place all over the World (France, Turkey, Egypt, Austria, Germany, Japan, and Brazil) and are qualification rounds for the European- and World Championships.
This competition in Almere is one of the biggest Karate 1 tournaments, since it is the last one before the European Championship and is booked by pretty much all the premium Karate athletes from around the world.
This years season was disappointing for Radovan, and on Sunday, he lost 4:2 in the first round against his opponent Zarko Arsovski from Macedonia in the category Kumite +84kg. To his credit, Radovan was injured over 3,5 months prior to the start of the tournaments. In November, he injured the medial collateral ligament and in December he broke his big toe on the right. Limited in training due to these injuries, he wasn’t able to go all out and accordingly wasn’t in his usual shape for the start of the season.
The final winner of the tournament in the end was European and World Champion Jonathan Horne from Germany who fought in the final against Shahin Atamov from Azerbaijan.
We have no doubt that Radovan will come back stronger once he is fully recovered from his injuries – if this will be in Karate or CrossFit.