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6th Annual Randy Simmons Event

By Sean | In Competition | on September 9, 2013


The 2013 CrossFit Intrepid Games are less than two weeks away and we are ironing out the workout details, logistics, and schedule.  For those of you who find that CrossFit competitions are something you want to do more often, I encourage you to try the Randy Simmons Fitness Challenge on Saturday, Oct 19th at the LAPD Academy.  The Fitness Challenge is held in conjunction with a 5K Challenge Run and a 26 or 50 mile bike ride.  Most participants choose one event, but I’ve seen some also successfully do both the 5K run and the CrossFit style Fitness Challenge workout afterward.

For those not familiar with Randy’s story, he is the only LAPD SWAT officer to have lost his life in the line of duty.  It is the person that Randy was and what he stood for that this annual event commemorates, and donates the proceeds towards the Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation (you can read more in this older post).  The event started 6 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2011 that they added the Fitness Challenge.  CrossFit Marina has graciously run the past two Fitness Challenge events volunteering their time to plan and set up, their equipment, and coaches to help judge, and we hope to see them again this year.

Fitness Challenge participants can register as an individual or as part of a 4-person team.  Registration is $25/person until Sept 30th, after which it goes up to $30/person.  The 2011 workout was a “Fight Gone Bad” style of a workout and the 2012 event had two AMRAP 7 workouts, so there’s no telling what they have in store this year.  Teams can be mixed gender teams as the female weights will be approximately 70% of men’s weights.  If you’re interested in participating as part of a team please let Ruth and I know.  The event is a well run event and takes place at the scenic LAPD Academy near Dodger Stadium.  You can sign up for the 5K Run, 26 or 50 mile bike ride, and the Fitness Challenge online here.

2011 Team took 1st Place!

Men’s and Women’s Teams in 2012

WOD 9.09.13

Legendary Competitor Dynamic Duo Competition Workout #2

“Who’s On First?”
In Teams of 2, one person working at a time,:
100 Front Squats (135/95, 105/75)
100 Pullups (C2B, Chin Over)
100 Burpees
100 Box Jumps (30″/24″, 24″/20″)
30yd Partner Wheelbarrow Walk
100 Shoulder to Overhead (135/95, 105/75)

* Front Squat and Shoulder to Overhead – Once the barbell is lifted off the ground it may not return to the ground until all of the reps are completed. The team may hold the barbell in front rack, on their back, in the hang or hip crease. If the barbell is set on the ground there is an immediate 5 rep burpee penalty for each team member. Each team member will complete the burpees at the same time.

One Comment to "6th Annual Randy Simmons Event"

  • M.A.T. says:

    September 9, 2013 at 7:33 AM -

    Super excited for this workout.

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