RESULTS from 2nd BC CROSSFIT OLY COMP

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 3 OVERDRIVE COMPETITORS VIKTOR, JESSIE, AND MICHELLE AT THIS PAST WEEKEND’S OLYMPIC LIFTING COMPETITION AS THEY ALL PR’D THEIR LIFTS! OVERDRIVE HAS ONCE AGAIN REPRESENTED WELL AS THIS IS THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW THAT WE HAVE MEDALLED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO VIKTOR, WHO EARNED A BRONZE MEDAL IN HIS 77 KG WEIGHT CLASS, COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED AS HE WAS IN A VERY TOUGH VETERAN FIELD OF CROSSFIT LIFTERS! HE TONED DOWN THE WARRIOR CRY A NOTCH AND SMOOTHLY PR’D HIS SNATCH AT 85 KG(187 LBS)! HIS C&J WAS EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE AT 231 LBS, HOWEVER, TOUGH JUDGING DID NOT GIVE HIM THE LIFT AS THERE WAS A SLIGHT PRESS-OUT OF THE JERK. NONETHELESS, VERY IMPRESSIVE VIKTOR AND JOB WELL DONE! HE NOW BECOMES OVERDRIVE’S TOP OLY LIFTER!

NEXT UP WAS JESSIE, WHO, ALTHOUGH WAS IN A WEIGHT CLASS ALL BY HERSELF(SHE COULD HAVE GONE UP A CLASS AND MEDALLED), SHOWED COURAGE AND LOTS OF GUSTO AS SHE ACHIEVED PERSONAL BESTS IN BOTH LIFTS! SHE REALIZED THAT SHE HAD MUCH MORE STRENGTH AND POWER IN HER WHEN SHE BEGAN LANDING EVERYTHING IN A POWER SQUAT!! NOT KNOWING WHAT WEIGHT SHE WAS LIFTING HELPED AS WELL 😉 ALL IN ALL, JESSIE CAPTURED THE GOLD MEDAL AND PROVED THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BIGGER BODY TO OLYMPIC LIFT AS AMAZING FORM AND A WILL TO SUCCEED CARRIED HER THROUGH. IT WAS A PLEASURE COACHING YOU JESSIE AND VERY EXCITING TO SEE YOU DO SO WELL!

LAST WAS MICHELLE, WHO ALSO ACHIEVED PERSONAL BESTS IN BOTH HER LIFTS! THIS WAS A GOOD ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR MICHELLE, WHO HAS BEEN PRACTICING HER FORM A LOT TRYING TO CORRECT OLD HABITS. BEING A PART OF A COMPETITION AND HAVING TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE WILL HELP MICHELLE GAIN THE CONFIDENCE THAT SHE NEEDS TO PURSUE HER FIREFIGHTING CAREER. GOOD JOB FOXY!

THANKS TO ALL THE OVERDRIVERS WHO CAME OUT AND SUPPORTED THEIR FRIENDS. IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE THE GREAT COMMUNITY OF OURS GET TOGETHER AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

Jessie with her gold medal!
Jessie with her gold medal!
Viktor with his bronze medal!
Viktor with his bronze medal!
Overdrive in full support!
Overdrive in full support!