Mattie Rogers Misses Rio

May 9, 2016 by
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Road to Rio. Mattie Rogers failed to qualify for the USA Olympic Weightlifting Team. According to USA Weightlifting, if she’d successfully lifted the 141KG clean and jerk she would have been on the way to Rio. Morghan King secured the third spot. Seven American records were set in the first day of lifting.

132KG Clean and Jerk – Miss
132KF Clean and Jerk (2nd attempt) – Success
141KG Clean and Jerk – Miss

Mattie: “I fought with everything I had and though it was possible, I lost this battle. Heart breaking is an understatement. Making the Olympic team is all I’ve ever wanted. It is everything I have thought, dreamed, worked and LIVED for every single day for the last 2 years. Those who I’ve seen discredit me because “this isn’t a popularity contest, she just isn’t good enough. The ranking is the way it is for a reason”; you’re wrong. I am good enough. I am strong enough. And I will come back better.” Full Post.

THE WARMUP
So how much chalk do we really need? Here are seven problems that female crossfitters have to deal with. This race in Cyprus inspired from the ancient Greek Dorian tribe looks legit. Julie Foucher told 1870 Magazine that “[CrossFit] has totally and completely changed my life and how I look at, not only fitness and exercise, but how I look at health in general.” The funeral for fallen good samaritan T.J. Antell who was shot and killed last week, took place this weekend. On average, a person will run the equivalent of the circumference of the Earth almost 1.9 times!

THE WOD
Jacob Heppner does chest-to-bar Mary.

Road to Regionals. Sean Woodland interviews Chelsea Grigsby where she talks about not stressing out over the Open and focusing on the fire academy. Grigsby ended up taking first in the Southern California region. Lindy Barber isexhausted from crushing it. Julie Foucher gave Regionals Nate a go. CrossFit Mayhem has already gone through team events 1 and 2, TWICE.

THE COOLDOWN

Well this is something we never thought we’d see, Shape Magazine put together the athletic girls guide to putting together an online dating profile…cue in gym selfies. CrossFit asks athletes why they compete. Sean Woodlanddoesn’t like hipsters at all. Annie Thorisdottir and her mom are super cute together. Sherrie Wilson feels fitter at 48 than when she was 18.

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