We’re back!

21
Mar

We’re back!

Unbelievable! That’s the one word that comes to mind when I think about this weekend.

I want to thank CrossFit Fredericton for hosting this event. It ran so smooth and the events were a true test of fitness. I hope the holes in the floor won’t be too expensive to repair.

Thank you to all the members that came out to support our group! We heard comments that we were the loudest cheering section and I feel great to be part of that.

Huge thanks to the CrossFit Moncton competitors! You guys made me extremely proud! Regardless of your ranking, you did what you were there to do – pushed yourself to the farthest limits! Your dedication to improving yourself at the gym has paid off. And you will only get better. Keep working on your weaknesses until they are your strengths. Eat well. Rest well. And you will improve.

I want to personally thank everyone in the corner of the last event. I could hear every single one of you cheering me on. I was feeding off of your energy and it certainly made a huge difference! You are not like my family. You ARE my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So, with the 2010 Sectionals in the past, Sonia and I must look to the future. Calgary will be seeing what Moncton has to offer at the end of May. We will do our very best and make you all proud. Again, thank you for all your support!

Name                  Place         Event 1         Event 2        Event 3           Event 4

Wood, Kevin    7 (61)         1 (00:52.1)    31 (220)   10 (05:48.6)   19 (133)
Boivin, Pierre    44 (154)    46 (01:00.3) 43 (205)   27 (07:29.8)   38 (113)
King, Edward   62 (254)    72 (01:12.4)  62 (175)   60 (11:12.6)    60 (43)
Arseneau, Pat   63 (256)   70 (01:09.2)  68 (165)   63 (11:26.0)   55 (74)
Picard, Sonia    3 (27)        14 (01:07.1)   4 (145)     7 (08:54.4)     2 (115)
Delano, Gill      24 (74)      8 (01:04.6)    28 (120)   19 (10:46.1)   19 (130*)
McLaughlin, MC   27 (69)  28 (01:14.0)  20 (125)  (DNF (111))   21 (128*)

28 Responses

  1. Cathy

    Congratulations to all the competitors this weekend… It was so incredible to see the determination and strength of character that you all showed. You should be so proud of yourselves, not only for your accomplishments but for having the balls to compete in the first place!!!

  2. Heidi

    Wow, what a great event to watch & so glad that we were able to be there. I was so proud of the Moncton gang. You all showed such great spirit and sportman/womanship and managed to finish your events with big smiles, even in the face of exhaustion. You all deserve congratulations and should be proud of yourselves. You gave it everything in true CrossFit spirit! I know Kevin & Sonia will represent in Calgary.

  3. Patrick

    What to say…

    The whole weekend was overwhelming with intensity, pride, accomplishments, comradery, and other words I can’t come up with at the moment.

    I’d like to thank everyone at the gym for your patience with us competitors who have been “hogging” a lot of Kevin’s attention in the past couple weeks to talk about strategies, training, diets, etc. You pay Kevin to coach/train you and I hope that we did get too much in the way.

    Thank you all who came to cheer us on. It made a HUGE difference and hearing your cheer was the “overdrive” in each of my workouts. 63rd out of 74 doesn’t seem like much on paper, but the caliber was extremely high and I’m really proud of my result. You should have seen the beasts I was up against 🙂

    Even if you couldn’t make it to Fredericton, your wishes were really appreciated. I promise you that Crossfit Moncton was well represented both in the workouts and in the crowd. Moncton was known as the “loud ones”. A lot of people said that we were lucky to have such an enthusiastic group of support. I think a lot of them were jealous cause it helped a LOT.

  4. Patrick

    Oh one more thing…

    Kevin and Sonia, you surpassed all expectations I had from both of you. I knew you had what it takes to qualify, but your ranking among the caliber of competitors we saw there is beyond amazing. I’m very proud to be part of your gym.

  5. We are super impressed with everyone from Moncton – there were some gutsy performances out there!! Wish we had more time to hang out and chat during the event. Kevin and Sonia, good luck at Regionals, make the Maritimes proud!

    Thank you for bringing so much energy!

  6. Liam

    I’ve been following the results online and I’ve been thrilled with what I’ve seen!
    Great job Gang! I’m so happy for, and proud of, you guys and girls! I wish I could have been there to be part of the group of LOUD Moncton support. Now, let’s focus on May!
    Should we have a fundraiser?
    Poker?
    Bikini Car Wash?
    Door to Door Snuggie sale?

  7. Heather (Mum)

    As part of the “cheering crowd”, it was an awesome weekend. Every single Crossfit Moncton participant did us proud. Those who were able to come cheer, we showed them how to do it. It may be awhile before I get my voice back but it was worth it. Not only does Crossfit Moncton have winners and cheerleaders, it also has heart. I am so proud to be part of such an amazing group.

  8. Gillyon

    Words cannot describe this weekend. Being a part of this event is something that I will never forget. The atmosphere in that gym was inspirational. I have never felt so much energy, support, determination, and heart in one place. I am craving to do it all over again.

    I walked away with a big PR, new goals, and new friends. Thank you to my fellow crossfitters for your support this weekend. Seeing familiar faces and hearing your cheers truly made a difference on that mat.

    Kevin, thank you so much for believing in me. You push me beyond my limits every WOD. You are the best coach. 🙂 Cheering for you today was the highlight of my weekend. You made us all very proud!

  9. Elissa

    Crossfit moncton is awesome!!!!!

    Reading everyones post, I feel the energy!
    I can only imagine what it was all like. I want to
    be part of it
    all next year. And I agree with th having the balls to go out there and just do it.

    Congrats to everyone!! You all have some big balls.. Lol 🙂
    very proud of the girls and the boys. You are amazing!!

  10. Janine- Cft Bathurst

    I took that kickass picture thankyou very much!

    Awesome show made by everyone from CrossFit Moncton. It was nice seeing you all. I wish I would’ve been more able to watch and cheer for you all.

    Congratulations Kevin and Sonia! Good luck at the Regionals. I have no doubt you’ll represent CrossFit Moncton and Atlantic Canada super well.

  11. MC

    This was a really emotional roller coaster weekend! I was nerveous, exciting, scared, dissapointed, sad, fustrated, happy, crying of pain, wanted to quit, crying of happiness, motivated, released and proud all in the same 2 days. I found it hard mentally as much as physically.
    The encouragement from the members of the gym coming from internet or directly screaming during the workout was really appreciated!! It makes all the difference in the world! A special thanks to the people who take the time to drive to Freddy. Seeing friendly faces is always reassuring!
    Every competitors from Crossfit Moncton were amazing! I’m proud to train with such great athletes! Thanks Kevin for giving us the opportunity to be part of those events and part of the crossfit family! This really change my life!
    I’m stepping out of this event with experiences, PR, bruises and a larger comfort zone! After all, I attained my goal! 🙂

  12. Marc H.

    You should be really proud of yourself for the insane results and even more proud of all the lives your changing every day Kevin

  13. Jeff

    I’m glad I waited to post. Reading all of your comments justifies the reason I became a member at CrossFit Moncton. The ‘family’ feeling along with the inspiration we get from others makes this an incredible group to be a part of. Not only do we get to improve our own personal health and well being but we also we get satisfaction from the accomplishments of others who have trained along side of us. It’s going to be a fun week ahead with lots of stories to be shared. Congratulations to all of you!

  14. Pierre

    Well, I don’t know exactly what to write down, lots have already been said!

    This was my second participation in the Qualifiers and I can tell that Crossfit Moncton grew a lot in the last year just by how the members are like a big family! During my events, I could hear you cheering for me even if I was far away from the sides and it helped me a lot going thru those tough workouts! Thank you so much everybody without you, I wouldn’t have made it this far. And I don’t want to forget those who commented on the website…. you guys helped us too even if you couldn’t make it down there!

    And not a lot of people saw me in the corner while I was cheering for you, but I had some tears for you guys (yes, I am a big sensitive), you all made me proud of being your friend, thank you!! I was and I am still impressed by all of your work. You ALL did awesome and pulled some outstanding performances!

    Now, I need to go to bed and rest.

    Good luck tomorrow guys, you will need it, we will ALL be really sore! hahahaha

  15. Marcel

    What an awesome time we had this weekend, I am very proud to say that I belong to Crossfit Moncton. It was a tremendous experience standing on the sidelines and cheering the competitors on.

    While Kevin and Sonia came away the “winners” in the standings; Ed, Pierre, MC, Gillyon, and Pat you guys are winners also! Your performances were truly inspiring, you all gave it your all and you should be proud of everything you accomplished.

  16. Ed

    It’s really like a dream you know, the whole time you are there you just want it over with, and when it ends you hate to see it go. Everyone took it to the next level, I’m so proud of CrossFit moncton. I don’t think I could have done those muscle ups without you guys. Really from the bottom of my heart you guys are awesome and you guys are truly the only people that I feel like I’m at home with. Like kevin said you guys are my family I would do anything for you. I look up to all of you in different ways, I really am among giants.

    kevin man, holy shit. There isn’t much to say but that. You are a great coach, Everyone out there wouldn’t have done that without you. When you have 8 people walk up to you and ask “who is the owner of CF moncton?” you know that you are doing something right. I know with your mentoring I can compete and perform at top level someday. you give me strength man, don’t lose that fire. ever.

  17. Sonia

    Wow, wow, wow. I’m crying right now after reading all these posts and thinking back over the weekend. This group is amazing! I couldn’t have done it without you. THANK YOU! Thank you for believing in me, for supporting me, for cheering me on the whole way through. I really fed off that energy that came from you. I really can’d discibe the feeling I had after finishing my events and seeing your faces, your smiles and your words. I could hear all of you cheering and Pierre I could see you across the way on my last WOD, it meant a lot to me! Wow, the energy our team had!!! Feels great. Kevin, thank you, thank you, thank you! And the day couldn’t have finished on a higher note, cheering you on and you pushing to the limit, finishing that WOD with strength and heart with your whole family right there beside you! What an amazing weekend, I’ll never forget it. This was not only what crossfit is all about, but what CROSSFIT MONCTON is all about!

  18. Trish-CrossFit Kinetics

    Congrats to all the competitors from CrossFit Moncton! It was great to see you all again and to meet some new members from your box. Gillyon, I was so happy to have you in my heat:) You did an amazing job, and congrats to everyone on their PRs. Can’t wait to see you all again in the summer at the HOPPER!!!

    Kevin and Sonia, best of luck in Calgary:)

  19. Mary Lynn Crossfitpei

    Just a short note to thank you all for your hospitality on Friday morning. My calves served to remind me of our time at your gym(525 doubleunders)!!!

    Also congrats to Kevin on your great showing this weekend…amazing:)

    Hope to see you again soon,

    Mary Lynn and Greg

  20. Gabrielle

    Congratulations to all of our competitors!!! And a special congratulations to Kevin and Sonia 🙂 WOW I wish I could have been there physically to cheer you on, but you were definitely all in my thoughts this weekend. I’m happy that you all did so well and through the sweat and pain, you all also managed to have fun 🙂 YOU GUYS AND GALS ROCK!!!!!!

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