Eight San Pedro athletes proved to be strong soldiers over the weekend as they participated and represented San Pedro, Belize in their first CrossFit competition that took place in the neighboring city of Chetumal, Mexico.
Chetumal Crossfit hosted its second annual Fitness Challenge on November 29 and 30, 2014, this year sending out a special invitation to San Pedro CrossFit athletes to join the member’s only challenge of Chetumal.
Five CrossFit members of the Sun and Sand Box (Chandel Rodriguez, Jennifer Maher, Alex Garcia, Ernie Longsworth & James Sanchez) and two members of the San Pedro CrossFit CFS Box (Gian Rivero & Freddie Gonzalez) were honored to represent their own box and country at the competition that would be their first experience in the CrossFit competition arena. The eighth athlete was Humberto ‘Chumbie’ Torres, from San Pedro who competed as a member of Chetumal CrossFit, while he attends school in that city.
Team from San Pedro CrossFit CFS
Female Team from San Pedro Sun and Sand CrossFit
All the athletes, still young in the CrossFit arena, proved to have what it takes to compete in the grueling competition and kept up with their Mexican counterparts. In fact, most made it to the finals, placed in the Top 10 positions and even taking top medals. Alex Garcia from Sun and Sand CrossFit took third place in the Male’s Intermediate category.
All the San Pedro athletes have expressed their enthusiasm of competing and said that they learned so much from the event. They are excited to return to Chetumal for next year’s event. Congratulation to a job well done.
Alex Garcia places Third in Male Intermediate Category
Gian Rivero from San Pedro CrossFit CFS
Chandel Rodriquez from Sun and Sand CrossFit
Alex Garcia of Sun and Sand CrossFit CFS
Freddie Gonzalez of San Pedro CrossFit CFS
Humberto ‘Chumbie’ Torres of Chetumal CrossFit
Jennifer Maher of Sun and Sand CrossFit
The cometition was really tough…