January 13, 2014 6:20 AM

Competition Results

Freddys Garcia and I finished the CrossFit 2A Winter Partner Throwdown yesterday. Ultimately, we came in last place. We both did well - we beat our practice weight for the bear complex, and improved out time for the second workout. We lost 11 reps off our third workout (though it felt like we were doing much better).

At the end Freddys commented that we probably should have done scaled. Not sure. Our bear complex score would have put us in 2nd place in scaled after the first event. The second event would have been easier, too, since we would be snatching less weight and then cranking out pushups instead of pull-ups.  The last workout was a lighter deadlift - that should increase our score, but everyone was moving the weight pretty fast, so I estimate we would be mid-pack for that one.

It is a hard balance - is it better to do poorly in Rx or place higher in scaled? Considering that the bulk of the Rx competitors are at least 20 years younger than I am, I am leaning towards scaling future comps.

Either way, I am not discouraged by how this weekend turned out. Freddys and I had a great time practicing last week and going all out on Sunday. It was a great experience, and I'm glad we did it together.

Ron Lohse and Freddys X. Garcia