To say that yesterday was a good day would be an understatement. Yesterday was a special day.

Where to start?

For many of the folks in this picture, it was their first “functional fitness” competition, but you wouldn’t have guessed it by watching them. They approached the workouts with confidence and they employed really smart pacing strategies.


We also had TONS of PRs on the snatch and clean and Joe and Leo won the men’s scaled division!


I was also impressed by the quality of movement maintained during each event. The Steelworks coaching staff is relentless on drilling sound technique and attention to detail every day during training and it showed. Looking around the gym floor and watching our athletes be disciplined and efficient made me a proud papa.


Lastly, it was super awesome to see how everyone cheered each other on during their workouts. This is a small sliver of a much larger and awesome community.

Congrats to all of the Steelworks crew who participated in The Flyers Throwdown. Special thanks  to Steelworks’ own Nick Marchesiello for organizing the event and to the staff of CrossFit Riverfront for running the only competition that I have ever been to that ended ahead of schedule! Well done!