Nine athletes from CrossFit 424 (within Pella Recreation Center)
participated in the second annual CrossFit Okoboji Throwdown
January 25 at the YMCA Healthy Living Center in Spirit Lake.
The participating athletes from CrossFit 424 were Sarah
Parsons (Altoona), Amanda Reed (Pella), Kevin Carlson (Pella),
Brett Huizer (Pella), Klint Kooyman (Pella), Nigel McKay
(Knoxville), Doug Prange (Pella), Zachary Prichard (Pella) and
Josh Visser (Pella).
Athletes competed in four divisions: womenís prescribed and
scaled, menís prescribed and scaled.
Eighty athletes from four states were at the event.
The Okoboji Throwdown consisted of two WODís (workouts of
the day) plus a final WOD for the top six participants based on
performance in the first two WODís.
CrossFit 424 was well represented in the final WOD with 4
athletes competing. In
the menís prescribed division Nigel McKay placed 5th.
In the menís scaled division Brett Huizer finished in
third place, Josh Visser in second place and Klint Kooyman took
top honors in first place.
CrossFit 424 strives to serve the community through fitness in
action, word and deed.
We are a
fitness-minded community that strains for a blossoming physical capacity
that allows us to tackle the demands of our respective
day. Whether you
are a student-athlete, one of our nationís warriors, our communityís
enforcement officers, our families' housewives, or our
childrenís grandparents, CrossFit 424 is for you.
This, is a supportive
community with expert coaching and thorough workouts that are constantly
varied so that
you are consistently challenged.
Call or email us with any questions.
Head Coach, CrossFit 424
Athlete Spotlight: Joan C.
Class: 5:30 p.m. (mostly)
Married to Dave / 8 kids ranging from 28-10 years old, plus 2
and 1 son-in-law
How long doing
CrossFit: Since November of 2013
movement: Kipping pull-ups, and games. I love games!
movement: I don't really like to breathe hard.
How does CrossFit compare to the type of
exercise/activity you have done in the past:
It's harder than dance, for sure; also
basketball, softball, biking, body combat, yoga, lifting and most
everything I've done. I love the rigor, the community and the coaches!
What is your advice to someone who is
tentative about doing CrossFit:
CrossFit is for everyone. It provides
excellent challenges and camaraderie that is good for your soul.
Joan's work ethic, perseverance and desire to
improve are tremendous! For example, her favorite movement,
as listed above, used to be her nemesis movement. Joan had it in her
mind to conquer it and she did. Just a
couple weeks ago she completed 50 pull-ups in a workout. Way to go,
Joan, you are a joy to have in our community
and the coaches could not ask for a more coachable, sincere and
appreciative athlete. Thanks for being a part of the team!