Competition Seeks Area's Elite CrossFit Athletes
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 12:30pm
Event Date:June 16, 2012 - 9:00am
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE- Calif. One hundred CrossFit Athletes in Northern California and Nevada will gather at South Tahoe CrossFit this Saturday, June 16, for a one-day challenge to find the area's fittest man and woman.
In its third year, the Fittest of the Sierras Competition has gained recognition as being the premier CrossFit event in the area. In 2010 the competition hosted athletes from the Reno-Tahoe vicinity, but has now expanded to include competitors from Bishop, Sacramento Central Valley and the Bay Area.
"This competition has gained a lot of popularity, especially with Tahoe being a scenic destination," says Renelle Pinero, a member of the event committee, "more than half of the competitor slots filled up in the first week of registration back in February. There's quite a few first-timers on the list, which should make for an interesting atmosphere."
The CrossFit fitness regimen eliminates the idea of routine workouts and replaces them with a variety of movements that focus on strength, agility, accuracy and speed. The Reebok CrossFit Games, a worldwide competition, has been one of the leading reasons why more and more people are signing up to try the relatively new fitness regimen.
"As more people start to discover CrossFit and discover new things about themselves, they want to put it to the test," says two-time Fittest of the Sierras Champion from Tahoe City, Myles Lewis, "this competition does just that. It's a true test of your ability to work hard."
Lewis is a certified CrossFit Trainer at CrossFit Avalanche in Tahoe City. He has also been a contender in the Reebok CrossFit Games Nor-Cal Regional.
"I have been training hard this year and am not going anywhere without a fight," says Lewis, "My immediate goal is to have fun, but I understand there is a 'target' on my back."
The event will begin at 9am and end at approximately 4pm at South Tahoe CrossFit, located at 2050 Dunlap Dr. The public is welcome to watch the grueling competition free of charge, however, donations will be accepted for the Growing Worldwide Opportunity Foundation.
To find out more, visit www.fittestofthesierras.org
South Tahoe CrossFit
2050 Dunlap Dr. South Lake Tahoe, CA
United States38° 54' 54.3348" N, 120° 0' 13.0464" W