Coach Steve is 53 years old and stronger than ever, and stronger than most anyone else even half his age!
As a little recap for Day 1, he came in 2nd place in his first event, making a mad dash for the finish line carrying an 120-pound sandbag like it was nothing! After that, Steve put up a 227 pound thruster, placing 5th in that event. He finished out the day with a 7th place finish in a combo of sprints and snatches; leaving Steve at 3rd place after day 1!
Steve then dominated his 4th workout, flying through chest-to-bar pull-ups faster than anyone, even surpassing the announcers expectations of what he’d be able to do. Weights got heavy in the next workout but he still finished strong with an 8th place finish; ending up in 2nd at the end of Day 2!
In his final day, Steve needed some strong finishes to maintain his podium status. He came out strong in event 6 with a 4th place finish and was blessed by the CrossFit gods with a workout in his wheelhouse to compete against the top 10; Amanda 9-7-5 of Squat Snatches and Muscle-Ups. Steve finished 3rd in the final workout, locking him in for the silver medal and the title of 2nd Fittest Man in the World for men 50-54 years old.
A quote from Steve after finishing his weekend of competition:
“Feel like a bit of a train wreck this morning but happy the wheels are still on. People in Crossfit inspire me; I think that’s why I will never leave it and I feel it after EVERY Games. As I headed out for the final work out yesterday, I saw the teens in the warm-up area. We had talked about the work-outs a lot over the week. 15 year olds and 50 years olds – mutual respect. BUT they were DONE, yet hitting front squats pretty hard. They were preparing for next year just HOURS after their final event of the Crossfit Games, AND doing it together, with their former competitors. This is CrossFit. Successful people don’t knock on opportunities’ door; they kick the damn door down and give it a big stomp – NOW. That’s how Games athletes are made, and I could see it in these teens. Inspiring and a reminder about what it takes.”
Coach Steve is currently sitting in 3rd place overall at the 2015 CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Division. He came in 2nd place in his first event, making a mad dash for the finish line carrying an 120-pound sandbag like it was nothing! After that, Steve put up a 227 pound thruster, placing 5th in that event. He finished out the day with a 7th place finish in a combo of sprints and snatches; leaving Coach Steve at 3rd place after day 1!
He’ll be competing in 4 more events today and tomorrow! Watch Day 1 Events below, and see when he’ll be competing so you can watch live online!
Long Chipper at 12:55pm
Double Hanger at 5:15pm
Thursday (We’ll be watching both Thursday events at the gym on the big screen! Come cheer on Steve at his home gym!)
The Sandwich at 12:20pm
Final Event TBD at 2:00pm
CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Event 1
Coach Steve’s Heat Starts at 1:53:47 in the Video Below
CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Event 2
Coach Steve’s Heat Starts at 1:21:00 in the Video Below
CrossFit Games Masters 50-54 Event 3
Coach Steve’s Heat Starts at 1:20:30 in the Video Below
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