Dezette was one of my favorite competitors this weekend. She trains at CrossFit Dallas Central and is a mother of two young girls. She put it all out on the floor this weekend and left with nothing to regret. As I watched the competition from under the blue awning of the official scoring tent I caught sight of Dezette on the pull up bar. She rocked forward, back, and pulled with all her might. She placed her feet on the box and looked over at CrossFit Central Coach Megan Parsons who was judging her movements. Megan shook her head, "Didn't Count"
I could see Dezette's shoulders slump forward in defeat as she looked over her shoulder at her coach Sam Nix. He slowly shook his head, gave her some pointers, words of encouragement, and told her to get back on the bar and try again. You could tell he would give anything to get on the bar and do the reps for her. Dezette turned her body forward, griped the bar, rocked, and pulled hard this time her clavical reaching the bar. She set herself down and looked at Megan. Megan shook her head, Didn't Count. "What?" Dezette gasped. "You've gotta get your chest to the bar" Cheers of encouragement rang out from the crowd. You can do it Dezette! Come on Girl, Try Again! Dezette must have had 20 failed attempts at pull ups, furthering her fatigue and questioning her abilities - but she kept going.
Coach Jeremy Thiel called Time after 20 minutes and Dezette kept going. She walked over to the rower and finished the workout with the 500 meter row. The other athletes and spectators cheered her on as she fought to finish the grueling workout. When she reached the 500 meter mark her coaches, Sam and Koy from CrossFit Dallas Central hugged her and told her how great she did. Her daughters bounded over to congratulate her. Tears streamed down her face.
Dezette pushed through when she didn't think she could, she competed against men and women half her age and didn't scale anything. She taught her girls very valuable lessons this Saturday and I was proud to have the chance to see it. Congratulations Dezette! YOU ARE CROSSFIT!
The Fittest Games Championship this Saturday was a tournament in strength, heart, and intensity! There were many people from all different backgrounds - some were personal trainers, some were CrossFit affiliate owners, there were students of CrossFit and others trained on their own. Everyone gave it their all.
Dutch Lowry originally from A&M with Sam Nix and Koy Nichols from CrossFit Dallas Central - it's always so much fun to run events with other CrossFit affiliates!