This past weekend, The Foundry hosted “Super Saturday”, a full day of workouts and fun. Three back to back workouts joined the community together in the spirit of competition and to support great causes.
The morning events kicked off with the first ever Trodo Open. Trodo is a CrossFit box league based around team competition where The Foundry can compete against other boxes in the Chicago area in a series of monthly events. Twelve teams of four took on the workout, which consisted of hang cleans, back squats, push-ups and running. All levels of fitness and experience were encouraged and we saw nearly 50 athletes participate. Many additional spectators were on-hand to cheer as teams worked to finish under the time cap. When the dust settled, two teams: Tom Kousgaard, Jenni Hartman, Nicole Powers, and Joe Roark & Wayne Banks, Kumuda Pradhan, Alecia Taylor, and Brain Willmzig came out on top and will represent The Foundry at the first Trodo Games, to be held at CrossFit Freedom in Libertyville on November 9th. Be sure to come out and cheer our fellow athletes next month!
Next up was a nationwide CrossFit charity benefitting breast cancer research called Barbells for Boobs. Athletes performed the workout ‘Grace’ consisting of 30 clean and jerks for time (135/95 Rx). Six heats of 2-6 athletes were run, and many personal records were crushed.
But the fun couldn’t stop there! We ended the morning with the Lift up Luke workout benefitting the Autism Tree Project Foundation to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, as well as parent education. Athletes completed a 5 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of power cleans, double unders, and pull-ups. Some athletes even completed all three workouts! Everyone had a great experience pushing themselves and supporting one another.
Together as a Foundry community we raised over 750 dollars supporting both of these reputable causes!
With a couple hours to recover, the community came back together for an intrabox beer pong tournament! Teams of two went head to head at beer pong according to Foundry house rules. JQ and Megan emerged as champions after prevailing in five hard-fought games.
All in all, it was a very special day with an excellent turnout. We completed the first Trodo Open, raised money for charity, and celebrated our accomplishments together. The Foundry hosts at least one social event each month so even if you missed this one, be sure to come out next time!
For more information on any of the workouts/events be sure to click the links below.