Two athletes from the USA, Dominic Maurici and Laura Gonzalez Marin, of Caution CrossFit in Miami, took home the top prizes in the Male and Female RX categories at the Rodney’s Revolution/ CrossFit 12-12-12 2nd Annual CrossFit 12-12-12 Throwdown powered by Powerade. The Sport of Fitness held centre stage on 12th August 2017 at the Woodbrook Youth Facility. Ninety athletes from seven different countries (Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Suriname and the USA) competed before an audience of approximately 200 spectators.
Marin dominated her heats – placing first in five out of six of the events, while Maurici had four top place finishes. Both athletes are Reebok CrossFit Regional veterans. Maurici has previously qualified five times for the CrossFit Regionals while Marin qualified this year to compete in the Regionals.
Trinbagonian and other Caribbean CrossFit athletes gave impressive performances as they energetically competed. Rounding out the top three in the Female Rx Category were Kim Sealy from Limitless Performance and Shari Cadogan from CrossFit Islandfit – CrossFit gyms in Barbados. Maya Faisal, who represented local CrossFit affiliate and event host CrossFit 12-12-12, placed fifth.
On the men’s side, out of a total of 37 male competitors, Trinidadian Shane Rojas of CrossFit 12-12-12 can boast that he is now the fittest male athlete of Trinidad and Tobago having placed second in the Male Rx category. Levar Greaves of Barbados Limitless Performance placed third.
The Scaled Throwdown 12-12-12 category – where the same Rx workout events are done with scaled or modified movements and lighter weights for athletes to perform – was by no means less challenging for those athletes who competed. Out of a field of 19 males, Daniel Koo of Igone CrossFit, Trinidad took home the top prize and CrossFit 12-12-12 athlete Yannick Duchaussee – who only started this sport some three months ago – placed second.
Athletes from Guyana competed in the event for the first time this year and made their presence felt. Stephen Fraser from Guyana’s CrossFit 592, came third in the scaled male category. Of the 17 ladies who competed in the scaled female category, Sahiesta Sadhoe from Rock CrossFit Paramaribo, Suriname took first prize and Christina Rahman, from Genesis Fitness Express in Guyana, placed third. Seralee Jeremie from CrossFit 758 in St. Lucia was awarded second place.
Not to be left out were the teens who performed admirably during their three events. Barbadian Alexis Ince of CrossFit Islandfit copped the top female teen award for the second year and finished ninth overall in the scaled female category.
Local sixteen year old Khalil Alleyne paced himself to win every one of his events and was crowned the fittest male teen in Trinidad and Tobago, overcoming strong competition from Alexi Charles and Malik Lionel both from CrossFit 758 in St. Lucia.
Head Coach Rodney Vire of CrossFit12-12-12 was thrilled that athletes and spectators from across the region and North America journeyed to Trinidad and Tobago for this local CrossFit Throwdown competition. He has expectations that the event will grow to include many more athletes from Latin America and the Caribbean.