CrossFit COMO is proud to announce that one of our guest trainers, Doug Oberbeck, has qualified for the Latin America CrossFit Regionals. We are so proud of him and can’t wait until he makes his way back to COMO.
Doug sent me an email about how the CrossFit Open went for him this year, check it out.
The 2014 CrossFit Open was by far the hardest Open I´ve been a part of. Competing out of Latin America, an “easier” region, I´ve been used to strolling in and finishing in the top 10 for the last few years, but this year I really had to FIGHT and finished just inside the top 40! The competition has gotten way bigger, way better and not to mention the Open WODs this year were challenging to say the least (14.5 are you kidding me??).
Fortunately I have a great training partner who is also regionals bound (Carlos Lopez, he beat me by one spot) and we were able to push each other all season to get better. I went into the Open thinking that I´d only do each workout once, but had to do almost every workout twice to try and get a few extra reps in. This year, amazingly, a few extra reps could have meant a difference of 40 or 50 points in the standings.
I´m also pretty proud to say that one of the male athletes I train through remote coaching finished in the top 25, one female athlete finished in 57th and the other female athlete (who is 42 years old) finished in 87th overall in Latin America!
We´ll be headed out to Santiago, Chile May 9, 10 and 11 for Regionals which could be my last time competing in Latin America and will be a bitter sweet ending to the season, hanging out with the athletes I´ve competed against for the last 4 years. I´m definitely gonna miss this place but I´m excited to see where my new home ends up being and what kind of CrossFit monsters await. – Doug Oberbeck
Best of Luck in the Latin America Regionals Doug!