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The King Horn classic a success

An overview of the track before the exercises. (photo/PolarFit Facebook)

Recently, ONU’s sports organization, PolarFit, held a crossfit competition called The King Horn Classic. There were many competitors, as more than a dozen people showed up to compete. Due to the amount of participants, the event went on from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The event held two levels of workouts known as Rx and Scaled. The harder of the two levels being Rx. According to mensfitness.com, “When a WOD (workout of the day) is performed RX’d, that means the athlete performs all modalities using the prescribed weight and reps. In CrossFit, all WODs can be scaled down to meet your fitness level, but the goal is to get to a place where the RX is challenging, yet doable.”

Men’s Rx included:

- 20 burpies

- 40 ab mat sit ups

- 30 pull ups

- 20 thrusters- 89 lbs

- 10 pistols- no pistols=10 body squats + one lap

- 20 thrusters- 89 lbs

- 30 pull ups

- 40 ab mat sit ups

- 20 burpies

Women’s Rx featured the same workouts except they were to use 65 lbs when doing thrusters.

Men’s scaled included:

- 20 burpies

- 40 ab mat sit ups

- 30 hand release push ups

- 20 thrusters- 75 lbs

- 10 body squats

- 20 thrusters- 75 lbs

- 30 hand release push ups

- 40 ab mat sit ups

- 20 burpies

With these workouts being so difficult, only two women signed up for Rx. The two participants were Cheyenne Raker and Kelsey Wilson. Seeing how PolarFit decided to give prizes to the top two finishers in each level, this worked out perfectly for them.

Runner-up, Cheyenne Raker said she was glad for the competition.

“If I would have done it by myself, it would have been harder. Seeing her next to me, I thought, I have to keep up with her. It was me and her against a group of guys,” said Raker.

Raker no doubt feels the pain even days after.

“I’ve never done an exercise that tough before, but it was good because I had a lot of support from everyone. It was just really tough to get through the amount of times.”

Now knowing the extent of the exercises, Raker may do it again next year, but on a different level.

“If I did it again, I would probably do scaled. I didn’t train or anything for the Rx, so I didn’t know what it was like.”

The winner’s of the competition were Wisdoms Adaka (men's scaled), Kelsey Wilson (women's Rx), and Braden Willis (men's Rx).

It is unclear as to whether this is the second or third year PolarFit has done this event, but with the amount of participants this year, the CrossFit community at ONU will likely see this event next year.

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