On May 30th, High School Health & Physical Education teacher, Mr. Joe Youngblood, took a group of 24 students that consisted of his CrossFit classes and members of the OJR Rowing Team to Pottstown CrossFit to compete in the classic CrossFit workout, “Fight Gone Bad” or FGB for short. Fight Gone Bad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC19O4cgvp4) consists of 3-5 minute rounds with a minute rest between each round. Each minute within the round is a different movement/exercise. The movements/exercises are wall balls, sumo-deadlift high pulls, box jumps, push press, and rowing. Every rep they performed in the movements along with each calorie burned on the rower were counted and added up. Each student performed the workout to the best of their ability.
The culmination of the morning was highlighted by the competition between students from OJR and Pottstown High School. In the finals, each school entered 3 female students and 3 male students and the school with the greater number of total reps would be declared the winner. Pottstown CrossFit owner Rob Matthews purchased a trophy to travel with the winning school. OJR’s three female athletes were sophomores Maddie Braun and Sophia Ferrizzi and junior Veronika Zdrazil. The three male athletes were juniors Jack Vallino and David Wierzbicki and Senior Gavin Delahaye. After both teams gave it their all in an effort to win, OJR came out on top by close to eighty reps! The OJR team was presented with the trophy which will be proudly put on display in our trophy case until they put it on the line again next year!