Mar 28

2014 CrossFit Open Challenge 14.5 with The Basement

14.4 is in the books! As always, monster thanks to everyone who came out to SUBU last Thursday to celebrate 14.4 with us. Special thanks to Orange Blossom Pilsner for supplying SUBU with an entire keg of brew & Matt Opferman for setting the whole deal up for us. The crowd was amazing and the athletes poured their souls into that epic Chipper that good ol' Dave Castro cooked up for us. Once the dust settled from the ripped hands & crushed souls Stephen came out on top for the men with 188 reps & Julie for the women with 180 reps. (Honorable mention - Christopher Robert Harrison with 186 reps).

With that being said, we are proud to announce this week's match up. For Open WOD 14.5 our featured athletes will be Chris "the self proclaimed Unicorn" McDirmit & Darren "win everything" Smith! We have no doubt that no matter what series of movements may be thrown their way these two will surely leave everything they have on the gym floor & provide us with quite the show. Also, rumor has it, these two may even be in costume for this epic battle between David & Goliath (you decide which is David and which is Goliath). As usual the festivities will begin around 7:30pm on Thursday evening. 

Chris McDirmit - 6'5"                                                               Darren Smith - 62 inches

Chris McDirmit - 6'5"                                                               Darren Smith - 62 inches

We are also very happy to announce that one of SUBU's very own, Logan Berkowitz, will be providing you savages with some of The Basement's finest libations. That's right, more brew for the SUBU faithful so come thirsty and bring your friends! Also, feel free to head down to The Basement afterwards for a rocking good time. Chad Hupp will be tending bar and is always happy to see some fellow SUBUers. Let's send the Reebok CrossFit Open out with a bang and make this the biggest week yet!

7:45 pm19:45

2014 CrossFit Open Challenge 14.4 with OBP

Christen Nesta v. Kelsie Church

As always, huge thanks to everyone who came out to SUBU last week to celebrate 14.3 with us. We unveiled our brand new T-Shirt and watched an incredible battle between Larry and Rachel. Aaron Katen took some very awesome photos of the head-to-head which can be seen here. Amazing passion from the crowd and athletes made the night another tremendous success, so thank you all very much for that.

With that said, 14.4 is right around the corner and we'd like to make it the best night yet. As usual we will livestream and watch the WOD announcement and head-to-head on the big white wall with the projector. Very shortly after that we will be treated to a very exciting matchup between two of our SUBU ladies: Christen Nesta and Kelsie Church. These girls might look nice and sweet but they work very hard every week and are tough as hell. You won't want to miss this.

Nesta picking up some heavy stuff

Nesta picking up some heavy stuff

K-Church applying the fitness

K-Church applying the fitness

Also, we are extremely excited to announce that the Orange Blossom Pilsner Keg Car will be at SUBU for this event! There will be a keg full of OBP on tap during the event so come thirsty! We plan on tapping the keg right around 7:45 as we prepare for the livestream to begin. Reminder: there will be no 7:30 pm class this Thursday.

Lastly, after the head-to-head between Nesta and Kelsie is over we invite everyone to head downtown for Ping Pong Thursdays & Game Night. The SBK Live Show featuring SUBU's own Matt Opferman will be there providing entertainment and making sure the party don't stop! Starts at 9:00 pm. Games, drink specials, prizes! Ya can't beat it.

Alright, that's it! We're looking forward to this one - it's going to be great. Everyone is welcome, so tell all your friends.

The OBP Keg Car

The OBP Keg Car

Ping Pong Thursdays flyer

Ping Pong Thursdays flyer

7:45 pm19:45

2014 CrossFit Open Challenge 14.3

Larry Marks vs. Rachel Mott

Alright, alright, alriiiiiight. This is going to be a good one! 14.1 and 14.2 are done and officially in the books! Great job everyone! The train keeps moving though as we anticipate the release of 14.3. We will opening our doors again to anyone and everyone to come and watch the live announcement of the WOD and then a very spicy matchup between Coach Larry and the indomitable Rachel Mott! This is sure to be a good one, you don't want to miss it!

There will be no 7:30 class this Thursday (or the two Thursdays after that too).

The live announcement coverage begins at 8:00pm. The workout will be explained approximately 10 minutes after and then the live head-to-head. Larry and Rachel will begin their workouts immediately following the two featured athletes.

Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

Invite all your friends.

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7:45 pm19:45

2014 CrossFit Open Challenge 14.2

Cory Price vs. Tyler Lott

First, we'd like to thank everyone who came out to our first Open Challenge event last Thursday. The night could not have gone better for us and that is entirely because of you all and your incredible support for Miguel and Austin. They, more than anyone, appreciated your enthusiasm in cheering them on.

We hope the next four Thursday nights will be as fun and exciting for everyone involved so mark your calendars and please feel free to invite anyone else that might be interested. It's a great opportunity to bring a friend that has never heard of or done CrossFit before. At the very least they might just gain a new appreciation for what you do everyday!

With that said, we'd like to again invite everyone to come to SUBU this Thursday night for another head-to-head battle. We will be watching the 14.2 live announcement at 8:00 pm and then getting right into the head-to-head as soon as the live event is over and our athletes are ready.

By the way - there will more than likely be someone there from Lulu Lemon to take photos of the event so if you have some Lulu gear then show it off!

8:00 pm20:00

2014 CrossFit Open Challenge 14.1

Miguel Senior vs. Austin Carter

Our first head-to-head matchup will be Austin vs. Miguel!

Live WOD announcement at 8:00pm.

Come watch a couple of UCF Knights battle it out under the SUBU lights

Bring your favorite post workout recovery beverage (e.g. protein shake, low-fat chocolate milk, Miller High Life).