Fight Gone Better Than Ever!

This past Saturday, 42 athletes participated in WAA's United for Youth - Fight Gone Bad fundraiser!  Plenty of you PR'd your FGB score, while some of you got your first taste of it. Despite the pain faces and sweat puddles, I believe I can speak for everyone when I say we all had an excellent time!

Sean and Connor set some early scores to beat, followed a little later by Steven M. and drop-in Josie.  But at the end of the day it was a familiar face on top of the podium!  Hayley edged out Loryn in a power-packed heat, 373 to 370.  And in the last heat of the day, Joe took 3rd place with a score of 366.  Congratulations to ALL our athletes for their efforts in this grueling workout.

WAA would like to offer our sincerest thanks to all who participated, watched, donated, and supported the event.  Also a big shout out to our sponsors, who helped us make the event memorable for everyone.

For those who missed it, here's a link to all the event photos:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0as37zey56uhedi/AADWGUgcxyjE3ta8sXuVRxGza?dl=0

We raised $1500 on the day for United for Youth - WAA's fundraiser to bring a functional fitness training course to 20 P.E. teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District on April 5-6.  That brings the total thus far to $10,161, just $2,000 away from our goal of $12k!

While FGB has now come and gone, the United for Youth fundraiser continues until April 4th.  We have some really fantastic gift packages for our top 3 fundraisers (WAA board members not included).  You can see those below.  The race is really heating up!  To contribute to one of these fundraisers, click on their name below.

Amelia Eddleman ($795 raised)
Anita Hsieh ($290 raised)
Austin Spires ($275 raised)
Brittany Vargas ($110 raised)
Chad Kindred ($250 raised)
Dock Howard ($50 raised)
Ester Hersberger ($355 raised)
Jenny Werba ($400 raised)
Lory Ferreira ($75 raised)
Mike Coutermarsh ($891 raised)

Alternatively, there's still time to become a fundraiser and get in the race for those prizes!  Click here to become a fundraiser!

Welcome to the Fight!

DETAILS FOR TOMORROW:

The judges' briefing begins at 8:30am and heats begin at 9am. Heats as they stand now are listed below. They will run every 25 minutes from 9am on until we get through all registered athletes.

Please show up AT LEAST 20 minutes prior to your heat. After checking in, you'll be in charge of your own warm up in the back room. At the top of each heat, you'll be assigned a judge and get a mini briefing on the points of performance.

Prizes awarded to top 3 highest RX scorers, plus some other gifts to be given away (show up to find out)!

DONATE

Still want to donate? Please give here:

https://fundly.com/united-for-youth-2017#supporters/fundraisers

THE WORKOUT:

3 rounds
1 minute at each station
- Wall Balls (20# / 14#)
- Sumo DL High Pulls (75# / 55#)
- Box Jumps (20")
- Push Press (75# / 55#)
- Row (calories)
1 minute rest between rounds  
Score is total reps completed


9:00am
Dock
Connor
Jackie
Coryn
Tim
9:25am
Matt
Guy
Josh
Ilana
Steven
9:50am
Ryan
Tushar
Mila
Sid
Prerana
10:15am
Mike
Chad
Maria
Ester
Alex

10:30am: INTERMISSION

10:50am
Brittany
Anita
Amelia
Christian
Chris
11:15am
Chelsea
Josie
Patrick
Austin
Man
11:40am
Hayley
Loryn
Adam
Marek
Lavinia
12:05pm
Joe
Sunli
Nikhil
Terry
Rajesh

Additional heats will be added if needed.

Join the Fight!

Fight Gone Bad is just 8 days away - and we are excited!  For those of you who are participating, wanting to donate, or just want to know what the schedule will be, here are the FAQs:

What

In case you haven't caught on yet, Fight Gone Bad is a CrossFit WOD fundraiser raising funds for Westside Athletes Association and more specifically to help 20 SF Unified School District teachers get training to bring functional fitness to SF youth. FGB is one of the greats on the CrossFit named WOD list - so don't miss out!

Who

This is a fundraiser, but anyone can participate!  Show up and get your FGB on!  Added bonus: it's great prep for the House Cup and getting used to being judged!

When

On Saturday, February 11th, we will start Fight Gone Bad heats at 9am (athlete briefing at 8:30am).  You can click the button below to register in advance and request an earlier or later heat time:

 

 

If you show up without registering, we will put you in a heat and you can join the fight -- 3, 2, 1, GO!

Donate

For those of you who can't come but wish to help sponsor those who are getting down and dirty -- Some of our participants have yet to reach their fundraising goals.  So please help by checking out our fundraisers here.

What are you waiting for?  Join the fight!  See you there!

United for Youth needs YOU!

Do you have a social network?  Uh, yeah, of course you do.

Do you care about the health and fitness of young teenagers? Uh, yeah, of course you do. 

Well, there you have it.  There's no good reason not to be a FUNDRAISER for United for Youth!

And I'll give you another reason TO become a fundraiser - the prize packages!  The team from WAA has gathered some really awesome donations from local businesses.  

SO, easy peasy - click this link, become a fundraiser, send a nice social post to your network asking for donations, and you'll be in the running for prizes like these:

United for Youth/Fight Gone Bad Fundraiser Details

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We have a tradition of running a friendly gym competition of the classic workout "Fight Gone Bad" here at UB, each time raising money for a good cause. As announced last month, UB will be hosting United for Youth for the second time on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.  

Besides being a really fun day in the gym, this is great prep for the CrossFit Open that will be starting just weeks later.  Participation in the event is free for UB members, with an optional donation requested to support the United for Youth fundraiser.

Here's how you can help:

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Spread the word! Use the hashtag #unitedforyouth in any social media posts about the fundraiser or event.

In 2014, UB and other local San Francisco gyms raised $12,000 in support of Westside Athletes Association.  In 2017 the goal of United for Youth is very specific.  WAA has been working with the SF Unified School District to bring a 2-day certified training course to San Francisco. This training will allow SFUSD P.E. teachers to implement functional fitness programs in their schools.  By raising $10,000, 20 teachers can attend this training.

THE WORKOUT:

3 rounds
1 minute at each station
- Wall Balls (20# / 14#)   
- Sumo DL High Pulls (75# / 55#)    
- Box Jumps (20")  
- Push Press (75# / 55#)    
- Row (calories)    
1 minute rest between rounds   
Score is total reps completed

 

WAA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of UB members and coaches including Christopher Comma, Maria McGinley, and coaches Nikki, Jon, Joanna, and Jason.  Their mission is to transform the lives of teenagers by making functional fitness programs available in local schools, and supporting healthy lifestyle habits.

 

United for Youth/FGB - Save the Date!

With today's WOD being "Tabata Fight Gone Bad," we wanted to give you a SAVE THE DATE message for our (almost) annual Fight Gone Bad fundraising event here at UB. 

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THE DATE: Saturday, February 11

THE WORKOUT: Fight Gone Bad, of course! 

THE EVENT: We call this event "United for Youth," and it's coming to UB for the second time. In 2014, UB and its extended family raised over $10,000 in support of Westside Athletes Association.

THE CAUSE: WAA is funding a Brand X Method certified training course for high school and middle school teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District.

THE GOAL: By raising $10,000, 20 teachers can attend this training.

THE WHY: Well, it's for the kids (duh).  But also a great way to compete.  Whether to prep for the Open in March, or just experience the adrenaline of a competition, this event is for you.

Plus, there are PRIZES! In 2014, WAA solicited sweet prize packages for the top 3 male and female competitors.

THE WHO: YOU! UBers and non-UB CrossFitters are welcome to participate in the event.

We will announce more details for the fundraiser and the event in the coming weeks.

WAA a not-for-profit organization comprised of members sweating right here alongside you in the United Barbell community including Chris C, Jon S, Jason L, Nikki S, Maria M, Joanna G, and others.  Their mission is to transform the lives of teenagers by making functional fitness programs available in local schools, and supporting healthy lifestyle habits.

 

FGB 2015 Recap

Our yearly Fight Gone Bad fundraiser is in the books - and despite a short fundraising period, we raised $1415! We'll leave the donate link up another day in case you would like to get in a last minute donation for Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance.

Thanks to all our amazing athletes who participated in Fight Gone Bad, and a special thank you to those who judged, cheered, and helped clean up!

2015 Winners

Our two highest scoring athletes for the day managed to tie, something that is actually not that uncommon with these two athletes who regularly train together in the 6:30am class.

Jackie Spencer - 346

Steve Love - 346


All 2015 FGB Participants

  • Amar 241
  • Kevin L.  224
  • Dan L. 272
  • Sass 213
  • Michelle L. 213
  • Molly L. 221
  • Chloe 223
  • Amy B. 227
  • Marshall 324
  • Tim 289
  • Jeff H. 238
  • Ariel 276
  • Ryan M. 244
  • K-Tjen 282
  • Matt T. 296
  • Matt C. 224
  • Chris C. 234
  • Loryn 337
  • Yuliana 207
  • Sally 265
  • Molly 254
  • Anastasia 308
  • Alex 290
  • Sacha 204
  • Anita 261
  • Vince 321
  • Max C. 274
  • Sunli 233
  • Jason 320
  • Dock 260
  • Arash 237

Olivia Graff

Olivia's athletic origins lie in gymnastics and circus arts. After finding CrossFit in 2007, she became obsessed, and three years later left her IT career and opened United Barbell. Olivia is particularly passionate about helping people new to fitness to find joy in their growing athletic abilities. Since the birth of her daughter, Isis, in 2013, Olivia can add helping little ones find their athletic path to her list of passions.

Why FGB?

Don't forget to sign up for Fight Gone Bad! 

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You hear that from your coaches. You're like, sure, maybe. And then you just don't. It's not that you don't want to do it, but maybe it's a little like that. Well I'm here to tell you to actually do it. In fact why don't you scroll up and write your name in the box above. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Ok, you back? Here's why you're glad you just did that:

1. You will get a Fight Gone Bad score.
Why is this something that you want? Because along with Fran, it's what other CrossFitters want to know when they find out you're in their tribe.  It's also an excellent benchmark. Maybe the first time you do FGB, you get a score that is under 200. Then maybe, like Coach Jo, after a lot of hard work you break into the mid 300's. That is a HUGE accomplishment.

2. You will have a fun time
You usually roll in for an hour, get your workout, and leave. Maybe you hang with your WOD besties after hours, but did you know there are well over 200 members of UB, zero percent of whom are sucky people? Come meet the people that work out at different times than you do. Bring your significant other if they don't already WOD with you. Or maybe meet your next significant other? Winky face.

3. You'll get in your Saturday workout
Even if you hate the WOD and you hate fun, you can't hate getting your Saturday workout in. You don't need to fundraise if you don't want to - just sign up and we'll get you in a heat. BOOM - suddenly your weekend isn't a writeoff.

4. You will either spend no money, or you will contribute to an amazing cause.
Seriously, you don't have to fundraise. But if you choose to, you will be contributing to Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance, a 501(c)3 who is driving inclusivity or adaptive athletes in training, competition, and sports. This is an organization that deserves your support.



Olivia Graff

Olivia's athletic origins lie in gymnastics and circus arts. After finding CrossFit in 2007, she became obsessed, and three years later left her IT career and opened United Barbell. Olivia is particularly passionate about helping people new to fitness to find joy in their growing athletic abilities. Since the birth of her daughter, Isis, in 2013, Olivia can add helping little ones find their athletic path to her list of passions.