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/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.

 

Burpees for the Kids!

Got thirty seconds to spare? Want to help out a great cause? Looking to test your burpee fitness? The Westside Athletes Association invites you to take the 2016 United for Youth Burpee Challenge!

Here's how it works:

  1. Complete as many burpees as you can in 30 seconds
  2. Invite a friend to take the challenge
  3. Pledge an amount per burpee completed
  4. Donate on their behalf at westsideathletes.com/unitedforyouth

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Wait, what's the Westside Athletes Association again?

WAA is 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. 

We're dedicated to transforming the lives of teenagers by making functional fitness programs available in local schools, and supporting healthy lifestyle habits.

Why this matters:

Your donations directly benefit San Francisco Unified School District functional fitness programs like Athletic Director Lavinia Lindsay Meeker's After-School Fitness Club.

What are you waiting for? Take the challenge today! Don't forget to tag @westside_athletes and WAA on Facebook with the hashtag #unitedforyouth so we can repost you in action.

The 2016 United For Youth Burpee Challenge will run the entire month of April through Saturday, April 30th.