CONGRATULATIONS to Bonfire Athlete ALICIA GOMES – Qualified for 2012 Crossfit Games

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This is a distance shot of Alicia Gomes on the pull-up bars in Lane 1 (because she’s in first place at this point; she finished second overall) – she was one of only three individual women at Northeast Regional competition who earned a spot at the Crossfit Games in Los Angeles in July. This regional qualifying competition was a fierce battle and indescribable display of strength and endurance. Alicia trains at CrossFit Wicked in Middleton, MA

Here’s Alicia showing the incredible poise and concentration that has led her from once being a national competitive gymnast to now a world competitor for the title “Fittest on Earth” at the 2012 CrossFit Games in Los Angeles this summer.

To give you an idea of how demanding (insane?) the workouts were at the regionals, here’s the last of six workouts over the three-day competition:

Three rounds:

7 Deadlifts (225 lbs)
7 Muscle-ups (arguably one the most difficult exercises there is)

then, three rounds of:

21 Wall Balls (14 lb ball to 10′)
21 Toes-to-bar


100′ Farmer Carry (2 x 70 lb dumbell)
28 Burpee box jumps (20″ box)
100′ Farmer Carry (2 x 70 lb dumbell)
3 Muscle-ups

Alicia did this entire workout in 17:08 (she finished in first place for this event).

And here’s Alicia in Event 3 (four rounds of 10 one arm snatches – 70 lbs); she tied for second in this particular event.