- By Sean Wells - Posted in: OC member information - 30 AUG 2019
Thank You - The Final OC Best of the West
Oregon CrossFit started hosting Summer events back in 2009 and have held one almost every year since then. In 2011, we started hosting Winter events as well. In total, I believe, we have hosted 15 events. It has always been important for us to continually improve the quality of the events and provide a way for those who desired to be competitive in the sport of CrossFit an opportunity to test themselves in an event that was similar to a CrossFit sanctioned event. OC’s events were often a testing ground for athletes aiming to making Regionals.
With the recent changes from CrossFit, in regards to the competitive aspect, we too felt it was time to make a change. We’ve decided that this will be the last year hosting the Best of the West Event. It’s time to shift our focus back to what we do best; training everyday people.
We would like to acknowledge that all of our events would not have been possible without the hundreds of volunteers that have given up a weekend or two (sometimes twice a year) to help us plan and execute. THANK YOU!
Some volunteers, such as Steve Galash, have been helping run our events since the very beginning. He was an integral factor in making sure the events ran smoothly, on time and were well organized. Brandon Hadley has Dj’d every single one of our events and was responsible for keeping everyone motivated with the music. THANK YOU!
What will we do now, you might ask?
Well... we plan to use our time & energy to focus more on events that serve the population of people that train at Oregon CrossFit and less on events outside the walls of OC. This past Spring we ran a really fun CrossFit Total Event in-house. Even though it was knocked out in less than a couple of hours, those who participated had a great time and we set some new Personal Records! On New Years Eve, for the past several years, we have rowed a Marathon (in teams of 4 or more) as a way to bring in the New Year.
OC plans to add a few more in-house events for our members. We have a lot of ideas but are always open to suggestions. On that note, please let us know if there are group activities you might be interested in tackling alongside the OC community.
The OC Best of the West Event has always been a labor of love that wouldn’t be possible without the help of Oregon CrossFit members and friends of Oregon CrossFit.
Again, THANK YOU for all the years of participation & support!