The Meryl Total
If you never look back at the infancy of a sport it might be hard to understand where the sport is headed! CrossFit, The Sport of Fitness has a relatively short life span but talk about an amazing expolosion of growth during it’s short ten year span. It’s great to look all over the world at athletes from Finland, Iceland, Europe and of course the United States. Or we could just look right in our own CrossFit Great Barrington back yard for a real history lesson on CrossFit the sport!!!! Meryl Joseph just celebrated her 70th birthday on 6/23!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERYL!!!! Back in the infancy of The CrossFit Games in 2011 Meryl was there paving the way for the many Masters Athletes to follow!!! Meryl’s first trip to the Games resulted in a 3rd place podium finish in the Ladies 60 Plus Category. But the truth was we were really flying blind about the whole process because it was so new and we didn’t know what The Home Depot Center (now called The Stub Hub Center) had in store for Meryl. One wod had the 60 plus ladies doing burpees on a steaming hot asphalt parking lot. Another event involved rope climbs in the rain. None of this phased Meryl who went on to a podium finish. So to celebrate Meryl’s 70 birthday I am creating a new weightlifting total called what else but………”Meryl”
Back Squat (1 Rep Max)
Split Jerk (1 Rep Max)
Deadlift (1 Rep Max)
2011 CrossFit Games 60 Plus Third Place, Meryl Joseph!!!