Throwdown created CrossFit buzz

CrossFit 7 Mile gym held another Throwdown – a competition to test CrossFit beginners and intermediate athletes – and it was an immense success. 

“The Throwdown was really great,” organizer Carl Brenton said. “We ended up with 33 athletes from all three CrossFit gyms in Cayman.” 

He said they had four workout tests last Saturday starting with a front squat ladder with 10 different weights in ascending weights followed by a one-mile run or half-mile run for beginners.  

The third workout was an eight minute rowing session and power cleans.  

The final workout was called a “chipper,” consisting of seven different exercises in a descending number of repetitions but increasing in difficulty. The chipper workout ended up shifting some of the leaders.  

In the RX men’s division, only Mike Smith was able to complete the entire workout in the 18 minute time cap, to the roars of the spectators there. Smith is relatively new to CrossFit and ended up placing third. 

While the podium was dominated by CrossFit 7 Mile athletes, there were podium finishers from CrossFit Cayman (based at Camana Bay) and CrossFit Muscle Beach from World Gym.  

RX men’s division winners were Jason Sneah and Andrew Edwards who tied for first and Mike Smith was third.  

In the Intermediate men’s division, Michael Richardson was first, Hugo Solano second and Sam Andersen was third.  

Joanna Mikutowicz was the Intermediate female winner with Audrey Rankin and Laura Watler tieing for second.  

In the women’s Beginner class, Astrid De Castro won, Jessica Jackson was second, and Katie Miller third.  

All the winners were CrossFit 7 Mile athletes except Mikutowicz who is with CF Cayman and Miller who trains at CF Muscle Beach.  

“We had overwhelmingly good response from the athletes and spectators and everything ran on time all day,” Brenton said. “It was so popular we plan to do another Throwdown in December.” 


RX men’s winnners, Mike Smith (third), Andrew Edwards and Jason Sneah tied for first place.

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