LEANDRI VAN SCHALKWYK
CrossFit Firebox Polokwane members were ready for action when they hosted CrossFit Brooklyn in a South African League match (SAFL) on Saturday.
Local CrossFit athletes Franco Rabé, Gordon van den Heever, Regardt Vogel, Janine Prinsloo, Joalette van der Walt and Mia Killian performed well in the gruelling match that consisted of five rounds and entailed pull ups, hand stand push-ups, 80/150 kg deadlifts, burpees, 60/100 kg power cleans, 50/80kg front squats and double-unders. They nevertheless had to bend the knee before their visitors in a 9-5 defeat.
The next match will take place at CrossFit Firebox Polokwane on Saturday, 20 June 2015, when they will host CrossFit Glen Vista.
Rabé, Owner of CrossFit Firebox Polo-kwane and organiser of the event said they stage these competitions to afford their members a chance to get used to intense competitions.
“The competition was very successful and the event well supported. I am proud of our athletes that participated and gave their all in the items,” said Rabé.
Those who are interested in joining the box for classes can contact Franco Rabé on 072 354 4877.