No Excuses draws large crowd for Hugo Open


SUWANEE — No Excuses CrossFit hosted the second annual Hugo Open, an in-house competition for its members on Saturday.

The competition had 68 competitors on 17 teams in the Rx and scaled divisions.

Hair vs. Skin defended its title in the Rx division, while Snatch Me If You Can won the scaled division.

The competition featured four scoring workouts. The first WOD was ‘Synchro’ with a five-minute AMRAP of synchronized toes to bar and overhead squats for Rx and synchronized air squats and sit-ups for scaled. After a two-minute transition, it was followed by a one-rep max clean or Rx and one-rep max deadlift for scaled. Nearly two dozen athletes hit a personal record in the clean or deadlift.

The second WOD was ‘Tag Team’, which was a chipper-style workout. Rx had to run 800 meters, before doing 50 burpee box jumps, 100 pull ups and 150 wall balls. Scaled had a 400-meter run, 25 burpees, 75 ring pulls and 100 wall balls.

WOD 3 was ‘Sled Hell 2.0’ and was a version of last year’s WOD ‘Sled Hell’. The 13-minute AMRAP featured a 20 calorie row, 20 thrusters and a 200-meter sled push for Rx and 100 meters for scaled.

Rx division champion Hair vs. Skin team members Fumao Sun, Geoff Clott, JT Odom and Brandon Brigman placed second in Synchro, first in the one-rep max clean, third in Tag Team by one second and won Sled Hell 2.0.

Three men and a little lady, which featured Dodson Strawbridge, Scot Poore, Taylor Morris and Deb Walston placed second in the Rx division. It’s the second year in a row Dodson and Scot finished runner-up. They won Synchro, was second in the clean and Tag Team and fourth in Sled Hell to finish runner-up in the standings by two points.

Couplets Therapy edged out We used to have Bill by two points to take third place. The team of Chris and Tara Fischer and Mathew and Jennifer Shamloo placed fourth in Synchro, third in the clean, fourth in Tag Team and third in Sled Hell 2.0. Mathew and Jennifer were on the runner-up team in the Hugo Open last year.

Michelle Jones, Luis Flores, Mike Mathes and Mike Biering formed the team We used to have Bill and won Tag Team by more than a minute over the second-place team.

In the scaled division, Sarah Conard, Lennette O’Hern, Hilario Gonzalez and Jay Franks teamed up to form Snatch me if you can. The group won Synchro and Sled Hell 2.0 and placed second in the deadlift and Tag Team.

GDFR was runner-up by one point and the team of Adam Perillo, Mark Harper, Scott Epperson and Armando Wirshing had pair of first place finishes. It’s the second year in a row Adam and Armando finished runner-up. They won the deadlift and Tag Team, placed second in Sled Hell 2.0 and was third in Synchro.

The team of Angie Drexler, Barbara Parsons, Vanessa Whitten and Eda Uyar formed the third-place team Pysched. The ladies placed second in Synchro and third in the deadlift, Tag team and Sled Hell 2.0.