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FLEXUAL HEALING TOPS TRENCH THROWDOWN

Team Flexual Healing of CrossFit Gof Metgot took 1st place in the Trench Throwdown III as Gof Metgot’s fellow squad 3 Headed Dragon and 2 Knights took 2nd place. CrossFit Latte Stone’s Latte Strong powered through an impressive 8th WOD to steal 3rd place.

By Robert Balajadia

The top 10 teams of the Trench Throwdown III made it into Sundays final two heats. After a heat clearing set of push jerks and cleans, the final five advanced to the crazy final heat. CrossFit Gof Metgot had the top two spots heading into the final heat, but the 3 Headed Dragon & 2 Knights would fall to Flexual Healing after hitting a snag in the muscle up portion of the team heat.

The team with the lowest score, like golf, was determined victor. Flexual Healing’s 1st place finish in the 7th and 8th WOD gave them the final points needed to topple the dragons and knights. Although, the #TeamLion in CrossFit Gof Metgot proved strong all throw down long.

Top 3 Squads:

1. Flexual Healing 21 points- CrossFit Gof Metgot: Kimberly Taguacta, Amy Reyes, Brian Quigley, Justin Kohn, Shane Concepcion

Team Flexual Healing react as they were named Trench Throwdown's top finisher. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Team Flexual Healing react as they were named Trench Throwdown’s top finisher. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

2. 3 Headed Dragon and 2 Knights 25 points – CrossFit Gof Metgot: Sarah Newton, Lindsay Summerhays, Suni Pitman, Paul Claros, Steven Sablan

The female-led group of 3 Headed Dragons and 2 Knights were all smiles when stepping to the podium. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The female-led group of 3 Headed Dragons and 2 Knights were all smiles when stepping to the podium. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

3. Latte Strong 36 points – CrossFit Latte Stone: Noreen Ericsson, Krystal Madden, Michael James, Sonny Cortez, Joshua Manglona

Team Latte Strong made their way into the top three after #killing the final heat. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Team Latte Strong made their way into the top three after #dominating the final heat. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The final heat consisted of a rope climb, overhead squat, a muscle up, and a handstand walk to finish off a round. Each of the sets had to be completed before moving on to the next one though any member from any team could jump in at any point to help finish off the allotted set.

The competitors were given 8 minutes to fit in as many rounds as possible between five different competitors. Latte Strong was sitting outside the top three, but their 2nd place finish in the final heat propelled them into the placement winners, edging Unified CrossFit by one point.

Complete results can be found on www.trenchthrowdown.com

PHOTO GALLERY:

Steve Sablan easily cleans the ropes in the 8th WOD early goings. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Gof Metogot’s Steve Sablan easily cleans the ropes in the 8th WOD early goings. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Gof Metog's Justin Kohn celebrates after a strong 8th WOD. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Gof Metog’s Justin Kohn celebrates after a strong 8th WOD. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Latte's Michael J James breeze's through a power split and jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Latte’s Michael J James breeze’s through a power split and jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Kim Taguacta of Flexual Healing shows no slowing down during her overhead squats. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Kim Taguacta of Flexual Healing shows no slowing down during her overhead squats. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Gof Metgot's Paul Claros completes the rigorous muscle up. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Gof Metgot’s Paul Claros completes the rigorous muscle up. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

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CrossFit Gof Metgot’s Sarah Newton flourishes on the handstand walk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Latte's Sonny Cortez speeds his way to the top of the rope climb. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Latte’s Sonny Cortez speeds his way to the top of the rope climb. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

Tiara Terlaje of CrossFit Latte Stone easy clears her split clean and jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Tiara Terlaje of CrossFit Latte Stone easy clears her split clean and jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

Brandon Holmes of CrossFit Gof Metgot finishes off a squat jerk with coach Paul Claros looking on. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Brandon Holm of CrossFit Gof Metgot finishes off a squat jerk with coach Paul Claros looking on. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Latte Stone's Reena Ericsson powers through a split clean and jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

CrossFit Latte Stone’s Reena Ericsson powers through a split clean and jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

(photo by Robert Balajadia)

Caleb Barretto finishes strong on his squat jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Caleb Barretto finishes strong on his squat jerk. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

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