Old Colony CrossFit presents the 1st Annual Jack & Jill Spring Throwdown, in honor of SPC Matthew Pollini.

Matthew Pollini was a Massachusetts National Guard Military Police Soldier who was killed in the line of duty in Al Kut, Iraq while serving with the 772nd Military Police Company. All net proceeds from the athlete registrations will benefit the Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund.

This is a team event consisting of one male and one female. There will be two divisions: RX and Scaled. Registration is $120 per team and includes a free event T-shirt for each team member! Use the link below to register for the event.

Registration Link

This a multi-sponsor event and many of them will be on-site the day of the competition.

Let’s show the strength of the CrossFit community and throw down in his honor. We will never forget the sacrifice he made to protect his family and his country.

“ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.”

9 Comments

  • Coach Michael says:

    Ok, here it is, the 3rd and final WOD:
    “Kiss and Make Up”
    8 Minute AMRAP:
    6 Box Jumps (you-go-I-go)
    9 Ab Mat Sit-ups with a med ball toss (these are as a team)
    12 Push-Ups (you-go-I-go)
    Med Ball Rx weight (pounds): 20
    Wall Ball Scaled weight (pounds): 14
    Box Jump Rx height: 24
    Box Jump Scaled height: 20 (Step-ups will be allowed)
    Push-Ups Rx: Full leg extension
    Push-Ups Scaled: can do either modified or Rx
    Notes:
    Both partners must complete the prescribed number of reps and all reps for the round must be completed before starting another round.
    Both partners must complete the box jumps before moving to the sit-ups and both must complete the push-ups before starting the box jumps.
    Scoring
    A full round is counted when both partners complete the prescribed number of reps and a full round will be scored as 54 points. Example: when the clock hits “zero” partner A has completed 6-9-12 reps and partner B has completed 6-9-12 reps for a full round or 54 points. Example 2: when the clock hits “zero” partner A has completed 6-9-12 reps and partner B has completed 6-9-11 reps = incomplete round but is still worth 53 points. The additional reps are added to the total number of rounds (reps) completed by the team.

    • Coach Michael says:

      Movement Standards
      Box Jumps
      Athletes must reach full extension on top of the box. Scaled may perform step-ups, but it must be a step-up, not a hop up. Athletes must also STEP OFF the box – Jumping off the box will result in a NO REP!

      Ab Mat Sit-ups with ball toss
      Athlete’s shoulders must touch the floor and pass the hips. The ball can be “passed off” or thrown to partner.

      Push-ups
      Athlete’s chest must touch the floor and arms must reach full extension on completion of push-up. Rx must do regular full push-ups; scaled may do Rx or modified (bent knee) push-ups.

  • Coach Michael says:

    WOD #2:
    “Where Are You Going?”

    15 Minute Time Cap Chipper:
    *this will be performed outside*
    500m Row
    75 Wall Balls over Erg (combined)
    500m Row
    70 KBS (combined)
    500m Row
    50 Burpees (combined)

    Wall Ball Rx weight (pounds): 16
    Wall Ball Scaled weight (pounds): 10
    Men’s Rx KBS weight (pounds): 55
    Women’s Rx KBS weight (pounds): 35
    Men’s Scaled KBS weight (pounds): 35
    Women’s Scaled KBS weight (pounds): 25

    Scoring:
    You will receive 1 point for each rep completed, for a maximum score of 1,695 points. Penalty burpees will result in a 1 point deduction for each penalty burpee performed. The competition tie-breaker (yes, the entire competition!!) will be the team that completes the chipper in the fastest time (whomever has the most time remaining in the 15 minute window).

    • Coach Michael says:

      Here are the standards for this WOD:
      Scoring:
      You will receive 1 point for each rep completed, for a maximum score of 1,695 points. Penalty burpees will result in a 1 point deduction for each penalty burpee performed. The competition tie-breaker (yes, the entire competition!!) will be the team that completes the chipper in the fastest time (whomever has the most time remaining in the 15 minute window).

      Movement Standards:
      Rowing
      Partners must switch off on the row every 125m and the rower MUST be reset on each switch. The athlete must remain on the rower, holding the handle until the rower reaches 125m.

      Wall Balls over Rower
      Partners will stand on either end of the rower. You may not straddle any part of the rower. The wall ball must clear the ENTIRE LENGTH of the rower for the rep to count. The ball must not be dropped, or hit rower during the wall balls. Each time the ball is dropped or rower is hit you will incur a 2 burpee penalty per team (1 drop = 2 burpees). Penalty burpees will be performed before moving on to the next row segment. Each drop also incurs a 1 point deduction from your score!

      Kettlebell Swings
      The kettlebell must travel overhead with arms and hips reaching full extension. Shoulders must pass ears at top of movement. Kettlebell must pass through hips but can be “swung” in any fashion. Partners must perform equal work and only one partner may work at a time – any number of reps may be performed before switching.

      Burpees
      Burpees will performed in a you-go-I-go manner – each partner must do 1 burpee at a time. Chest and thighs must touch the ground, both feet must leave the ground upon reaching extension and hands must clap overhead in order the rep to count. Partners must perform equal work.

  • Coach Michael says:

    ATTENTION – ATTENTION!! We have decided to cap the numbers of teams at 50. We now stand at 33 teams registered, so if you’re waiting to sign-up – DON’T WAIT!!!

  • Coach Michael says:

    And there you have it….we now have 25 teams registered! As promised, here is the first WOD:

    “Stop Giving Me A Complex”

    10 Minutes to find max weight on the following complex:

    Barbell Complex
    1 Deadlift
    1 Hang Power Clean
    1 Front Squat
    1 Push-Press

    Men’s Rx starting weight (pounds): 135
    Women’s Rx starting weight (pounds): 105
    Men’s Scaled starting weight (pounds): 95
    Women’s Scaled starting weight (pounds): 65

    In this event, teams attempt to perform the full complex with as much weight as possible. There will be a female and a male barbell and both athletes are to work separately in a “you-go-I-go” manner. Each team will have 10 minutes to find their max weight on the barbell complex.

    The entire complex must be completed by both athletes. The bar may not be dropped at any point during the complex. If either athlete drops the bar during their attempt neither of the attempts will count, even if one athlete has successfully completed the complex. Also, you must pause after each movement in the complex.

    In order to move up in weight each team member must first successfully complete one full complex with the starting weight. You must inform your judge of the weight you are attempting and the judge must verify weight before attempt is performed.

    More information will follow regarding movement standards and scoring. The second WOD will be released on April 1. No joke. 🙂

    • Coach Michael says:

      Here are the standards for this WOD:

      In this event, teams attempt to perform the full complex with as much weight as possible. There will be a female and a male barbell and both athletes are to work separately in a “you-go-I-go” manner. Each team will have 10 minutes to find their max weight on the barbell complex.

      The entire complex must be completed by both athletes. The bar may not be dropped at any point during the attempt at doing the complex (the bar may be dropped once complex is complete). If either athlete drops the bar during their attempt that attempt will not count and the entire complex must be restarted.

      Each athlete will progress up in weight until a max weight is achieved. Only one athlete may work at a time, and athletes must alternate attempts. Once a max weight is achieved for one athlete the other athlete may continue to make attempts at increasing their weight. However, only TWO ADDITIONAL SOLO ATTEMPTS will be allowed per team.

      You must pause after each movement in the complex. So Deadlift – pause – HPC – pause – FS – pause – PP – pause – drop.

      In order to move up in weight each team member must first successfully complete one full complex with the starting weight. You must inform your judge of the weight you are attempting prior to each attempt and the judge must verify weight before attempt is performed.

      Scoring:
      The score entered will be the combined total weight of the LAST successfully completed complex. Only one lift per partner will count toward the total. Each pound is worth 1 point.

      Movement Standards:
      Complex
      After the barbell is initially deadlifted from the floor it may not touch the floor again throughout the remainder of the complex.

      Deadlift
      Knees and hips must reach full extension. The rep will be counted once the Athlete clearly shows control of the barbell.

      Hang Power Clean
      In the Hang Power Clean, the barbell goes from above the knee to the front rack position in one motion without passing through a front squat. This can be a muscle clean, a power clean, or a split clean. The athlete may not lower the bar past the knees in the lift. Once the bar starts its upward motion it must continue in an upward motion. The rep will be counted once the Athlete clearly shows control with the barbell on the shoulders, the bar directly over the heels, and the feet together. The hip crease must remain above the top of the knee, Athlete’s that drop below “parallel” into a squat clean, or start with the bar below the knee will receive a no rep. .

      Front Squats
      The barbell must be racked on the front of the shoulders. At the top, the hips and knees must be fully extended. Any grip is permitted as long as the bar is in the front-rack position. At the bottom of the squat, the hip crease must be below the top of the knee.

      Push-Press
      From the front rack position, the barbell must move overhead after a dip of the lower body. Elbows and hips must be at full extension for the rep to count.

  • Brie522 says:

    We are looking forward to an awesome day with all of you at this event that is for such a GREAT cause! So far our list of On site vendors are as follows:

    Paleo Naturals- our exclusive food vendor!
    Bear Grips
    Rock Tape
    Ace Athletic Apparel
    Latitude Gear RX
    WOD Gear Junkie
    Rig Wreckers

    Our Sponsors are as follows:

    Paleo Naturals
    Bear Grips
    Hylete
    Rock Tape
    Ace Athletic Apparel
    Wod Welder
    The Sox Box
    Latitude Gear RX
    Fat Face Skincare
    WOD repair lotion
    WOD Gear Junkie
    Rig Wreckers

    With more signing up each week! Stay tuned for updates.

  • Coach Michael says:

    Here are the movements that you may or may not see in the Throwdown. Weights/heights listed as follows: Rx ; Scaled (Rx & Scaled separated by a semi-colon).
    Note that some of these are “starting” weights – meaning you will progress up in weight depending on the WOD:
    Deadlift > 135/105;95/65
    KBS 55/35; 35/25
    Hang Power Clean > 135/105;95/65
    Burpees
    Wall Ball 14;8
    Front Squat > 135/105;95/65
    Rowing
    Push-ups > Full;Modified
    Box Jumps 24;20 (step-ups allowed)
    Push-Press > 135/105;95/65
    Sprints (running)
    DB Snatch > 60/40; 45/25
    Walking Lunges > 45/25; 25/10
    Double Unders (Rx); Single Unders (scaled)