Archives for the day of: January 24, 2013

Skip Hanson and John Kane of Crossfit Santa Cruz Central earned top-three finishes in the NorCal masters competition — the largest crossfit competition outside of the Crossfit Games for those 40 and older — over the weekend in Richmond.

Kane secured a second-place finish in the 55-59 division, and Hanson secured a third-place finish in the 45-49 division after two days of competition.

The masters competition, like the Crossfit Games, consists of combination workout challenges in ranked rounds. Four workouts were held the first day and two workouts were held the second day, with only the top five highest ranking individuals  making the final workout.

Other Santa Cruz County competitors from CSCC that earned top 10 finishes included Kim Saxton, Kelly Greco, Marshall Delk, Debbie Baker, Bill Licker and Scott Taylor.

Results included in this report are from Gary Hirthler of Crossfit Santa Cruz Central.

I just saw this video of some serious ripping by Surfing America groms in Santa Cruz over the weekend. Apparently, while most eyes were glued to the Maverick’s break up near Half Moon Bay, some junior surfers were taking advantage of this local spot.

The sole grom with Santa Cruz ties to win a division in the fourth Surfing America Prime event of the season was John Mel, a Santa Cruz native who now lives in Newport Beach. He took the boys under-14 division ahead of runner-up Noah Hill of Marina Del Ray and third-place finisher Ryland Rubens of Pacific Beach at Steamer Lane, where the contest ran from Jan. 20-21, according to a Surfing America Facebook post. The event was the only Surfing America stop scheduled for the Santa Cruz area.

And in case you missed it, Mel’s father Peter won the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Sunday.


Surfing America Prime Steamer Lane 2013 from Surfing America on Vimeo.

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