I have been on the verge of crowning this person as Chambassedor for a few consecutive months now, and after her performance at The 2012 Primal Throwdown. She really did leave me with no choice. With great pleasure and pride, The CrossFit Chamber “Chambassedor” for the month of July is
Minda “break foot” Penn
Ok, so first up, I am going to touch on Minda’s primal throwdown performance for those of you who were unable to witness her determination, persistence and all round champion efforts.
Too sum it up, Minda kicked butt! With 60 athletes in her beginners division, Minda’s Day 1 performance saw her finish within the top 10 and into the day 2 finals, already an impressive feat considering the standard of competition nowadays and it being Minda’s first comp.
Then the highlight, day 2, WOD 2, we all witnessed a true display of Minda’s character and the side of CrossFit that separates us from other sports.
AMRAP 15 minutes
1 x rope climb
14 ball toss
9 Pull Ups
Minda spent the entire 15 minute AMRAP learning to climb a rope, so so close to reaching her target however continuously falling agonisingly short! But, she never gave up!
Viewing this was amazing, thrown a daunting challenge, in front of a huge crowd, tripping, but always getting back up, Minda refused to walk away, instead persisting and willing herself to get up that rope, this is heart.
Is not all about winning, but how you pick yourself up whenever knocked down? The entire crowed was captured in Minda’s battle. You showed true heart Minda and we were all so proud to say that you are one of us, a true Chamberrian that won’t back down.
Aside from this, we all just love you Minda, you have a wonderful aura about you whenever in the box and around people!
Making top 10 in WA’s biggest competition is a true testament to your training, you have achieved great things in the gym already and will continue to do so with your positive attitude and constant want and will to improve…… on everything!
You’re awesome, keep smiling, and keep the champion attitude.
On a side note….. Minda is now one Cray rope Climba!
Well done and congratulations