After a two day action packed weekend, Cheryl Brost and her 15 year old son Alex place 1st and 2nd in their respective “Open” and “Scaled” divisions at the CrossFit Allstar Roundup in Waimea, HI. The event was just 5 months and 7 days since Cheryl withdrew from the 2013 Northwest Regional competition after suffering a complete Achilles tendon rupture. “After my injury I was disappointed, but I was and remain determined to compete in the 2014 CrossFit Games. Although my recovery appears, ‘not normal’, I believe recovery is a choice which begins with lifestyle. Anyone can choose to eat healthy, choose to exercise, choose to do more than your physical therapist prescribes, choose to utilize clinically proven supplements like Progenex and Altrient C, ME and GSH , and choose a lifestyle which makes the most of any setback … it’s just temporary”, says Brost.
“What a fun weekend!!!” Following the competition, Cheryl said, “I Feel so blessed to have this opportunity to compete once again! Great job to all the competitors this weekend! A big mahalo to all the work Josh and KC Stallsmith and CrossFit AllStar put into running such a special event, as well as to all the volunteers who pitched in and worked so very hard to make it all happen! Thank you to Progenex and Altrient LivOn Labs for sponsoring the event as well! #livehealthylivestrongliveon”.
As for Alex, at 15 years of age and 150lbs, he was the youngest and likely one of the lightest competitors in the competition. Competing in the “Mens Scaled” division, Alex fought off fierce competitors and in the end, trailed 41 year old Professional Surfer and Actor “Shane Dorian” by 3 points; placing 2nd overall. A young man of few words, Alex said, “This was my first ever competition and I’m really happy. I did the best I could”. Alex is a Sophomore at Hawaii Preparatory Academy where he plays Varsity football and soccer. When not on the field, he spends his time at the CrossFit AllStar Oly club and WODing. Keep an eye out on Alex … he has a bright future!