SANTA FE, NM: Sandstorm athlete Makalah Biddle officially arrived in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting today. While competing in the Buffalo Classic in Santa Fe, NM Makalah set 3 NM State records while earning gold in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk and Total. Makalah competed in the Youth Division (16-17 years) at the 69 kilo weight class. Her lifts for the day went 6 for 6 with totals of 40/55/95.
LAS VEGAS, NV: At the International Powerlifting League (IPL) World Championships in Las Vegas, NV CrossFit Sandstorm qualified Coach Shellie Schoenberg in the Women's Raw/Open Division, 60 kilo weight class through a New Mexico USPA qualifying total earlier in the year. This was Schoenberg's first appearance at Worlds and she made the most of it taking home the bronze medal in front of the international talent pool. During the squat event, Shellie went 2/3 maxing out at 102.5 kilos. In her strongest lift, Schoenberg went 3/3 on bench press maxing out at 75 kilos. Shellie finished the day in the deadlift going 2/3 and maxing out at 130 kilos. The 307.5 kilo total was enough to grab third place in the event behind Nicole Gonzalez (USA-TX) who placed second with a 362.5 kilo total and Brazil's Marilia Coutinho who took home the top spot with a 411 kilo total.
BERNALILLO, NM: Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013 while fighting a fire in Yarnell, AZ. Many of these firefighters also fought in several Northern New Mexico fires earlier this year. In honor of the courage, dedication and sacrafice made by these brave souls, CrossFit Sandstorm is pleased to host the HOTSHOTS19 Memorial WOD on Saturday August 31, 2013 in our Bernalillo training facility. In addition, CrossFit HQ is gathering donations to support the hotshots' families. Please contribute whatever you can by going to the link on this website.
BERNALILLO, NM: CrossFit Sandstorm has registered a team to participate in the 19th Annual Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation 's Mudd Volleyball Tournament. The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation helps families with funding for critical items such as wheelchair ramps, van conversions, durable medical or therapeutic medical equipment not covered by insurance, emergency rent and utility assistance. The fun will take place on June 8, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. For more information on the event please follow the link or contact us directly for information on registration.
BERNALILLO, NM: CrossFit Sandstorm is set to host the 2012 Barbells For Boobs fundraising workout “AMAZING GRACE.” This workout’s objective is to complete 30 clean and jerks, as fast as possible with the weight set at 135lbs for men and 95lbs for women. Barbells for Boobs is a 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer organization whose mission is to provide funding through the Mammograms In Action Grant Program for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer. This will be the 2nd consecutive year CrossFit Sandstorm takes part in the event and this event is open to the public. New Rules for 2012: anyone wishing to participate must donate $25 or more under the CrossFit Sandstorm fundraising page; anyone wishing to receive a Reebok T-shirt must become a CrossFit Sandstorm Team Member and individually raise $80 or more. For more information or to register, please visit our fundraising webpage.
BERNALILLO, NM: On Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:00am CrossFit Sandstorm will be offering our first ever, free workout of the day (WOD). In order to participate, a current member athlete must bring someone new to our CrossFit training facility in Bernalillo. The workout will be scaled for any level of fitness and to any age with the exception of our exclusive CrossFit Kids offering (ages 6-12). The WOD is an instructor-led and physically demanding fitness challenge that will test various metabolic pathways. If you'd like to participate in the free WOD, please email, call or notify us on Facebook confirming your attendance. Again, no previous fitness experience is needed and no pre-training is required. Coaches will scale, teach and modify movements for any athlete; all we ask you is come ready, willing and able.
BERNALILLO, NM: CrossFit Sandstorm is set to host the memorial tribute workout known as 31Heroes on Saturday August 4, 2012 in Bernalillo, NM at 10:00am. The 31Heroes WOD came about in response to the Chinook helicopter crash that took place on August 6, 2011 killing 30 military service members and one military working dog. All funds raised in 2012 will be split three ways going to the following organizations: Snowball Express, the Travis Manion Foundation‘s Challenge Grants program, and the memorial funds of each of the men killed in action August 6, 2011. To honor our fallen heroes killed in action and to raise funds for programs that provide support to families of all fallen military heroes, please register today at 31HEROES.
BERNALILLO, NM: Michael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in 2005 during the War in Afghanistan. In addition to the Medal of Honor Murphy received other awards including the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Since his death, a United States Navy Destroyer, a Post Office and a Park have been named in his honor. One of Lt. Murphy’s favorite workouts, aptly named “BODY ARMOR” has been officially renamed “MURPH” to honor of his service, sacrifice and dedication to training. CrossFit first posted the “MURPH” workout August 18, 2005 and it has become an annual Memorial Day Tribute WOD to him, and the 18 others involved in Operation Red Wings. CrossFit Sandstorm will proudly host the Memorial Day “MURPH” WOD in New Mexico, offering up our facility on May 28, 2012. Two timeslots are being reserved to complete the MURPH WOD; the first heat will begin at 10am and the second heat will begin at 11:30am. Please register at www.memorialdaymurph.com and list CrossFit Sandstorm as the Affiliate.
BERNALILLO, NM: On Saturday March 31, 2012 at 10:00am, CrossFit Sandstorm will play host to the US Army and US Army Reserves of Albuquerque, NM. The event named "Future Soldier Training" will focus on and demonstrate how the US Army's fitness goals are changing to a core strength and conditioning approach, rather than just traditional calisthenics such as push-ups, sit-ups and the two-mile run. CrossFit Sandstorm Certified Trainers, side-by-side with US Army Personnel will conduct pre-basic training tasks to familiarize future soldiers with what they will experience in Basic Training. The event will conclude with a lunchtime BBQ.
BERNALILLO, NM: CrossFit Sandstorm is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of CrossFit Kids. Classes are open to the public and any child between the ages of 6 and 12 may enter the training program. CrossFit Kids fitness classes are one hour and will meet twice per week, Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm at the CrossFit Sandstorm training center in Bernalillo, NM. Since 2004 CrossFit Kids has been “Forging the Future of Fitness” and is currently in over 400 gyms in North America, Australia, Europe, Africa, India, Japan and Panama. CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well- rounded athletes. Classes being April 3, 2012 (kids 13 and older train in the regular classes offered by CrossFit Sandstorm).
BERNALILLO, NM: On October 16, 2011 members of the CrossFit Sandstorm Endurance Team took part in the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco, CA. For CrossFit Sandstorm coaches Vanessa Walters and Jessica Schroeder, this was their first attempt tackling a 26.2 mile marathon. Coach Shellie Schoenberg was competing in her second Nike Women’s Marathon. All three women successfully finished the race and immediately completed burpees at the finish line, a CrossFit tradition in the CFE community. CrossFit Sandstorm is proud to recognize these athletes for their accomplishment as they now begin the process of identifying the next challenge. If you are interested in joining the CrossFit Sandstorm Endurance Team please contact us for more information, athletes are welcome!
BERNALILLO, NM: On September 11, 2011 the CrossFit Sandstorm Endurance Team took home 3rd place at the Patriot Triathlon in Rio Rancho, NM. This event was a USA Triathlon sanctioned event with all USAT rules and regulations enforced for the 400 yard swim, 15.4 mile bike ride and 5 k run. The CrossFit Sandstorm Endurance Team participated in the COED team event with 2 males and 1 female participant and finished the sprint tri with a combined time of 1:21:57.
BERNALILLO, NM: On August 6, 2011 a US Chinook Helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan. The helicopter, carrying 38 service members of which 30 were Americans, came under enemy fire about 60 miles southwest of Kabul. There were no survivors. Of the 30 Americans killed, there were 22 Navy SEALs, 3 Air Force Combat Controllers, 1 Dog Handler, his dog and 4 Crew Members. In honor of the sacrifice made by the 30 Americans along with the lone dog, a memorial workout has been organized and planned with all proceeds benefiting the families immediately affected through the Navy SEAL Foundation. The workout, named "31 Heroes" will take place around the world on September 3, 2011. CrossFit Sandstorm is honored to announce that we will host this WOD at 11am MT at our facility in Bernalillo, NM. Please call or email us to reserve your spot, then register online at: www.31heroes.com listing CrossFit Sandstorm as the affiliate.
BERNALILLO, NM: Michael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in 2005 during the War in Afghanistan. In addition to the Medal of Honor Murphy received other awards including the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Since his death, a United States Navy Destroyer, a Post Office and a Park have been named in his honor. One of Lt. Murphy’s favorite workouts, aptly named “BODY ARMOR” has been officially renamed “MURPH” to honor of his service, sacrifice and dedication to training. CrossFit first posted the “MURPH” workout August 18, 2005 and it has become an annual Memorial Day Tribute WOD to him, and the 18 others involved in Operation Red Wings. CrossFit Sandstorm proudly became one of the first registered hosts of the Memorial Day “MURPH” WOD in New Mexico. We invite you to join in this amazing event by registering to attend the Memorial Day “MURPH” WOD on May 30, 2011 at CrossFit Sandstorm.
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