WENDELL — Vardy Human Performance Centers, CrossFit HPC, and Kim Vardy Pitching recently sponsored four local competitors in the RadbaR NCfitOPEN CrossFit event in Clayton.
CrossFit is a high-intensity strength and conditioning program that constantly varies aerobic exercise, body weight exercises, and Olympic weight lifting to promote a person’s overall fitness.
Jordan Currin, CrossFit trainer and member, placed 12th overall in the Men’s RX Division in the event. It was his second time competing and his first as a CrossFit HPC member.
Currin performed well throughout the day, punching the gas in the final workout in particular for the strong finish.
Courtney Dail, CrossFit HPC member and “competition junkie,” competed for the first time in the Women’s RX Division.
Tiny, but tough, Dail had a personal-best clean at 155 pounds.
Lauren Peper and Jennifer Broughton, both CrossFit trainers as well as staff at Vardy HPC, competed as “Assault N Peper” in the team competition. The energetic duo placed 10th out of 37 female teams in its first-ever CrossFit competition.
Broughton hit a personal record with a 165-pound front squat and Peper made it to the final round of the three-repetition bench press ladder at 165 pounds.
The team competitors admitted it was an exhausting weekend, but said they were pleased with their performance and that the hard work was worth the accomplishments that followed.
Broughton and Peper credited trainer Daniel Robertson for his guidance and said they were grateful for the support shown by Vardy HPC, Kim Vardy Pitching, and family and friends in the event.
“CrossFit HPC had the most and the loudest fans in attendance,” Broughton said.
Dr. Mark Vardy commended the athletes for their hard work and commitment to CrossFit.
“It is a great way to improve your overall fitness, and anyone at any level can do it,” he said of the program.