Rogue Invitationals 2019 Recap
This time last year, Team CrossFit Balance made a statement winning the first event at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regionals, and displaying their spirit and lightheartedness in their Legends of the Hidden Temple shirts. Though this weekend’s Rogue Invitationals didn’t result in the outcome they’d hoped for, the team once again captured the hearts and attention of the CrossFit community. During Event 3, fans were moved to tears and we will never forget the camaraderie shared by the CrossFit Balance athletes, spectators, and competitors on the floor! It’s ironic that they debuted the CF Balance Pride shirts this afternoon and that is what exactly our support crew was feeling at the end of Day 1.
OH—There was Blood!
During Event 1, Liz Parry sustained a hand injury that sidelined her for the rest of the weekend. Despite a broken and deep gash on her finger caused by a sign flipping up in their lane at the beginning of the event, she pushed through this event and went directly off the field and to the hospital after the event. Caitlin Meade, who has been part of the CrossFit Balance community and has supported and trained with the team over the last year, accompanied Liz to the hospital and was then called back to take her spot in the competition. In CrossFit Regional/Game events alternates may be put on the team roster and used only prior to check in (usually day before the event); subs are not allowed and usually the teams are unable to move forward and compete. The organizers of the Rogue Invitational made an exception to let CrossFit Balance use an alternate and compete for fun (no opportunities to score points).