Tuesday, July 29 2014

Posted by Mandee on July 28, 2014   |   31 Comments

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A. Cluster: In 10 minutes build up to a 1RM power snatch followed by 1 squat clean

B. B. Spend 10 minutes working on and setting up muscle-up area or strict pull-up area

C. 10 rounds with a 12 minute running clock of:

3 power snatch 135/95

3 squat cleans 135/95

With the remaining time, perform max reps muscle ups or max reps strict pull-ups

Score = total muscle-ups or strict pull-ups completed, or total rounds plus reps completed


A BIG Congratulations to CrossFit Huntsville’s very own Dennis Berry who placed 7th in the WORLD at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games for Masters Men 45-49. Dennis, we are all so proud to call you our coach, our fellow athlete, and our friend. You were a fierce competitor, the epitome of good sportsmanship, and even in the midst of competition, a stellar coach to those around you. The example you set in the box each day is inspiring to us all, and there is no one more deserving than you of this amazing accomplishment! Your years of hard work, determination, perseverance, and dedication were on full display in that hot California sun! Awesome work Coach!!

31 responses to “Tuesday, July 29 2014”

  1. Carson says:

    Love this! Love you Coach DB!

  2. George C says:

    Congratulations Dennis! We’re so proud of you!

  3. Dani says:

    Much love, admiration, respect, and joy to Dennis!! Thank you for all you do! Congratulations!!

  4. steve price says:

    The man I see in the box everyday, is the same man I saw on the field of battle. True character does not change with a different environment. Encouraging his fellow competitors, positive attitude, and overall just a class act.

  5. Haley says:

    Congratulations Dennis!!! I love all of these! DB looking like a beast in his Games gear and all the classes showing their love, especially love that Scott and Carson did “the Tracey” very well, nicely done 🙂

  6. Brittnie says:

    Congratulations Dennis!!! I’m so proud of you and to also have you as my (our) coach!!! Awesome job!!!

  7. James Stranahan says:

    Congratulations Dennis!!!! So proud of you and all that you do!!!

  8. Daniel Stearns says:

    Coach DB!!! Our pride in what you were able to accomplish is surpassed only by our pride and appreciation for who you are. After having you root for all of us day in and day out at CFHSV, we were grateful and excited to get to watch and root for you. Thanks for representing all of us at CFHSV the way that you do. Strong work, Coach! Way to get you some!!!

  9. Jessica Thompson says:

    Congrats Coach!!! Thank you for everything you do and representing CFHSV on straight beast mode! Super proud and honored to have you as a coach.

  10. Stacey says:

    Congratulations Dennis!!
    So excited for you.
    I love the pics. Scott Rauer looks awesome! Cracks me up!

  11. Zack L says:

    Congrats Dennis!

  12. Mimi says:

    Dude, that was three days of awesome and inspiring performances! Mandee’s description above is right one and you’re a true testament to ‘practice what you preach’. Can’t wait for you to do it all over again next year 🙂

  13. Joe L. says:

    We are so proud of your performance at the games. Ditto what everyone else said above! Welcome back!

  14. Justin says:

    165/3 muscle ups
    Great job Dennis. Incredible effort throughout the games.

  15. Josh Kennedy says:

    A: 135 (but really shaky form)
    B: 7 MUs, scaled to 95#

    DB: you comported yourself with a high degree of classiness, a fierce competitor spirit, exemplary coaching skills, and genuine thankfulness just to be there. An example to the athletes in our box, your own family, and for CrossFit everywhere. Tip of the hat to you….

  16. Shea W says:

    Woohoo! Way to go Dennis, welcome home 🙂

  17. Melissa D says:

    Awesome job Dennis! So proud of you!
    A. 90#
    B. 2 MUs scaled weight to 75#

  18. Eric Hedges says:

    Strength: 170
    WOD: 9 Rounds +2reps Rx
    The WOD killed my back!

    Dennis what can be said other than awesome job as always you represented yourself, CFHSV and the sport like a champ.

  19. George C says:

    A) 145, barely. 135 felt a lot more stable. Need to work on a faster/stronger hip drive for the power snatch.

    B) 5 pullups, scaled weight to 115#.

  20. Nathaniel says:

    AM – Today’s WOD :

    A. 175

    B. 16 Muscle Ups rx

    PM – yesterday’s WOD :

    A. 135 – 160(4) – 160(4) – 135

    B. 5:50 rx+

  21. Mandee says:

    So very proud of you coach!

    AM: Today’s WOD:
    A. 115
    B. 7 muscle ups rx’d

    PM: Yesterday’s WOD:
    A. 85-95-95-85
    B. 7:03 RX+

  22. Ben says:

    Congrats Dennis!

  23. CrossFit Kodi says:

    A. 155

    B. 13 MUs (scaled down to 115)

  24. Chris R. says:

    A. 145

    B. 10 MUs scaled to 95

  25. Misty says:

    A. 95# pr
    B. 14 pull ups – scaled wt to 80#

  26. jamie cherrypicker says:

    130/13 kipping pullups rx weight. My Dennis Berry tshirt made me strong! !

  27. Lesha says:

    I always describe Dennis…”he is just simply a good human being.” Dennis, you exemplify goodness… You mean what you say and say what you mean. Your joy for our accomplishments is genuine. Your passion for CF is real. There is no one more deserving of the recognition you have earned. I truly believe you are the “Miss Congeniality” of the sport (and I mean that in a GOOD way!). Way to represent, Coach! We are try blesses to know you!!! DB for 2015!!!!

  28. Bradley F says:

    A. 160. Got 165 but I squat snatched it. But that was a PR.

    B. 5 MUs Rx

  29. meag says:

    A. 105 pr
    B. 19 kipping pullups @80#

  30. Tracy says:

    A. 90#
    B. 9+1 65#
    So proud of you Dennis!! 🙂

  31. Mimi says:

    A: 80# pr on power snatch
    B: 65# with 7 strict PU