Ricky Luna takes on Merida 2015 WOD Challenge and wins!

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Over the weekend of May 29th- 31st two athletes from Ambergris Caye traveled to Merida, Yucatan Mexico to compete in the Merida 2015 WOD Challenge. Head coach and Co-owner of WOD Zone Lucien Pollard and WOD Zone Coach Ricky Luna proudly represented Belize in the competition. At the end of some incredibly tough challenges, Luna ended up taking the top prize in the Intermediate Division.
WOD Zone Ricky Luna Lucien Pollard-1According to Pollard, WOD Zone found out about the event through the popular social media outlet Facebook. After contacting the organizers of the event, they were invited to join in the challenge. There were three different categories: scaled, intermediate, and RX. Intermediate competitor Luna was completely surprised with the results of his efforts. “I was not expecting to win at all. I felt nervous and excited, because we hadn’t competed before,” he said. “We had been on a break from the gym, so we went to this competition to see where we were physically. When I came in first, I was shocked!” The competition consisted of weight lifting, gymnastics and conditioning (cardio), and saw him take the top spot out of 75 total competitors.

In his first competition, Pollard placed 20th out of 40 in the RX category. Luna and Pollard would like to thank everyone who supported their efforts to get to Merida, including Robbie Gonzalez, Marion Mejia, and Wendy Garcia. They extend their thanks to their WOD Zone members and supporters, and to the Belizeans living in Merida who came out to support them during the challenge. WOD Zone encourages anyone in the community who is interested in competing and the CrossFit lifestyle to visit them at their location on Sea Star Street. Congratulations Ricky and Lucien on a job well done!


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