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Local Residents Qualify for SteelFit Championships Finals

Local Residents Qualify for SteelFit Championships Finals

Angela Salveo competed at the Morristown Qualifier this past Saturday and were named finalists for the Super SteelFit Championships.

The SuperFit Championships, a series of intense qualifying fitness competitions leading up to the championship on the Jersey Shore, held its final qualifier at the Morristown National Guard Armory on Saturday, May 11th.

With all the athletes contending to advance to the championship at Jenkinson’s Beach on June 22nd, the competitive atmosphere was apparent during the three different fitness events, which included a timed burpee-box jump and slam ball workout, a clean and jerk ladder, and a timed overhead squat and double under workout.

After tabulating the cumulative scores, the finalists were announced at the end of the competition and awarded finalist medals from Sergeant Se Kim of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

For the Women’s Scaled Division, Rachel Syko of CrossFit KOA in Cranford, Tracey Magee of Surge CrossFit in Parsippany, Stella Ladao of Outerbridge CrossFit (NY), Krystal Ladao of Outerbridge CrossFit, Julie Delimon of Guerrilla Fitness Morristown, Jill Bonafide of CrossFit KOA, and Jenna Pisani of Guerilla Fitness Morristown, qualified for the championship. For the Women’s RX Division, Kacie Heilman of South Mountain CrossFit (PA), Jessica Fazekas of CrossFit Englewood, and Aliyah Emas of CrossFit Pallas (NY), are all advancing on.

For the Men’s Scaled Division, the finalists are Earl Nelson of Always Believe Fitness in South Orange, Dominic Montoya of South Mountain CrossFit (PA), Kyle Baluyot of Surge CrossFit in Parsippany, Dennis O’Donnell of South Mountain CrossFit, Nick Toro of South Mountain CrossFit, Eric Schantzenbach of South Mountain CrossFit, Daniel Maha of South Mountain CrossFit, and Joshua Martinez of CrossFit Hoboken. For the Men’s RX Division, Kurt Miller of South Mountain CrossFit, John Haney of CrossFit LBC (PA), Michael Pinelli of CrossFit LBC, Michael Macartney of CrossFit Prime (PA), John Bartlett of Animal CrossFit in Lyndhurst, Justin LaSala of CrossFit Garwood, Christopher Ressa of CrossFit 914 (NY), and Ernest Prempeh of Incessant Fitness will all be competing at Jenkinson’s in the Championship.

“SuperFit was my first ever CrossFit competition so I'm really excited about the outcome. I had so much fun and all the athletes that came out are just so inspiring to be around,” said Rachel Syko, the Women’s Scaled winner, of CrossFit KOA in Cranford. “Being able to compete at Jenkinson's I think is going to be awesome. I'm really looking forward to it and I'm even more excited to show spectators who might not know what CrossFit is, what it is all about and hopefully one day they can love the sport just as much as I do.”

SuperFit will announce wild card entries for the championship in the next week. So while some athletes might not have qualified the day of the event, they still have the chance to qualify.

SuperFit also raised money this weekend for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Jersey Coast Red Cross, the two main charitable beneficiaries of the SuperFit Championships.

The official sponsors for the SuperFit Championships included the New Jersey Army National Guard, Skechers, JAG Physical Therapy, Phase III Recovery, GNC, Nick’s Sticks, B12 Energy Gummies, Nirvana Natural Spring Water, and Nutcase Crunch. In addition, there were also representatives from Maximum Human Performance (MHP), Heavy Athletics Nutrition, Body Fortress, Powerful Yogurt, North Jersey Orthopedic Group, Jack-EE-Boyz Equipment, and Paleo Cuisine.

The championship will be held on the beach at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk on Saturday, June 22nd with the final ‘SuperFitters’ competing for a $7,000 prize purse.

For more information, visit: www.steelfitchampionships.com

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