All members of the #1 Ranked Webster University National Championship Team are CrossFitters. They train at CrossFit26. Being fit helped them with grueling competitions such as PanAm InterCollegiate Championship & Final Four, etc.
Earlier today, they put their chess skills and fitness to test with 1st ever Chess/Fitness Challenge. It was held at CrossFit26 in St. Louis at 1pm.
2 players head to head, one match at a time (3 minutes per player with no increment).
0-3 min 500m Row – RTC – (Remaining Time Chess play w/ clock)
3-5 min 40 Air Squats – RTC
5-7 min 30 Sit Ups – RTC
7-8 min 20 Push Ups – RTC
8-10 min 10 Ring Rows – RTC
All CrossFit movements were judged with required range of motion and timed.
The player who finished the movement first had the 1st move and started the opponent’s chess clock (to start the match).
Final results of 1st CrossFit / Webster University Chess/Fitness Challenge:
Le Quang Liem tied Ray Robson
Vasif Durarabayli d. Manuel Leon Hoyos
Ashwin Jayaram d. Jake Banawa
Paul Truong d. Mike Walerius
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