CrossFit Efficiency of the Week_ Military Veteran Shaylin Laure Wins 2023 Fittest of the Coast

This week’s CrossFit Efficiency of the Week is courtesy of 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Video games hopeful Shaylin Laure, who received her second main competitors in as many months.

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This newest victory got here within the RX feminine division on the 2023 Fittest of the Coast, which came about on the Charleston Conference Middle in Charleston, SC, from Feb. 10-11. Laure bested 21 different girls in her division throughout 5 occasions for the victory.

Shaylin Laure on the 2023 Fittest of the Coast

Laure positioned within the high 5 in all 5 occasions on the Fittest of the Coast en path to a 12-point win over runner-up, Marissa Gabb. Laure kicked off the competitors with a fourth-place end in “Marooned,” a exercise with a 1,600-meter run buy-in that went into 4 rounds of 25 wall balls and two rope climbs. She completed with a time of 12:53, simply three seconds behind the third-place finisher, Briana Dunbar.

She concluded the primary day with the two-part exercise “Cannonballs,” through which she positioned second in each halves. Within the first half, Laure had 4 minutes to discover a max load for a clear + dangle clear complicated. She completed with a last weight of 225 kilos.

After a one-minute break, the second a part of the exercise consisted of:

14 Burpee Field Bounce-Overs

8 Sandbag Cleans

14 Extra Burpee Field Bounce-Overs

A 120-Foot Sandbag Carry

14 Sandbag Deadlifts

A Closing 120-Foot Sandbag Carry

At this level, Laure was 11 reps behind the chief, former teammate Danielle Dunlap.

Laure began the ultimate day of competitors along with her first and solely occasion win in “The Captain.” This occasion featured a five-minute time cap, however Laure simply wanted 2:44 to complete the 18-calorie Rogue Echo Bike, 12 bar muscle-ups, 9 thrusters, and 35-foot entrance rack strolling lunges. In the long run, she completed 17 seconds forward of Gabb.

She went into the competitors’s last occasion with a 32-point lead over Gabb and was in a position to maintain onto first place general, regardless of putting fifth on this exercise. “Sea Canine” was a 10-minute AMRAP that included three actions: 20 Zeus rope double-unders, six deficit handstand push-ups, and three snatches. Laure completed with 289 reps, simply two reps behind the third-place finisher.

Who’s Shaylin Laure?

Alongside along with her win right here, Laure additionally got here out on high within the very aggressive RX division on the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza.

Laure did qualify for the Video games in 2022 as a member of the CrossFit Shoofly group, however their invite was rescinded after one among their members examined constructive for a banned substance.

Earlier than electing to hitch a group in 2022, she initially competed as a person within the Open and Quarterfinals. She positioned a career-best 188th within the Open and a formidable fifteenth within the North America Quarterfinals.

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Laure — a veteran and former infantry officer within the U.S. Military — received each the Veteran and Regulation Enforcement divisions within the 2022 Occupational Video games. It was the second-straight yr she received the Regulation Enforcement division.

Throughout the 2021 Video games season, she competed as a person, putting 257th within the Open and 68th within the North America Quarterfinals. This certified her for the MACC Semifinal, the place she positioned twenty sixth in her first look at a significant competitors.

She has received three particular person competitions this low season, together with the Crash Crucible again in September. In 2023, she’s going to be a part of Video games veterans Alexis Johnson, Brandon Luckett, and Logan Collins on the CrossFit Francos Misfits group.

“In 2023, I hope to be standing on the rostrum on the Video games surrounded by a number of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met,” Laure wrote about her group in a message to BarBend. “This group got here into my life after I wanted them probably the most and shortly grew to become household.”

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