12.3 & Paleo Results

1st Place :Chris Cunningham
Prize: $700
Weight loss: 19lbs (9% of body weight)
Waist: -2.5 inches
Hip: -1 inch
Points: 1,019
Fran: 4:00 to 3:22!!
Clean and Jerk: 230 to 235
Christine: 9:57 to 9:05!!- One of the fastest times in the gym

Just like is any CrossFit competition, you have to be good at everything to win. Chris, or more popularly HAM, was the most well rounded out of everyone which is what made him a clear winner. Measurements, benchmarks, and points were all exceptional. We also need to add that HAM was on the first responder team that won last weekend, and he is training for the Boston Marathon. Crazy mofo.

I remember a year ago talking to HAM and complementing him on his improvements at that time. He told me then that he would never reach is full potential in CrossFit because he would never give up pizza and beer on the weekends. Well, he proved himself wrong. It is especially cool to see someone win who has been doing CrossFit for over a year before the challenge and get this level of results. It is a great testament to the paleo principles.

2nd Place: Tied- Nick Deprizio & Hilary Winans

Prize: $350 each!

Nick’s Results:
Weight Loss: 19.8lbs (9.2% BW)
Waist: -2.5 in
Hip: -2.5 in
Points: 909
Fran: 8:25 blue band to 6:08RX
Clean and Jerk: 200 to 210lbs
Christine: 14:30 to 11:55

Hilary I need some pictures of you!!

Hilary’s Results
Weight Loss: 12lbs (7% body weight)
Waist: -3 inches
Hip: -1 Inch
Points: 1,059
Fran: 14:15 green&blue band/53lbs to 8:00 blue band/55lbs
Clean and Jerk: 95 to 115lbs!
Christine: 19:45 to 15:59 @130

3rd Place: Lissa Rudnick

Prize: $200

Lissa’s Results

Weight Loss: 16.2lbs (9% body weight)
Waist: -4.5 Inches
Hips: -2 Inches
Points: 1,014
Fran: 8:56 Green Band/55lbs to 8:04 GB/55lbs
Clean and Jerk: 103 to 100lbs
Christine: 2 +row and 8 reps @15:00 to 16:56

Rachel Cohen

Lost 8lbs- Not bad for someone who is as tall as Snookie. Looking good Rach!!

Bill Panteleakos

Down 8lbs and looking good!

Lil John

Lost 7 inches off his waist!! Holy smoke.

Meg P

Lost 8 lbs!!


She was too shy to take her shirt off before, but check her out after! Levida lost 9 lbs, 2 inches off her waist, and 2.5 inches off her hips.

Kyle Miller

Down 12.6lbs and took an inch off his waist. Kyle’s Fran time went from 8:42 to 5:10RX. Kyle also had one of the highest point totals with 1,054. Solid effort, he just missed placing!

Kevin Callahan

Down 16lbs, 4 inches off the waist, and 2 inches off the hips. Kevin cut his Fran time from 13:02 with #75 and a green and blue band, to a time of 8:21 with #75 with a green and red band. His Clean and jerk also increased from 185 to 205. Kevin kept up wit the point system, but didn’t quite keep up woth some of the point ninjas which is kept him from the top 4.

Ben H

Lost 15.5lbs, 5 inches off his waist and 3 inches off his hips.

Sorry guys, I know I missed mentioning a lot of you, but there were sooo many people who kicked ass during this challenge! Melissa Hicks lost 10lbs, Kate Hanson dropped 7, Jason Thorton went from 7:27 with #75lbs on Fran to 6:43RX. The list goes on and on! Very exciting!! Please post your success stories to comments πŸ™‚


Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of:
15 Box jumps (M 24″ box / F 20″ box)
12 Push press (M 115 lb / F 75 lb)
9 Toes-to-bar


  • Andrea

    03/09/2012 @ 3:54 am

    12.3= 10+17 rx…

    bring it on, Sundayyyyyy

  • Joe

    03/09/2012 @ 2:45 am

    6+24…not doing this again Sunday, so don’t try to peer pressure me into it (Haley, I’m talking almost directly to you).

  • LJ

    03/09/2012 @ 2:32 am

    Congrats to everyone! Amazing results!

    12.3 5 rounds +7 rx

  • jason barrow

    03/09/2012 @ 2:21 am

    I got stuck at work today so I rocked out with the 7:30 CREW. (It’s seriously awesome that there’s so many available class times for those of us that can only get it in at night.)

    12.3: 5 Rounds + 24 [My games profile survives another week without a DNF!]

    I got to judge BORG tonight. I felt like I was watching a sneak preview of a movie that everyone else will be jocking months later, or getting on the ground floor of a stock that’s about to blow up, or maybe just getting to watch a great athlete do a workout for the first time, or something. When her kipping T2B were on, they were freaking ?ON?. Best of luck to you Sarah on perfecting those.

    • Anonymous

      03/09/2012 @ 5:39 am

      jason! thank you! i am half asleep with a huge smile on my face! hopefully, my full length feature will live up to the preview! in all seriousness, i was so pumped when I saw you were in the 730 class and was even more pumped when aaron partnered us up! your enthusiasm is fucking awesome. i cant get enough! so happy you made your way to southie! awesome job to you and Sergio and George! 730 brought it tonight!!!

  • Anonymous

    03/09/2012 @ 2:09 am

    everyone looks slammin!!! congrats homies!

    8+2 (290) thanks to jason for being a bomb judge!

  • Crowley

    03/09/2012 @ 1:43 am

    Congrats to everyone who participated in the paleo challenge!

    312 rx

  • jason barrow

    03/08/2012 @ 8:24 pm

    WOW, All HAM does is WIN WIN WIN!

    Awesome results everyone. I especially like that a few of these paleo transformations turned frowns upside down.

    • Anonymous

      03/09/2012 @ 2:08 am

      jason barrow, you are the best judge ever!

  • Anonymous

    03/08/2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Journal today has K-Star and Carl Paoli going over position for box jumps. Wish I had seen this video before today’s WOD, worth checkin’ out.

    • jason barrow

      03/08/2012 @ 8:19 pm

      Thanks, I would have missed this if you didn’t point it out. I’m box-jump-challenged, maybe this will help on 12.3.

  • Dbibeau

    03/08/2012 @ 3:54 pm

    I love these results!!! Every one kicked butt! Keep up the good changes, cant wait to see some of you guys in actions!! Lil Jon- Pumped AWSOME job bro!!!!!

  • Andrea

    03/08/2012 @ 2:02 pm

    wow, you all look amazing! awesome numbers!

  • Tkelleher2

    03/08/2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Congrats to everyone especially the winners! onthatpaleowave! lol

  • Porter

    03/08/2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Fantastic job everyone!!! You all look amazing!

  • Shree Mulay

    03/08/2012 @ 11:20 am


  • Kate H.

    03/08/2012 @ 2:47 am

    WOW! Congrats all! You all look amazing!! Almost makes me wish I had allowed Amy to take a better ‘before’ photo of me. Almost…

    I took the challenge because another member asked me to do it. I did not expect to complete it. I can’t believe I improved as much as I did in the benchmarks, either: especially the deadlift and Fran. Pull-ups are not my friends, and I was *thrilled* that I only used green bands for that first set of 21. For me, that was huge. It really feels like a turning point–I’ve even started going to open gym on Saturdays. πŸ™‚ Now I’m trying to stay on track, post-challenge. I’m sitting here, eating paleo dinner, when what I really wanted tonight was a slice of pizza!

    • Anonymous

      03/08/2012 @ 5:29 pm

      love it!

  • Goose

    03/08/2012 @ 2:40 am

    What a great Paleo challenge group and the fire around the box has been amazing and extremely motivational. Congrats to everyone that participated!

  • Anonymous

    03/08/2012 @ 2:27 am

    Congratulations guys on all the hard work

  • Kyle

    03/08/2012 @ 2:18 am

    Ham doesn’t even look like the same person! Awesome job everybody!

  • Lindsay

    03/08/2012 @ 2:18 am

    You all look amazing! I’m so impressed and motivated to try and eat Paleo! Congratulations!

  • James Melberg via Facebook

    03/08/2012 @ 2:14 am

    Buddy glamour pics

  • Bro Chacho via Facebook

    03/08/2012 @ 2:11 am

    Congrats everyone! Looks as everyone is still crushing it at Southie!

  • Joe

    03/08/2012 @ 1:58 am

    Oh, BUCKETS! Incredible results. Great work!

  • Maze

    03/08/2012 @ 1:47 am

    Awesome work guys! Congrats on all of your hard work!!!

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