2nd Annual RCFBC/SciCoh Family Feud


We are pleased to announce the details of our 2nd Annual Family Feud!


We throw a yearly internal competition for one reason and one reason only…FUN! Yes there is a little competition aspect but don’t let that be intimidating.  Regardless if you are brand new, the most seasoned athlete, a gymnastic ninja, or far away from your first pull-up, you can do this!



Saturday, December 10th from roughly 8AM – 2PM at RCFBC.  Here is the general schedule.  Note that times are approximate and we will likely run ahead of schedule at beginning of the day.

Start End Event
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Registration Warm Up
8:30 AM 8:50 AM Day Brief/Event 1 Brief
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Event 1 – “Cluster”
9:45 AM 10:00 AM Event 2 Set Up
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Event 2 Brief
10:15 AM 11:00 AM Event 2 – “Deadleg”
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Event 3 Set Up
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Event 3 Brief
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Event 3 – “Little Chipper”
12:30 PM 12:45 PM Final Score Tally/Final WOD Set Up
12:45 PM 1:00 PM Final WOD Announcement and Brief
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Final WOD – “Walk Off”
1:30 PM Award Ceremony and Party Time!


It’s teams of 2 again, buuuuuuut this year we are pairing together Rx and Scaled athletes via a random draft similar to our intramural open.  This means your team could be comprised of folks from each box, the same box, different sex, or the same sex.  The only fairly certain thing is it will consist of Rx and Scaled, although I’m sure numbers won’t be perfectly split so we may have some scaled/scaled teams.

Each team will be guaranteed three WODs and the top x (will depend on number of teams) will advance to a final WOD.  Afterwards we will eat, drink, and be merry.

Why should you participate?

For much of the same reasons we give you for the open.

  1. It’s so much fun!  Yes, somehow subjecting yourself to three+ WODs in a day is actually a ton of fun.
  2. The community is amazing! Sweating with and cheering on people that are going through the same thing you are is so awesome.  You’ll meet people from the other box and other class times, which is really cool.
  3. You will surprise yourself….and your loved ones!  Undoubtedly you will do something that day that you didn’t know you could do.  The overwhelming sense of pride is incredible.  Not to mention, we highly encourage you to bring loved ones and they will be even more amazed at what you can do!

Rx Standards

Sign-up as Rx if you meet at least 5 of the 7 standards below.

  • Deadlift 185/115 for reps
  • Front Squat 135/95 for reps
  • Snatch 1RM of at least 115/75
  • Pull-Ups
  • T2B
  • Can push sled with 2 45 plates on top for men/1 45 plate on top for women
  • 50 double unders in 90 seconds

Team Assignments & Draft

This year we had 44 enter and assigned teams of 1 Rx and 1 scaled athelte by random draft. We actually had a few more Rx atheltes than scaled, so we have a a couple of Rx/Rx teams.  If you are from the same box, find your partner in our community pages (RCFBC here & SciCoh here).  If you are from different boxes, I’ll send you guys FB messages or emails to connect.

You will notice a team 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, etc.  The number indicates your lane/box throughout the competition.  Letter As will be in the first heat while the letter B’s judget that team.  It will switch for the 2nd heat.  Example: 1B judges team 1A in lane/box 1 in heat one.  1A judges 1B in lane/box 1 in heat two.

Without further delay, here they are!

Team Name Box Rx/Sc Name Box Rx/Sc
01A Adam Belmarsh RCFBC Rx Ellen Murray RCFBC Scaled
01B Brian McLaughlin RCFBC Rx Hannah Pasqualucci SciCoh Scaled
02A Bob McDermott SciCoh Rx Izzy Donabed RCFBC Scaled
02B Brian Rawston SciCoh Rx Noreen Sharpe SciCoh Scaled
03A Brian Cooney RCFBC Rx Jack D’Ambrosia SciCoh Scaled
03B Dan Cordeiro SciCoh Rx John Ruzicka SciCoh Scaled
04A Caroline Kolb SciCoh Rx Brandy Chapman SciCoh Scaled
04B Francesca Saville RCFBC Rx Michelle Morrison RCFBC Scaled
05A Dean Hare RCFBC Rx Chris Bowker SciCoh Scaled
05B Javier perez RCFBC Rx Pat Condon RCFBC Scaled
06A Hillary Shusterman RCFBC Rx Amanda Agostino RCFBC Scaled
06B Katie Shaw SciCoh Rx Christy driscoll RCFBC Scaled
07A Jason Cordeiro SciCoh Rx Catherine Price SciCoh Scaled
07B Jay Bertovich SciCoh Rx Liz Coffey SciCoh Scaled
08A Jim melo RCFBC Rx Lindsey Hare RCFBC Scaled
08B Mike LeBlanc RCFBC Rx Heather Reardon SciCoh Scaled
09A Laura Dosdall SciCoh Rx Marc MacLachlan RCFBC Scaled
09B Michelle Masone RCFBC Rx Liza MacKinnon RCFBC Scaled
10A Scott Graham SciCoh Rx Patrick Reardon SciCoh Rx
10B Stucky Jiranek RCFBC Rx Todd Merritt RCFBC Rx
11A Scott Birmingham RCFBC Rx Barbie Lynch RCFBC Scaled
11B Bobby Coyle RCFBC Rx TBD

How to Sign -Up

Sign-ups are officially closed!



There are three workouts plus a final workout.  Two of the WODs will be announced ahead of time.  The third WOD and the final WOD will both be announced that day.

Here is the first!

WOD 1 –  “Cluster”

10 min. total for team to establish a 3RM squat clean thruster (“cluster”) for each athlete.

Details: Each team will have one bar (could be any size, so be prepared for any and all :)). Athletes can switch off attempts in whichever way they desire.  HOWEVER, once a weight has been attempted, a lesser weight can no longer be attempted by either partner.  Example: if partner 1 attempts 135lbs, neither partner 1 nor partner 2 can attempt any cluster below 135 lbs.

Scoring: Score is total weight of each athlete’s 3RM.

Movement Standards: Bar must start from the ground each rep.  Athlete must catch bar with hip crease below the knee and in the front rack position (riding it down into a front squat is acceptable).  Athlete must then accelerate and push bar above head in one motion with no re-dip (i.e. push jerks not allowed).  Athlete must finish with arms, hips, and legs fully extended with barbell on top of shoulders.  Hands must stay on the barbell and barbell may not rest on the ground between reps (it must be touch n go).  However, athletes can rest between reps as long as barbell is in hand and not on the ground.  If any rep is determined to be a no rep, the athlete can decide to drop the bar and start over or keep hands on the bar and reattempt that rep.

WOD 2 – “Deadleg”

Alternate Complete Rounds – Start with Rx Athlete
For Time
Box Jump Overs or Step Overs (24/20)
Deadlifts (185/115, 135/95)
Cal Row

Details: Each team will have one erg, one box, and two bars (one per athlete – could be any size, so be prepared for any and all :)). The Rx athlete begins by completing 21 box jump overs, 21 deadlifts, and 21 cals on the erg.  As soon as the 21st cal is reached, the scaled athlete completes 18 box jump overs, 18 deadlifts, and 18 cals on the erg.  The 1st athlete completes the round of 15 and they continue to switch back and forth until the round of 6 is complete.

Scoring: The total time to complete the workout is the score.

Movement Standards:

Box Jump Over or Step Overs: Athletes must start with both feet on the ground and then step or jump over the box.  The athlete is allowed to jump or step on the box and then over.  The rep is complete when both feet touch the other side.  Lateral jumping is allowed. We reserve the right to scale height for an idividual if needed for safety reasons. Note: any athlete is allowed to switch the box height for the next person at any time.

Deadlift Standard: Every rep begins with bar on the ground.  The athlete must finish the rep with feet together, shoulders behind the bar, and full extension of the knees and hips.  The athlete is allowed to drop the bar from the top of the deadlift.

WOD 3 – “Little Chipper” – Announced on Saturday

Final WOD – “Walk Off” – Announced on Saturday

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