Athletes put to the test at Sasquatch Throwdown

Athletes put to the test at Sasquatch Throwdown

EUGENE, Ore. -- Hundreds of the country's best athletes gathered at PK Park for the Sasquatch Throwdown, one of the most premier CrossFit events in the Pacific Northwest.

Athletes compete as teams of two, and the winning duos move on to the next round.

In the finals, women and men were tested by first rowing 2,000 meters and dead-lifting heavy weights.

Sean Haworth-Liu and Brittany Holladay made up the female team “Two Peas in a Pood”, a tribute to an old Russian weight measurement. Both said the competition out on the field was challenging.

“There are just a lot of good athletes ... that was exciting to see and we didn't make it to the finals but it was exciting to see other athletes that are at a really high caliber,” Holladay said.

The winners of the two-day event take home $1,000 and bragging rights for a whole year.