Former Gael Pichelli Repeats As NorCal CrossFit Champion

Former Saint Mary’s rower Alessandra Pichelli (Saint Mary’s, ’09) continued her legacy in the cross-fit games, earning a first-place finish at NorCal Regionals over the weekend in San Jose. She now qualifies for the 2014 CrossFit Games held in Carson, Calif. At the StubHub Center.

The CrossFit Games are held July 25-27 and will include the 43 fittest men and 43 fittest women and teams across the globe, along with a few other qualifiers.

This is the second consecutive year Pichelli has finished at the top of the NorCal Regional.

At SMC, Pichelli was a four-year letterwinner on the rowing team. She was the stroke seat on the 2009 varsity eight which finished third at the West Coast Conference Championships. Since her graduation in 2009, Pichelli has been participating in CrossFit workouts, as she competes out of Diablo CrossFit.

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