Miami Freaks vs Fort Lauderdale Lions – Matchup Preview

by Jul 28, 2021Uncategorized0 comments

Saturday

7/31/2021

6:00 PM

Pembroke Pines, Freakin CrossFit.

OVERVIEW

The Fort Lauderdale Lions vs Miami Freaks is one of the most storied and intense rivalries in the Florida Grid League’s short history.

In all of the matchups between these two teams, only one did not come down to the last race. They are well-coached and talented teams that always bring it when they face each other.

The Freaks female roster is full and experienced and features some League stars such as Paula Leyes Blum and Winter Rodriguez. On the male side they will be getting a shot in the arm with the addition of Ivan Gaitan and Frantz Petit-papa who were not available or limited for the Season Opener.

The Lions will be missing two of their best players in Laura Sanchez and Mario Santaella but will be adding a female powerhouse that had missed the Season opener in Christine Middleton known for her 265lb clean and jerk in the CrossFit Semis.

This is sure to be a heated matchup, as it always is, and should not be missed.

Freaks - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

88 Erika Kaufman 24 Joseph Gomez
11 Paula Leyes Blum 1 Andres Montenegro
21 Winter Rodriguez 17 Frantz Petit-papa
7 Stephanie Rubio 14 Ivan Gaitan
9 Samantha Secord 15 Joey Kromestro

 

ALTERNATES

28 Julie Gonzalez  56 Anthony Garcia (WildCard)
12 Alyssa Martinez 99 Alex Alvarez

Definitions: Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match. Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match. WildCard – the only alternate able to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.  

Lions - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

11 Jaime Gold 31 Brandon True
28 Christine Middleton 8 Eric Cardona
3 Brielle Macchiarelli 13 Marcos Medina
43 Amber Bost 09 Robbie Rodriguez
5 Emiliana Guerra 14 Jonathan Vanover

 

ALTERNATES

00 Nicole Arcamonte 69 Paul Moran
33 Jessica Joyce 7 Jordan Vanover (WildCard)

Definitions: Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match. Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match. WildCard – the only alternate able to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.