All the training, all the preparation, all the dedication and the 2009 CrossFit Games proved to be all CrossFit Central hoped for! CrossFit Central had an unprecedented 5 individuals qualify for the competition and a strong affiliate team also competing.
Affiliate team = 2nd Place
Carey Kepler = 3rd overall
Lindsey Smith = 5th overall
Crystal McReynolds = 9th overall
Jeremy Thiel = 16th overall
Lance Cantu = 34th overall.
These stats become more outstanding when you consider there were over 75 men, 75 women, and around 100 affiliate teams competing! As if the performances by the athletes weren't enough, CrossFit Central also had over 20 supporters travel out to California to be a part of the Games! Congratulations to all who competed.
If you're interested in exactly what these athletes when thru this weekend check it out! INTENSE. 8 workouts in 2 days.
Event 1 - The RunThe first event is a 7.1km run through varied terrain including both asphalt and extremely steep hills off trail.
Event 2 - The DeadliftHeaviest successful deadlift completed lifting one rep every 30sec. Each competitor will begin at the first barbell, which weighs 315lbs for men and 185lbs for women. Dropping is permitted. The athlete then has 10sec plus any portion of the 20sec remaining to set up at the next bar, which is 10lbs heavier than the previous (so the second bar weighs 325/195). Athletes continue moving to progressively heavier bars until they fail. The athletes are ranked according to the heaviest successful weight lifted before failing.
Event 3 - The Sandbag Hill SprintThe men will pick up two 35lb sandbags (loosely packed) and sprint approximately 170m uphill. The sandbags begin flat on the ground. The sprint is steep in places, with approximately 100' in elevation gain over the 170m course. Women carry one 35lb sandbag for the same course.
Event 4 - Row / Hammer StakeRow 500mHammer a 4' metal stake into specially prepared, evenly compacted ground (women use a 3' stake)Row 500m
Event 5 - The CoupletThe two exercises are wallball and barbell snatch. The athletes performed 30 reps of each for 3 rounds as fast as possible.
Event 2: As many rounds as possible in eight minutes of four handstand push-ups on paralletes, eight kettlebell swings (1.5/2 pood) and 12 GHD sit-ups. Every rep would be counted to determine a final score
Event 3: for time....
15 barbells cleans (155lb.)
30 toes to bar
30 box jumps (20 inches)
30 push presses (45lb db's)
30 double-unders15 thrusters (135lbs)
Overhead walking lunges (45lbs)