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CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE

Posted on 07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

ESPN 3

WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)

THE BEACH

9AM Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time:
Swim 250 yards
50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.)
30 burpees
Swim 500 yards
30 burpees
50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.)
Swim 250 yards

OVERHEAD SQUAT

6:30PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

1-rep-max overhead squat

Athletes will each have 3 attempts.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2014; crossfit; fitness; games
This year has seen a major shakeup in terms of who is competing. In years past, former Games champions received invititations to the Games regardless of how they placed in the Regionals. Some regions (most notably Central East, the SEC of the CrossFit world) were able to send more than three people. This year--no invites, no more than three people per region.

Last year's women's champion, Sam Briggs, did not place high enough to qualify for the Games in the Europe Regional, largely due to her weakness in the handstand walk event. Mikko Salo, the 2009 men's champion, bowed out once again due to injury. Matt Chan, also a multiple-Games veteran, is not competing this year due to injury. Annie Thorisdottir, the women's champion in 2011 and 2012, sat out last year's season due to a back injury, but she won the 2014 Europe Regional and is back at the Games along with another no-show from last year (due to her pursuit of a MD), Julie Foucher.

Last year's rookie and Jason Khalipa-protege, Garrett Fisher, did not make the cut in the NorCal Region, though his 20-yr old sister, Lauren Fisher, did. Kristin Clever, the 2010 women's champion, bowed out of individual competition and is now on a team, whereas 2012 and 2013 champion team leader Tommy Hackenbruck of Hack's Pack Ute is back in the individual competition this year. Six-time Games veteran Chris Spealler, who claimed he was retiring in 2012, made another run in 2013 but failed to qualify for the Games. He's back again this year for his seventh (and, supposedly, final) trip to the Games.

Then there's the biggest name in CrossFit--Rich Froning. The three-time Games champion (2011, 2012, and 2013) is going back for his fourth title. Froning has claimed that this will be his last year as an individual competitor which, if he holds to that, does not rule out the team competition or even a position in the newly-formed NPGL.

Now, go throw on your favorite Rogue t-shirt, grab a paleo snack, and open a delicious bottle of water, and let's watch the fittest people on Earth battle it out in 2014!

1 posted on 07/23/2014 2:44:14 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos

Ping to this year’s Games!


2 posted on 07/23/2014 2:44:49 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Man, those one legged squats with the kettle bell? I was in pain just watching the women do them.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 2:53:56 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thank you for the Ping Sir.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 3:07:59 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thanks for the thread!


5 posted on 07/23/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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Streaming a rerun of the women’s masters decision. So inspiring!


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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Thanks for the ping. Lets see if Rich can go out on top.

I heard he won this past Central East while having bronchitis.

7 posted on 07/23/2014 8:18:41 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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Yeah, and he didn't just win, he dominated the entire weekend.

Here is a great rundown.

8 posted on 07/23/2014 2:28:27 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: goodwithagun

I actually got to meet Sharon Lapkoff (last year’s women’s Master’s 60+ winner) at her home box of CrossFit Frederick in Frederick, MD. Very cool lady.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 2:33:22 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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The Beach event is over!

The top 3 men’s finishers are Jordan Troyan (former collegiate swimmer), Jonne Koski (Mikko Salo protege), and Josh Bridges (former Navy SEAL). Rich Froning, who usually starts pretty weak in the Games and is usually weakest in swim events, came in 8th place, so that makes him even more dangerous than usual.

The top 3 women’s finishers are Anna Tunnicliffe (former Olympian), Chyna Cho, and Kara Webb. Julie Foucher and Annie Thorisdottir came in 13th and 15th places, respectively.

Next up is the Overhead Squat event. It’ll start at 6:30pm Pacific for the women and 7:30pm Pacific for the men. That’s definitely past my bedtime on a work night on the East Coast, so I’ll update tomorrow!


10 posted on 07/23/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Grateful for the ping troop.....stay safe !


11 posted on 07/23/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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****Man, those one legged squats with the kettle bell? I was in pain just watching the women do them.****

I saw that on the Cross Fit Games when it was on tv last sunday. That did seem tough. In my Insanity class at the gym we were supposed to do low back lunges and then burst jump forward. I could not do that.

12 posted on 07/23/2014 8:33:54 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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Last night saw the Overhead Squat 1RM event.

Rich Froning tied for first with Mathew Fraser with a 377lb OHS. They both barely edged out Tommy Hackenbruck who came in third place with a 376lb lift.

For the women, Kara Webb won with 250lb. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet came in second place with 242lb, and Amanda Goodman came in third with 241lb.

Jordan Troyan, who won The Beach event, wasn't able to complete any of his three attempts and fell to 12th place overall. Conversely, Jeff Evans (former college football player), who came in dead last on The Beach, came in fourth place with 375lb and moved up to 20th place overall.

Now, even before the Individual events have even begun in earnest, Rich Froning sits in 1st place overall with an 18-point lead over 2nd place Mathew Fraser. Noah Olsen is in 3rd place with veterans Scott Panchik and Ben Smith right behind him in 4th and 5th, respectively.

In the women's competition, Kara Webb is in 1st place with a 20-point lead over Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. Cassidy Lance is tied with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet with 170 points, though the leaderboard shows Camille in 2nd and Cassidy in 3rd. Veterans Michele Letendre and Chyna Cho are about 15 points behind them.

My own personal "person to cheer for" is female competitor Sheila Barden--one of my former coaches when I first started CrossFit up in Syracuse, NY. She's a really cool lady who just exudes passion and energy. This is her first trip to the Games, and she's currently in 32nd place overall. Go, Sheila!

Next up, the Games get real serious for the Individuals and Teams starting on Friday morning with....

TRIPLE 3

10:00AM Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time:

Row 3,000 meters
300 double-unders
Run 3 miles

So, it's time to come clean. What's your PR for the overhead squat? I hit 235lb about a year ago. Not sure if I could match that right now (injured myself on a missed squat clean earlier this year, so anything involving using my wrists has been put on the backburner for a while). Watching these guys routinely hit 315+ was really amazing!

13 posted on 07/24/2014 4:08:47 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Looks like the Triple 3 will be one for some of the ‘little’ guys. I think Scott Panchik will do really well on it. Rich will be up there, perhaps top 15. Khalipa is a great rower. He has suffered in the past on runs. But, he will come out the 3k row close to the lead.
14 posted on 07/24/2014 4:26:20 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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This one could be the Bailey/Panchik/Bridges show, but Froning will likely do well. He said he put a lot of work into his endurance training this year. I definitely think Khalipa will do better than most people think. He said last year that his endurance training got him into the multiple 6min-mile range, which, especially for a big guy, is very impressive, and, as you stated, he’s very, very good on the rower. He proved that on the half-marathon event last year.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 5:14:25 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Heh. Looks like I was big time wrong on Rich and Scott. But these 'endurance' events are really bringing out the panthers.

If they have some more lifts and other typical girl events some of the lifters will get back into this.

Perhaps it's me, but more and more this looking like a modified adventure race.

16 posted on 07/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun
Well that was......interesting.

The Triple 3 event appeared to be mostly dominated by rookies while the veterans lagged behind significantly. Rich Froning, in particular, completely fell apart on the 3-mile run portion, finishing up in 37th place, dropping him from 1st place overall to 6th. Newbie Rob Forte won the event, and The Beach event winner Jorday Troyan came in second place. The men's top 3 now stands at Noah Ohlsen, Jordan Troyan, and Josh Bridges, but the points are still very tight as less than 30 points separates 1st place from 10th, and there's still a loooong weekend to go!

For the women, Anna Tunnicliffe and Kristin Holte were pacing each other most of the way, but at the end Holte poured on the speed and won the event by 7 seconds. The women's leaderboard wasn't shaken up as much with Kara Webb and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet maintaining their 1st and 2nd place standings, but Anna Tunnicliffe is now sitting in 3rd place overall. The spread is also more limited as it's about 30 points between 1st place and 5th, but about 50 points between 1st and 10th. Not insurmountable by any stretch, but it's interesting that the women are more spaced out.

Coming up RIGHT NOW!:

SLED SPRINT 1

2:45PM Pacific
Points Available: 50

SLED SPRINT 2

Points Available: 50

There is still a "TBA" WOD tonight at 4:30PM (Pacific). We'll see!

17 posted on 07/25/2014 2:49:26 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Oops, forgot.

Sled Sprint 1:
Sled push for time (100 / 60 yards)
Time cap: 2 minutes

Sled Sprint 2:
Sled push for time (100 / 60 yards)
Time cap: 3 minutes

Each heat does both sprints back-to-back. Not sure how long the break is between each sprint, but it’s not much!


18 posted on 07/25/2014 2:53:31 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I would be dead by now.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 3:03:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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Please excuse the hijack. I had to read this thread because my daughter Christina has recently (since spring) gotten into CrossFit. She loves the community and camaraderie. Being at college, she feels she doesn't fit into the partying scene too much, but fell in love with the people she met at CrossFit. She wanted to go to the Games in May in DC, but didn't make it. When she came home at the end of the semester, we let her join the local one...and she loves it even more!

She is abroad now in Melbourne, Australia, and we had a Skype session the other day where she was a bit upset with us because we aren't necessarily going to pony up the $$$ so she can join the St. Kilda CrossFit near her.

Then today....she is very ill. And we are so far away. I think for the first time, I posted a vanity thread for prayer for my family. If any of you fellow CrossFit peeps feel led to pray or send some thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it. It would make her DAY to know that I had posted on a CrossFit thread and that others were encouraging her! Thank you in advance...and I hope it's not too much of an intrusion on this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3185032/posts

:( I'm so sorry...I can't seem to get it to hyperlink. :(

20 posted on 07/25/2014 3:15:58 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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Men are complete on Sprint Sled 1 & 2. Neal Maddox took both events and Jason Khalipa and Tommy Hackenbruck took 2nd and 3rd. Overall rankings are changed yet again. Noah Ohlsen remains in 1st while Tommy Hackenbruck and Jason Khalipa move into 2nd and 3rd.

The shocks continue with Froning—now in 12th place, 44 points off of 1st. Will the champ be unseated this year?


21 posted on 07/25/2014 3:29:32 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Women are no complete on Sprint Sled 1 & 2. The top 3 women are unchanged. Dave Castro’s announcement for tonight’s WOD in the tennis stadium should be coming up in a few minutes.


22 posted on 07/25/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Never mind, looks like the announcement will be in an hour. Tune in at 5PM Pacific!


23 posted on 07/25/2014 3:54:52 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
low back lunges and then burst jump forward.

I tried that once, did the low back lunge followed immediately by a burst collapse...
24 posted on 07/25/2014 3:58:00 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: EEGator
I would be dead by now.

Ironically, we just did a 2 x 100m sled sprint for our WOD at my CF box. 25lb plate on a Rogue dogsled out in the rear parking lot. That hurt a lot, even with a 9min break between each sprint. One guy couldn't even get up to get his second round in! That sled is amazingly good at destroying people!

25 posted on 07/25/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Well, I'm doing a bang-up job keeping track of the times of these events and their announcements. Coming right up in a few minutes!

21-15-9 COMPLEX

4:30 Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time:

8 deadlifts (155 / 115 lb.)
7 cleans (155 / 115 lb.)
6 snatches (155 / 115 lb.)
8 pull-ups
7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
6 bar muscle-ups
6 deadlifts (155 / 115 lb.)
5 cleans (155 / 115 lb.)
4 snatches (155 / 115 lb.)
6 pull-ups
5 chest-to-bar pull-ups
4 bar muscle-ups
4 deadlifts (155 / 115 lb.)
3 cleans (155 / 115 lb.)
2 snatches (155 / 115 lb.)
4 pull-ups
3 chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 bar muscle-ups

Time Cap: 8 minutes

26 posted on 07/25/2014 4:26:25 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Motoring the legs while leaning over with total body tension is rough.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 6:25:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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Wow! For those of us who are shamelessly biased in favor of Froning, that was an exciting event!

Froning took 1st in the event, and some veterans took down some rookies, so the leaderboard has been shaken up quite a bit.

Jason Khalipa is now in 1st overall, Noah Ohlsen fell to 2nd place, and Josh Bridges is in 3rd place. With this victory, Froning moved up from 12th place to 4th where he's tied with Tommy Hackenbruck.

The women are coming up!

28 posted on 07/25/2014 6:31:50 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Would really like to see Froning win ...... Grateful for the thread and updates.

Stay safe Troop !


29 posted on 07/25/2014 6:34:42 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Event 6 is in the books!

French Canadian gymnast Camille Leblanc-Bazinet won the event, fourth-grade school teacher Valerie Voboril took second, and 2011/2012 champion Annie Thorisdottir came in third. 2012's silver medalist Julie Foucher took sixth place which has shaken up the leaderboard.

Kara Webb held on to 1st overall, but Camille has closed the gap considerably and is only seven points behind 1st. Julie Foucher has moved into 3rd, but is about 60 points behind Camille's 2nd place spot, and former Olympican Anna Tunnicliffe is nipping at Julie's heels in 4th place--only four points behind!

Saturday should be very interesting!

30 posted on 07/25/2014 7:07:20 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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SATURDAY (26 JULY)

MUSCLE-UP BIATHLON

12:30PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time:

400-meter run
18 muscle-ups
400-meter run
15 muscle-ups
400-meter run
12 muscle-ups

Each time the athlete breaks a set of muscle-ups they must run a 200-meter lap.

31 posted on 07/26/2014 12:20:40 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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The women are complete on the Muscle-Up Biathlon. Tiffany Hendrickson won the event, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet took 2nd, and Mandi Janowitz took 3rd. Kara Webb had her worst finish this week at 25th. Oh, and my old coach Sheila Barden came in 4th!

Anyway, Kara’s poor performance in this event shook up the leaderboard again! Camille is now in 1st overall, Kara Webb is 2nd and over 50 points behind, and Julie Foucher is still in 3rd overall, and about 40 points behind Kara.

The men are up!


32 posted on 07/26/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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The Muscle-Up Biathlon is complete and Jason Khalipa is no longer top dog for the men. Young (I'm pretty sure he's 15 years old) rookie Cody Anderson came out of nowhere and handily won the event, with veterans Ben Smith and Chris Spealler a full 30-seconds behind him in 2nd and 3rd place.

Due to Khalipa doing not-too-well, he dropped to 5th overall. Rookie Noah Ohlsen is back on top, Josh Bridges is in 2nd, and Scott Panchik has moved into 3rd. Rich Froning remains in 4th place, but the points are tightening up considerably. Froning is only 4 points behind Panchik and 32 points from 1st place.

Coming up next...

SPRINT CARRY

3PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time:

Sprint 100 yards
100-yard carry (100 / 60 lb. cylinder)
Sprint 100 yards
100-yard carry (120 / 80 lb. sandbag)
Sprint 100 yards
100-yard carry (150 / 100 lb. cylinder)

Women are up first!

33 posted on 07/26/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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The women are complete on the Sprint Carry. Interestingly, the top 3 finishers were in the earlier heats. Lauren Brooks took 1st, Christy Adkins took 2nd, and Mandi Janowitz took 3rd. Camille didn’t do too well, nor did any of the other top women, and, while the top 3 overall didn’t change, the points did tighten up.

Men are up!


34 posted on 07/26/2014 3:32:31 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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And that’s it for the Sprint Carry event. Fayette-nam’s own Nate Schrader won the event, Tommy Hackenbruck came in 2nd, and rookie Will Moorad came in 3rd. Jorday Troyan lost several places when he dropped his 150lb cylinder just a few feet from the finish line, and Jason Khalipa completely fell over on the last movement. Froning came in 14th place.

Hackenbruck’s excellent performance shook up the leaderboard yet again. Noah Ohlsen is still in overall 1st, Tommy Hackenbruck has moved up to 2nd, and Josh Bridges is in 3rd. Hackenbruck’s move pushed Scott Panchik to 4th and Rich Froning to 5th. It’s still only 50 points separating 1st from 6th, so expect more leaderboard shifts!

The next event is still listed as “TBA” so we’ll see what evil Dave Castro has cooked up in a few.


35 posted on 07/26/2014 4:06:32 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thanks for all the updates.


36 posted on 07/26/2014 4:32:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun
Well, I already posted this, but looks like FR ate my post, so let's try again.

TWO EVENTS TONIGHT! They're being broadcast on ESPN2.

CLEAN SPEED LADDER

5PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

This event will be broken into 3 rounds: Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final. Athletes will be ranked by their time to complete each ladder, or by the heaviest weight cleaned.

Quarterfinal Round:

For time:

1 squat clean (245 / 155 lb.)
1 squat clean (255 / 160 lb.)
1 squat clean (265 / 165 lb.)
1 squat clean (270 / 170 lb.)
1 squat clean (275 / 175 lb.)

Time Cap: 2 minutes

Top 24 athletes advance

Semifinal Round:

For time:

1 squat clean (280 / 180 lb.)
1 squat clean (290 / 185 lb.)
1 squat clean (300 / 190 lb.)
1 squat clean (305 / 195 lb.)
1 squat clean (310 / 200 lb.)

Time Cap: 3 minutes

Top 8 athletes advance

Final Round:

For time:

1 squat clean (315 / 205 lb.)
1 squat clean (325 / 210 lb.)
1 squat clean (335 / 215 lb.)
1 squat clean (340 / 220 lb.)
1 squat clean (345 / 225 lb.)

Time Cap: 4 minutes

PUSH PULL

7:15PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time of:

7 handstand push-ups (deficit for men)
50-foot sled pull
8 deficit handstand push-ups
50-foot sled pull
9 deficit handstand push-ups
50-foot sled pull
10 deficit handstand push-ups
50-foot sled pull

Each round the deficit for the strict handstand push-ups increases. No kipping.

Time Cap: 11 minutes

37 posted on 07/26/2014 5:02:40 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun
RICH FRONING IS BACK IN 1ST PLACE OVERALL!!!
38 posted on 07/26/2014 8:52:44 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Awesome !


39 posted on 07/27/2014 2:52:48 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun

OK, so two events went down last night. I could try to track down all the craziness, but instead, I’ll just hit the highlights.

1) The Clean Speed Ladder was awesome to behold for both men and women competitors. Some of the finalists on the women weren’t surprising (Amanda Goodman, Elizabeth Akinwale, Annie Thorisdottir), but the fact that not only did little Camille Leblanc-Bazinet make it to the final round, but came in 5th overall was amazing! The big guys also dominated. It was the Jeff Evans and Neal Maddox show on the final round, but rookie badass Mathew Fraser was right behind them. I watched that guy in the Northeast Regional, and he is the real deal. Further amazing part of that event: Rich Froning didn’t make the final round—he missed the cut by 0.9 seconds! That put him in 9th place by default, but the only person who threatened him in the final round was Scott Panchik who came in 7th, so the damage to Froning was minimal.

2) The Push Pull event was rather unremarkable for the women, I thought, but the men really cranked it up. That 12-year old rookie, Cody Anderson, came out of nowhere with an early heat victory which was very impressive, but the last heat was the Froning/Bridges show. Bridges owned the strict handstand pushups, and Froning owned the sled pull. Bridges just barely beat Froning (by less than 2 seconds), but Froning was already 12 or so points ahead of Bridges. All the people Froning needed to beat, he beat pretty handily. The leaderboard was seriously shaken up after that event.

3) The women’s places appear to be fairly set. Unless Camille or Kara Webb have some serious issues today (always a possibility), then they’ll remain in 1st and 2nd, respectively. Annie Thorisdottir is in 3rd place, but Michele Letendre is only one point behind her and last year’s 3rd place finisher Val Voboril is only one point behind Michele. Annie will likely not win this year and making the podium will be a serious fight. Julie Foucher will need a small miracle to make the podium this year, unfortunately.

4) Rich Froning is back in 1st overall, but only by 5 points over 2nd place Mathew Fraser and 3rd place Josh Bridges is only 7 points behind him. It spaces out a bit more from there, but the men’s side of the house has been so unpredictable, who knows how it’ll shake out?

5) Rich Froning is in 1st place.

6) Rich Froning is winning.


40 posted on 07/27/2014 6:01:26 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun
Congrats to CrossFit Invictus for winning the Team competition and taking home the Affiliate Cup!

Coming right up...

MIDLINE MARCH

12:30PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

3 rounds for time of:

25 GHD sit-ups
50-ft. handstand walk
50-ft. overhead walking lunge (155 / 115 lb.)

41 posted on 07/27/2014 12:18:33 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun
Froning remains in 1st, Fraser is right behind him (only 10 points away), and Bridges is still in 3rd.

Camille had a rough time on the Midline March WOD, but she's still in 1st overall. Kara Webb didn't even come close to finishing and is now in 2nd place behind Annie Thorisdottir.

Two events to go!

THICK 'N QUICK

3PM Pacific
Points Available: 100

For time:

4 rope climbs
3 overhead squats (245 / 165 lb.)

Time Cap: 4 minutes

After completing Thick 'n Quick, athletes will complete an unknown event, revealed to them on the floor.

42 posted on 07/27/2014 2:34:31 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun

Quick update: only the top 30 men and top 30 women will perform these last two WODs.

Kara Webb, who dominated most of the weekend, but who fell back a bit to 3rd place has withdrawn from the competition. No reason given so far, but the look on her face at the Midline March indicated she was really hurt. This now puts Michele Letendre in 3rd place overall.

Outside of the cuts, no change to the men’s side of the house.


43 posted on 07/27/2014 2:58:28 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Damn..... had high hopes for Kara ......:o(


44 posted on 07/27/2014 3:10:08 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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DOUBLE GRACE

Points Available: 100

For time:

60 clean and jerks (135 / 95 lb.)

Time Cap: 7 minutes

The event begins 2 minutes after the time cap of Thick ‘n Quick.

45 posted on 07/27/2014 3:15:00 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun

Congrats to Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, the Fittest Woman on Earth!

Annie Thorisdottir takes silver, and Julie Foucher takes bronze!

Men are up next!


46 posted on 07/27/2014 5:26:32 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos; goodwithagun

Rich Froning is the Fittest Man on Earth for the fourth year in a row! I don’t know how he pulled it out, but he did and it was amazing!

Mathew Fraser takes silver, and Jason Khalipa takes bronze!

What an amazing year!


47 posted on 07/27/2014 5:55:40 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Amazing superhuman efforts by all..... Very grateful for your efforts as well keeping updates for us Troop...... Well done, grateful.....thank you very much.

Stay safe ....


48 posted on 07/28/2014 2:32:48 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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You’re welcome! It was quite an impressive weekend of incredibly fit people showing what they’re made/capable of. Guess I should hit the gym!


49 posted on 07/28/2014 4:15:55 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

My EOD detachment PT’d five days a week from 8am to noon, including a hour in a lap pool at the gym and a six mile run each morning. Local university allowed us to use their facilities to determine body fat percentage. Best I ever got was 9%. Wonder what these crossfit, top of the line professionals body fat percentages are ? Has to be low yet not so low as to be unhealthy enough to effect their endurance etc ....

Endurance was our goal as far as physical fitness.


50 posted on 07/28/2014 6:01:12 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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