The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
New England Sectional Wrap-Up
An exhibition of guts in front of a riotous crowd in the northeast.
New England Sectional Organizer Jason Leydon - owner of CrossFit Milford - checked in with this report from the East Coast.
There is much to say after an amazing, jam packed New England Sectional weekend! The first day had the gym packed with gladiators ready to throw down at any given second. The energy was so thick that you could cut it with a knife, and when the first 3,2,1...Go was sounding the crowd started to cheer and didn't let up until the event was over. The first workout which consisted of an 800 meter run, 30 snatches, 800 meter run saw some unbelievable athletic performances. There were over 10 girls who all ran the first 800 in under 3 minutes and a few guys finished under 2:30. The guys came in and smashed the snatches ripping out 10-15 at a clip and the top time was set by Eric Mcgee with a time of 7:50. The top female time was Sarah Scholl at 8:34. The second workout of the first day was 3 rounds of 20 box jumps, 20 CTB pull-ups, and 20 wall balls.
The standards for this workout through it for a twist and all the athletes had to get their whole foot on the box, visibly hit their chest, and they must catch every single wall ball. On paper this workout had many athletes thinking that they could make up some time, but as the time clock started they quickly realized that this workout was one of the hardest they had ever done. The top male time was from Ben Bergeron with a time of 7:24 and the top female time was from Heather Bergeron with a time of 11:01. Day 2 started off with a short and intense strength WOD of 7 rep max squat clean in 40 seconds, 7 minute cap. It was truly inspiring to see athletes drive up out of the bottom of the squat on the seventh rep - running off of pure adrenaline! This event was the most exciting of the whole weekend, and to witness the guts of grinding out the 7 reps was absolutely amazing. Three men got 235, and there was one girl who pulled 145 for seven.... (over body weight)!
The top 50 men and women advanced to the final WOD - a task priority consisting of atlas stones - floor to shoulder, 100 m sand bag sprint, over head squats, dead lifts, and burpees. As heats progressed, times started getting faster and faster. By the time the top 5 men and women competed, the energy in the room was ridiculous. This event brought on the pure will power of the CrossFit athletes, as they had to be able to sustain high work output over time. Jenny Davis (who finished 2nd overall) completed the second day on a severly sprained ankle. This exhibition of guts literally brought a tear to my eye as she not only cleaned 125 on basically one leg but finished with the second fastest time of the day on the final WOD with 1 good leg (Heather Bergeron beat her by 1 burpee). To witness Jenny and Heather going at it in the last set of burpees had the entire gym to their feet, yelling to skies as they saw what guts and determination were all about. I cannot say enough about how happy I am with all our athletes and I can't wait to see what they do at Regionals!
Congratulations to EVERY athlete who competed and a very big thank you to all of our judges and volunteers - we couldn't have put together such a flawless sectional weekend with out all of your help!
Top 5 Male
1. Derek Mohamed
2. Eric Magee
3. Travis Cooke
4. Ryan Hewitt
5. Matt Frankel
Top 5 Female
1. Heather Bergeron (automatic qualifier)
1. Sara Scholl
2. Jenny Davis
3. Lisa Mikkelsen
4. Jessica Pamanian
5. Melissa Mulligan
6. Mel Ockerby