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
NorCal Sectional Wrap-up
A photo finish on the chipper and a 325lb clean and jerk top the day in NorCal.
The following report on the final day of the NorCal Sectional comes from Hollis Molloy.
"Day 2 the Northern California Sectionals went off without a hitch. The weather was sunny and warm and the spectators were able to get up close to the athletes to provide motivation and support for the grueling workouts.
The final heat for both the men and women were nail biters. The final women's heat was a closely contested fight between Laurie Galassi of CrossFit Santa Cruz and Chyna Cho from CrossFit Unlimited. The two women battled it out in the midday sun through the challenging chipper. While Laurie took the lead during the lunges and was able to hold on to it through the burpees, Chyna made up ground on the rower and move into the lead which she kept through to the finish line.
On the men's side the final heat of the chipper was also a closely contested fight. Dave Leys of CrossFit Santa Cruz took an early lead during the walking lunges and was able to hold on to it through the 500m row. Neal Maddox came from behind during the 450 meter run and passed Dave on the final 200 meters to win the heat.
Also among the day's top performances was a 325lb clean and jerk by James Miranda of Lalanne Fitness which brought the crowd's cheers to a deafening roar.
Providing amazing performances and a little star power were Pat Barber, Justin Riley, Candace Hamilton, Cindi Frieling and Tamaryn Venter. All were competitors in the 2009 Games and have already pre-qualified for Regionals in May."
Top 5 Men
1. Neal Maddox
2. James Miranda
3. Patrick Barber*
4. Gabe Subry
5. Scott Mainini
6. Gary Baron
Top 5 Women
1. Lauren Galassi
2. Cyndi Frieling*
3. Chyna Cho
4. Ashley Vrieze
5. Candace Hamilton*
6. Whitney Morse
7. Danielle Mulford
* Pre-qualified for Regionals
For a full list of results, go here.