The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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Oregon (inc. ID) Sectional
Oregon/Idaho WODs Announced
A look at what the Oregon & Idaho athletes are up against.
Here's a look at what the athletes in the Oregon/Idaho sectional are up against in this 2 day event.
5 rounds for time (15 min cap):
1 15' Rope Climb - 15 foot ascent
7 Thrusters (135/95lbs)
3 rounds for time (20 min cap):
10 Deadlifts (315/185lbs)
20 Ring Dips
30 Box Jumps - 24"
For time (25 min cap):
30 Wall Ball (20/14lbs)
30 Ground-to-Overhead (95/65lbs)
30 KB Swings (2/1.5 pood)
30 Overhead Squats (95/65lbs)
30 Ground-to-Shoulder (95/65lbs)
Saturday March 13th
8 - 9am: Registration
9 - 9:30am: Mandatory Athlete Meeting
9:30am - 12pm: Workout 1
12 - 1pm: Lunch
1 - 4:30pm: Workout 2
Sunday March 14th
9am - 12:30 pm: WOD 3
1pm: Closing Ceremony - Announce Top 20 men and Top 20 women
- Event is being held at Portland Expo Center in Hall B. 2060 N Marine Drive Portland, Oregon 97217
- Parking is $7 per day. Parking will be at the entrance of Hall B. Volunteers will be visible to help direct.
- Walk-in spectators are welcome.
- Food will not be available due to the Expo Center's restrictions, and lack of healthy choices. We will have directions available to local grocery stores (New Seasons and Whole Foods) and local restaurants at our General Info table.
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165 comments on this entry
1. Kristin McKay wrote...
09 March 2010 / 5:26 p.m.
2. rd wrote...
are the box jumps for girls 24" too? whole foot on the box...any reason why?
are girls also doing the 60 total ring dips?
09 March 2010 / 5:45 p.m.
3. Craig (CB) wrote...
I love those WODs! Really wishing that was my qualifier.
09 March 2010 / 5:48 p.m.
4. Joe Smoe wrote...
What? Not at all like the others, no rowing or running, no max rep events, and deadlifts? I guess they don't want runners competing for this one huh?
09 March 2010 / 5:52 p.m.
5. KrisM wrote...
Once again if you specialize in your workouts, you'll end up being unprepared.
Y'all got your work cut out for you! :)
09 March 2010 / 6:07 p.m.
6. Whit wrote...
Every WOD looks amazing! I like the idea of those super tough WODs. It is a search for the Fittest, not an opportunity for everyone to compete and feel good about just being there. I think it is awesome!!
09 March 2010 / 6:16 p.m.
7. Chris wrote...
The WOD's look great, it's the max time that worries me! I'm sure they'll get their top finisher, but I bet a lot of the 'field' won't complete.
09 March 2010 / 6:18 p.m.
8. Trevor wrote...
WOD 3 looks great. 315# Deadlift seems heavy for 30 reps with 90 24" box jumps in the same wod but hey I'll give it a go. Wow! that's only 9450# of deadlifts. Good luck everyone.
09 March 2010 / 6:29 p.m.
9. Tee wrote...
Looks like a competition for folks who specialise in 5-12 minute Crossfit-style metcons.
09 March 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
10. Mindy wrote...
Same question as rd
09 March 2010 / 6:52 p.m.
11. Chris McDonald wrote...
Yes girls will be doing box jumps at the same height. I tried not to have too many technical movements and focus on basics, although 60 ring dips can be tough, but if anyone expects to compete at the next level I believe this is a necessary stepping stone. Last year we had muscle ups at the regional and international level, ring dips are a base to that movement. Thanks for everyone's response!
09 March 2010 / 7:26 p.m.
12. Curious wrote...
Love the workouts.... Can't wait to get my butt kicked!!!!
How will the scoring work? Also,does everyone compete in all three Wod,s, even if they scale a workout?
09 March 2010 / 7:54 p.m.
13. J wrote...
Same question as RD....60 Ring dips for girls seems excessive. Also if the girls have to jump on a higher box, should the guys have to jump on a higher box as well. Im not following the logic.
09 March 2010 / 7:55 p.m.
14. A wrote...
But aren't technical movements part of crossfit, even at a basic level? But to the point where the majority of your girls will not finish these wods? How will that be judged if there are numerous DNF's? Yes 60 ring dips will be tough, but there are so many other ways you can compete and at the same time eliminate others, but not this way to the point of complete failure.
09 March 2010 / 7:59 p.m.
15. Hmmmmm wrote...
I have to agree with J. I'm not getting the logic here...if you're saying girls need to do the same height for box jumps, isn't that the same as girls should be doing 315 lb deadlifts as well? I don't see the logic at all.
09 March 2010 / 8:06 p.m.
16. Jason wrote...
You guys this is obviously overtraining... There should be only two WODs, and it should be whoever can do 200 double unders backwards the fastest, and whoever can hold their breath the longest.
09 March 2010 / 8:07 p.m.
17. A wrote...
Strength biased selections will likely mean that nobody from OR/ID stands a chance in regionals. I would be surprised if 20 girls finish all three WOD's. I think this event will produce top athletes and the challenge will be very hard but in no way does this produce the fittest man/woman in OR/ID... not with a total absence of running, rowing, and most all BW movements. Disappointed.
09 March 2010 / 8:17 p.m.
18. Jackson wrote...
Wow, seems to be alot of complaining here - already. These WODS look great, kuddos OR/ID. Girls, can you not jump a 24" box? Really? Guys, 315# DL is not THAT heavy, even for 30 reps... last year at the games, WELL over a DOZEN men lifted 505#, working their way through 20 reps!! Ever done the WOD "Tillman"? Check it out. Totally doable. Also, no mention was made of day 2 wods... dont jump all over these guys before you even get there. Maybe wod 4 will be ALL running and rowing! Or something technical like squat snatches, KB turkish get-ups and 1-legged, blind-folded basket-weaving! If you trained well, you will destroy these wods. If not, why worry? Just go and have fun then! And train again harder for next year. Good luck everyone, and have a spectacular time!
09 March 2010 / 8:20 p.m.
19. RD wrote...
Apparently you didn't read the schedule..I posted it here so you can find it easily. There is no wod 4.
Saturday March 13th
8 - 9am: Registration
9 - 9:30am: Mandatory Athlete Meeting
9:30am - 12pm: WOD 1
12 - 1pm: Lunch
1 - 4:30pm: WOD #2
Sunday March 14th
9am - 12:30 pm: WOD 3
1pm: Closing Ceremony - Announce Top 20 men and Top 20 women
09 March 2010 / 8:25 p.m.
20. BJones wrote...
Wow. Setting the bar high for the gals. 60 ring-dips does seem excessive for a Sectional event that will likely eliminate a good chunk of women with that time cap and rep count. I've noticed other Sectional's scaling the weight (i.e., 155# DL) to open the doors for female competitors to finish. I hope this OR/ID Sectional doesn't produce too many DNF's for the gals who have trained very hard to compete in hopes of making it to Regional's. The 185# DL and 60 ring-dips just seems a bit much in comparison to other Sections, but whatever. Should be a good show! I will be curious to see if all 20 female positions are filled. If not all are filled, poor programming in my opinion.
09 March 2010 / 8:30 p.m.
21. Ryan Hudson wrote...
Girls are moving less bodyweight so bodyweight movements should not be scaled and that is the logic. All weighted movements are scaled for girls, and significantly at that, but movements like burpees and rope-climb and pullups are traditionally not, just like in these WODs since they are already scaled for them due to lesser bodyweight. If you scale the ring dips and box jumps then why not the burpees and rope-climb? And how? This event's purpose is do determine who is qualified to compete for the top three spots in 6 states. A woman being able to do 60 ring dips and 90 24'' box jumps in a WOD and a man being able to 30 deadlifts at 315# in a WOD should be a pre-requisite for this honor. In my opinion, very fair and balanced programming and should make for a very fun and challenging event! Well done Chris!
09 March 2010 / 8:36 p.m.
22. Ryan Hudson wrote...
Are you able to disclose the scoring system? I imagine it will be either
"Every Second Counts" system or points for placing in each WOD. The former would greatly reduce the significance of WOD 1 where the latter would make all 3 WODs equally significant . . .
09 March 2010 / 8:43 p.m.
23. Mindy wrote...
The box jump standards are based on the population-wide height average for both men and women. Scaling for strength on the lifts, but not height on the jumps seemed inconsistent to me, hence my question.
09 March 2010 / 8:45 p.m.
24. Ryan Hudson wrote...
Determining box jump height CAN be done by height but doesn't have to be. I am not even 5'6'' and am not asking for a lower box or lower wall ball target . . . you can do it Mindy!
09 March 2010 / 9:12 p.m.
25. JC wrote...
I have a question about the ring dip, thruster, and ground to overhead in the workouts.
Ring dip: Does the athlete have to START a dip at the top of the support position, with straight arms? Can I start at the bottom of a dip?
Thruster: Does it have to be one continuous motion from squat to overhead? Can I front squat it, pause, and then push press it overhead? I'm assuming squat cleaning the weight from the ground and then taking it overhead does count for a rep.
Ground to overhead: Does it have to be a snatch? Can we clean it and jerk it?
09 March 2010 / 9:48 p.m.
26. Trevor wrote...
Not to get on the hate bandwagon but this is sectionals. For some this is the only chance to compete in what we like to do at a local level. When people talk about top 3 regionals and games is not the point. Those people will make it regardless of the WOD presented. It is the rest of the 97% or so of us that just like to compete. I know for a fact I would not move on to regionals unless it was a swimming contest but I love to compete so I signed up. I personally don't hate the actual WODs just seems to be more of the weight/reps you would see at the higher levels of the competion. It's like making qualifying weight/reps so hard at the local level that no one at the local level can even finish. <rant over>
I am looking forward just to see if I can finish WOD2 and show up for Sunday. Game on!
09 March 2010 / 9:59 p.m.
27. Chris McDonald wrote...
Did the handstand pushups on parallettes, muscle ups, pullups get scaled for the finals? Should we scale all the workouts for Chris Spealler? A 24" box jump is not really a hard task. I can understand some concern for the 60 ring dips. I honestly want to see 20 men and women advance, but if not they wouldn't make it anyway.
09 March 2010 / 10:05 p.m.
28. Chris McDonald wrote...
The scoring system will be based on what place you finish. For example, first place will score 1 point, second will score 2 points. We will add all of the points for the 3 Workouts and the top 20 with the lowest score advance. Thanks Ryan, I'm sure that all of your athletes will do very well.
09 March 2010 / 10:07 p.m.
29. michele wrote...
If you DNF an event can you still move on to the next WOD and does a DNF totally eliminate you from final 20?
09 March 2010 / 10:14 p.m.
30. Rob wrote...
Just like regionals and the games last year I assume we can wear a weight belt for the deadlifts? At that weight by round three I'm sure many people will be very tired and approaching a one rep max. Just want to make sure nobody including myself gets hurt and has the option if they so choose. I'm sure you will lose some time taking it on and off but would like to see that as injury prevention if possible. Ring dips- depth is easy to judge but I hope for a little latitude or extremely consistent judging on what consists as a lock out. At regionals last year what made a muscle-up full extension or a flash at the bottom seemed to vary greatly from judge to judge. My vote would be within reason, I'm talking an inch or so at most but for a little latitude especially for the women.
Great WOD's, thanks.
09 March 2010 / 10:16 p.m.
31. Chris McDonald wrote...
For ring dips all I'm looking for is to get the shoulders below the elbows and to see full elbow extension at the top of the movement, where you start is up to. Personally, I would start at the bottom.
For the thruster, all I care about is your hips getting below your knees and finishing with your hips and knees fully extended with part of your ears in front of your arms. How long it takes you is up to you.
Ground to overhead, once again I don't care how it gets over your head. I'm just worried about plates starting at the floor and finishing overhead with hips and knees fully extended with some part of the ear showing, with elbows locked out.
Hope this helps. Please feel free to continue to ask questions on the standards. Once again thanks for all of the feedback from everyone!
09 March 2010 / 10:17 p.m.
32. Chris McDonald wrote...
Weight belts are absolutely allowed.
I'm working with officials to make sure that we are all on the same page. All of us are going to spend an hour and a half to make sure that there is as consistent officiating as possible. Thanks Rob!
09 March 2010 / 10:23 p.m.
33. Chris McDonald wrote...
A DNF will disqualify you from advancing to the regionals.
09 March 2010 / 10:24 p.m.
34. Chris McDonald wrote...
Just a heads up Daylight Savings time is Sunday morning at 2am. Plan your schedule and alarms accordingly please.
09 March 2010 / 10:27 p.m.
35. Rob wrote...
Thanks and I'm looking forward to what looks to be a very challenging first class event. These are nothing like the other sectionals and every workout seems to have a strength and a weakness for me and I'm sure for others as well. Very well thought out and this should be a lot of fun. I'm sure this has been a lot of work for you guys with ton more to come so great job and thanks for your efforts!
09 March 2010 / 10:35 p.m.
36. Trevor wrote...
I agree with Rob, these WODs appear more demanding then a lot of the WODs at some of the other sectionals. I've done most of them and these make me a bit nervous. I do look forward to the challege and I'm sure this will be a great event. Thanks Chris for putting it all together.
09 March 2010 / 10:51 p.m.
37. Chris McDonald wrote...
Thank both of you for your support. There's obviously a long process when deciding these workouts and in my opinion I think it's important to create balance between bodyweight movements and "strength" movements, which is obviously going to make it hard on most people. However, this follows Crossfit's principles "broad, general and inclusive fitness". Once again I want to see everyone succeed but you can't shorten football fields or lower basketball rims. This is the sport of fitness.
09 March 2010 / 10:58 p.m.
38. billy wrote...
These wods are sick! Best ones so far in my opinion. These complaints about the deadlift wt are funny. Its only 30 reps. If you need a wt belt or that is your 1rm you shouldnt be competing. Also on all benchmark wods women do the same boxjump height as men, because it is a gymnastic movements. FGB is 20" for both. "Kelly" is 24" for both. It's always been that way.
If you aren't going to have a 1rm event then you have to have some heavy lifts along with the bodyweight movements. The top men and women will def advance. If you cant finish these wods in time then you shouldnt be going to regionals. And if you dont know the range of motion for a ring dip or a thruster, they have demo videos on crossfit.com/cf-ingo/exercises
09 March 2010 / 11:18 p.m.
39. Cletis wrote...
I see that when you posted the WOD's, you also posted that "walk-in spectators are welcome". Do these "walk-ins" have to pay the $5o spectator fee that other "spectators" had to pay if they registered through the games site, or are they free??
10 March 2010 / 12:01 a.m.
40. AD wrote...
It never ceases to amaze me the stupid questions ppl ask when wods are posted.
Why both feet to land on the box? That's how you do a TRUE box jump!
Why would you do a thruster stopping at the top then pressing and make it harder
for yourself?!! The girls I know do ring push ups in there warm up and wouldn't complain as much
as what there is here. Amazing workouts, 315 pound deadlift is huge! Good luck y'all.
And to Jason. Shut up
10 March 2010 / 3:37 a.m.
41. CJ wrote...
These WODs are fantastic. For all you complaining about these WODs go check out the PA/MD/DE where I will be competing this weekend. I would happily trade everyone of our WODs for these.
At least your sectional will be putting forth individuals who have an actually chance at winning the Regional event. The same can not be said for PA/MD/DE.
10 March 2010 / 5:10 a.m.
42. J Hoggan wrote...
oooOOOooo.... man, I wish this was my qualifier. Looks painfully fun.
10 March 2010 / 7 a.m.
43. S Gleason wrote...
The three WODs look like a true testimate to Crossfit. Awesome! I only wish I felt better going in to this weekend, lol! I'll probably pick up a DNF sometime in the middle of WOD #2! Props to you and your team for some well thought out programming. 3, 2, 1, GO!
10 March 2010 / 7:46 a.m.
44. Chris wrote...
Really? why is everybody complaining?
315lbs is not that bad, if you can't lift that weight 30 times then why would you compete. There's no max lift anywhere in these workouts, you gotta give the bigger guys a chance, some of those guys deadlift 605lbs but they'll never get a chance to show that, this makes the field a little more fair.
Who cares about the box jumps and ring dips, your competing against other women, all you have to do is do better than the other women competing, if you don't make it, then chances are some other women don't make it. I think most of the men and women will be surprised what they can do when hundreds of people are yelling at them.
Im just gonna throw this out there but the PA/DE/MD are retarded, all of these movements in the OR/ID WOD's have been seen before and you've had ample time to practice them. Everyone in PA/DE/MD is freaking our right now, they are doing 1 armed kettlebell squats and strapping weighted vests on and practicing their double unders.
Very pleased with the WOD selection.
10 March 2010 / 7:56 a.m.
45. Mindy wrote...
I find it interesting that everyone jumps on the "stop complaining" bandwagon when people ask questions to clarify what was posted. *Some* of the other sectionals had different heights for box jumps and number of reps for women on certain skills/event which is why I (and I'm sure others) asked the question.
10 March 2010 / 8:24 a.m.
46. Jeremy Stecker wrote...
Looks great. Love the workouts. The main goal is to find the fittest to send to regionials, but I also hope that everyone who participates has a good time. There is a lot of people that are coming for the experience, not intending to win. (Similar to this post http://games2010.crossfit.com/qualifiers/calling-all-brisbane-athletes.html)
10 March 2010 / 8:31 a.m.
47. XX wrote...
I can see you are frustrated with people complaining. However, get off your "high horse" a bit with the comments about should people be competing or not just because their deadlift is not as strong as others or 315/185 is a max. It's sectionals and open to anyone who wants to pay the money and participate. It is only the 1st BIG year for the CrossFit games (most other established sports have sectionals, regionals, nationals) so you still have people just finding out about it or have trained these movements less than a year.
Also, Crossfit is supposedly "unknown & unknowable". To comment AFTER the workouts have come out, and say people should have been prepared for this, and have the air of arrogance to assume everyone at the Sectionals level should not blink an eye at the hard workouts....well, you think about that.
Also, ROM for a thruster or ring dip is "common" knowledge. HOwever, in competition, people get creative and smart to finish workouts. JC's question is to seek answers about the most obvious creative techniques to alter these movements. Chris's answer on the Ring Dip ROM changes the "game" quite a bit, especially for ladies. It means they don't have to do the eccentric part of the motion at all. If they can kip one at a time and not do the lowering, they can go longer.
10 March 2010 / 9:08 a.m.
48. Mark Reinke wrote...
looking good Jamal
10 March 2010 / 9:14 a.m.
49. XX wrote...
I like the whole foot on the box jump. Makes it clear for judges and a little harder for people I bet. Usually, most people jump up on the edge and bounce of.
About the thruster, if you are a middle of the pack athlete and not smoking through the 35 x 135 lb thrusters, Chris's answer allows some creative strategy to do the movement. If a thruster (btw, original name is squat-press) is so effecicent at moving load overhead, I would imagine seeing O-Lifters thrustering 250 KG over their head instead of stopping at the shoulders and push jerking it. The thruster is efficient at creating metabolic suck.
Lets say you barely got rep 5 or 6 of the set up. You try for the last rep and risk dropping it and cleaning it up again, squatting, and all that again? Or do you front squat it up, push jerk it, and get that set done and save energy for the rope climbs to climb? Video for .COM, you for that epic last rep. Competition where it can be the difference between 21st and 20th...I'm going for more efficient use of energy.
10 March 2010 / 9:20 a.m.
50. Trevor wrote...
People don't compete for the expectation of winning, they compete because they love the competition of sport. The sectionals allows more people to be involved in this. I think what people and myself are expressing about the 315# is the whole combo is pretty tough. 315# is a big % of BW. Even for your said guy that lifts 605# 1RM, ask that guy to do that 15 times 605# plus the other exercises/reps of the WOD would be pretty demanding in 20min. But what is easy for some is hard for others and that is the point right? I can go swim 10,000 meters without even thinking about it (but it is boring as hell) some people struggle to make it down and back for 50 or 100 meters. Just think if a WOD had 10,000 meter swim what would a 605# DL guy say then? I think you'd have just as much chatter about the WOD if it was.
10 March 2010 / 9:30 a.m.
51. JC wrote...
I have a couple other standard questions! :D
1) I'm assuming for the women the 14# wall ball target is 10 feet??
2) Do I have to catch the wallball after a throw or can I let the ball bounce off the ground?
3) Can we drop the deadlifts or do they need to be controlled w/ hands on bar the whole time?
Just wanted to confirm...
10 March 2010 / 9:33 a.m.
52. Krism wrote...
Check out Xia Xi working the noodle like a true competitor!
CrossFit isn't just about physical fitness...mental fitness is crucial as well.
10 March 2010 / 9:45 a.m.
53. Ron wrote...
YA BABY!! Let's get it on. I am so looking forward to this weekend. I am an old man from Bend that will probably DNF WOD #2, but I can tell you I am going to give it all I have. This is my chance to experience a true crossfit competition and I do not care what the WOD's are, I am going to show up and not quit. I think everyone will have fun. Best of luck to all and thank you to everyone putting this event on. See you all soon.
10 March 2010 / 9:47 a.m.
54. Judy wrote...
Understood that scaling or a DNF prevents you from qualifying to advance to regionals, but for example, would a DNF in WOD #1 or #2 prevent you from even competing in WOD #3?
10 March 2010 / 9:49 a.m.
55. nadia shatila wrote...
Dig your programming, great work! I like that you have your scoring set up and that people who DNF finish behind those who do the WOD's rx. Very good call. Good luck this weekend, see you in April!
10 March 2010 / 9:50 a.m.
56. Chris wrote...
Yes, 315lbs is a lot of weight. But who are we kidding, last year at the games, 20 men lifted 505lbs with out ever breaking a sweat and after a 7k hill run. I don't know about you, but I would like the Oregon/Idaho sectionals to be tough, I want to question whether or not I will finish, that makes it worthy of attempting it. I didn't sign up to come do some workout that I could easily do at my own gym and compete with my fellow box members, which I do enjoy by the way, I came to compete against the best that Oregon and Idaho has to offer.
Now, I'm all for everybody coming to compete, and to hang out and have a great time, my entire family is coming just for the environment and the great company. But why does everybody have to finish, or at least get a good time on each Wod. Just like any other tournament, someone will win, and this will leave someone that has lost. We need to separate the best crossfitters from the not best crossfitters, and I think these wods will do that, and I think people will have fun doing it.
And said guy, that deadlifts 600+lbs can do all of those other movements, very efficiently, hes just ridiculously strong and already has a spot at regionals because he was at the games last year. How do you think he felt when they capped the deadlift, which was supposed to be a 1RM, at 505lbs, I personally think he missed the Sunday workouts because of that. But I've never heard one word from him about it. He just trains harder for the next year. And thats my point, if a 10,000m swim showed up, he would attempt it, and then train swimming for the next year, That's all.
10 March 2010 / 10:22 a.m.
57. Toby wrote...
I would have to disagree with you on your statement "Strength biased selections will likely mean that nobody from OR/ID stands a chance in regionals". Last year the Northwest regional WODs didn't have running or rowing and was very strength biased. Both 2nd and 3rd place at the Games came from this region. I will agree that there is an absence of running and rowing. You said "but in no way does this produce the fittest man/woman in OR/ID". To argue your same logic, if you are good at running or rowing, but can't finish these WODs it also doesn't make you the fittest person in OR/ID. Some days the hopper suits your skills and some days it doesn't. Just as in what life throws at you, you don't get to choose. That is why I love CrossFit.
CrossFit Lake City
Coeur d'Alene, ID
10 March 2010 / 10:36 a.m.
58. Chris wrote...
Well said Toby.
10 March 2010 / 10:45 a.m.
59. Chris McDonald wrote...
1. Yes women will be using a 14lb ball and throwing to a 10ft target.
2. Once the Wall ball connects with the target the rep is completed, assuming you squatted below parallel. You don't need to catch and squat with it again.
3. The Deadlifts can be dropped. Once the athlete stands all the way up with the bar (hips and knees extended with shoulders behind the bar) the rep is completed. This is also true with the barbell lifts in the 1st and 3rd workout.
Does that help?
10 March 2010 / 10:57 a.m.
60. RD wrote...
Pretty sure Tommy Hackenbruck didn't make it from the NW qualifier last year....he crushed the wod but the heavy stuff was overemphasized. He went to the games because of the Last chance qualifier...
10 March 2010 / 11 a.m.
61. Chris McDonald wrote...
Yes the spectators will have to pay. If you register online we are offering a free guest pass for any spectator.
10 March 2010 / 11:01 a.m.
62. Chris McDonald wrote...
Absolutely. All athletes are encouraged to participate in all 3 events. For many people this is a chance to get acclimated to the Crossfit competition environment, maybe to prep for next year. I have a couple of my clients who won't be able to do a couple of the movements but it will be great for them to compete because they have strong skill sets that in a years time can be developed.
10 March 2010 / 11:06 a.m.
63. Ryan at CrossFit 714 wrote...
Love this programming. Good luck, Guys!
10 March 2010 / 11:10 a.m.
64. Adam wrote...
Is the free guest pass for online-registering spectators good for both days?
10 March 2010 / 11:32 a.m.
65. Toby wrote...
Correct. He didn't qual that day, he did still finished 6th. And he did crush that WOD. It was heavy, it was skilled, and it was hard and it still didn't have running or rowing. I know I did it that day! My main point is that we don't get to choose the elements and some days that sucks. CrossFit will find the chink in anyone's armor. No matter how well made. Our goal is to be as well rounded as possible. Is it possible to have the "ultimate" WOD to see who is the fittest? Of course not. We all have things we don't want to come out of the hopper. Good luck to all this weekend.
CrossFit Lake City
10 March 2010 / 11:43 a.m.
66. alex wrote...
This is the best comment I've read in here. Touche
10 March 2010 / 11:54 a.m.
67. Tee wrote...
Chris, the three WODs seem to be in the same time/modal domain: Medium-duration multi-movement metcons with at least one medium to heavy load. Two blenders and one chipper. No endurance events, no short events, no monostructural events, no higher skill events, nothing unknown. All three events look simply like a strongman medley that had the time domain stretched out from 1 minute to 5.
10 March 2010 / 11:59 a.m.
68. Jonna Silvey wrote...
Thanks for all your hard work Chris! The programming for this event will definitely produce well rounded athletes.
To all the folks who have never participated in a CrossFit competition...get ready for some sick fun!!
10 March 2010 / 12:09 p.m.
69. Chris McDonald wrote...
Yes spectator passes are good for the whole weekend.
10 March 2010 / 1:32 p.m.
70. JC wrote...
Yes, that was helpful! Thanks for the info, Chris!!!
See you Saturday!
10 March 2010 / 1:33 p.m.
71. ethan wrote...
these wods are amazing! great programming!!
10 March 2010 / 1:39 p.m.
72. Adam wrote...
Yeah thanks so much Chris! Appreciate all the time and effort you guys have invested, this is gonna be great!
10 March 2010 / 1:57 p.m.
73. Confused wrote...
I'm a little disappointed and confused about those who may get a DNF and will not place. What if not all 20 spots are filled? I know plenty of individuals from other states who had received a DNF in one of their wods, yet they had still placed and are continuing onto regionals. I like what RD had to say about Tommy Hackenbruck...
10 March 2010 / 1:59 p.m.
74. Tommy Hackenbruck wrote...
Just a suggestion, and I'll leave it at that. When scoring the 2nd WOD, keep track of how many total reps are completed, especially by the females. I'd propose any female who rx'd all wods is at the top of the standings. After that, just in case all 20 spots aren't filled, you can either give females credit in the standings for total reps on WOD 2, or just give them all the lowest possible score and determine their placing by how they do in WOD's 1 and 3. I think it would be more than fair to send 20 women to the regionals, even if some of them DNF the 2nd WOD. More competitors makes for a more exciting atmosphere. I personally like the AMRAP format for highly skilled wods because it allows everybody to get a score, but still rewards the strongest competitors with higher rankings.
Good luck Jonna, Merinda, Ryan, Rob, Wild, Garrett, Beau, Ed, Travis, Carrie and anyone else from Bend who is participating.
10 March 2010 / 2:39 p.m.
75. Chris McDonald wrote...
I can appreciate what RD said as well, I finished one spot behind Tommy last year. If there are a number of DNF's we will find a way to put 20 athletes through. I do agree and need to retract my previous statement that DNF's will not qualify. The idea of the sectional is to figure out the people who have a fighting chance to participate in the regionals.
I will post more details later on how the DNF's will qualify. My initial thought is to continue to place people based on how much of the workout was completed. But that's an initial reaction, not a standard at this point. Thanks.
Just saw Tommy's post thanks. Great minds think alike.
10 March 2010 / 2:44 p.m.
76. RD wrote...
Can you explain why you guys decided that for the box jumps the athletes need to have their feet completely on the box?
I thought the normal crossfit standard was feet getting onto the box (even if it is just half the foot) and open hips. My initial impression is that having the athletes get their feet completely on the box will result in a decreased power output since the cycle time between jumps will increase compared to just getting part of the foot on the box while still getting full hip extension.
10 March 2010 / 3:07 p.m.
77. Chris McDonald wrote...
The main reason is to have a standard that is measurable and observable. One of the main principles in crossfit is F x d as well. There's no right or wrong here, just creating a standard.
10 March 2010 / 3:21 p.m.
78. RD wrote...
gotcha. makes it easier to judge that way. thanks
10 March 2010 / 3:49 p.m.
79. campbell wrote...
One possible solution is to take away the 20 min cap on the 2nd WOD. There may be several that can "finish", but it may take longer than 20 mins.
10 March 2010 / 4:40 p.m.
80. Gorilla wrote...
These are tough workouts and definately great programming. The hard part is WOD3 a day after all the heavy DL's.. Make sure to leave the pink panties at home gentlemen & ladies.. BEST OF LUCK !!
10 March 2010 / 4:44 p.m.
81. JG wrote...
As a 'newby' to crossfit (2.5 months), I'm definitely nervous but excited for the experience. This will give us a great idea of what crossfit is all about and where we stand in our progression and fitness level. It looks challenging but fun. Good luck everyone.
10 March 2010 / 5:27 p.m.
82. michele wrote...
Loved Tommy's suggestion! Thanks for being positive and understanding that 60 ring dips is out of a lot of women's strength zone...although any girl who can finish this wod in 20mins is one BADASS Crossfitter! See ya all Sat.!
10 March 2010 / 7:24 p.m.
83. RD wrote...
I did WOD #2 tonight to test it out for friends/wife who are competing in the sectionals.
My time for wod 2: 15:59
Did the first round in 2:45...all DLs unbroken. Ring dips were ok...box jumps with the whole foot on the box SUCKED. I had a lot of missed reps and couldn't get a good rhythm going. However, if one were to normally do box jumps with the whole foot on the box this wouldn't be a problem.
Deadlifts for rounds 2 and 3 were hard, but I bet there are a number of male competitors who will do all rounds unbroken for those.
So I would imagine that the top guys will get sub 10 for this WOD and I will be very very impressed with any female who finishes sub 20.
I will say this though...I ate breakfast today and basically no lunch and did this wod at 6:45 pm so i was a under-fueled, but that may be representative of how people will feel after doing Wod #1 earlier in the day.
here are some of my stats so u can see where im at for comparison:
Cindy: 23 rounds
1 mile run: 5:58
Max DL: 435
Max squat: 345
Max c&j: 240
Max consecutive strict MUs: 7
10 March 2010 / 8:26 p.m.
84. Chris McDonald wrote...
Here's the deal with the box jumps. First both feet must be in the air at the same time. Second, if your feet don't get completely onto the box then you can step forward to complete the movement. You do not need to step down and repeat again. If that doesn't make sense please ask your questions so that we can all be on the same page. Thanks!
10 March 2010 / 8:51 p.m.
85. vince wrote...
GREAT job Chris with the wod selection!!! People need to realize that they still can compete and enjoy the event even if they do get a DNF. Those who are worried about it are really more competitive than they think and at this point, past training to the present, comes into play. Are we all to expect wods that we are good at??? Anybody who is anybody at all, with good training should be able to complete these wods. If not, maybe they are not working on the things they need to, and in crossfit terms, thats everything!! Competing in sectionals and having fun, any new-comer to crossfit can do, DNF or no DNF. Those trying to get to the next level, well, Regionals could be much tougher and if you are worried about these wods, are you really going to be ready by May?? I mean really??? These are the wods that came out of the HOPPER, Sectionals are this weekend.... if you can hang, then HANG!!! If not, then enjoy the event and have fun participating. Lastly, I'll bet you get 20 well prepared men and women that finish all wods in the given time standards. Good luck to all competitors.
10 March 2010 / 8:51 p.m.
86. Chris McDonald wrote...
I completely agree campbell. I'm a huge fan of the AMRAP programming just like the couplets and triplets. Essentially the workout will boil down to an AMRAP, if there are DNF's. The thing about running an event like this is you need to have time domains. Does that make sense?
10 March 2010 / 8:56 p.m.
87. romies wrote...
Is registration still open?
10 March 2010 / 9:03 p.m.
88. Ryan Hudson wrote...
Just curious what will be provided for athletes. Chalk? Warm-up area? PVC/Bars/Bumpers for warm-up? This will help us know what to bring and expect.
10 March 2010 / 9:15 p.m.
89. brett wrote...
5'47" on the 1st (at 5:35am off of a rest day). Starting rope climbs without a jump took some conscious effort. 1st round felt good and was sub-1 min, then thrusters got really HEAVY! Not sure whether the judges would pass my jerking the weight on the last 2 reps...
1 hr later, just finished WOD 2 in 10'16". Had to re-do several box jumps to put foot all the way on top and made sure to show off hip extension on top which slowed me a bit. DL were HEAVY and broken! That's the best word I can find for both of these (HEAVY, not broken).
I'm no Miko, Khalipa, or OPT by any means. I find the time limits a little on the generous side for a competitor though.
11 March 2010 / 4:18 a.m.
90. J.J. wrote...
Will all athletes be tested for steroids? I would think like all sports folks will try getting away with as much as they fun. I want all athlete's be on the same playing field.
11 March 2010 / 8:46 a.m.
91. RD wrote...
So the athlete has to look down at their feet every time to make sure 100% of their foot is on the box? I probably had to repeat 20 reps throughout the workout because 1" of my foot was not on the box, not to mention the pace was painstakingly slow to make sure the foot was completely on there. I am usually very fast at box jumps and this really slowed me down. I would say that the box jumps took me by far the longest of any of the movements (probably cost me an extra 4 or 5 minutes to make sure the whole foot was on) to do, so I guess I am curious how that will be judged. If I were to jump on the box and 1" of my heel wasn't on the box, would the judge tell me that, or would it count, or would I have to scoot forward an inch?
11 March 2010 / 9:24 a.m.
92. CB wrote...
Just read threw the posts. I am laughing my butt off right now. Do people really think if you just show up half a$$ the WOD and expect to go to the regionals. Or even make it to the games. The games are the next level of competion in the Crossfit world. That means these WODs are going to be some of the hardest you have ever seen or done. I know plenty of women in idaho that practice doing 24" box jumps. Everyone on these posts seems to be looking for a way to cheat the standard that they have made movies for you to watch and ensure you are practicing the standards. Your lucky to even see what the WODs are before you show up. You have to always remmeber to train for the unexpected. If you train to the standard given then you are good. but you half a$$ a Ground To Shoulder while practicing you will not do good in the real deal. I can only wish i was available to compete in this sectional and give it 120%, Maybe show some puckie, and maybe qual or not qual. But at least i would know i was doing the standard and practicing the standard at all times. It sounds to me that some of the gyms out in our neck of the woods are not teaching or coaching proper techniques. Maybe it is time for some of the wine a$$es to go back to the basics. i hope everyone that competes does well and walks away proud that they even stepped foot on the floor and gave thier all.
11 March 2010 / 9:57 a.m.
93. CrossFit Junkie wrote...
Is kipping allowed on the ring dips?
11 March 2010 / 11:46 a.m.
94. Chris McDonald wrote...
Yes registration is still open. Go to the crossfitgames.com website and it will be at the top. Let me know if you have any problems.
11 March 2010 / 1 p.m.
95. Chris McDonald wrote...
There will be a warmup area with bars, bumpers, kettlebells, boxes, rings, pvc, and wall balls (possibly a rope too, but not sure yet).
But athletes that want chalk need to bring their own.
Thanks, meant to post that earlier. Looking forward to seeing the beasts from bend.
11 March 2010 / 1:04 p.m.
96. Chris McDonald wrote...
No testing for the sectionals, but there will definitely be at some point in the games.
11 March 2010 / 1:05 p.m.
97. Chris McDonald wrote...
If you miss your heel you can step forward to complete the standard we are looking for. The judges will count out your reps so if you don't hear a number I would assume that you didn't. The judges will do the best they can to make sure you know what you're doing, and give you the best opportunity to succeed.
11 March 2010 / 1:09 p.m.
98. Chris McDonald wrote...
yes kipping will be allowed on the ring dips. The standards we're looking for are shoulders below the elbows at the bottom, and a full lockout at the top. What happens between is up to you.
11 March 2010 / 1:11 p.m.
99. JD wrote...
"For ring dips all I'm looking for is to get the shoulders below the elbows and to see full elbow extension at the top of the movement, where you start is up to. Personally, I would start at the bottom."
Just some things to think about with this standard:
- In regards to starting the ring dips at the bottom, what prevents someone from going with a starting position of below parallel and jumping into a locked out position? From a judging standpoint it is hard to differentiate between someone doing a slight jump and someone who lifts their feet just before starting there press.
- Doesn't starting a ring dip at the bottom negate the dipping part of the ring dip?
- Given this standard, couldn't someone jump into a locked out position and just lower themselves to below parallel for a one count?
- If the above 3 are indeed issues you want to prevent, I would recommend modifying the wording of the ring dip standard to something like the following: Start in a controlled lockout or bottom position. Raise or lower yourself to a full lockout or below parallel position. Return to your starting position in a controlled manor. (i.e. if you start at the bottom, you have to return to the bottom in a controlled manor and not just drop to the floor)
Just some thoughts... Hope I presented them in a constructive manor. Best of luck to everyone competing.
11 March 2010 / 1:22 p.m.
100. Ryan Hudson wrote...
When you do try to register online (at least as a male competitor) for this event is does say it is closed. I do have a friend who wants to know how to register. What to do?
11 March 2010 / 1:37 p.m.
101. Shannon wrote...
Is there a single day entry fee for spectators?
11 March 2010 / 2:22 p.m.
102. Chris McDonald wrote...
Have him call me at 503-830-9700. I'm finishing heats now so I would need to get him to call me soon. I'm coaching til 8 tonight so tell him to leave a voicemail with his full name. Tell him to bring cash or check on Saturday. Thanks Ryan.
11 March 2010 / 4:10 p.m.
103. Chris McDonald wrote...
No there's only a full weekend pass. Sorry.
11 March 2010 / 4:11 p.m.
104. Jason wrote...
Spectator registration is closed--is there still plenty of space for people who didn't register as a spectator?
11 March 2010 / 5:48 p.m.
105. RD wrote...
Did WOD #3 tonight: 13:17
This was a good workout, i liked it a lot. OHS and then burpees was a leg burner!
11 March 2010 / 8:44 p.m.
106. SG wrote...
Can the weekend spectator pass be used by multiple spectators? One person Sat. then someone different on Sunday?
11 March 2010 / 10:59 p.m.
107. brett wrote...
Woke up this morning stiff in the hams and sore in the quads and shoulders and low back. Rolled out of bed, got my butt into the box, and warmed up. 6:45am, 3, 2, 1... Go!
30 Wallballs, OK unbroken felt good
30 Snatches (since that's what was in the vid even though it was listed as G2O and I think the C&J would be more efficient) wasn't utilizing hips well until last 5, all broken into 5s... heavier than Randy.
30 KB swings started feeling heavy, broken to 8,8,8, and 6
OHS (glad these were before the burpees:) 10s felt good
Burpees were just hellish. I felt heavy, slow, and out of breath. Managed a sad 10 sets of 3:(
Cleans were light, but I kept putting the bar down after 5. It only hurt when I stopped and put the bar down. This is where I wished I had someone to race against so I could stay a little stronger and push through.
Really enjoyed these 3 workouts and thought they had good combos of heavy weights and bodyweight moves to challenge big guys and little guys and used plenty of skills. If I were to compare them to girls, it'd be "Fran", "Diane", and "Fat Helen" since there is no fat half "Filthy 50s".
Best of luck to all of the competitors this weekend! I look forward to seeing my times get crushed!
12 March 2010 / 5:48 a.m.
108. Mindy wrote...
T-minus 24 hours!!!! Good luck everyone!
12 March 2010 / 9:11 a.m.
109. Chris McDonald wrote...
No the registered guest needs to be there for each. Sorry.
12 March 2010 / 10:25 a.m.
110. Chris McDonald wrote...
Yes there is still space available. Each spectator that pays will receive a free guest pass as well. If that helps. Need to bring cash or check. Thanks.
12 March 2010 / 10:28 a.m.
111. Jason wrote...
Just to clarify: "each spectator will receive a free guest pass as well." Does this mean that a paying spectator also gets to bring another person? Thanks!
12 March 2010 / 10:50 a.m.
112. Chris McDonald wrote...
Jason if you are already registered please call me at 503-830-9700.
12 March 2010 / 11:21 a.m.
113. Chris McDonald wrote...
We will be posting live feeds and results from the games on this blog if anyone is interested. We also expect to put up photos after the event on a facebook page. I'll post the link up later for everyone.
12 March 2010 / 11:23 a.m.
114. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Check out the facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/2010-CrossFit-Games-OregonIdaho-Sectional-Qualifier/358273789068?ref=mf
12 March 2010 / 11:42 a.m.
115. adam wrote...
HA! who ever programmed this was high. I give MAYBE a 50% finishing rate for the women in WOD 2. 60 ring dips? Some progammers tried to get cute last year at some regionals and program a whole mess of hspu- it was unrealistic and about 5% of the women could do it. whats the point? Make things acheiveable, and the best will still go faster than everyone else, i just hate to see people DNF.
12 March 2010 / 11:45 a.m.
116. P wrote...
I agree with Adam. These WOD's are clearly designed for people who can move a lot of weight. Unfortunately, many people who love Crossfit will not be able to compete simply because they can't do 135# thrusters or many (if any) 315# deadlifts. It would have been nice to see an AMRAP thrown into the mix or MU's at least. These WOD's seem contrary to the concept of Crossfit "community".
12 March 2010 / 12:45 p.m.
117. Rob Silver wrote...
did WOD 1 in 7min and change. Not competing until next weekend so body is pretty sore from doing lots of wods with little rest. I gave myself no break after heavy c&J singles (5) and my shoulders kinda died on the thrusters. First round was remotely fast at around 50 seconds so i would be happy with 4:30 if i were a competitor
12 March 2010 / 3:11 p.m.
118. Elite wrote...
I did all of these work-outs yesterday.
Today I woke up feeling...elite.
12 March 2010 / 7:20 p.m.
119. who am I wrote...
women have less body weight to move but they also have less muscle mass to move that body weight. Box jumps should be a lower height for women and so should wallball targets, especially since the ball is only 6 pounds lighter compared to the mens weight and generally men have a good 4" in height on women.
12 March 2010 / 11:07 p.m.
120. Bob Ulrich wrote...
First heat starting now, great energy in the room right now!
13 March 2010 / 9:39 a.m.
121. Iceman wrote...
Just saw the results from first wod online... Great Job to my by Dan Staton and everyone else for that matter. Gonna be a great event just wish I could be there competing.
13 March 2010 / 12:49 p.m.
122. marcus wrote...
Does anyone know the policy for folks who qualify for the sectionals from more than one region?
ie- went to two different regionals for the same sectional and qualified in both.
13 March 2010 / 3:10 p.m.
123. RD wrote...
This is for whoever is in charge of scoring:
There is a scoring mistake for women on WOD #2. Alanna Trotter had 148 total reps not 138 total reps. I have video if you need proof.
13 March 2010 / 5:42 p.m.
124. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Check out the scores from day 1 @ http://scores2010.crossfit.com/scoring/oregon-id/
13 March 2010 / 5:59 p.m.
125. Bob Ulrich wrote...
I'll take a look at the scorecard tomorrow morning. Right now we're scoring based on the recorded reps from the Official, not from a video taken by a spectator.
13 March 2010 / 6:33 p.m.
126. snoopy wrote...
Looks like you might be regretting your programming now since you managed to eliminate the majority of the womens field in the first and second WODs. Pretty sad that you had 20 spots available and now it looks like only 6 women will even get a chance to try for regionals. hope you are proud of what you've accomplished.
13 March 2010 / 6:40 p.m.
127. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Come to the Scoring table tomorrow morning and we'll take a look, I just talked to Chris and we'll review the video and make the change if needed.
13 March 2010 / 6:40 p.m.
128. Drew wrote...
Hey snoopy! even if the girls did not finish the ring dips they still qualified based on reps completed. maybe you should check your facts before you spout off.
13 March 2010 / 6:54 p.m.
129. KrisM wrote...
Wow, I don't even know what to say to that. Oh...maybe I'll just quote Chris's previous post:
"If there are a number of DNF's we will find a way to put 20 athletes through. I do agree and need to retract my previous statement that DNF's will not qualify. The idea of the sectional is to figure out the people who have a fighting chance to participate in the regionals. "
It looks like "what he accomplished" was uncovering some areas for improvement that the competitors can work on.
13 March 2010 / 6:55 p.m.
130. snoopy wrote...
I am looking at this from afar not there at the sectionals so I had no idea the qualifying had changed from what i had read it said DNFs could not move on so i just really felt very sad for all those ladies who trained so hard just to be disappointed. I train through cyberspace with Marie Rochat and she is one amazing athlete and for her to finish the second WOD with just under 6 minutes to spare meant it was really tough. I am glad that they are going to make allowances and change the scoring as it would be so sad to see that many ladies be disappointed. Didn't mean to ruffle feathers just felt very disheartened by the results of the day.
13 March 2010 / 7:02 p.m.
131. RD wrote...
Sounds good. I will stop by tomorrow the table tomorrow. Before or after the wod?
13 March 2010 / 7:23 p.m.
132. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Before if you can, I'll be there probably around 830-9.
13 March 2010 / 7:37 p.m.
133. ChrisMcDonald wrote...
you can only qualify in the region where your physical address is in. But that's great work. You should feel pretty good about regionals.
13 March 2010 / 7:38 p.m.
134. RD wrote...
Alright man ill stop by as soon as i get there, thanks.
13 March 2010 / 7:40 p.m.
135. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Good work today guys, eat well and sleep lots tonight! Tomorrows gonna be intense!
13 March 2010 / 7:42 p.m.
136. Chris McDonald wrote...
I appreciate the feedback snoopy. Obviously I want everyone in Crossfit to succeed that's why I teach certs and run my Crossfit box. My job is to produce the top 20 athletes from this section and move them on. Our region obviously did very well last year at the World games. Our regional qualifier also consisted of muscle ups. I still believe that the top 20 athletes will get through from this sectional and because of that I expect them to do well at the regionals, and to expect a high standard. Once again I understand your viewpoint. I just want the best from hard workouts, not watered down ones. Thanks so much for everyone today, the athletes and volunteers were amazing!
13 March 2010 / 7:45 p.m.
137. emily wrote...
Today was a huge disappointment. At the very least water should have been provided to the athletes, not to mention a sports trainer or first aid station. Selling water to athletes is not common practice, the amenities and professional appearance of the host group was inferior to the worst small time athletic event I have witnessed. As a businesswoman and public relations expert, this type of perception will not attract sponsorship nor will it increase participation rates. The judges were of very poor quality and extremely inconsistent. It seems like this event is being run by a bunch of uninformed gym rats who have no academic schooling in business, exercise science or athletic marketing. Maybe a few of you should take advantage of the University of Oregon’s sports marketing program or take a few business classes before you completely wipe out this sporting event from our region completely . Cross fit will not go far with this type of leadership.
13 March 2010 / 7:46 p.m.
138. Drew wrote...
Hey snoopy! even if the girls did not finish the ring dips they still qualified based on reps completed. maybe you should check your facts before you spout off.
13 March 2010 / 8:13 p.m.
139. KC wrote...
It's funny how you never hear the top 10-15 athletes complaining about anything...It's always the people who are not prepared for the WODS that are soooooo disappointed in the programming. If some of you put as much effort into your training as you did complaining, you wouldn't have anything to complain about. Train harder...and just admit when you are unprepared for the WODs at hand...enough said!
13 March 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
140. Chris McDonald wrote...
Sorry you feel that way Emily, but once again my priority is producing the best athletes in Oregon and Idaho not creating sponsorships or marketing. I think that Crossfit does a fine job on its own of doing that, as it is the fastest growing fitness program in the world. I will be the first to admit that business is not my specialty, strength and conditioning science is my passion and my specialty. With that said, I am totally open to ideas and I encourage you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am completely open to your ideas as the expert in that field.
There was a doctor and an EMT on site all day. Also due to the restrictions of the venue there were certain ways we had to run things. I honestly look forward to your email. Thanks.
13 March 2010 / 8:26 p.m.
141. drew wrote...
No Worries Snoopy. we are all very passionate about our crossfit. as far as emily i saw two medics posted at the entrance that were helping anyone who asked. as far as water that might be a good idea but are they supposed to feed you as well? whos fault is it if you did not come prepared? sorry to hear you will not be coming back next year.
13 March 2010 / 8:29 p.m.
142. Christine Ford wrote...
My score on WOD # 2 is wrong I made it to the 3rd round and completed 15 ring dips. The math should be 145. I have 135 posted. My judge both confired the 15 on the 3rd round. Let me know what I need to do.
13 March 2010 / 8:40 p.m.
143. KrisM wrote...
Emily, if you think the Oregon/Idaho sectionals are a "business" then you've obviously missed the point of the CrossFit Games altogether. This is a competition and a sporting event aimed at finding the best CrossFitters in the area as well as a qualifier for the Regionals, not a PR event or marketing strategy to lure sponsors.
When SPORTS=BUSINESS then the heart and soul of the game is already lost.
13 March 2010 / 8:49 p.m.
144. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Come to the scoring table tomorrow morning we'll take a look. We had a hard time crunching numbers for all of the partial finishes towards the end with everyone coming up and wanting to know their scores. If it's an error on our part we're more than willing to fix it. Come talk to me tomorrow! :)
13 March 2010 / 8:59 p.m.
145. Chris McDonald wrote...
Starts at 9am Heat 1: Rachel Wood, Mindy Montgomerie, Stephanie Glidewell, Bethany Willers, Kelsi Melvin, Joey Lochner, Sean Gleason, Nate Walrath, Trevor Smith, Benjamin Seiken, Paul Messett, Chad Core.
Heat 2: Katharine Bridges, Starlyn Loy, Amy Hay, Jorie Girod, Amy Robinson, Ed Busch, Joshua Albin, Andy Rommelhart, James Veriede, Ryan Martin, Scott Ross, Jason Westfall.
Heat 3: Christine Ford, Aiyana Jackson, Tracie McDonald, Wendy Iris, Carrie Coe, Desiree Didier, Colby Knight, Joshua Bridges, Devin Harvey, Thomas Holt, Ryan Flanders, Thomas "Chris" Liston, Kurt Sorenson.
Heat 4: Amy Durfee, Lauren Henry, Michelle Sparks-Nguyen, Katherine Nelson, Alexis Jaramillo, Merinda Parazoo, Nicholas Girdner, Bradley Robertson, Jonathan Paulson, Josh Walker, Austin Knight, Ronald Carter, Michael Mangen.
Heat 5: Kendall Burnham, Jonna Silvey, Kristin McKay, Jessica Chang, Cheryl Bost, Alanna Trotter, Scott Berni, Andy Bolliger, JT Hand, Tyler Whitcomb, Jonathan Lyon, Kyle Hanson, Charles Little.
Heat 6: Jessica Core, Jessica Gale, Andrea Roozen, Betsy Clark, Tami Ough, Alicia Staton, Marie Rochat, Christian Stricker, Jason Jones, Michael Ford, Jeremy Stecker, Jonathan Burns, Robert Durfee, Josh Coleson.
Heat 7: Ethan Smith, Beau Parazoo, Eric Winn, Alex Riley, Colin Richards, Dominic Dehoyos, Ryan Hudson, Chuck Gonzales, Parker Ruby, Garrett Wales, Christopher Jones, Jeff Duncan, Colin O'Reardon, Wade Willers.
Heat 8: Mike Wild, Bryan Miller, Ben Stoneberg, Casey Moyer, Myles Stratton, Travis Dickey, Ryan Smith, Sean Wells, Ken Hess, Sam Harmer, Christopher Dunkin, Billy Pappas, Nathan Loren, Dan Staton.
Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Remember Daylight Savings Time!
13 March 2010 / 9:08 p.m.
146. cb wrote...
How does the scoring work for the girls? It's very confusing. I can't figure it out. or maybe i'm braindead.
13 March 2010 / 9:26 p.m.
147. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Basically it allows the girls who did not finish or had to scale the workout to be able to compete with each other. They cannot surpass any of the girls who were able to complete both workouts fully prescribed, but they can still beat out each other based on the amount of completed reps. The judges marked down how far into the workout they got, and we used that number to base their scoring system for that round. This is currently the only way we have to work this in our system. Since the top 20 men/women from this competition will advance to regionals, it is still possible to advance without being able to perform the movements which are likely to be in the regional and international CrossFit games competitions. Stop by the scoring table tomorrow and I'll try to explain things better if needed.
13 March 2010 / 9:34 p.m.
148. Cheryl Brost wrote...
My score on WOD 2 is also wrong; I had completed 19 reps on 3rd rd of ring dips. Should be 149 not 139.
13 March 2010 / 9:39 p.m.
149. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Sounds like the DNF entries are off by 10, I'll take a look at the scorecards tomorrow and double check. Could be something funky with the way this system handles DNF entries for timed wods.
13 March 2010 / 9:59 p.m.
150. colin wrote...
So, you have answered questions on form and such, but what about shirts? I'm all about the swag, and I thought that was part of the entry fee.
14 March 2010 / 7:19 a.m.
151. CB wrote...
So are yo u saying the girls that scaled and the girls that did prescribed but didn't finish are competing equally? That was not what we were told yesterday. We were told once you scaled you were no longer in the running for qualification.
14 March 2010 / 7:29 a.m.
152. Bob Ulrich wrote...
As soon as the workout started to be scaled, no more reps counted. If you got into the 3rd round and got 5 ring dips before you had to jump, that is your final score. You're out of the race for the top spot in the competition, but they are still taking 20 men and 20 female to the regionals. Sorry if this was unclear, come to the scoring table today if you have any questions. If you started the workout completely scaled, you still could go through the workout but you do not get any points and are categorized as a DNF.
14 March 2010 / 7:37 a.m.
153. emily wrote...
Are you sure Kris? No Heart in snowboarding, UFC Fighting, women's basketball, motor cross, skateboarding, body building, - all these sports WERE underrepresented until business practices stepped in. All cross fit needs are ammenities for the spectators, swag for the contestants, and the publicity these hard working athletes deserve.
14 March 2010 / 8:55 a.m.
154. Bob Ulrich wrote...
CrossFit is not UFC, snowboarding, women's basketball, motor cross, skateboarding and definitely not bodybuilding. If you understood what Greg Glass is doing with the sport and how he has already repeatedly turned down huge corporate endorsements, TV shows, movies etc. The vision of CrossFit is to be able to give open source information on Fitness. Competitions like this are not used to raise money for the sport, nor are they used to recruit sponsorships or corporate interests. They are run by the very people who LOVE this sport and realize fundamentally that CrossFit is about the competition. The drive. The love for the community and the people who CrossFit with each other. It's not about spectatorship. It's not about Ammenities. It's definitely not about publicity and swag. Before you get on here bashing the people who put on this event you should probably familiarize yourself with what CrossFit is all about. You've definitely covered what it's NOT about.
14 March 2010 / 2:29 p.m.
155. RD wrote...
Everyone needs to chill out...the weekend went fine...except the athletes weren't given t-shirts like they all thought and expected when they filled out their t-shirt size when they signed up
14 March 2010 / 2:41 p.m.
156. Bob Ulrich wrote...
Congrats to all the people who competed! Top 20 Women starting at the top are Alicia Staton, Marie Rochat, Tami Ough, Andrea Roozen, Becky Clark, Jessica Gale, Jessica Core, Cheryl Brost, Kendall Burnham, Jonna Silvey, Merinda Parazoo, Alanna Trotter, Katherine Nelson, Michele Sparks-Nguyen, Lauren Henry, Amy Durfee, Alexis Jaramillo, Jessica Chang, Carrie Coe and Desiree Didier.
Top 20 Men starting at the top are Nathan Loren, Dan Staton, Sam Harmer, Bill Pappas, Ken Hess, Chris Dunkin, Travis Dickey, Mike Wild, Ryan Smith, Sean Wells, Myles Stratton, Ben Stoneberg, Garrett Wales, Bryan Miller, Wade Willders, Ryan Hudson, Chris Jones, Ruby Parker Eric Winn and Casey Moyer.
Great job you guys!
14 March 2010 / 2:55 p.m.
157. cb wrote...
Do the Fort Vancouver Washington people get to take spots for the Regionals for Oregon/Idaho? I was told they were just doing this for the competition but were not able to take a spot. Will you post the offical qualifier list?
14 March 2010 / 3:42 p.m.
158. mac wrote...
good point...why are WA crossfitters getting OR/ID spots?
No dispute they did awesome but they should not be taking spots from OR/ID...will they list get updated?
14 March 2010 / 5:21 p.m.
159. Daniel Mick wrote...
Yeah. Where's the swag?! I know /I/ would have signed up for these WOD's if I'd known there was a t-shirt involved! ;)
Great job athletes! Thanks organizers! Wish I could have been competing! Or spectating!(*cough*$50 WTF?!*cough*)
14 March 2010 / 5:40 p.m.
160. RD wrote...
I think this question was asked and HQ said that if a sectional is geographically closer to you and it was still in your region, you could qualify from it
14 March 2010 / 5:56 p.m.
161. Andy wrote...
Overall perception of the weekend:
There were many great performances and I do believe the top 40 athletes in OR/ID will be moving on, mission accomplished! Hopefully a lot of learning happens to put on a more professional and organized event next year. I will try to give props and constructive critisism rather than just complain.
Issues: Shirts should be included in the cost for competitors, the huge pile on the tables is evidence of that. Water should have been free and readily available (it was at the games!). Being very overheated I spent my two bottles and went to the water fountain to find out it didn't work. The officiating was very inconsistant, did they get prepped at all? I had a judge tell me I was on rep 16 and then later say I was on 14 (my whole crew heard it). I donated the extra burpess to the cause I guess. Pay the officals $50, get some level 1's in there, stop taking volunteers who can't do the movements themselves or even know what full extension is. WOD's were all in the same basic time/MP domain, mid-length heavy metcons. This is not representitive of Crossfit... it was more like Specialized Fit. The shear quantity of DNF's is a good indicator, did any girls try these WOD's before the event?
The Good: Some judges were excellent and fair, thanks Jamal and XX to name a few. Space was perfect, equipment was perfect, heats well organized, and overall it got the job done (rough and dirty I guess it's crossfit style). After being a judge at the 09 games I was dissapointed but maybe my view is tainted from that experience.
Bottom line: Hire a Event/Promotions company to manage these events in the future. Crossfitters are great for lifting heavy stuff but suck at event management and promotions, which is needed for the evolution of this sport. I hope these comments are not taken the wrong way. I had fun, got crushed crossfit style, but there is significant room for improvement.
14 March 2010 / 6:03 p.m.
162. Adam Neiffer wrote...
The CrossFit Fort Vancouver folks were not trying to "take" spots from any Oregon/Idaho competitors. We just love the experience. It was made clear prior to registering that our WA athletes would not be qualifying for Regionals through the Oregon/Idaho Sectional. Props to the athletes this weekend, awesome work and thanks Chris and all the volunteers and judges for a first rate event. Congrats to the qualifiers and best of luck in May!
14 March 2010 / 6:16 p.m.
163. cb wrote...
i didnt mean this negatively just a question. the fort. vancouver crew was amazing. great job!! does this mean the qualifying list will be different then the top 20?
14 March 2010 / 6:26 p.m.
164. LE wrote...
Bob you couldnt have said it any better. Thank you.
14 March 2010 / 8:17 p.m.
165. Jonathan Paulson wrote...
Here is a link to a homemade highlight video of myself doing the WOD's. Some of you guys will be able to see yourself working out in the background. I really enjoyed competing at the event and found everything from the event itself to the people there above par.
Special shout out to anyone and everyone from first to last who was willing to cowboy up, put it on the line, and compete.
24 March 2010 / 2:07 a.m.