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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South Central Texas Sectionals Wrap-up
Day 3 consisted of a chipper that would challenge any CrossFitter.
The South Texas sectional took place over the weekend, advancing another 60 athletes (30 men and 30 women) to the upcoming Regionals in Fort Worth, TX. Event organizer Jeremy Thiel reports.
"After months of preparation the 2010 Central Southern Texas Sectionals are complete! The anticipation of the Games starts in each Sectional with the first athletes stepping up to become competitors.
The goal of the Central Southern Texas Sectional was to find a field of 30 males and 30 females who are competent in CrossFit movements. Carey Kepler and I built three workouts that we felt would display competency in movements and separate the beginners and intermediates from the elite athletes. The venue was perfect -- we held it at Camp Mabry, a Texas National Guard base in Austin. We had access to an open field, a black top, and Building 39 -- a tin shed that holds equipment for the base. This is where the athletes hung out, scoring and media were housed. We had a ton of people come out to cheer on athletes and see what the Sport of Fitness is all about. Our judges and volunteers were top notch, they did a phenomenal job and there is no way we could have pulled this off without them.
Event 1 consisted of two fundamental movements showing power, stamina, and the ability to grind through multiple repetitions of 275lb deadlifts for men and 185lbs deadlifts for women. We saw athletes easily lift 20+ reps and 30+ reps plus sub 8 min and sub 7 min 2K row times. We watched Michael Gregory pull 32 reps and Lisa Thiel pull 20 reps, this easily showed elite weight could have been 315 for men and 220 for women.
After communicating with HQ and making some revisions to the second workout, we felt that we found a perfect formula for Event 2 with a gymnastics and strength component. The HSPU also worked to separate the beginners from the elites. As the workout progressed we saw the elite athletes finish in 5-6 minutes and left other athletes struggling to complete the event. After two events in an 8-hour day and beautiful 80 degree weather, Day 1 of the Central Southern Texas Sectional was complete.
Day 3 consisted of a chipper that would challenge any CrossFitter with thrusters, kettlebell snatches, double unders, swings, and full squat snatches. Carey and I felt like this was the final equalizer to separate the 30 athletes who would move on to represent our sectional at the 2010 Regionals. Our goal was to create an experience as similar to the Games as possible and give the athletes a glimpse of what July 16th - 18th would feel like. Congratulations to all of the competitors who came out - and especially to the top 30 men and women who will represent Southern Texas & Louisiana!"
Top 5 Men
1. Andrew Lewis
2. Drew Bignall
3. Charlie Gerszewski
4. Crockett Ladd
5. Dan Fuhr
Top 5 Women
1. Whitney Welsch
2. Jessica Sharratt
3. Crystal Nelson
4. Melanie Bruce
5. Jeanna Cournoyer
For a full list of results go here.