Hopkins finished 3rd in the final "Max Efforts" workout at the SoCal Sectional.

Southwest Regional

Ben Hopkins Out for the Games

2nd Place finisher at the SoCal Section injured in a motorcycle accident.

Ben Hopkins put on a valiant effort at the SoCal Sectional, besting many well-rounded competitors for a 2nd place finish overall. His finishing order throughout the weekend’s events, 7th, 3rd and 3rd show that he’s got not only what it takes to beat most of SoCal’s finest, but he may very well have a chance at a spot in the 2010 CrossFit Games.

Hopkins has been training hard for the Southwest Regional coming up over the weekend of May 8-9th. Unfortunately a motorist ended his bid for Games prematurely this year.

“I was involved in a motorcycle accident a couple of days ago, and my injuries will not allow me to compete in the Southwest Regionals this year. A man in a car unexpectedly cut me off and after bouncing off a few cars and sliding down the freeway, I ended up with a broken collar bone and some road rash. It could have been a lot worse, so I am very grateful for that. I definitely owe CrossFit gratitude for my physique, because many were surprised I fared so well, given how bad the accident was.” said Hopkins.

The whole CrossFit staff wishes you a speedy recovery, Ben. See you next year!

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16 comments on this entry

1. Paul wrote...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

2. Josh Snider wrote...

Get better soon Ben, I am sure you will be back at it in no time. See you at the next comp!

3. Dave Leys wrote...

Ben Brother! I glad your ok! I'm sure you'll have a fast recovery! I'll talk to you later.

4. Ryan @ CrossFit 714 wrote...

Sorry to hear, Ben. That is terrible news.

5. Steve wrote...


Best wishes for a speedy recovery bub. Glad it wasn't worse! Hope you can still come and watch.

6. James Rios wrote...

new WOD for you Ben:

Full Recovery, FOR TIME

7. mcsharry wrote...

thats a shame.

stoked to see the comeback next year

8. Mariah wrote...

Crossing our fingers for a speedy & pain-free recovery Ben!

9. Z wrote...

Another 10 months to get better than he was this year? Scary. Ben will definitely be back stronger than ever.

10. Max Fernandez wrote...

Bummer! I hope all is well.

11. Ed Hopkins wrote...

I feel so bad for Ben because i know how hard he worked to get where he was. But, if know him like i think i do and if you all remember what i always told my boys when they where growing up? all things are possible and never give up. So now i feel sorry for the rest of the 2010 competitors, if you know what i mean. Heal fast, train hard. God Bless.

12. Ben Hopkins wrote...

Thanks everyone. I am having surgery next week to put my clavicle back together. Then recovery really begins. I will definitely be at regionals cheering everyone on!

13. Jonesy wrote...

Ben - best of luck with your recovery bro! It's sad to know that such a bum experience will rob you, and a whole lot of people the experience of watching you tear the competition up!

14. Suzy wrote...

You are going to be a force to be reckoned with next year! Speedy recovery and we miss you a ton!

15. deniz wrote...

I do wish you a very fast recovery. I know you will return very soon and will be stronger and better than before!

16. Michael Moseley wrote...

Best wishes man. I wish you a speedy and full recovery.


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