2010 CrossFit Games Finals

Thank You to all Sectional Volunteers, Judges and Organizers

The CrossFit community steps up to make Sectionals happen.

It takes a Herculean effort to put on a CrossFit Games Sectional regardless of the number of competitors. Managing financials, logistics, athletes and executing on a game plan at any of the 33 Sectional events that took place throughout the last 2 months required a serious commitment by both directors, judges and volunteers. So a big thanks goes out to all of you who made these events possible.

From Jason Leydon, New England Sectional Director:

"We had a huge turnout at the New England Sectional with Amanda Vargo working 12 hour days heading up on the volunteers for both days and keeping our event running smooth. The volunteers helped with crowd control, garbage pick up, workout set up and keeping the flow steady for the events.  Jocelyn Leydon was in charge of the judges and organizing the heats. She and all our judges showed up early each day and were "on it" with their jobs. They held the standards went above and beyond with their involvement.  Our event could not have flowed the way it did without their help."

From Andy Hendel, NC/SC Sectional Director:

"Kelsey Elmore, event coordinator for the NC/SC sectionals did an outstanding job with the volunteers and helping the event run smoothly. She worked countless hours on all the little thing that went into the two day event. Hats off to her and all the volunteers and judges that put in two full days."

From Mike Minium, NorCal Sectional Director:

"The thing that stood out the most to me was the Sunday effort by our volunteers, and in particular, our judges.

Because of the large number of competitors on Sunday (~170 men, ~80 women), we had to run 25-person heats to get everyone through the workout in a reasonable amount of time.  Initially, we were going to run the heats in a staggered fashion, starting heats once every thirty minutes (the two workouts were cut off at 35 minutes, with the first one taking 6 minutes, so there would never be any overlap).  But for whatever reason, we only had 30 judges to run with on Sunday.  This made the staggered heat scenario impossible, since we would've needed 50 judges to make that work (two 25-person heats running at the same time).

So we altered the heat schedule, kicking off the Sunday workouts every 40 minutes; this would allow for everyone to get in their workout, and would allow five minutes between heats (yes, only 5 minutes!).

Our first heat started at 8:00am; our last heat ran at 3:20pm.  We never had a heat run over, and were on time the whole day.  The most amazing part, though, is that the judges, with a few exceptions here and there, worked the entire day!  We had five extra judges, so to the extent we could, a handful of judges would sit out one rotation, but for the most part, they were going non-stop.  It was an amazing effort and the spirit of volunteerism was inspirational."

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