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
Select a 2010 CrossFit Games event
United States Qualifiers
Event Recap: Australian Regional
Done and dusted.
The following note comes from Mick Shaw of CrossFit FX on the Australian Regional.
We were inspired and amazed by the athletes who competed at Australian Regional this past weekend.
Event 4 which was the final workout for the men was brutal and crushed many guy's hopes of qualifying. The three rounds of 6 Muscle-ups, 12 Snatches (40kg) and 18 Toes-to-Bars proved challenging with the accumulation of fatigue from the previous workouts brought many men nearly to tears. With this in mind many guys and girls were able to achieve their first muscle-up with the encouragement from the roaring crowd.
The audience was invited to participate in rowing competitions, and a 1RM Deadlift which had many guys and girls excited after seeing many personal records set. Ben Anglis from CF Mornington Peninsula was able to achieve a 255kg deadlift which was amazing and had the crowd holding their breath as he performed this spectacular lift.
The affiliate team events were definitely a crowd pleasure and the teams coordinated themselves in a manner that reflected military precision. These workouts were no easier than the individual workouts.
Event five was suited to the stronger athletes but even they found the combination of 6 Deadlifts (120/70kg) and 6 Clean & Jerk (60/30kg) difficult to maintain consistent work capacity.
Bjorn Albercht-Walker was a dark horse athlete who came from nowhere to take the third position and after many of the top athletes failed to complete the fourth event proving that it was a matter of attrition to stay in the game. These veteran athletes claimed the right to compete in the Crossfit Games yet again.
1. Chris Hogan
2. Chad Mackay
3. Bjorn Albercht
1. Rebecca Eastwell
2. Megan Smith
3. Lauren Roberts
I would like to thank all the sponsors to assist in making these games so successful and to the further growth of CrossFit in the Australian Region.
Finally a big thank you to the volunteers that gave their time to support to assist in the games it helped to have such a strong pool of volunteers.