The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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United States Qualifiers
Event Recap: Northeast Regional
Final results in from Albany.
What a wild finish that unfolded here at the Northeast Regional Qualifiers. After a fantastic conclusion in the Affiliate Competition, the individuals stepped up to their last obstacle of the weekend, and what a test it was.
After making cuts following the 3rd workout, the top 18 men and women hit a monster chipper: 10 power cleans (185/115), unload outside weight and carry one plate 30 meters and load it onto a sled (45/25), ski for 20 calories, sprint back 30 meters, 30 power snatches (95/65), carry the other weight (45/25) 30 meters and load it onto the sled, 40 burpees, push loaded sled (90/50) 30 meters on high bars, 50 kettlebell swings (55/35), push loaded sled back 30 meters, 60 double-unders, and then one final sprint back 30 meters to the finish line. If that doesn't sound exhausting to you, you are probably not human.
These phenomenal athletes did not disappoint. Lauren Plumey put on a show for the Women's finale, blazing through the workout as she pulled away from the pack, finishing in 12:49, over a minute ahead of the next closest time. The Men's finale proved just as electrifying, as Austin Malleolo and Rob Orlando gave the fans their money's worth, battling for tops in the heat until the bitter end, before Rob secured his third 1st place event of the weekend with a time of 11:51. The "Albany Crippler" will not soon be forgotten.
The Northeast Qualifiers proved nothing short of spectacular, as the greatest athletes of the region came out in full force to produce epic performances that those in attendance will cherish for a life-time. When all was said and done and the results were tabulated, 3 men, 3 women, and 6 affiliate teams proved they were the best of the Northeast and will move on.
1. Rob Orlando
2. James Hobart
3. Austin Malleolo
1. Heather Bergeron
2. Jessica Pamanian
3. Lauren Plumey
1. CrossFit New England
2. CrossFit Performance
3. Guerrilla Fitness
4. CrossFit Tribe
5. CrossFit Milford
6. CrossFit USA
They have all secured the opportunity to vie for the title at the CrossFit Games. After the fantastic display they put on this weekend, you can expect them make a valiant effort when we see them in Los Angeles.
As for the Master's, they still have to wait to see how they stack up against the rest of the competitors around the nation.
A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers and judges that contributed so much this weekend, the event would not have been the same with out you. Your hard work and cooperation made this a wonderful experience for all the athletes and spectators. Your time and dedication has shown how amazing this CrossFit community is and we deeply appreciate all you put in to these Qualifiers. That's all from the Northeast Regionals, good luck to the athletes in your next conquest, the 2010 CrossFit Games!