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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United States Qualifiers
Northwest Regional Weekend Wrap-up
An action packed weekend comes to a close.
The dust has settled on the Puyallup FairGrounds and 6 individuals and teams have earned the right to compete at the Home Depot Center in July. Day two of competition was packed with all the elements expected of a CrossFit competition. Kurtis Bowler checked in with the following report.
Day two kicked off with a 5 mile run that included an ugly hill for competitors to surmount - twice. Chris Spealler took the overall lead when he came in first place with a time of 33:35. Dave Buckles came in on his heels with a time of 33:43. Chris Perrins was the first female to cross the line at 34:57, almost a full minute ahead of the next female competitor.
The Affiliate Teams competed in their last event - the team clean and jerk. First the ladies and then the men worked together with all 4 hands on the bar get as many reps as possible in 90 seconds. Females lifted 185 pounds and males lifted 275. The event was short but surprisingly hard. Timing issues and cooperation were compulsory for success. The most successful teams were the ones who worked and communicated best together. Needless to say, there were lots of failed reps. CrossFit 801 - from Utah - got 35 reps total to take first place.
The Masters chest to bar Cindy was a nail-biter. Laurie Carver cleaned up with 13 rounds and Larry Silber got in 15 rounds. Master's competitors will have to watch how the final Regions play out over the next two weeks before they know how they stack up on the world stage.
The final event for the individuals proved to be much tougher than expected. The metabolic toll of rowing and kettlebell swings coupled with the pure strength needed for heavy thrusters and rope climbs was devestating. Most athletes were in accord that it was the hardest physical challenge of their lives. Mary Lampas clocked the course record for the females at 15:04 and Chris Spealler led the males with a time of 14:12.
Moe Kelsey, who finished third in the 2009 CrossFit Games, unofficially placed 7th overall in the event. Moe is pre-qualified for this year's final in Los Angeles which made his scores irrelevant to the finishing order. This is the reason for his scores appearing as DNFs. Moe turned in the following results: he placed 4th in event one with a time of 3:18. He entered a 5 way tie for 8th in the second event, pulling 35 reps with 263 pounds. He was 16th in the run with 36:19. He finished 29th in the final event with 20:54.
The entire weekend went smoothly thanks to the huge supporting cast who donated their time. Here's a look at the amazing athletes who will go on to compete in the CrossFit Games Finals in July.
Master's - Top Females
1. Laurie Carver
2. Terri Law
3. Judy Ferry
Master's - Top Males
1. Larry Silber
2. Rick Sinclair
3. Brett Wilson
1. CrossFit Fort Vancouver
2. Iron Utes
3. CrossFit 801
4. Kirkland CrossFit
5. Oregon CrossFit Dragons
6. CrossFit Refinery
Individual Competition - Top Males
1. Chris Spealler
2. Jerome Perryman
3. Eric O'Conner
Individual Competition - Top Females
1. Ashleigh Moe
2. Cheryl Brost
3. Mary Lampas