The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
Event Recap: Southeast Regional
The final results are in from Florida.
The athlete roster for the CrossFit Games Finals has been decided as the last regional event of the season has drawn to a conclusion. The organizers from the Dirty South checked in with the final results.
The 2010 Dirty South Qualifier is in the books. The final podium finish was reminiscent of last year with some familiar faces taking the stage. Jenni Orr, Shana Alverson, Laura Demarco, Mike Giardina, and Brandon Phillips all secured a return trip to California. In the Team event, CrossFit Delray Beach repeated as champions to retain the rights to the traveling Tiki trophy for at least one more year.
The expansion of our Region from four states to seven has definitely had an impact. The Carolinas and Tenessee were added from last year. North Carolina sent us previous Games veteran Spencer Hendel. He will also be returning to California after taking the fourth spot for the males. The addition of Tennessee brought us both the male and female top qualifiers. Rich Froning and Michelle Kinney both won their Sectional Qualifier and show no signs of slowing down as they took the top spots in the Dirty South Regional as well.
The weekend had several awe-inspiring moments. Alan Moore sustained a significant injury to his lower leg during a missed clean on the very first event. He managed to grit through the next 4 events and place 16th overall. Along the way he was required to perform Double-unders, Box Jumps, 60lb weighted Lunges, Row, Burpees with a lateral jump, Squat Snatches, and various runs. Not exactly the remedy for a leg injury.
The final event was predicted by most involved to have top times in the 16-17 minute range. The field blew that away with the fastest time of 11:56 by Froning. The same event had an all out sprint to the finish between Brandon Phillips (second overall) and Spencer Hendel (fourth overall). Brandon edged out Spencer in a near photo finish.
In addition to the great performances by the competing athletes, the volunteers/judges/staff did not disappoint us either. They put in countless volunteer hours and did a stellar job. The Dirty South extends a heartfelt thanks to all involved. We also would like to thank our sponsors and the City of Jacksonville Police Athletic League and staff for their support of the event.
1. Rich Froning Jr
2. Brandon Phillips
3. Michael Giardina
4. Spencer Hendel
1. Michelle Kinney
2. Jenni Orr
3. Shana Alverson
4. Laura Demarco