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
Q & A with Alicia Conners
Winner of the Canadian Regional tells all.
Alicia Conners went 1-7-2-2-2 for a first overall in a convincing performance at the Canadian Regional. In our continuing effort to size up the 2010 CrossFit Games competition, we've caught up with Conners to find out a little bit more about her and her training.
What sort of pressure do you feel going into the Games as the top competitor in all of Canada?
Most of the pressure that I feel comes from within, as I always have high expectations of myself. However, the support that I feel from my Crossfit Taranis family, the athletes I met at regionals and sectionals, and my friends and family is amazing. I just hope I can make them proud!
You were dominant at the Canada Regional. What would you consider to be your weakness?
My weakness is definitely handstand push-ups. No matter how much I practice, I swear they get harder every time I kick up into one!
Do you have a CrossFit idol? Who and why?
Well I'm pretty sure everyone who knows me could answer this question for me. My CrossFit idol is Heather Bergeron (Keenan). I'm still getting used to seeing her new last name. I love watching her interviews; she seems very down to earth. She's a mom, a wife, a CrossFit coach, and she is the perfect balance of strength and beauty. My idol day-to-day in the Taranis box is my coach/mentor/friend, Reedster—a.k.a. Papa Bear (Reed MacKenzie).
Can you do handstand push-ups and muscle-ups? Did it take you a long time to get them?
Yes I can do both handstand push-ups and muscle-ups. Muscle-ups and I have a better relationship than handstand push-ups and I. It took me a while to wrap my head around kicking up into a handstand and being upside down, but once I finally realized I wasn't going to go through the wall, they slowly but surely came.
Describe the WOD you would most like to see at the Games.
A met-con including Oly lifting, pull-ups or muscle-ups, and running.
What was the last CD you listened to?
Last CD I listened to was Kenny Chesney's Greatest Hits. However, country music is basically a sin while wodding.
What is your favourite meal (cheat or otherwise)?
Favourite meal: Any dinner at the Sully/Mack residence, usually including salmon or chicken (with copious amounts of Dijon mustard), Sully's famous Brussels sprouts, and steamed broccoli. My "cheat" is an americano with cream. This is only a recent thing I started. Otherwise I have been strict Paleo for five years.
Were you at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, and if so, what was your favorite moment?
I wasn't at the Olympics, but I was a supporter from my living room! My favorite moment was watching a family friend (Kaillie Humphries) take home the gold in her bobsled event.