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
Individual Event 5
Results from both men's and women's heats.
Workout 5 was a couplet featuring another new movement: ring handstand push-ups.
7 rounds for time of:
3 cleans (205/135 lb.)
4 ring handstand push-ups (men)/4 handstand push-ups (women)
If competitors hadn’t learned a lesson from the 2009 Games, their weaknesses were certainly punished in 2010. As expected, some women struggled with the HSPUs, and many men found the ring version unbelievably difficulty. D.J. Wickham tumbled off the rings several times, which was a surprise given his 325-lb. jerk in Event 2b. Moe Kelsey had little difficulty despite his size and set the early pace with 5:56. One man did not finish the first heat, and five women did not finish Heat 1, which was won by Candice Ruiz in 7:28.
Canada’s Camille Leblanc-Bazinet thrilled the crowd in Heat 2by crushing the handstand push-ups in unbroken sets, then pacing herself through cleans that were 20 lb. off her PR weight. The strategy worked, and her 6:32 stood as the new standard.
Men’s Heat 2 was won by Ben Smith, who took almost a full minute off the top time by posting a 4:57.
Kristan Clever was favored in the final women’s heat, and she didn’t disappoint. She utterly annihilated the workout in 3:37.
“This is a good workout to start with for me,” she said shortly before competing, and she was correct. No one else went under 4 minutes.
Valerie MacKenzie Voboril was second in 4:09, and Heather Bergeron was third in 5:01.
The top men blew the previous standards away. Favorite Chris Spealler ripped up the workout despite heavily taped hands due to a collection of tears after Event 2. His time of 4:27 was amazing, but Graham Holmberg bested him by one second in an absolutely amazing finish that had the judges checking their stopwatches twice before reporting the scores. Smith’s Heat 2 time stood up for third.
The next individual event has not been announced yet.
Current results after five events:
Top 5 Men
1. Rich Froning Jr. (29)
2. Graham Holmberg (35)
3. Matt Chan (54)
4. Mikko Salo (55)
5. Chris Spealler (61)
Top 5 Women
1. Kristan Clever (27)
2. Annie Thorisdottir (37)
3. Valerie MacKenzie Voboril (43)
4. Christy Phillips (44)
5. Julie Foucher (51)