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
Josh Everett on the Games
A former competitor's take on this year's event.
Josh Everett sat behind the analyst desk most of the 2010 CrossFit Games weekend. An incredible competitor and olympic lifting competitor himself he offered perspective like few others could on the amazing athletic feats we collectively witnessed at the 2010 CrossFit Games. Everett checks in with the following report.
My jaw dropped when I witnessed Chris Spealler in the Snatch/Muscle-up event. For anyone other than a national level olympic weightlifter, a bodyweight snatch is considered an impressive feat and is very rare. Spealler did 21 bodyweight snatches and 21 muscle-ups in 3:29. That was one of the most impressive athletic performances I have ever witnessed
Kristen Clever's shoulder-to-overhead of 205 lb. immediately following “Hell-in” was stunning. That lift would be competitive for her weight class at the national level. The ability to put up a weight like that while in such a fatigued state is unheard of.
Furthermore, the fact that Clever was 1st in the shortest event (jerk) and 2nd in the longest along with Graham Holmberg being 1st in the longest and amongst the top performers in the shortest duration event demonstrates their balance of energy systems and shows why they are, in fact, Fittest on Earth.
What may be even more impressive than their capacity in broad time domains is their ability & skills in seemingly all modalities. They are not just superior athletes with big efficient engines; they are craftsmen who have dedicated their lives to technique and proficiency in athletic movement.