Laurie Carver out front on the run of the first Master's workout.

2010 CrossFit Games Finals

Masters Event 1

Schlicht, Silber take an early lead.

The CrossFit Games feature a masters division for the first time in 2010.

The first workout that challenged the athletes 50 and over at the time of the Games was five rounds of a 400-meter run and 15 overhead squats (95/65 lb.).

Two female athletes stood out well above the rest: Gabriele Schlicht and Laurie Carver. The two dueled throughout the workout, and Schlicht finished only three seconds ahead of Carver with a time of 14:10. Heidi Fish was third with 16:25.

On the men’s side, Larry Silber crushed the workout in a hot time of 13:42 to finish first in the opening event of the Masters competition. Brian Curley was second in 13:50, and Jon Hults was third with 14:36.

“I didn’t want to admit it but Nancy is one of my favorite workouts. I was psyched,” said Silber, the 51-year-old chiropractor from Seattle, Wash., while dabbing blood off his head from a dropped overhead squat. “I’ve been CrossFitting for a few years, but I’ve only really been training for competition since March. It’s been an eye-opener, but I’m having fun.”

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11 comments on this entry

1. Jeff wrote...

Word on the street is that they only had 11 bars set up for the men, so the last 4 off the first round run had to wait for the volunteers to set up some more....

I think they covered by trimming 30 seconds off the time.

2. Jvic wrote...

Goooooo Gaby!aka Tigress. That how crossfithardcore represents !! So proud of you girl!!

3. Professor wrote...

Great job Gabriele Schlicht (we know her as Tigress)!!! Go! Go! Go!

4. Latham wrote...

Wow, 50 year old men and women are crushing my Nancy time. This is humbling. Larry Silber is almost twice as old as me and has almost half my Nancy time.

5. stoli/ Crossfithradcore wrote...

Go Tigress!! That's awesome!!! Show them the German in you..

6. Noreaster wrote...

Gooo Sue Wong!!!!! Represent the Northeast the right way! Ok the Celtics lost, but you can do us proud!!!!

7. C2/crossfithardcord wrote...

Tigress you are truly amazing - great day! Love watching you from home!!

8. gwentmar wrote...

Way to go Tigress! We're home rooting for you!

9. Banzai wrote...

Schone Grusse, Tigress, We watched every rep live on the Webcast. What a great job. We are so happy for you and very proud that we train with you.

10. Tardy & iPod wrote...

Way to Go Tigress!!!! We are all watching and cheering you on!!!
We are so proud of you!!!!

11. Mike wrote...

Anyone know the top times for men 55-60?

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