Larry Silber and Joel Nessa on their first set of thrusters.

2010 CrossFit Games Finals

Masters Event 3

Curley, Carver atop the standings.

The final event in the Masters competition required competitors to tackle one of the original puke-inducing CrossFit couplets: Fran.

21-15-9 reps for time of:
Thrusters (95/65 lb.)
Pull-ups

The women took the floor first and shortly after the countdown the bars went flying. After an unbroken set of 21 thrusters by all females involved, they were off to the pull-up bars, where reps were eventually replaced by short periods of rest. Forty-five gruelling reps later, Heidi Fish finished the workout in 4:45, which was good enough for first. She was followed closely by Gabriele Schlicht with a time of 5:22. Rounding out third place was Laurie Carver with 5:36.

The men took center stage shortly after the last female completed the workout. All eyes were on leader Larry Silber, as well Joel Nessa and Brian Curley, who were tied for second. Only three points separated the top three men heading in to the final, so they were all in the hunt. Unfortunately for them, their competition had other plans. Mike Lions hit the last pull-up of his workout in 4:13, good enough for first. Jay Thomas (4:40) came in second, and Terry Dickman rounded out the top three with a time of 4:51.

Final results after three events:

Top 5 Men
1. Brian Curley (10)
2. Joel Nessa (14)
3. Paul Flores (15)
4. Larry Silber (18)
5. Terry Dickman (18)

Top 5 Women
1. Laurie Carver (8)
2. Gabriele Schlicht (11)
3. Heidi Fish (15)
4. Helen Szkorla (15)
5. Mary Kathryn Itnyre (17)

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12 comments on this entry

1. Jason Ackerman wrote...

Northeast Represent!

2. andrew Stemler wrote...

inspirational. Well done everyone

3. Tamra wrote...

Congrats to all the Masters. All the athletes at the games are inspirational, but you all are the core of the meaning of inspirational.

4. jacinto wrote...

Way to go Brian, great show

5. tom wrote...

Way to go Big Bri - great job!

6. Jvic wrote...

Gaby your incredible! Great weekend. Congrats. You show true dedication

7. neils wrote...

Heidi, congratulations!!! Way to represent Santa Cruz!!!!

8. Carri wrote...

I would like to be Laurie Carver when I grow up!
You are such a fantastic role model, Laurie! Thank you!

9. Richard Andersen wrote...

way to go Paul - all of Edmonton is proud of you!

10. Heidi Fish wrote...

Congratulations Laurie on your 1st place finish! Your PR deadlift was amazing and I aspire to be as strong as you!

11. Chris S wrote...

Brian Curley (the men's Master's Division winner) came in 2nd in this event at 4:39.

12. A wrote...

Go Heidi!

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