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
A Shout Out To The Volunteers
Over 200 individuals dedicated blood, sweat and tears to make the Games an amazing event.
Chantel Jimenez was our volunteer coordinator for the Games weekend. Along with a small crew, she oversaw the logistics for getting things and people where they needed to be, when they needed to be there. The volunteers, judges and staff are the engine that runs the Games. Without them, none of it would be possible. Here are Chantel's thoughts on the Games.
Well it’s over. The 2010 CrossFit Games have come and gone. I’m still exhausted and need a few more days to recover but I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I can’t find the words to say thank you to all of the volunteers and judges that dedicated their time and energy to make the Games a huge success. Without all of your 200 smiling faces, your continued willingness to do whatever we needed, whenever we needed it, and your hard work it would never have been possible to have such a great event. Each and every one of you has a story and a memory of how you contributed to the weekend. Here are some highlights….
Steve just started CrossFit 2 weeks ago and wanted to volunteer. He did and was assigned to start the timer for every heat of every event. Nate, with his hydration pack always on his back, handled the logistics of moving sandbags for the wheelbarrow event. Without him that could have gone really bad! My registration crew had to do and redo and redo heat times and staging times, many times. Michael became the go to guy under the Stadium after he burnt the crap out of his legs making sandbags. Kelsey and Julia were responsible for giving the top 24 competitors their scorecards, walking them up the ramp and telling them they can’t go to the bathroom before their heat. Stephanie folded every competitors t-shirt (over 500) and stuffed it into a bag only to find that the bags needed to be un-stuffed and re-stuffed into a different bag. We had volunteers running from here and there to make sure the production team had everything they needed to get the live stream out to the world.
So here's what happens when you give over 200 volunteers to a Texan with a Fu Manchu, a curly haired Californian and an acrobat from San Francisco.
Noah built an arc……The Games volunteers built:
24 wheelbarrows (Pat Sherwood holds the record time at 3:48)
20 GHD machines
26 Concept 2 rowers
20 Squat racks
150 ft pull-up structure
Moses moved the sea......The Games volunteers moved:
over 30,000 pounds of bumper plates throughout the weekend
over 7,500 pounds of sandbags
over 1,300 pounds of kettlebells
over 2,100 pounds of dumbells
Romans had the coliseum......The Games volunteers had the Stadium with:
12,000 ft of rubber flooring laid
3 - 6 ft wooden walls built
3 - 20 ft wooden walls built
4 -20ft ropes hung from the pipes
12 rings hung from the bars
The pharaohs ate like kings……The Games volunteers ate:
30 In and Out Double Doubles
750 pounds of meat for lunch and dinner
A few beers, wine and shots to commemorate late nights
Nomads travel across countries……The Games volunteers traveled from:
Stockholm, Northern Ireland, Ontario and Quebec .
Throughout the US - Indiana, Washington, Alabama, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Arizona and Texas
Janet Jackson had her wardrobe malfunction……The Games volunteers had:
2 split pants (seriously we saw cheeks)
Some of the most creative ways to wear volunteer and judge shirts
One wrench to the face incident
Some sunburns, a few scrapes and bruises but no one was hurt.
Thanks to all who came out to the Games. We were glad that everything done behind the scenes made your experience that much better. We look forward to doing it again in 2011!