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
Dark Horse: Austin Malleolo
Underdog finished sixth overall
“Who the hell is that dude in white? He’s crushing it!”
A white-clad Austin Malleolo was tough to miss at the CrossFit Games, both for his out-of-the-ordinary white-knight tights and his outstanding performances. Malleolo served notice by tying Rich Froning Jr. to win Event 3, and Austin finished in the top 10 in every workout save for Event 2b (37). He never dropped below sixth in the final four scoring opportunities and finished sixth overall, only seven points below 2009 champ Mikko Salo.
The athlete from New York State finished in third place in the Northeast Regional and boasts some truly impressive numbers. Perhaps the most impressive is a deadlift that’s three times body weight. His pull was “only” 450 a year ago but is now well over 500, all at a body weight of 167. The former hockey player also has some power, as proved by a 195-lb. snatch and 275-lb. jerk.
For anyone looking to know more about this first-year Games competitor who almost broke into the top 5, check out Malleolo’s story of the CrossFit Games on his blog.