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CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL13 | FSE

Posted on 07/23/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

2013 CrossFit Games Coverage Schedule

ESPN 3

WEDNESDAY (24 JULY)

THE POOL

8AM Pacific
Points Available: 100 points

10 rounds for time of:
Swim 25 yards
3 Bar muscle-ups
Swim 25 yards

Time Cap: 25 minutes

ROW 1 & ROW 2

1:30PM Pacific
Points Available: 100 points each

For time:
Row 21,097 meters

Row 1 will end at the 2,000 meter checkpoint. Athletes will receive points based on their times at this point. There is no scheduled rest at the checkpoint as the race continues.

Row 2 will be scored by the total time to finish the entire 21,097 meters. Finishing order at the 2K checkpoint (Row 1) will have no bearing on the scoring for Row 2.

Time Cap: 2 hours for Men, 2 hours 10 minutes for Women


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It's that time of year again, CrossFitters! The Individual Men and Women competitors got their surprise announcements last night that the Games would begin on Wednesday (again) rather than on Friday with some grueling sprint and distance work.

Will Rich Froning three-peat? Who will take the top spot for the women now that last year's first- and second-place finishers aren't competing this year? Will anyone be able to make heads or tails of the Team workouts? Stuffing or potatoes? Why am I still talking like this?

Tune in to find out!

1 posted on 07/23/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; SeaHawkFan; fkabuckeyesrule

Gentlemen (and ladies?),

Ya’ll seemed to be following along with last year’s thread, so I figured I’d ping you to this year’s.

Apologies if I have erred!


2 posted on 07/23/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

BTTT !


3 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:46 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I was able to watch a little on my computer this afternoon. I’ve been at cross fit for about 8 months, and really think I’m in the best shape of my life at 45 yrs.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 6:06:52 PM PDT by SUPman
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To: Future Snake Eater

Sweet! Thank you for the ping Sir.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 7:00:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thanks I always enjoyed watching this especially the women. But since January I cancelled my cable but I might get it back in time for football and the winter Olympics.


6 posted on 07/23/2013 7:50:12 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: SUPman

If you mind my asking how much is the Cross Fit per month. There is one of those places near me.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 7:51:17 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; SeaHawkFan; fkabuckeyesrule; Squantos; SUPman
How Do You Beat Rich Froning?
8 posted on 07/24/2013 2:47:23 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

He’s won three times before these games or two ?

Grateful for the pings !

Stay safe Troop !


9 posted on 07/24/2013 3:45:33 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I hope someone at least gives him a run for the money.

It stinks Annie can’t compete this year. It would have been pretty cool to see two three-peats.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 3:50:26 AM PDT by EEGator
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Froning came in 2nd in 2010 (he couldn’t climb a rope worth a damn), then won in 2011 and 2012.

Annie not competing is a real bummer, but she’s on the mend and will definitely be hitting 2014 real hard. Hopefully Julie Foucher (last year’s 2nd place) will be out of medical school and able to compete again.

The 2009 Games Champion, Mikko Salo, was hurt in 2011 and 2012, but he was on his way back this year, then he just announced a few days ago that he was dropping out of the Games due to a torn abdominal muscle. That guy can’t buy a break.

There’s a lot of hype with Josh Bridges this year, too. He came in second in 2011, but he was hurt in 2012. The guy’s an animal, but I don’t see him taking down Froning. If the Regionals are any indicator (and I think they are), Froning will dominate this year, too.

For the women, Sam Briggs and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet are the ones to watch. There are some real stars in the women’s side of the competition, and it could be anyone’s title, but those two are the front-runners for sure.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 4:43:42 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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I saw Froning’s meltdown on the rope...that was painful to watch.

It will be fun to watch the women this year. I think there is another Icelandic chick that is supposed to be good as well. (?)

So many people get hurt training for these. Crossfit is a hard workout scheme for sure. The thing I disagree with them on is high rep Olympic lifts. The OLs are highly technical, and form breaks down on high reps which leads to injury.

That all said, I’m really looking forward to watching.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 4:52:11 AM PDT by EEGator
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"The Pool" event is live now on ESPN 3! Just look to the bar on the right and click the "Watch Now" icon for the pool event. Currently the women are in their 2nd heat with a time to beat of 14:07 (unofficial).
13 posted on 07/24/2013 8:48:01 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Michelle Letendre is the victor! Looks like being a swimmer pays off in this event...hmmm...


14 posted on 07/24/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Jordan Troyan won “The Pool” event for the men.

Jason Khalipa won the “Row 1” event and is running away with “Row 2.”

Sam Briggs tied with Kaleena Ladeairous on “Row 1” but Briggs is running away with “Row 2.”

Rich Froning came in 30th in “The Pool” and 2nd in “Row 1.” He’s not looking too hot on “Row 2.”


15 posted on 07/24/2013 2:42:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

My gym is 75.00 a month, but I have seen them for as much as 150.00 a month.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 7:18:05 PM PDT by SUPman
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To: SUPman; fkabuckeyesrule

I paid $80/mo in NY, and I’m paying about $130/mo here in MD. It totally depends on where you live. Since CrossFit boxes are run off the affiliate model, each box is its own self-contained small business. The general feel will typically be similar, but the rules, routines, prices, programming, etc. can be fairly different.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 4:50:38 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; SeaHawkFan; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos
FRIDAY (26 JULY)

BURDEN RUN

10:30AM Pacific
Points Available: 100 points

For time:

Run 2.1 miles
Flip the Pig 100 yards
600 yard Log carry
Drag the Iditarod 66 yards

Time Cap: 40 minutes

18 posted on 07/25/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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And the winners are Kaleena Ladeairous and Jason Khalipa! That makes three wins in a row for Khalipa. Froning is now in 3rd overall place.

Up now:

ZIGZAG SPRINT

Points Available: 100 points

Sprint to the finish line 50 yards away, navigating around four obstacles

The women have finished (not sure who won). Khalipa is out in the first round while Froning is moving on--he can make up some ground here.

19 posted on 07/26/2013 2:10:58 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

BTTT ! Dang almost forgot to watch .... Thanks !


20 posted on 07/26/2013 2:19:55 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Michelle Crawford and Marcus Hendren are the winners of the ZigZag Sprint event!


21 posted on 07/26/2013 3:20:01 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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LEGLESS

6PM Pacific

For time:

27 Thrusters (95/65 lbs)
4 Legless rope climbs
21 Thrusters (95/65 lbs)
3 Legless rope climbs
15 Thrusters (95/65 lbs)
2 Legless rope climb
9 Thrusters (95/65 lbs)
1 Legless rope climb

Time cap: 10 minutes

22 posted on 07/26/2013 3:26:59 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Team version of “Legless” about to begin on ESPN 3!


23 posted on 07/26/2013 3:46:08 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thanks for the heads up!


24 posted on 07/26/2013 3:47:56 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

This is crazy. The women just can’t get it done. I’d be curious to know who Dave Castro’s guinea pig female was for this event. He was using Julie Foucher for a while.

Whoever it was, I bet she was damn good at legless rope climbs!


25 posted on 07/26/2013 4:38:46 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

It takes serious upper body strength for those.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 5:00:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

The chick that just made it all the way through was a BEAST.


27 posted on 07/26/2013 5:09:23 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Yep...impressive.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 5:10:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator; 1forall; Theoria; fkabuckeyesrule; SUPman; Squantos

Alessandra Pichelli won the “Legless” event, and Christy Phillips came in second place. They were the only two women to finish the event!

Christy’s finish puts her in the number one spot overall by four points over Sam Briggs.

The men are up next. The guy to beat is Josh Bridges with a time of 6:07.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 8:27:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Josh Bridges held on to 1st place for “Legless.”

Froning came in 8th place, but Khalipa came in 27th place. Now, Froning has moved from 4th overall to 3rd.

1st place (408 points) Jason Khalipa
2nd place (395 points) Garret Fisher
3rd place (392 points) Rich Froning

It’s getting reeeeal tight in here!


30 posted on 07/26/2013 8:50:36 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Froning will get to first. He’s too solid all around.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 8:51:47 PM PDT by EEGator
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SATURDAY (26 JULY)

NAUGHTY NANCY

8AM Pacific

Four Rounds for Time:

Run 600m up and over berm
25 Overhead Squats (140lb/95lb)

Time Cap: 20 Minutes

32 posted on 07/27/2013 6:34:14 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Sounds like a good way to blow chunks.


33 posted on 07/27/2013 6:35:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

The run is about a 60-70 foot elevation change up and down stairs along with a portion of track. Plus only 100 OHS @ 140lb....anyone can do that, right? Right?


34 posted on 07/27/2013 6:37:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

LOL, I would die.


35 posted on 07/27/2013 6:38:14 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Future Snake Eater

That zig zag race finish was a photo finish ...... Do they get to select shoes for that event ? Looks like cleats , soccer or football shoes needed etc .... Lots of slips on that grass...

Crazy thing is crossfit is only what two, maybe two and a half years old ?

Does the little NASCAR pit crew babe Christmas Abbot compete in the games this year ? Can’t find her in the rosters.....

Grateful for the pings FSE !.


36 posted on 07/27/2013 6:51:30 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Yeah, for the zigzag race the competitors could choose their own footwear, whereas for the sled pulls they weren't allowed to use cleats.

CrossFit has been around since the mid-90s, and the Games have been going on since 2007. Here is a good rundown.

Don't know about Christmas Abbot, but I just read yesterday that Danica Patrick is a CrossFitter!

37 posted on 07/27/2013 7:06:36 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Mid 90’s .... Was watching Grossman get the Eisenhower award for starting first gym in 2011 so am assuming the concept was way before the first real “gym” based on your comments.

Our PT when active duty was 100 yard sprints, push-ups, sprints, pull-ups, sprints, squat thrusts, sprints, crunches, do a 440 around the track then repeate the sets 3 more times. Then it was life cycle or rower at the base gym, then break all the nautilus equipment to work back, chest, legs and shoulders. Swim laps for 30 minutes to an hour to cool down and then go do free weights to either bulk up with heavy weight and low reps or tone with light weight and high reps.

End of the day was a six mile paratroop shuffle from our shop to the back gate and back to the shop, shower and home.

Each one of us had our own concept of carb loading, Weider supplements , hydration etc back then. Sports nutrition was not prevalent in the service so we “winged it “.....:o)

Endurance was our goal... Asics were the gold standard....:o)


38 posted on 07/27/2013 7:24:23 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Yeah, I don’t know what the 2011 thing was about.

Good Lord, when did you guys train?!


39 posted on 07/27/2013 7:31:04 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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PT was 0720 to 1100 ...:o)

If we had a demolition event or deployment then a few of us were excused from PT that day. Training was after lunch till 3pm on a regular day. Training also involved equipment and property maintenance, house keeping etc .... Always a 2 man team on standby , rotated each week and if they went to PT they were covered by a sick lame or lazy tech or drove the alert truck and kept a radio or later in our career a cell phone aka the Motorola Brick while we PT’d....

There was always time for some jungle rules volleyball and a beer when the stolen ships bar bell was rung by the senior NCO on duty as well .... Oooooooh beer thirty !

Hope yer well got to run some errands today....:o). Will check in this evening !

Stay safe !


40 posted on 07/27/2013 8:14:28 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Kaleena Ladeairous and Josh Bridges take 1st for "Naughty Nancy."

For the women, Sam Briggs came in 2nd whereas Christy Phillips (took over 1st overall last night) tied for 26th. Briggs now has a 49-point lead over 2nd place overall Alessandra Pichelli.

For the men, thanks to back-to-back victories, Bridges has jumped several places to 5th overall. Froning came in 2nd and Khalipa came in 3rd, allowing Froning to gain five points on him. 2nd-place overall Garrett Fisher came in 6th place on "Naughty Nancy" which moved him to 3rd overall and Rich to 2nd overall, just 11 points behind Khalipa!

Current Standings:

Men:
1st Place--Jason Khalipa (498 points)
2nd Place--Rich Froning (487 points)
3rd Place--Garret Fisher (470 points)

Women:
1st Place--Sam Briggs (562 points)
2nd Place--Alessandra Pichelli (513 points)
3rd Place--Christy Phillips (506 points)

Next up:

CLEAN AND JERK LADDER

11:45AM Pacific

Athletes will choose among 4 starting weights and will progress to heavier loads every 90 seconds.

41 posted on 07/27/2013 10:04:41 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Lucas Parker and Aja Barto tied for 1st in the "Clean and Jerk Ladder" event for the men by hitting a 345lb C&J and moving on to clean 355lb!

Amanda Goodman won the women's event. Christy Phillips, still in 3rd overall, closed the gap down to 1 point behind 2nd overall Alessandra Pichelli. Lindsey Valenzuela (known for her lifting in CrossFit land--see "Lift Like Lindsey!") tied for 2nd in the event and is now solidly in 4th overall.

Froning came in 3rd in the event (345lb), but Khalipa tied for 7th (335lb). This now puts Froning in 1st overall by 6 points!

Up next:

2007

3:10PM Pacific

For Time:
Row 1000m

Then,

5 Rounds:
25 Pull-ups
7 Push Jerks (135lb/85lb)

This event is the very first CrossFit Games workout ever from back in 2007. For the uninitiated, there is nearly always a recycled workout in the Open, Regionals, and even the Games from a previous year in order to provide some hard data on athletic performance improvements as people train using the CrossFit methodology year after year.

42 posted on 07/27/2013 2:17:55 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Evidently the timeline put out on the CrossFit Games site was WAY wrong!


43 posted on 07/27/2013 4:04:29 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

anyone having trouble getting to espn 3 online?


44 posted on 07/27/2013 5:44:05 PM PDT by SUPman
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No, it’s working fine here. The next event isn’t on yet, though.


45 posted on 07/27/2013 5:45:02 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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6 point lead for Rich ..... These folk are crazy strong.

Impressive.

Stay safe !


46 posted on 07/27/2013 8:39:56 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Predictions for winners .....

Fronting first, Bridges second for Men’s overall

Sam Briggs , first, Christy Phillips second overall

My serious wild ass guess aka swag on the end game.

Stay safe !


47 posted on 07/28/2013 6:09:37 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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Valerie Voboril and Josh Bridges won "2007" last night. The winning time for this WOD in the 2007 Games was 13:07 set by Brett Marshall (the winning women's time was over 16 minutes). Voboril took the event in the last heat with a time of 9:48 and Bridges won with a time of 8:33. Only one woman missed the 15-min time cap, but she was only a few reps shy of completion, so I think it's safe to say that the fitness level of Games athletes has improved significantly since 2007!

Froning increased his lead over Khalipa from 6 points to 22 points, and Bridges' victories yesterday have moved him up to 6th overall.

Briggs is still in 1st overall, and Voboril's performance yesterday has moved her into 3rd overall above Christy Phillips. Even though Voboril and Phillips have the same number of points, Voboril is ranked above Phillips due to her 1st place finish last night in "2007."

28 JULY (SUNDAY)

SPRINT CHIPPER

11AM Pacific

21 Med Ball GHD Sit-ups
15 Snatches
9 Wall Burpees

Top 30 Men and Top 30 Women Advance to the Final

48 posted on 07/28/2013 8:31:02 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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Looks like Christmas Abbott is giving a NASCAR tire-changing demo at the Games site:


49 posted on 07/28/2013 10:17:57 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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And the winners of the “Sprint Chipper” are Rich Froning and Sam Briggs, also our two overall 1st place athletes!

Jason Khalipa came in 4th place which extended Froning’s overall lead from 22 points to 37 points. Garrett Fisher is still in 3rd overall, but Ben Smith is only 5 points behind him.

Christy Phillips placed 26th, dropping her to overall 6th place. However, Lindsey Valenzuela came in at 9th which moved her up to 3rd overall.


50 posted on 07/28/2013 12:17:18 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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