Monday, July 29, 2013

My 2013 Crossfit Games Recap

Hi Everyone! Before I jet back to the West Coast (yes, again!) I wanted to give you all a recap of my experience at the Crossfit Games! Since I was going to be in in Southern California anyway for my family reunion I figured I should try to go to the Games as well. 

One day while I surfing twitter I saw that Wfit Nutrition was having a contest for Crossfit Games tickets. I entered and wouldn't you know...I won! 

Here is the shot of the winning email! Woohoo!

Scott and another one of his Wfit team members met me up at the gate to give me my tickets for the weekend. #winnerwinnerchickendinner

I took a lot of pictures so I'll let my photos to the talking!

Of course we had to take the quintessential shot in front of the marquee. 

We came in just in to to see the Men's Burden Run which consisted of:
  • A 2.1 mile run
  • Flip the pig 100 yards (this huge weighted thing!)
  • 600 yard log carry
  • Drag the iditarod 66 yards
I love how they had huge screens on either end of the stadium! The emcees were great too--always keeping the audience tuned in on the action!

Sorry for the teeny weeny pictures but I believe that this is Jason Khalipa as he reached the iditarod sled first...

Khalipa and another competitor...

And a wide angle of all the guys...

And much like the WODs at our boxes at home, the finishers were there to cheer on the others who were still going at it!

Look at these lovely ladies I found in the beer tent! CF Rubicon Represent! :)

Look who else I bumped into at the Games! One of my favorite coaches at Rubicon, Coach Rick! He was at the Games to help one of his friends at the Crossfit Experience area. The Crossfit Experience was a workshop type of area for spectators that showed you great demonstrations on mobility, defense, endurance, etc.
Here's a shot of Justin in front of the food truck area. Unfortunately, a lot of the lines were really long! We missed the zigzag sprint event waiting for Justin's food. Wah wah. 

The next day we woke up bright and early to catch the group competition. Here is a shot of the team workout area.

Their WOD was called Squat Burpees and it consisted of:
  • 30 squats with the worm shouldered
  • 30 squats over the worm

It sucked when a team was "no repped" (aka: didn't count) for a particular movement! You had to do each movement correctly and for the most part in unison. It looked exhausting!

Team 808 from Hawaii (one of the strongest of the "non-elite" teams) watched the other heats compete...

More shots of the team competition #wheresjesse?

Between the team and the individual rounds we decided to visit the Rocktape booth since Justin's wrist had been bothering him for a while...

Surprisingly, when the lady wrapped it, she didn't wrap the the actual wrist area because she said that pain usually originates from the tendons that surround the wrist.. You learn something new everyday. ;)

Luckily, right near the Rocktape booth was a German food truck with a short line. Unfortunately, although the line was short, the wait was still long! Drats!
After we grabbed a bit to eat we headed back into the stadium to women's clean and jerk ladder (cleaning and jerking ascending weights).

Amanda Goodman won this round! Man can she lift heavy!

Then it was onto the guys!

A shot of the eliminated guys in the middle and other shots as the competition wore on...

Froning and Khalipa going head to head!

And the cheese stands alone ;)

And although Jason Khalipa started out strong early on the competition, in the end Rich Froning Jr. wins it all for the third time! And Sam Briggs from the UK wins it in the women's competition!

Overall, my time at the Crossfit Games was an amazing experience. Seeing all of these athletes at the top of this sport compete was awe-inspiring! We had a great time and I would love to go again!

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