Ahhhhhh! The CrossFit Games are absolutely amazing! I keep referring to them as “CrossFit Christmas” because they’re so fun! Again, a huge THANK YOU to GNC and Reebok for making this trip happen for me. I am forever grateful!
On Friday, Heather, Kelly, and I arrived at the Games around 10:30 AM. It was a gray, rainy morning, but we didn’t care. We were PSYCHED to be there. I’m not kidding, I literally danced as I walked through the doors of the Home Depot Center.
As soon as we walked in, we saw a huge expo with all sort of vendors and CrossFit-y things, so Heather and I went to check it out.
The expo had a number of fun competitions:
And even a place to WOD:
Rogue set up an outdoor box where people could sign up to do “Grace.” So cool!
Then, it was finally time to watch the competition! Woohoo!
Heather and Jess!
Heather and me!
We arrived just as Heat 2 of the Men’s Track Triplet was starting. Each day of the competition, individual athletes (schedule below) and teams compete in two workouts each day.
Men’s Track Triplet:
Athletes will begin this event just after completing the Ball Toss.
Sitting in the GHD, athletes will throw as many medicine balls as far as possible.
Men will throw 4 pound medicine balls.
Immediately after the event, athletes will reset together for the Track Triplet Event.
Three rounds for time of:
8 Split snatch, alternating legs (115 / 75lbs)
7 Bar muscle-ups
Run 400 meters
Jason Khalipa, winner of the 2008 CrossFit Games, won the second heat in 8:49.
Nate Schrader, one of GNC’s sponsored athletes, put up a good fight during this heat.
He ended up coming in 14th place (overall) for the Track Triplet.
But, he won the Broad Jump event during Wednesday’s competition, so that’s pretty awesome.
The event started with the Ball Toss.
And then the men were off!
Three rounds of 115-pound Split snatch (8 reps alternating each leg).
Then, 7 Bar muscle-ups.
And, finally, a 400 meter run.
Austin gaining on Chris Spealler!
Here comes Daniel Tyminski (red shorts) toward the finish line!
Daniel Tyminski won the heat and took first place in the heat and event overall with a time of 8:03.
Graham Holmberg and Chris Spealler race to the finish for second and third place!
Chris took second place.
Austin finished 4th.
And, of course, like every WOD, it isn’t over until everyone is finished. All of the guys came back and cheered on Austin Stack.
As soon as the 3rd heat ended, the 4th and final heat started.
Well, hello, Rich Froning Jr.
Once again, the event started with the Ball Toss.
And then three rounds for time of Split snatches, Bar muscle-ups, and a 400 meter run.
Looking good, Rich!
He was literally 5 feet away from me, so I snapped this video. Enjoy!
During the first round, Rich Froning was the the middle of the pack. I think he was in 5th place after the first 400 meter run.
But, he slowly and steadily improved his position as the workout progressed.
He just did his thing and stayed focused.
Rich didn’t look stressed or pained in anyway. He made it look so easy. And, by the second round, he was in 3rd place.
And then he won the heat! (He placed 4th overall for this workout.)
The barbell that Rich Froning touched:
Oh, yea, and I met him.
Part 2 of Day 1 coming up next! I have so much to share with you guys!