Friday, 29 July, 2011

Posted by Mandee on July 28, 2011   |   41 Comments


Group med-ball toss followed by ladder drills



5 rounds each for time of:

5 Touch and Go Power Snatches

10 Kettlebell Swings 1.5/1 pood

20 Double-unders

Rest 2 minute between efforts



Sit quietly for 2 minutes


Tune in to the 2011 CrossFit Games on ESPN3, Friday July 29th at 6:00pm PDT – video [wmv] [mov]

Elite Nutrition” with Jeremy Mullins by Again Faster EquipmentCrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]


REMINDER: CrossFit Games Viewing Party is tonight at 6:00 P.M. at the Rauer’s house. If you plan to come either RSVP through the website or through the sign in sheet at the gym. Protein will be provided but please bring a side dish if you plan to attend.

QOD: List your top 5 male and female finishers in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games

41 responses to “Friday, 29 July, 2011”

  1. JM says:


    • Greg "Rojo" Scarpa says:

      Cole gettin’ that 100lb bling around his neck. Gotta be stylin’ when CFing

  2. QOD:
    Male- Froning, Holmberg, Smith, Chan, Phillips
    Female- Annie T, Kristan, Conzelman, Kinney, Leblanc-bazinet

    This is truly pointless. There are so many factors to take into consideration it makes it nearly impossible to predict top finishers with any hope of accuracy.

    I like Holmberg, Smith, and Kinney simply because they all have a baseball background and can competently swim.

    Put Phillips in there because to be honest I have more respect for that man than just about anyone else I know. He’s not a fantastic athlete just hard nosed and the word “quit” isn’t in his vocabulary.

    There will be one larger man to make the top 5. Nate Schrader has just as good of a chance as Chan.

    I threw Conzelman in for the women just because of some inteviews I’v seen with her. I like her attitude.

    • DaveC says:

      QOD: Well the ones who I’m rooting for are my hometown boy Brandon Pastorek out of the Midwest, and of course Camille!

      Top 5’s are hard, with the net being much broader this year and the WODs more creative, I’m thinking the usual suspects aren’t shoe-ins and there will be surprises. One really bad event early can put an athlete out of the running for a top 5 spot.

      I think for the men Salo and Froning will be right there if they can throw a ball and swim. Harder for me to guess the women, especially again with the ball throwing and swimming. Will be hard to topple Clever, and AnnieT will be in the thick of it too probably, and of course Camille!

  3. Jamie Flynt says:

    Cole pulling out the JYD!

  4. DaveC says:

    That’s some serious bling, Mr. C!

    • Tasha W says:

      I was totally gonna make a “Mr. T” reference to the chains. Great pic, Cole – you beast!

  5. DennisB says:

    Camille really??? Do you really think she can win or is it something else?? She might win the handstand walk, but there are some other gymnasts that might give her a run for her money.

    Nate Schrader (gotta go with my SF brother), Rich Froning, Ben Smith, Joshua Bridges, Patrick Burke

    Kristan Clever, Annie Thorisdottier, Elyse Umeda, Becky Conzelman, Michelle Kinney

    Now in the 60+ Women’s Masters I think Linda Berry will take it. Please pray for and cheer her on. Go Aunt Linda! 🙂

    Next year we better have some CFHSV Athletes representing.

    Train Hard, Train Smart, Train to Survive! OkieDB Out

    • DaveC says:

      She’s my favorite, maybe not THE favorite. 😉 Her height is probably a disadvantage, but I believe she was a multi-sport athlete prior to Crossfit, and might do well hitting the curves they are throwing. Do you really have an aunt in the games? That’s awesome. She’s my favorite in the Masters then!

    • If it were based on “something” else I would have included Christy Phillips and Rebecca Voight.

      Don’t forget, Camille also had the world record for the 100’s workout.

  6. kristi simmons says:

    I think we should do a CFHSV calendar and have pix like this one in there…or at least work Cole & chains in somehow. 😉

    • AJ says:

      Haha! I know I have a dark sense of humor but am I the only one that is reminded of a scene from True Blood with all these chains?!

    • Robert S. says:

      I would buy one….

    • Clair says:

      Kristi, I think we should have a CFHSV calendar. When I heard the news about Amanda Jarrett, I thought a CFHSV calendar would be a great fundraiser. This picture of Cole would be a great one to include. Think you have brought up a great idea…..

  7. Tye says:

    Men: Salo, Bridges, Froning, Holmberg, Bailey

    Women: Annie, Kristen, Smith, Pamanian, Bazinet

    Who knows how it’ll actually turn out, that’s why we have the events!

    I subbed Front Squat for the Power Snatch, and GHD situps for the KB swings due to my shoulder, which feels better today.

    Total time was 13:13 with 185# FS for 5 reps, and 10 GHD’s, kept the DU’s the same.

  8. Brady says:

    total time 15:15 at 95#
    splits: :55s,1:17,2:14,1:44,1:40
    I enjoyed todays WOD! DU’s felt great until third round then couldn’t get them back but they were better than Monday!

  9. Emily D. says:

    CF Games twitter says Rob Orlando is already out of the competition?!?

    • Robert S. says:

      Anyone know what happened to him????

    • Robert S. says:

      twitter says he bailed out of the swim. “Felt like he was sinking, and went to a lifeguard.”

      • Oowah, oowah! Is my disco call says:

        That’s understandable. I wonder what the water temp was? I raced a tri a couple years ago at Lake Mead in Vegas and the temp was 51. I had my wetsuit but soon as my head was submerged I couldn’t catch my breathe. I had a slight panic attack but calmed down after several minutes of just treading water and finished the race. And I feel very confident swimming long distances in open water, but that experience was scary as hell. I almost cracked. If you can’t get yourself back in control, you’re toast.

  10. It's on! says:

    For those who don’t want a spoiler for tonight, ignore this link. Games are being streamed live.


    • GarrettD says:

      Is it just me or is the live stream about the most horrible live stream ever? It keeps looping then skipping ahead then back to looping, then back to live……aweful

      • It's on! says:

        Yeah, it’s pretty bad, but I guess better than nothing…
        besides the repeating loops aren’t so bad now that it’s the women

    • Dennis says:

      It may cause me to be committed to the insane asylum!!

  11. Tye says:

    So, was that the longest event in CF games history? It took a few of the athletes 50+ minutes, fastest time was in the 30’s I think. No surpise on who won knowing his background either.

  12. Eric Hedges says:

    Chains and Ring Dips! Great picture.

  13. Dennis says:

    Aunt Linda Berry 5th in the first WOD. Speal’s mom is on her. The HardCore CrossFit Lady that won the +60 women beat her by 2 mins. She is hard.

  14. Tye says:

    Where can we get up to date placings? The “live scoreboard” on the games site isn’t working for me.

    • GarrettD says:

      I’m not sure they could do much worse on the IT aspects of the games so far. Pretty much failing at everything. Live streaming feed, live scoreboard, tweets….

      You would have thought that the miserable failure on launching the original games site this year would have taught someone a lesson.

    • DaveC says:

      Tye, they are starting to update standings on the games site.

  15. Ben Jarrell says:

    Hey guys, I don’t know if I will make it to the party tonight. Something else has come up, but I will try to swing by later if I can make it.

  16. Oowah, oowah! Is my disco call says:

    12:43 @ 95 pounds (total time, is that how to score this?)

  17. Brian says:

    My score was either 14:16 or 6:16 @ 95# depending on how we were supposed to score. Either way I am pleased with the results.

  18. Robert S. says:

    Mikko Salo is out due to a “medical problem”

  19. Larry says:

    Live streaming to Australia worked fine. They posted a message about disabling something in your video card to stream it better. I’ve had too much wine to find the message tonight. See you all on Monday I hope.