November 01, 2004
On October 2, 2004, CrossFit North in Seattle held the 2nd Annual CrossFit Championships. This year’s competition had a strong field of 28 competitors and even more spectators. CrossFit North has a new facility this year that is more than double the size of the original and the field of competitors almost tripled. Participation at last year’s event was buoyed by a few ringers brought in from CrossFit Headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA. The participants at this year’s competition were all from the Northwest, showing that the CrossFit concept is clearly expanding thanks to the efforts of Dave Werner, Nick Nibler and the newest member of the CrossFit NW family, Kurtis Bowler- owner of Rainier CrossFit.
The format of the competition was unknown by all of the competitors till the day of the competition. Last year’s competition was three rounds of: 400m run, 21 kettlebell swings and 12 pullups. That workout is now known as “Helen”. The workout this year was a long, linear circuit resembling an obstacle course with fitness implements.