In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 31, 2009

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This is the 19th installment of the complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the final part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s chipper event.

The chipper format is a classic CrossFit structure. You have a large number of tasks that you complete in order. They are designed so that as you fatigue in one task, you switch up the demands and keep going. There is a cumulative effect, of course, but the variety allows for incredible metabolic demands.

The variety also becomes a great equalizer. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and when the workout has 10 elements, both are likely to be featured. The final event of the 2009 Games was exactly that:

15 barbell squat cleans (100 lb.)
30 toes to bar
30 box jumps (20” box)
10 muscle-ups
30 push presses/push jerks (25-lb. dumbbells)
30 double-unders
15 thrusters (95 lb.)
30 pull-ups
30 burpees
300’ overhead walking lunges (25-lb. plate)

Charity Vale dominated this event. Her time of 18:24 was over 2 minutes faster than second-place Kristan Clever (20:27) and third-place Carey Kepler (21:06).

There are interviews with: Crystal McReynolds, Christy Phillips, Nicole Carroll, Kristan Clever, Josh Wagner, Charity Vale, Lindsey Smith, Steve Serrano, Carey Kepler, Tanya Wagner. Additional Commentary by: Tony Budding, Greg Glassman.

1hr 2min 39sec
HD file size: 1.88 GB
SD wmv file size: 749 MB
SD mov file size: 679 MB

Please note: These files are very large. They are long and even the SD versions are higher quality than the normal Journal videos. They are not meant to be watched streamed. Please download the entire file to your hard drive before watching it (right-click and choose Save Link As...).

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11 Comments on “Part 19: The Chipper - Women’s 09 Games”


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So fun to watch, so inspiring. The videos just seem to get better and better. Thanks to everyone involved in getting these out!


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Man, watching Tanya struggle with those MU's was killing me; she did well to finish out that WOD.

I'm calling it now, Tanya is gonna have her hands full with Annie T., Kristen C. and Sarah D. next year...


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Wow, I was starting to tear up watching Tanya struggle for those muscle ups. Even though I knew she won I was getting anxiety worrying that she would run out of time!! Her tenacity and composure were great to watch. All the women who competed are awe inspiring!


replied to comment from Geoff Aucoin

totally agree with you. Annie didn't know a bunch of movements and she still crushed some of the other girls! BUT that said, Tanya is such a great athlete and so well-rounded that it will still be tough dethroning her


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Loved the format of the games video this year, and even better that it was free. Bought last years and still would have paid for this years. Thanks Sevan and all those that made it possible.


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Is it me or does the "SD Windows media" file stop at 703mb? in the text it says its 749mb and it seems like there is something missing in the end...

Great videos besides that...Gotta love the intensity of this workout!


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Amazing to watch. Teared up watching these girls inspire the crowd throughout that weekend, especially on the last event.

To watch Charity crush the chipper then to see her cheer on the remaining competitors shows the comradery and respect CrossFit has amongst its athletes.

Class acts all of the way. Congratulations Tanya!

Thanks for the videos guys!


Dane Thomas wrote …

Just a thought - If a 19 year-old pole vaulter like Annie could come in with so little experience and finish second, what might a woman with a 7.4 second 60, an 11.48 second 100, a 22.98 second 200, a 52.98 400, a 1.95 meter high jump, a 50.96 meter javelin throw, a 6.97 meter long jump and a 15.05 meter shot put be able to accomplish? Need to get these videos to Carolina Klüft...


Of course, I was wrong about Annie finishing second, but she was pretty damned impressive with only 6 weeks of CF experience!


replied to comment from Heather Ivy

Heather, I am with you. I have been watching the videos for the past 2 hours. I love it!! I can't wait to go to the gym. I am so excited. These women are awesome. This is the 1st time that I've seen the games.


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