The North Central event kicked off the regional competition season and hosted a number of top CrossFit men chasing four spots in the CrossFit Games in L.A. Former Games competitors including Patrick Burke, Matt Chan, Ricky Frausto, Pat Sherwood and others made stiff competition a certainty.
Held April 30-May 2 in Castle Rock, Colo., the regional featured four events:
WOD 1: 1,440-meter run
WOD 2: Max ground to overhead.
WOD 3: 3 rounds of a 500-meter row, 12 overhead squats (115 lb.), 50 double-unders.
WOD 4: 10 snatches (145 lb.), 20 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 30 stick jumps (24 inches), 40 ball slams (45 lb.), 30 stick jumps, 20 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 10 snatches.
When the final results were posted, Matt Chan (first) and Patrick Burke (third) were going back to the Games after placing in the top 20 last year, with Ryan Lilienthal (second) and Jeremy Christofferson (fourth) to join them at the Home Depot Center.
For complete results, click here.
Additional video: The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games, published December 2009-January 2010.