The men’s competition at the Northwest Regional contained 66 athletes, including 2009 Games competitors Chris Spealler, Eric O’Connor, Jerome Perryman, Zach Forrest and Jordan Holland. Also in the mix was HQ trainer Todd Widman, as well as Moe Kelsey, who is pre-qualified for the 2010 Games via his 2009 podium finish. The event was held May 15-16 in Puyallup, Wash.
The regional featured four events:
WOD 1—3 rounds of 10 overhead squats (135 lb.) and 50 double-unders.
WOD 2—As many reps as possible in 90 seconds of Apollons axle deadlifts at 263, 303 or 353 lb., with the score calculated by multiplying weight by total reps.
WOD 3—5-mile run.
WOD 4—30-calorie row, 30 thrusters (95 lb.), 3 rope climbs (20 ft.), 30 kettlebell swings (2 pood); 20-calorie row, 20 thrusters (115 lb.), 2 rope climbs, 20 kettlebell swings; 10-calorie row, 10 thrusters (135 lb.), 1 rope climb, 10 kettlebell swings.
When all was done, three more athletes had secured a spot in the Games: Chris Spealler (first) and Eric O’Connor (third), both from Park City, Utah, along with Jerome Perryman (second) from Portland, Ore.
For complete results, click here.
Additional video: The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games, published December 2009-January 2010.