Affiliate Cup competitions are always about teamwork, but the Northwest Regional event in Puyallup, Wash., took that idea one step further with a two-person clean and jerk.
After two “standard” team WODs, athletes were faced with 275- and 185-lb. bars for max clean and jerks in 90 seconds. If you thought mastering the intricacies of an Olympic lift was tough by yourself, try coordinating the world’s most powerful lift with a partner for a series of fast reps.
The regional featured three events:
WOD 1—Row 50 calories (each member), then run 800 meters (each member).
WOD 2—120 overhead squats (95/65 lb.), 120 pull-ups, 120 deadlifts (2-inch bar, 213/123 lb.), 120 burpees, then 20 muscle-ups.
WOD 3—Two-person clean and jerk: max reps in 90 seconds (275/185 lb.)
The top teams moving on to the 2010 CrossFit Games in Los Angeles:
1. CrossFit Fort Vancouver
2. Iron Utes
3. CrossFit 801
4. Kirkland CrossFit
5. Oregon CrossFit Dragons
6. CrossFit Refinery
For complete results, click here.
Additional video: The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games, published December 2009-January 2010.