In 2009, Alverson didn’t feel like she was supposed to be at the CrossFit Games. Despite her doubt, the former musician finished 25th, and in 2010 she earned another shot at the Games by finishing third in the Southeast Regional.
Laura DeMarco, once an inactive “art kid,” is also heading back to the big dance, this time after a fourth-place finish at the regional level. She finished 15th last year even though she was very raw: she had never snatched before the Games but still pulled 115 lb. overhead to tie for ninth in the 1RM snatch WOD.
Both athletes have been fine-tuning their training as the Games approach, working with coaches they hope will be able to help them reach the podium in 2010.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Event Recap: Southeast Regional.