The events that challenged the teams hoping to qualify for the Affiliate Cup were some of the most creative examples of CrossFit programming. Regional directors were tasked with both managing huge numbers of athletes and selecting the fittest teams, and neither assignment was particularly easy.
In the South Central Regional, teams were faced with three interesting WODs that would separate the top outfits from the rest of the pack:
In 7 minutes:
2 men—100 double-unders then 25 deadlifts (225 lb.)
2 women—100 double-unders then 25 deadlifts (155 lb.)
Then spend the remainder of the 7 minutes completing AMRAP of deadlifts or double-unders (only one man and one woman can be working at a time)
100 thrusters (115/75 lb.)
100 hang power cleans (115/75 lb.)
100 ring dips
100 overhead squats (115/75 lb.)
(only one team member can be working at one time)
Max-distance row in 24 minutes
(each athlete will perform 3 rounds of 2 minutes)
For complete results, click here.
Additional video: The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games, published December 2009-January 2010.