Closing in on Los Angeles, Ian Wittenber still has a lot of ground to cover considering the number of athletes out west who will be competing at the 2010 CrossFit Games. After a round of interviews in Colorado, Wittenber finds himself in Utah to chat with top athletes from the Northwest.
Chris Spealler and Eric O’Connor both own and operate CrossFit Park City, and when they aren’t training their athletes they’re preparing for this year’s Games. Both have multiple years of Games experience, and Spealler is one of only a handful of athletes who competed in all three previous Games. Speal’s plan for this year’s event? “I wanna be better than Mikko. I want to beat him.”
Tommy Hackenbruck of Ute CrossFit finished second overall last year, just behind Mikko Salo. While Hackenbruck hasn’t actually participated in any individual competitions in the off season, he’s certainly been training hard and rounding out his program to the best of his abilities.
Will it be Spealler’s year? Can Hackenbruck climb up one more spot on the podium? Will O’Connor prove to be a dark horse?
Additional reading: Northwest Regional Weekend Wrap-Up.