It’s going to be an exciting year again at the CrossFit Games in Carson, California. We’re going to see more Castro surprises like in past years, and all bets will be on one of the five favorite rookies to place in the Top 5. Fitmark Bags will be there with a wide selection of bags and goodies, having lots of fun! We hope you stop by and check it out.
It was an impressive weekend for Neal, with a final finish in second position. Event after event, he maintained his spot in the top five, with the highlight being a 282-lb snatch. Now for the sixth year in a row, he’s going to the Games!
“Six for six, baby!”
During a record-setting competition weekend at the NorCal Regionals, Sarah worked through some of the biggest challenges she’s faced to date and set the record with a 192-lb snatch. Remarkable! Considering she dislocated a rib “midway through the Open this year!”
No one knows what Dave Castro will put the athletes through this year, but there is the promise of more workout surprises. Take the kickoff of the games at Hermosa Beach. Looks like there will be a Triathlon start and the Games will begin with a dip in the ocean!
All eyes are on the men to see if the rookie trend of 2009 continues and one of the new hopefuls finish in the Top 5:
- Alex Vignealt – 2nd place, East Regionals
- Aaron Hanna – 2nd place, Atlantic Regionals
- Nathan Bramblett – 5th place, Atlantic Regionals
- Alex Anderson – 3rd place – Central Regionals
- Joe Scali – 5th place, West Regionals
We’ve got our sites set on Joe Scali, the underdog from Canada. That’s if Alex Anderson doesn’t out-power him!
Moving over to the women’s side now. Probably the most remarkable of the women qualifiers is Kari Pearce who only took up CrossFit last November and went on to win two events at the Regionals. But the favorite to win the Games for the women is Sara Sigmundsdottir from Europe, who had six top-four finishes in the Meridian Regionals.
You have to agree, it’s heating up to be the toughest and most exciting event to date. Hope to see you there.
The Fitmark Team