Affiliate Finals Standards

October 3, 2009 2:49 PM

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Games09_ACupFinalsStandards.jpgWith assistance from an all star foursome, Dave Castro breaks down the performance criteria for the final event of the Affiliate Cup. As a team, with males and females working simultaneously in most cases, competitors charged through 75 Squat cleans, 150 toe-to-bars, 150 box jumps, 75 heavy thrusters, 35 muscle ups, 150 burpees, and 150 double unders, in that order. The final stretch of the event called for overhead walking lunges down and back the length of the stadium.

The Chipper style event tested both the stamina and technical proficiency of the athletes, much to the chagrin of the crowd. There was an audible rumble of excitement from the stands when both the muscle ups and double unders were announced. Teams could rely heavily on one member for these movements. "One person could do them all if you wanted to," Castro reinforced. Individual competitors, who had to complete the same course with different repetition schemes, did not have that luxury. Some individuals who were placed highly entering the final event failed even to complete it.

Crossfit Invictus took first place in the event by edging out Crossfit Calgary in a nail biting finale. Northwest Crossfit placed fourth in this event, but with an overall low score of 23, took first place overall.

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3 comments on this entry.

1. Xfit Rice Owls wrote...

October 3, 2009 5:56 PM

Where is matt murksi anyway? Wish I could have seen the cup this year.

2. Reno_Ty wrote...

October 3, 2009 7:43 PM

Yeah, I was wondering where Murski was at the games. Kinda sucked how he got somewhat villified in ESC. Considering how tired he was, and how it ruined any chance he had of moving up in the standings at the '08 games, I thought he handled getting shut down by Castro pretty well. Mostly, I was bummed he wasn't there because he's a beast, and it would have been cool to see him compete. I think he would have done much better at the '09 games with this year's format.

3. gaucoin wrote...

October 3, 2009 9:24 PM

Oh the memories...