Charity placed 2nd overall with a dominant final workout (18:24, which was a full two minutes faster than the nearest competitor). She also came in second in the Triplet workout. Amazingly, she came in ninth in both the long run and the deadlift.
Charity and husband Jeff are CrossFit Snohomish in Snohomish, WA. Jeff trained for and competed in the NW Regional Qualifier. Charity and Jenny Olson (Jeff's sister, who came in eighth overall) decided to join him, mostly because they thought it would be hard to make the trip to Aromas without being able to participate. They don't train to win, nor to compete in the Games. But they're obviously doing something right!
Charity was a Level-10 gymnast and a Globogym-type personal trainer before Jeff found CrossFit about three years ago. Jenny jumped on the bandwagon a year later. Jenny said she does CrossFit because it's quick, she doesn't need daycare, and can do it in her garage. Both she and Charity have three kids.
When Charity finished the final workout, she celebrated briefly with Jeff, then went to cheer on her competitors. She is pictured here with Kristan Clever, the second place finisher on the final event, just a few meters from the finish line.