The Canada East Final Results are In!
The event was not without controversy. There were several athletes who felt that the programming was unfairly biased toward Anthony and Jodi Bainbridge, who won the overall competition and were primarily responsible for planning the event.
The three events yesterday were a 1RM deadlift (winning loads were 525 / 315lbs), a couplet with muscle-ups and clean and jerks (winning times 6:07 / partial rounds in 10:00), and another couplet with KB swings and burpees (winning times 3:01 / 4:15).
The final event, held today, was a 5K trail run with "bonus" events sprinkled throughout (winning times were 25:24 / 30:06).
In other words, there was an untimed strength event, a sub-5min event, a 5-10min event, and an over 20min event, all using various, standard CrossFit exercises.
Without indulging the controversy, both Bainbridges have withdrawn from the event and will attempt to qualify via the recently announced Last Chance Qualifier. This means that the second, third, and fourth place finishers are awarded spots at the Games in Aromas.
Congratulations to all who competed. The qualifying men are Jason Bird, Chad Furey, and Roch Proteau.
The qualifying women are Danielle Comolli, Alexandra Bergeron, and Megan Maclellan.