Canada West Qualifying Athletes

May 3, 2009 5:51 PM

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Congratulations to the six qualifying athletes from Canada West!

The three men are DJ Wickham, Andrew Swartz, and Michael Fitzgerald.

The three women are Joy Nguyen, Lauren Pryor, and Katy Josephs.

Full results and more details coming soon!

18 comments on this entry.

1. Mack Kay wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:05 PM

Congrats to all. Great showing!

DJ, your the F'n Man!!!

2. brick wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:23 PM

is michael fitzgerald related to opt?? they look like brothers...

3. gaucoin wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:23 PM

What an amazing weekend, the FitzGerald's and the crew put off an incredible event with no hitches. The environment was unreal, my hats are off to all the athletes. Be proud!

4. gaucoin wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:24 PM

Oh and I've made it into the background of yet another CrossFit picture. I think that makes it an even 1000 now.

5. duey wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:29 PM

OPT...your the man.

6. Chantal wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:41 PM

Hats off to James, Leighanne, all the volunteers and a really kick ass group of Western Canadian athletes for such an amazing weekend! Truly a top-notch event with CrossFit programming that tested all the domains of fitness!

What an amazing atmosphere all weekend! THANK YOU

7. The Pie wrote...

May 3, 2009 6:48 PM

Props up to Andy and Joy...way to represent Vancity.

8. TexasPatrick wrote...

May 3, 2009 7:17 PM

Way to go Canucks!! Come down in July and have a riot!! (Well, after the pain . . . )

9. Teri wrote...

May 3, 2009 7:18 PM

Way to go, Joy and Andy!! Ditto what the Pie said..
And congratulations to all of the amazing athletes who competed!

10. Rob Corson wrote...

May 3, 2009 7:20 PM

Great work DJ, Andy, Mike, Joy, Lauren and Katie. Good luck in Aromas.
It was a great weekend. The WODs were very challenging and the best overall CrossFitters came to the front.
Thanks to all the organizers, volunteers and athletes. The atmosphere was awesome.

11. Tom wrote...

May 3, 2009 7:21 PM

Wow, great workouts! A true test of each component of fitness. Anyone know if OPT will be attempting the 'last chance' qualifier for all those who weren't able to compete in a regional qualy?

P.S. I think I have a crush on Lauren Pryor

12. ehayes wrote...

May 3, 2009 7:54 PM

What happened to OPT? Did he give up quals for an organizational role?

13. gaucoin replied to comment from ehayes...

May 3, 2009 8:29 PM

That's correct. His passion and dedication to being an phenomenal CrossFit athlete translated into putting off an amazing event.

Brick, you are correct, Mike F is James' brother. He actually used to post on CF.com as OPTbro even though I begged him not to.

14. Carey wrote...

May 3, 2009 9:15 PM

Congrats LTP and OPTbro!!!! Can't wait to see video footage from your event.
Looking forward to seeing both of you in Aromas....and hopefully the man himself will make an appearance as well.....OPT?


15. sevan wrote...

May 3, 2009 9:33 PM

James, your hair looks good. :)


16. Michelle wrote...

May 4, 2009 12:16 PM

Congratulations DJ, Andy, Mike, Joy, Lauren, and Katy!!! Thanks to James and Leighanne, the volunteers, and all the athletes who together created a truly amazing experience!!!

17. Trevor wrote...

May 4, 2009 8:08 PM

It was truely an exciting weekend. I cannot count how many times I had tears of joy in my eyes watching the competitors tough it out. Having personally seen many of the CF Calgary and OPT Big Dawgs work out it was incredible to see them take it to another level.
Some highlights were Joy's final attempt at the 155 clean and jerk and then watching DJ and Mike finish their thrusters at exactly the same time and head to the chin up bar.
James, what incredible programming as always...a master and the standards were awesome.
Leigh, man how you managed to organize all that is beyond comprehension.
Kris H - top notch job with the media related info.
The judges were also amazing and I am certain speaking very little right now if at all.

18. Alvaro (THE HULK) wrote...

May 7, 2009 12:52 PM

I spent a very nice weekend competing with a bunch of monsters. And eventhough I was supposed to go rest in between workouts and fuel to be strong back at it, I just couldn't leave the place. I didn't want to miss a single event, I wanted to be there for my friends. I am very happy to know that everything went well and the wholle event was a complete success. James, Leighanne and the wholle gang from Calgary put together a phenomenal event. Very well done and I think the best way to describe what i saw and what I experienced is to say that this "bunch" are "professionals" at what they do. And they live and practice what they preech.
I missed Brett (also known as AFT), he was enjoying his very few days old new daughter and he couldn't be there. I am sure we will hear from him next year.