Joy Nguyen is pictured winning Workout 3 with a successful lift of 155lbs.
The Western Canada Qualifier held at CrossFit Calgary this past weekend was rocking- with 64 athletes, 200 spectators, and 45 volunteers crammed into a 2,000 square foot space the energy was unlike ever felt before. There was some very tight competition (the final female Games spot went to a tiebreaker and the top 3 men were separated by 4 points) and plenty of sweat, blood and tears (in that order).
There was a whisper in the Calgary winds that a CrossFit robot had been sent from Vancouver on a seek-and-destroy mission. That robot is Joy Nguyen. She finished in the top spot, overcoming some tough moments and a near disaster on Sunday. In the first WOD "Every rep counts" Joy was edged out by 16 year-old Katy Josephs by 1 rep for the WOD win. Lauren Pryor finished 7 reps behind Joy for 3rd place, positioning the former track athlete to potentially overtake the leaders in WOD2 "The Kanadian", a 1K run.