The European Regional Qualifiers took place last weekend. Mikko Salo, Brian Bowen, and James Crichton qualified to come to Aromas in July. No women qualified, which means there is an unbelievable opportunity in Europe, not just for female CrossFitters but also for all the European affiliates to distinguish themselves for the Games '10.
The workouts were:
3 rounds for time,
21 Kettlebell Swings (m:32kg, w:20kg)
12 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
15-12-9 reps for time,
Clean & Jerk (overhead anyhow) - m:60kg, w:40kg
As Many Rounds As Possible in 20 mins of:
10 Burpees (8ft target)
10 Ring Dips (shoulder below elbow)
They write this of the event:
Although the field of athletes was only small the quality was extremely high. Three challenging workouts probed each athlete's fitness looking for weakness. Some facets of fitness were found wanting but there was no such lack of passion, commitment or sportsmanship.
Approaching the end of any workout it was hard to believe that there were less than 80 people in the building. The CrossFit Northern Ireland facility seemed to be bursting at the seams. The first time most of the athletes, volunteers and supporters had met but I have seen no finer example of CrossFit community than this weekend's event.