European Results are In!

April 11, 2009 2:12 AM

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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,
400m run
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
Handstand Push-Ups

As Many Rounds As Possible in 20 mins of:
250m row
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.

European Results Page

12 comments on this entry.

1. Helzy wrote...

April 11, 2009 4:34 AM

The fun, the passion, the sun!, the sweat, the tears, the puke, the new friends, the experience, the competition, the atmosphere and the beer. Good times!

I am really proud to be represented by Mikko, Brian & James at this year's Games.



2. Chris Girvan wrote...

April 11, 2009 6:21 AM

Congrats Brian,

Met you at the C2 cert in VT last year where you stood out as an athlete. Best of luck in Aromas!


3. kempie wrote...

April 11, 2009 9:42 AM

Our trio heading to Aromas are gonna represent for certain. Superb athletes and quality people. The same could be said for everyone that came to play last weekend.

So proud to have had a hand in bringing such great folks together. Incredible weekend - never thought I'd say this but I can't wait till the next one.

Cheers, kempie

4. Jeremy Kinnick wrote...

April 11, 2009 1:23 PM

Is there any way to get a list of the times each athlete got on all 3 workouts? Just curious... Thanks! Great Job everyone.

5. Ryan Brown wrote...

April 11, 2009 2:57 PM

I'm second Jeremy Kinnick's request. I'd love a pdf file like they put out for Australasia and the 08 games.

6. Vic Crossfit Ramstein wrote...

April 11, 2009 4:40 PM

We had a blast, thanks for your hard work, this was a true pleasure to work along side of you, and who is the guy with the sexy socks in the background? LOL,
I think Miko, brian, and Jaime are going to represent Europe in the finist manner! good luck to all of them and ill see you all im July for the games!

7. RD wrote...

April 11, 2009 5:31 PM

I'm with Jeremy and Ryan, I'm curious to see the times for all the competitors. I did the 15-12-9 C&J/HSPU workout today in 10:40, second WOD of the day...would like to see how the other athletes fared! Thanks.

8. Jamie Crichton wrote...

April 12, 2009 12:43 AM

If it helps, I did the heavy helen in 9:54, the C+j/hspu in 14:30ish and got 8 rounds and 149m of row on the last workout. Brian did the c+j one in 8 something and got 8 rounds + some burpees I think. Not sure about his time for helen.


9. Richard Vanmeerbeek wrote...

April 12, 2009 2:50 AM

What about Mikko's 7'49" on Fat Helen ? It was unbelievable !

I'm rooting for you guys !!!

April 12, 2009 3:29 AM

It was unbelievable! And what was even more unbelievable was how Miko simply strolled off the floor after each WOD, put his beanie back on, and proceeded to take pictures and cheer on the other competitors--he didn't even seem winded. I've said it once and I'll say it again...WATCH OUT for Mikko!

11. Tiffany wrote...

April 12, 2009 5:09 PM

What happened to the euro women? Did no one qualify?

12. Tamara G wrote...

April 13, 2009 2:43 AM

There was only one female athlete at the qualifiers. She did an amazing job, but unfortunatly the HSPUs got the best of her, as they did with most the athletes. With a little more training, she will be a force to reacon with at the 2010 Games.