Great Basin: Highlights

July 7, 2009 3:00 PM

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The Great Basin Regional Qualifier hosted at CrossFit Flagstaff was conducted with great success. Chris Spealler had an amazing showing, winning all three workouts at the event. Zachary Forrest and Eric O'Connor also qualified and will be joining Chris in Aromas.

Hillari Eaton, Lisa Ray, and Cyndi Frieling qualified for the women's side. This video captures highlights of the entire event, including all three workouts and interviews with some of the top competitors.

Great Basin Qualifier... [wmv] [mov]

10 comments on this entry.

1. Scott Bolan wrote...

July 7, 2009 3:16 PM

both the .WMV and .MOV link to the .MOV file.

2. George wrote...

July 7, 2009 3:19 PM

Again, nothing on last years winner. Who did he piss off? There has been stories on everything and everyone except the current champion.

3. Aalap wrote...

July 7, 2009 3:43 PM

Well said man! I train under that dude. Awesome and very enthusiastic guy. Seriously ! Who did he piss off?


4. Scott Stevens wrote...

July 7, 2009 3:48 PM

There was a "follow someones food regimen for a day" journal video with Khalipa, but I agree there does seem to be a dearth of coverage about him...

5. Leon R replied to comment from George...

July 7, 2009 3:52 PM

He didn't p!ss anybody off. It might have been you who posted the same question a few days back I'm not sure but Tony B answered. It's late back here so i'm not going to search for it but in short there is no reason, he and Jolie had quite a bit of coverage in the fall and the staff are pretty stretched right now.

Relax, all is well.

6. DT wrote...

July 7, 2009 4:44 PM

Awesome video...incredible athletes and a great soundtrack, too!

I have a question regarding handstand pushups for the women. Does placing spacers of various kinds underneath the head act as sort of a prescribed weight adjustment, you know, like adjusting the weight for women for press movements in WoDs?

I can't imagine how tough it'd be to do a WoD at high altitude. Unbelievable!

7. Jelli wrote...

July 7, 2009 5:09 PM

Lisa .....YOU ROCK...Look forward to seeing ya!!!

8. sevan wrote...

July 7, 2009 6:31 PM

I couldn't agree more. JASON Khalipa deserves more videos.

Shoot, the guy really deserves his own TV station.

We are doing the best we can. CFHQ has allocated massive resources to producing videos - that is why "you" get 2-4 videos every single day from around the country on at least 3 different CrossFit websites.

The production scale and number of athletes covered this summer is mind boggling.

We covered Caity Matter, Gillian Mounsey, and Tanya Wagner all this month, with more than 15 videos combined. We did this because we felt the community was demanding more VIDEOS of the top female athletes.

We also filmed, produced, and posted more than 50 videos covering 20+ 2009 CrossFit Games Contenders in the past 40 days (including guest appearances by JASON KHALIPA).

I am sharing this with you, to help you contextualize the problem with NOT HAVING KHALIPA videos. There is a lot to cover.

On a side not - I filmed with Jason yesterday and will try to get you videos.

Your passion and inquiry regarding JASON Khalipa videos is totally understandable.

Jason will not be overlooked at the GAMES. Neither will competitors form countries outside the USA, which we also regretfully have not been able to cover.

Please KNOW, we hear you :)


9. Kim Malz~FitMom wrote...

July 7, 2009 7:46 PM

Sevan~ Many thanks for top female highlights.

Fantastic picture Lisa (you are jacked girl!)-coverage of you at your qualifier was great to watch! Hope to meet you this upcoming weekend.

10. Ash wrote...

July 7, 2009 8:01 PM

Badass Lisa...didn't get to witness your quals like you did mine....but can't wait for the games...thanks for all your support and see you soon!!!!!!

Ash - Alamo CrossFit