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Jeff Tucker and crew announce the workouts for the Hell's Half Acre Regional Qualifier.

The workouts will be:

Saturday WOD1:
Row 500m
10 Squat Clean & Jerk (105lbs women / 155lbs men)
Row 500m
10 Squat Clean & Jerk
Row 500m
10 Squat Clean & Jerk

WOD 2:
50 Chest to Bar Pull ups
50 Burpees

Sunday WOD 3:
NIne of Spades / Hopper Deck
3 Rounds, 21, 15, and 9 reps of
Box Jumps (24 inches)
KB Swings (1 pood women / 1.5 pood men)
Sumodeadlift Highpull (65lbs women / 95lbs men)

Best of luck to all competitors!

26 comments on this entry.

1. gaucoin wrote...

May 2, 2009 8:34 AM

If anyone is interested, the Canadian Western Regional Qualifiers are going on as we speak at CrossFit Calgary. Check this link to see the WODs, the first one was brutally tough. I'm surprised the Games site hasn't mentioned this yet. It's unfortunate, actually...

2. GMT wrote...

May 2, 2009 8:57 AM

That is too bad. The Eastern Canada Qualifier WODs aren't posted on the Games site either. The Calgary ones look challenging across a wide range, wow. Good luck!

I'm competing down in Peru, but I've been doing a bunch of the Qualifier WODs down here in Bogota, and the altitude makes them even more punishing. Gonna try a few of the Canadian ones this week.

3. KLowe wrote...

May 2, 2009 9:28 AM

Personally I think the Canadian WODS are the BEST mix or programming out of all the Qual WODS i've seen. They are ACTUALLY including a max effort strength element. Something that I thought the Dirty South Wods were missing. IMO the TDS WODS were geared more for speed, agility, and endurance. Don't get me wrong...YOU HAD to be strong to do the WODS....but I feel a max effort would have balanced things out a bit. Just my .02.

4. Mike D. wrote...

May 2, 2009 10:10 AM

May 2, 2009 11:13 AM

I like'em. Something I can actually do! Good luck to all!

6. grambo wrote...

May 2, 2009 11:28 AM

Not to highjack this post, but the Western Canadian qualifiers at CFC have some amazingly programmed WODs (in my opinion), not surprising since I believe OPT was involved?

Let's see some coverage on here!

7. Mirabell replied to comment from gaucoin...

May 2, 2009 11:39 AM

The workouts at the western canadian qualifiers are well thought out and methodical. Congrats to whoever designed them.

8. gaucoin replied to comment from Mirabell...

May 2, 2009 12:08 PM

The WODs were the brainchild of the master himself, OPT. He pretty much gave up a chance to go to Aromas so he could design the Qualifiers.

9. duey wrote...

May 2, 2009 1:18 PM

OPTs not going ro aromas?!?! NOOOO

10. Jeremy Kinnick wrote...

May 2, 2009 1:28 PM

Not necessarily. OPT can still qualify by sending in a video of himself doing the workouts released at the end of May.

May 2, 2009 1:30 PM

Thats true, Jeremy, a curious turn of events there I gotta say.

12. duey wrote...

May 2, 2009 1:31 PM

SWEEEET! opt is my hero and i would be sorely disappointed if he didn't compete

13. GMT wrote...

May 2, 2009 1:37 PM

Yeah, can't imagine the Games without OPT in the trenches battling it out. He was the rabbit I focused on chasing when I first started CF, and damn he's one tough rabbit to catch!

14. COS wrote...

May 2, 2009 1:43 PM

I think OPT automatically qualifies for winning in '07. I could be wrong but I thought I remember hearing that somewhere.

15. gaucoin replied to comment from COS...

May 2, 2009 2:01 PM

16. Richard Vanmeerbeek wrote...

May 2, 2009 2:18 PM

OPT really designed a brillant event, hats off. Can't wait to see the top 3 coming out of that one, guaranteed top athletes.

17. Speal wrote...

May 2, 2009 2:39 PM

Go get em' Dutch!

18. mike wrote...

May 2, 2009 3:43 PM


So did OPT sit out since he was involved as an organizer?

If so kudos.

19. Rob - Crossfit Camas wrote...

May 2, 2009 3:57 PM

Polly Bobseine, Top 3!! after day 1

Great job Polly! I knew you would kick a$$

20. Mike D wrote...

May 2, 2009 4:10 PM

21. The Pie wrote...

May 2, 2009 4:15 PM

Can't believe they haven't posted anything on this site for the Western Canadian Regionals. Last years games we had 4 athletes in the top 20 males and two other in the top 40. We also had 3 females in the top 20 as well. I think that deserves some press. Especially since we only get three males and three females for this years games.

Good luck to all competing this weekend in all regions
The Pie
CrossFit Lions

22. Mike D wrote...

May 2, 2009 4:34 PM

Congrats to all of the Day 1 leaders at the Southwest Regional CrossFit Games Qualifier! (WFS)

23. geoff wrote...

May 2, 2009 4:38 PM

I'm sure before dayend or lets hope by tomorrow morning Crossfit will get something posted from North of the border.
We are all Crossfitters!

24. ken c wrote...

May 2, 2009 5:24 PM

great looking set of workouts up there in canadia. go get 'em gaucoin. you too rob corson.

25. gaucoin wrote...

May 2, 2009 6:55 PM

I seem to have started something that I did not intend to do, I just wanted people to have a link they could follow regarding us Canadians up in Canadia, as Ken C calls it. I apologize for taking away from the Hell's Half Acre Regionals. GIVE 'EM HELL!!

26. tucker wrote...

May 3, 2009 3:31 PM

No Worries mate... It is all good and the athletes did give it hell!