Mid-Atlantic: Men's Final Results

April 26, 2009 3:30 PM

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The Mid-Atlantic final results are in! Congratulations to everyone who participated, and especially the six men who qualified for the Games in Aromas this July!

Ben Smith
Blair Morrison
Josh Wagner
Chad Wilkinson
Jon Matzner
Pat Sherwood

Mid-Atlantic Men's Final Results

39 comments on this entry.

1. Filer wrote...

April 26, 2009 3:47 PM

April 26, 2009 4:06 PM

WOOOOHOOO!! Yeah, PAT!!! I KNEW you would make that top 6! See you at the Games!

3. annette logsdon wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:12 PM

You make us proud Blair - Good job!!! We'll come watch in Aromas

April 26, 2009 4:20 PM

Way to go, John M from PCF!

5. Noelle wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:22 PM


6. ken c wrote...

April 26, 2009 4:24 PM

way to go pat! but seriously, you don't have to actually rip your shins with a deadlift.

7. Paul K wrote...

April 26, 2009 5:28 PM

Just want to thank everyone involved with running this event, from Jeff T. to every judge. It was first class and exemplified everything that crossfit stands for. The judging was tough but accurate and ensured quailty of movement and the community was awesome. Good luck to those who qualified and I can't waith for next year!

8. Melissa Mackenzie wrote...

April 26, 2009 5:58 PM

Yay for John Matzner!! Congrats from all of us at Crossfit Newport Beach, your 2nd home:)

9. Pat Sherwood wrote...

April 26, 2009 7:05 PM

Congrats to every single athlete that competed. The weekend was amazingly brutal. The people at this event rocked. The spirit and energy was through the roof.

A special thanks to Jeff T and all the volunteers. This was a huge logistical undertaking and it went off with complete precision. Impressive!!

10. Rosemary and Bud wrote...

April 26, 2009 7:12 PM

Congratulations Blair, you are so awesome!! We will be in Aromas to cheer you on!!! G and G

11. Darlene Smith wrote...

April 26, 2009 7:19 PM


12. Josh Wagner wrote...

April 26, 2009 8:26 PM

Jeff T. thanks for a great weekend and some tough programming....that was just flat our mentally and physically exhausting. The weather could not have better prepared us for California. Congrats to all those who qualified. The group of athletes that showed up this weekend all meant business and brought their A games. Great job everyone! See you in Aromas.

13. Charlie wrote...

April 26, 2009 8:41 PM

Looks like Brendan Gilliam didn't make the cut. :)

14. Andy wrote...

April 26, 2009 9:11 PM

Just curious - what happened to Blair on day 2? He was killing day 1 it appears, from his times.

Congrats to everyone! Very inspiring to those of us who don't belong there yet. :-)

April 26, 2009 10:05 PM

I must say that I was impressed on many levels with this Qualifier.
-I had no idea there would be such a huge turnout and that there were so many top notch CrossFitters in the area. Josh Wagner is right, everyone who showed up this weekend was there to compete, no doubt about it.
-I was also very impressed with the judging. They didn't let you get away with anything but 100% ROM, and Jeff Tincher was right, those box jumps nailed a lot of people, including myself.
-Andy- Blair was unnatural up until the very end. He was in my heat on Saturday and the guy was walking away from his last round of box jumps just as I was rounding the turn from my last 400m run. He just seemed to hit a wall on the CTB pull ups, but he has 2 months to practice those.
- When Ben Smith walked away after the last workout I congratulated him and asked him what his time was, but he just shrugged and said indifferently "I don't know" haha.

16. Brian PCF wrote...

April 27, 2009 2:56 AM

Can't say enough good things about the organization and judging this past weekend, completely top notch.

And congrats Jon M., you earned it this weekend buddy!

17. Jason Fernandez CFVB wrote...

April 27, 2009 4:46 AM

Congrats to everyone of these athletes. The competition was stiff and the judging was tight. This event was run flawlessly. Those six men and women earned those spots, the programming was legit and the athletes were amazing, everybody who showed up was there to win. I can't say enough about this event, and the intense atmosphere. It was off the charts. Pat you are a monster, glad to see you headed to Aromas!

18. desch wrote...

April 27, 2009 4:52 AM

Josh --


19. Kris Coulter wrote...

April 27, 2009 5:37 AM

Wow, an 18 year old took first place! That is amazing! You are a good man Ben and you WILL go far. EXCELLENT job! Can't wait to see you take first in the finals.

20. Tanya wrote...

April 27, 2009 6:00 AM

Congratulations guys! Hell of a weekend and great competition in the Mid-Atlantic. Jeff, you ran a seamless operation, very nice job. Hope you get some down time, but don't rest for too long, these studs are gonna be next to you out in Aromas :)

Josh, you did great this weekend! You gave everything you had in each workout and I couldn't be more proud of you. Training for the Games is on hunny...can't wait for California!!!

21. K.M.S. wrote...

April 27, 2009 6:51 AM

Thank you CROSSFIT organizers, competitors and JUDGES for your inspiration. Ben - I love how you set goals in a quiet and unassuming manner knowing inside that your ablities are unlimited. You rock!

22. Jason replied to comment from Charlie...

April 27, 2009 7:14 AM

Charlie, why a smilie for Brendan not making the cut?

23. nick replied to comment from Charlie...

April 27, 2009 7:23 AM

No matter how you cut it, that comment is inappropriate and not necessary.

April 27, 2009 7:41 AM

Great weekend all around. A special congrats to Jon Matzner from Potomac CrossFit who crushed the last workout so hard he was the only person who didn't start in the final heat of 10 that qualified.

Don't rest too long. Training starts tomorrow!

25. Matt B wrote...

April 27, 2009 8:39 AM

Kudos to the organizers, volunteers and judges for making this a first-class event. Especially Chris, from Crossfit Fairfax, who was my judge for 2 of the WODs. Chris wasn't just counting my reps. He was in my head, pushing me to go beyond what I thought possible. Did I rank among the top competitors? No way. Did I push myself like never before? Absolutely, into unchartered territory.

Congrats to Jon, from Potomac Crossfit (PCF) for making the top 6. It was a real privilege to be a part of the PCF team. A guy couldn't ask for a better group to train with.

26. Dan Rod wrote...

April 27, 2009 9:19 AM

I want to thank Jeff for putting on a great and problem free event. Working in the event coordination field i know how hard that is to do and he did a fantastic job!!! Congrats to everyone that competed! It was a phenomenal weekend!!!

27. dianne wrote...

April 27, 2009 12:32 PM

way to go JON you have fans in Belgium, will be there in California for finals

28. Shelby wrote...

April 27, 2009 1:02 PM

Yahoooo Blair! Way to go! You're too STUDLY for words dude!! We love you! :)

29. Krissy wrote...

April 27, 2009 2:45 PM

Ben, I wish I were their to see you kick ass! Your a physicial monster with no limits. People may not now who Ben Smith is now but look out, he WILL be the talk of crossfit! Go get em Ben!

30. RG/TG/MG/AG wrote...

April 27, 2009 2:47 PM

Great job Ben S., we're all proud of you down here in Florida!

31. KC wrote...

April 27, 2009 2:50 PM


32. Caleb wrote...

April 27, 2009 4:41 PM

On the volunteers/judges - thank you all so much! You did an amazing job. I know it must have really killed Sean Dunston and Karen Douglas to not be competing, but they, along with everyone else busted their asses for us. The judges were very professional, but every bit as great as you'd expect from a Crossfitter. It was absolutely great to have the same judge who pulled reps from me be the one yelling at me to get back on the bar! By the end of the WODs I barely knew my own name, let alone some of the judges, but thank you all!

On the athletes - This was the third Crossfit competition I've been to, and the caliber of the athletes has vastly improved with each one. I know a lot of folks who showed up to the mid-atlantic challenge to just have fun and a good WOD or two. No one was there to do anything but place this weekend.

April 27, 2009 6:02 PM

Ben Smith is the man. No questions asked.

34. Holly wrote...

April 27, 2009 6:46 PM

George Dobbins kicked ass this weekend!!!! We are soooo privileged to have him as our coach,...I couldn't imagine anyone better!!!
CrossFit Dover

35. Blair Lowe wrote...

April 28, 2009 12:54 AM

Anybody know if this Blair Morrison was from Del Campo and Sac once upon a time?

36. Spider Chick wrote...

April 28, 2009 7:32 AM

To those of you who've asked me what Blair Morrison's weak spot is and how to beat him:

his weakness: its his wardrobe. he wears clothes. i recommend he stop that at once.

how to beat Blair: hit him in the head with a lead pipe when he's aleep. otherwise, he's going to dominate and make it look easy. a true tiger in a human suit.

a shout out to the competitors who put it all on the line and delighted the crossfit soul.

Caleb: you are all heart, intensity, accomplishment and results. you have my respect and friendship.
Steve Dumaine: BEAST. it was a joy to behold.
Jon Alanis: your limitless strength is just scary. a pleasure to see.
Pat Sherwood: well, need i say more than PAT SHERWOOD! All hail!

37. Dave replied to comment from Blair Lowe...

May 12, 2009 3:59 PM

Blair Morrison graduated from Del Campo HS 2000, played football at Princeton 01-04 trains athletes in DC 07-09
His training is olympic crossed w a quasi crossfit model from SST in Sac. Blair isnt close to his peek performance in crossfit. Aromas should be amazing.

May 12, 2009 4:00 PM

Blair Morrison hangs in Laguna Beach part time. Monarch Bay

June 3, 2009 5:47 PM

He's also done extensive water training at Maple Lake MN ;)