Midwest: Day 1 Results

May 16, 2009 6:00 PM

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Day one is over for the Midwest Regional Qualifier and Bill Henniger has sent us the results. There will be only 9 women & 30 men that move to day 2. Only 9 of the 24 women finished all three events in the allotted time but the 9 who made it are well qualified.

The top three men are Simon Warnos, Sean Catto, and Ben Carter. The top three women are Sarah Dunsmore, Feng Yi Chew, and Caroline Attmore.

The workout for tomorrow will be one round for time of:
30 Power Clean and Jerk, 135 lbs (95 lbs for women)
One lap around Rogue, approx 450M
30 Power Snatch, 115 lbs (75 lbs for women)

Bill writes, "One thing's for sure, the Midwest will be sending 12 fully capable athletes to this years CrossFit Games."

Midwest Day 1 Results


12 comments on this entry.

1. Duke Nukem wrote...

May 16, 2009 8:10 PM

Whoever qualifies is gonna be one huge, jacked dude. A ton of pure strength at this qualifier.

2. randy wrote...

May 16, 2009 9:45 PM

this seems like a good complaint to me
the midwest qualifiers only has 9 women (out of 26) who completed the first days wods as rxd and yet they will be sending six of them to the games. the rocky mountain region has 54 women (of 80) who completed the first days wods as rxd and yet they are only sending 5 women to the games. does anyone else think these numbers don't jive?

3. Scott wrote...

May 17, 2009 3:45 AM

If you are saying the regions need adjusting, you are right. Almost all of the top 9 women are from North Carolina- where is everyone else?

4. Rich V. wrote...

May 17, 2009 4:21 AM

randy:
Like you said, there were only 26 women that had competed. Coming out of the first WOD, only 12 had finished and had the potential opportunity to move onto the second day. I'm presuming that after the second WOD, 3 more had not finished or some had scaled in another way, disqualifying them from going into Sunday. This isn't really surprising. WOD #1 required many girls to pick up what is around 75-80% of their max deadlift forty-five times. As well, there were quite a few women who had trouble hitting their chest to the bar.

This was was very, very difficult and weeded out the men and women who couldn't hack some serious weight. I don't think this was the intention of the organizers and programmers, but even if it was, it would be fine by me (especially after seeing many of the heavy Hero WODs that have been popping up lately).

As for the amount of women that participated, I couldn't tell you why, only make guesses. But I don't think it has much to do with the layout of the region.

Congrats to all the competitors! It was a heck of a show and was a great test of fitness across many modal domains.

5. bingo wrote...

May 17, 2009 6:06 AM

I guess it will depend on who finishes where in Aromas, don't you think? With regional qualifiers the Aromas Games also become a proxy examination of regional strength, regional training variation and variables, etc.

The Games are also an examination of the programming philosophies of the regional planners. Did they choose events that will identify the strongest candidates from their region? Those athletes who will stack up best against athletes from other regions?

We shall see come July, eh?

6. Leo S wrote...

May 17, 2009 8:12 AM

Go Feng! Tear it up on Sunday!

7. Neile wrote...

May 17, 2009 9:38 AM

Hell Yeah Feng!!! We knew you could do it!!! Can't wait to see you kick ass in California. Congratulations!!!!

8. Ryan wrote...

May 17, 2009 11:06 AM

Randy, I think you may have a point when it comes to the number of women who competed in the Rockies vs. Midwest, but don't forget to take into account the workout when considering how many completed it. The rocky mountain WOD #1 pales in comparison to the difficulty of the Midwest WOD #1. Let's compare:

Rockies: 195lb dead, 24 total reps
Midwest: 185lb dead, 45 total reps

Rockies: 400m run, 3 times
Midwest: 45 total pullups, chest to bar

I think the 9 women that made it to Sunday in the Midwest could compete very well with anyone.

9. Jack wrote...

May 17, 2009 12:12 PM

Way to go Sarah! We are behind you

10. Ceren wrote...

May 17, 2009 1:39 PM

Yeah Feng Yi!! You were amazing!!

11. cindy wrote...

May 17, 2009 3:27 PM

What was up with changing the rules for WOD #2 on the 6th heat? If heats 1-5 got to do burpies in direction of thier choice, so should the rest of the heats.

May 17, 2009 4:07 PM

Tremendous job by all of the competitors this weekend. I'm proud to have all six men and six women representing our region, and I know they will perform well at the Games. Graham Spagnola is an absolute monster...