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The final workout of the NorCal Regional Qualifier has gotten a lot of attention. It was:
22 deadlifts @ 315#/185#
Farmers walk with 45#/25# dumbbells to top of inner loop (hill)
22 thrusters with 45#/25# dumbbells
Farmers walk with 45#/25# dumbbells to bottom of inner loop (hill)
Run to pull-up bar and do 22 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Run to top of outer loop (hill)
22 overhead squats @ 95#/65#
Run to bottom of inner loop (hill)

We have two videos to offer you. The "tight" version is on the Main Site.
It is 5min 48sec long.

The "extended" version (14min 18sec) is right here ... [wmv] [mov]

15 comments on this entry.

1. Ross Naughton wrote...

May 7, 2009 7:45 PM

Great video --- in addition to conveying a sense of the athletes' struggle, it nicely captures the wonderfully foggy, drippy NorCal weather. Thanks for preserving and posting the extended version!

Congratulations to all who finished that appalling workout. And since my loyalty is to SFCF, I need to congratulate Angel especially. Yeah AOD!!

2. Tom W wrote...

May 7, 2009 7:59 PM

Damn, and I thought it was exciting watching from the spectator area. That vid was awesome seeing what happened up at the thruster and OHS stations. Nice shooting Sevan. And congrats to all the guys and ladies who made it through that beast.

3. Ryan Brown wrote...

May 7, 2009 8:37 PM

While watching this very entertaining video, I thought to myself, "Coverage like this, of our sport, could absolutely be successful on ESPN2 at 2am."

4. Myles Lewis wrote...

May 7, 2009 8:43 PM

Great film work Sevan. That workout was no joke. Ryan I think ESPN is to scared to air something like this, plus then what would Sevan do. Thanks to all of the people that helped make that weekend possible. It was an awesome time to say the least.

5. Alex Tubbs wrote...

May 7, 2009 8:47 PM

These men are warriors. To even complete this workout is proof that these guys are the fittest people on the planet. Good luck to all who qualified, your going to need it with workouts like this. I can only imagine what the wods for the games are going to be.

6. The Pie wrote...

May 7, 2009 8:51 PM

I know this has been said many times before but video and photos just don't do justice on how steep that hill is and how uneven the terrain is. Anyone who hasn't tried to climb that beast is probably watching this and saying why the hell aren't these guys running up that hill. You don't know until you know.

Great work to all the competitors.
The Pie
CrossFit Lions

May 7, 2009 9:00 PM

Good grinder for the end of the qualifiers. DRoe dominated and stated the truth...we're coming for the affiliate cup. See you all in Aromas.

8. mike wrote...

May 7, 2009 10:10 PM

I have to echo what Boz says in the vid and what others are saying about the terrain at The Ranch. People who have never been up the hill don't understand the respect it deserves. I commend everybody that did that WOD because it just looked ugly.

9. ec wrote...

May 8, 2009 6:32 AM

burly, burly wod. impressive work.

and im a big jeff leonard fan. looking forward to seeing you at the games, brother!

10. gaucoin wrote...

May 8, 2009 7:40 PM

Yeah that's the worst workout I've ever seen. Nice work to the NorCal crew!

11. checkers wrote...

May 8, 2009 7:49 PM

Walking up the hill? Fittest men on the planet? Give me a break.

So now the winner is the fittest man in northern california and last years champ lives in northiner california since he is the fittest man in the world the nor call winner is what?

think about it.

12. Jay Santana wrote...

May 9, 2009 12:13 AM

I wonder if anybody got rhabdo after this?

13. ken c wrote...

May 9, 2009 5:17 AM


wow you're so clever!

May 9, 2009 12:01 PM

Try again, and emphasize the use of properly formed language for improved clarity and understanding when you're going to make an ass of yourself.

15. Darren replied to comment from checkers...

May 9, 2009 6:31 PM

I competed in that wod. Trust me I also thought before my heat, why is everyone walking? I am attacking that hill full force. I thought. But once you hit the bottom of the hill you legs would not let you run. Brutal.