Northeast Regional Qualifier

May 19, 2009 10:47 PM

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The final Qualifier is coming up this weekend, and Jason Ackerman of Albany CrossFit will be hosting the event. The competition will take place at Albany CrossFit in Albany, NY, on May 23 and 24. Athletes will be trying for one of 5 mens and 5 womens slots for the 2009 CrossFit Games.

Saturday will feature two workouts. Here they are...

WOD 1:
In 12 minutes perform as many rounds as possible of:

5 Thrusters (135/95)
10 Burpees

WOD 2:
Row 2000 meters

There will be a third event on Sunday which will be announced upon completion of Saturday's workouts.

21 comments on this entry.

1. Jenna wrote...

May 20, 2009 5:17 PM


Good luck to all the competitors!

May 20, 2009 5:38 PM

Go North East! Send Some Beasts To Represent In Aromas!

3. Mathieu Lalonde wrote...

May 20, 2009 6:47 PM

Best of luck to all the athletes from CrossFit Boston.


4. Daniel Freedman wrote...

May 20, 2009 7:34 PM

What's up with Jason and burpees? There's an ugly rumor out there: at a recent Bar Mitzvah, he forced the bar mitzvah boy to do burpees! Confirm or deny? Enquiring minds want to know.

5. Jamie@CFA wrote...

May 20, 2009 7:41 PM

heavy thrusters were a beautiful thing to watch during our qualifiers .. good on ya

6. Ryan Brown wrote...

May 20, 2009 7:44 PM

The 2K row is a popular event this year.

May 20, 2009 8:49 PM

Daniel, I must admit...that is TRUE! He needed to become a man!

8. Ryan Brown wrote...

May 20, 2009 9:01 PM

LOL! Then why not use Man Makers??

May 20, 2009 10:43 PM

hmmm...good idea, will save it for next time!

10. Mike wrote...

May 21, 2009 4:15 AM

there better be pull ups during Sunday's WOD! It just wouldn't be CrossFit without pull ups...

11. Ralph Hicks wrote...

May 21, 2009 7:50 AM

What is up with the 2k row? I mean I totally get what it does to your body and mind, but what does it do for the times? Doesn't seem to really change much of anything in the standings....

Just seems like it should be more of a 1k row, 20 overhead squats @ 95lbs and 10 muscle ups....?

Maybe I just like more excitement than the 2k.

May 21, 2009 8:37 AM

Yea Ralph, a lot of the guys and girls I talked to at the Mid-west Qual said the same thing.

It was our 3rd wod. Everyone is going to be pulling right around 7:20+/- 30s for like 90% of the competitors.
The other wods were done in like 5-8mins.. so gaining or losing 20seconds on the row meant nothing, therefore the wod was pretty "useless" in terms of determining the better athlete.

May 21, 2009 9:36 AM

Totally agree when every second counts, but presumably with an AMRAP first workout they are doing the scoring by placing, and then the row is just as important as every other event.

May 21, 2009 10:34 AM

Shane-- curious-- why didn't you just normalize scores to the mean and standard deviation for each wod? (after eliminating outliers)

15. jake wrote...

May 21, 2009 12:34 PM

I agree with Ralph, what's up with the row? Not much excitement generation with this one. It does very little to separate the field as well.

Very little imagination with this one. At least the Midwest Qualifiers had 3 wods on Saturday and all those wods had major creativity.

Lightweight baby! As Ronnie Coleman would say.

16. danielle marcellino wrote...

May 21, 2009 2:47 PM

Good luck to all the competitors!!! Rowing will break your heart, make your lungs explode, and tear your legs apart all at the same time! THATS whats up with the row.. like it or not it's going to make you hurt!

"Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn't a wall; it's a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates down by not rowing your hardest is unthinkable...Therefore, you are going to die. Welcome to this life." -- Ashleigh Teitel

17. JK wrote...

May 21, 2009 5:59 PM

Yes... it will break your heart. So will 150 wall-balls. ;)

18. Mike wrote...

May 21, 2009 6:25 PM

Off-water rowing isn't exactly the world's best spectator sport either... which may or may not be important for the games depending on how much public attraction wants to be brought to the sport.

19. Ralph Hicks wrote...

May 22, 2009 4:53 AM

The 2k at the Midwest was fine because it was the 3rd and it does make sense if you go on a placing system.

I guess I was just thinking if people come from a far they might want a bit more than 2k....

I'm sure the Sunday workout will be sweet though and love the 1st workout.

One thing about CrossFit is it will kick the crap out of you.

I know the Midwest kicked some major butt and that had the 2k in it so...

Good luck to everyone, can't wait for the games!

20. Long John Silver wrote...

May 22, 2009 5:07 AM

I hear Guerrilla Fitness is sending some serious beasts this weekend. Including the infamous Rhabdo and few other unknown sleepers.

21. Russ B wrote...

May 23, 2009 3:27 PM

Good luck to all competitors from the NE, Have fun a kick butt