Last Chance Qualifier Update

May 31, 2009 8:48 AM

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NorCalRow.jpgThe Last Chance is Over!

We had a tremendous worldwide event. There were over 100 formal submissions.

We are organizing the information and starting the process of evaluating the submissions. We plan to announce the winners within 48 hours.

At first glance, it appears that good men's times are in the low 20s and good women's times are in the low 30s.

We've been getting emails and calls from all over the world in support of the amazing CrossFit community. Major props to everyone who participated.

15 comments on this entry.

1. Karin wrote...

May 31, 2009 11:09 AM

Interesting, I glanced at some of the videos that come up when you search on Vimeo and YouTube...

I wonder which ones they will actually count. There were at least 3 that I say didn't follow the rules (small errors, but still, errors).

Nicely done by 99.9% though.

2. Jerry wrote...

May 31, 2009 1:32 PM

Half the WOD #3 videos I watched were poorly shot. You can't see the pullup bar, only feet for several reps. So there is no way you can tell that chest to bar was done. waste of time. Real shame.

3. danielle wrote...

May 31, 2009 2:12 PM

The video qualifier was a brutal undertaking. Major props to anyone willing to do that much work in a day and leave enough time to condense and then upload their videos and email their times.
I had a great time doing this.
I was unable to go to my qualifier because I was coaching at a national college water polo championship.
I really appreciate the opportunity and the work that went in to making this happen.
As far as the results go, I would love to see the overall standings to know how many total women were in the event(where they are from) and where I stand in the end.
Thanks again!

4. Brian H wrote...

May 31, 2009 3:25 PM

Videoing these wods to the specification was not as easy as anticipated. My wife was taping and was way nervous, as she was instrumental in the process. I'm sure that proper range of motion can be measured for the high performers, and if it can't there's always next year.
That being said, anyone that performed, taped, and submitted did not have a "total waste of time". These were great, challenging wods in any context, but to be performed in a 24 hour period to be judged by others deserves some respect.
I competed at the NorCal quals and did the last chance wods, more for fun and to measure my fitness against those who did these wods in the other regions. As a "man in the arena" I don't think I wasted my time.

5. tommy hackenbruck wrote...

May 31, 2009 3:42 PM

Tony Budding,
I sent out an e-mail but this seems to be the fastest way to get a response. I watched all of my vids last night after they were posted and they were all fine. Today a friend notified me that my wod #3 video is freezing around 3:29. If you haven't saved/watched and judged my workouts already please notify me so that I can upload another video for wod#3. Not sure why this happened but on vimeo you can see the video was posted before the cut-off.

6. Lu Crenshaw wrote...

May 31, 2009 3:50 PM

Brian H
I'm going to have to agree with you. I participated and it was stressful getting things all set up to the right specifications. WOD 3 was hard b/c they wanted to see C2B but then it was hard to get the full ROM. Mine might be thrown out because we were so worried about getting C2B action that you can't see full ROM. I agree that none of this was done in vain and it definitely was not a waste of time, it was a test of character and I loved every minute of it.

Great job to all that participated!!!

"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with the sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause... his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - quoting --Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" Speech (April 23, 1910)

7. House wrote...

May 31, 2009 4:59 PM

It was stressful but I enjoyed every failures and many participants can say they have Josh Everett lifting massive weight in the background of their second chance workout...and Jolie Gentry working on oly lifts directly across...I don't know if I was paying attention to my own workout or theirs...inspiration for sure!!!! I will get there one day! But I will say thanks for the encouragement from all the cert staff!!!!!!

8. ice wrote...

May 31, 2009 5:59 PM

when looking at the times submitted are you considering the obvious difference between those that are done at prescribed weight and those that are scaled down at all? or are the only submissions being considered are those that were done at prescribed weights?

9. kent wrote...

May 31, 2009 6:32 PM

where are people watching videos? i cant find them

10. danielle wrote...

May 31, 2009 7:12 PM

go to vimio and search CrossFit qualifier videos

11. House wrote...

May 31, 2009 7:33 PM

why would there be a scaled down workout.....we are trying to qualify for the games!!!...scaled means nada!

12. ice replied to comment from House...

June 1, 2009 8:26 AM

alright cool, thats what i was hoping for... apparently last year in the finals, in the woman's division there was some scaled down workouts that for some reason still counted as well as at one of the qualifiers. the scaled down weights were some how factored into the final time by adding more time. just wanted to make sure that prescribed is prescribed with no handicaps one way or the other! :)

June 1, 2009 9:18 AM

I participated with 4 others from my gym for the video quals and echo the sentiments that while this was an ambitious undertaking to do the wods and have someone judge/count/&handle the video (technical) aspect -- it was AWESOME, and by no means a waste of time. We learned valuable lessons and had a blast even tho it was nerve-wracking. Our gym benefitted from the experience and it felt like we were involved with something "global" in promoting and furthering our beloved sport.
That being said, I freaking can't hardly walk haha but am still floating on cloud-nine for the way my entire gym came together to help us five.
I'm proud to be a part of the CF Family. Even tho I didn't stand a chance to qualify, I personally know a few who are of the caliber to compete at the games but due to circumstances didn't qualify at our regionals. I truly appreciate this golden opportunity for THEM and so happy the rest of the community supported this effort.
yea CrossFit!

June 1, 2009 1:27 PM

I agree with everything...especially the part about "can't hardly walk"!!!! That's CrossFit...woudn't trade it for the world :)

15. Matt wrote...

June 2, 2009 7:37 AM

Has it been 48 hours yet?