Last Chance Update

May 21, 2009 8:00 PM

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JoshCareyPostRun08.jpgHere are more details about the Last Chance Qualifier

At 0600 PDT on May 30th, three workouts will be announced. If you are interested in qualifying, you will have 24 hours exactly to complete all three workouts and report your times.

In addition to the workouts themselves, there will be movement standards established and specific guidelines for filming. Plan on having at least two people assisting you. We will require one person with a stopwatch in the frame besides you. It would probably be wise to have them enforcing proper movement standards also, as that will be an integral part of qualifying.

You will have until 0600 PDT on May 31st to upload your unedited video to YouTube and send us the link with your time. We are expecting a large number of candidates, so there will be little to no tolerance for missing deadlines or technical difficulties. Please make all necessary arrangements ahead of time.

You will need a predictable amount of standard CrossFit gear (meaning it will not be inconsistent with the gear required for many of the regionals). No GHD will be required.

15 comments on this entry.

May 21, 2009 9:15 PM

Sounds great...bummer if you're working a 24 hour shift that day. Looks like Games 2010 will by my goal!

May 21, 2009 9:31 PM

Can't wait to see the WOD's, I can only imagine what crazy stuff they are going to come up with. Good luck to all!

3. tommyhackenbruck wrote...

May 21, 2009 9:47 PM

Can't wait. We are hosting the Oregon Games competition here in Bend, OR on Saturday May 30. We will have two workouts, maybe we can do the second workout around 6:30 and use one of the last chance WOD's. Thank you HQ for the opportunity, I hope the competition is intense and that some amazing athletes come out of it and put up big performances in Aromas.

May 21, 2009 11:04 PM

I am very excited to see the workouts as well as to see the amazing videos people will be submitting! I think this is a great opportunity for everyone. Good luck to all who give it a shot! Good call HQ.

5. Karl Eagleman wrote...

May 21, 2009 11:28 PM

6. Colm wrote...

May 22, 2009 1:09 AM

I'm presuming uploading to Vimeo isn't a problem. Just found it gives a higher quality output.

7. Russell Pettypiece wrote...

May 22, 2009 4:52 AM

shit I just got that nervous feeling again....goodluck everybody

8. Alfie wrote...

May 22, 2009 7:13 AM

I'm thinking that the workouts would mostly be bodyweight workouts since you can't really verify the barbell weights on video.

9. Ralph Hicks wrote...

May 22, 2009 7:22 AM

I'm sure there will be weight, probably just have you actually video the weight plates.

Plus I can't imagine someone faking it to get to the games and then look really stupid during the workouts.

It's HQ and 3 workouts, I'm sure there will be everything, probably no running though because how do you video running and distance.

This is all Dane Youtz!

10. ken c wrote...

May 22, 2009 9:36 AM

interesting. may be too hard to pass up.

11. Reno_Ty replied to comment from Ralph Hicks...

May 22, 2009 11:08 AM

Running would be super easy to tape if they required a standard 400m track (any high school or college campus would have one). You'd have line of sight with a camera. But who knows...

12. Ralph Hicks replied to comment from Reno_Ty...

May 22, 2009 1:46 PM

That would be pretty easy, might make logistics hard for some people with doing workouts at different sites and weather, etc.

Anyone know how many people they'll take? Unlimited if qualified?

13. Christopher Dunkin wrote...

May 23, 2009 10:48 AM

YouTube only allows video's of 10min or less. I doubt we'll be getting more than one WOD per video.

14. Dan MacDougald wrote...

May 28, 2009 2:40 AM

The requirements say that a person with a stopwatch has to be in the frame with the athlete. I assume this means at all times during the WOD. Question: Does the stopwatch itself also have to be visible and readable at all times? If so, I don't see how any video will be able to comply, as the watch & the the person holding it will take up almost the entire frame. If not, I don't understand any reason to have the person holding the stopwatch to ever be in the frame at all. Please explain, and post an example of a video that would comply with your requirements.

15. Dan wrote...

May 28, 2009 10:28 AM

What is the exact e-mail address to send the links too.