It was the closest CrossFit Games in years, especially in the Men’s and the Teams’ divisions. Rich Froning came from behind (he wasn’t even in the final heat for most of Saturday) to clinch his 4th win in as many years. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet took home her first championship.
My favorite event was the speed clean ladder. I am continually stunned by how strong CrossFitters are, and the technique they display, both men and women, and how much progress is made each and every year. I honestly cannot even imagine the weights that will be lifted in the Games 5 years down the road, much less 10.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Games as much as I did. Our local games, the Santa Cruz Affiliate Cup, is October 19th, at CrossFit West. I hope everyone was inspired by the Games and the performances on display there to join a team and compete in the Affiliate Cup. More details on the Cup are coming this week, and then team sign ups can begin.
See you in the gym.
A big congratulations to Alex M on his smoking 1:18 Grace today. He didn’t put the bar down once and never seemed to slow down. I think the only way for him to go faster in the future is to shrink down from 6’5″. That bar moved a long way very fast today.
Coach Kayla also went sub two with 1:51.