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Jim Ryan 05-13-2015 06:40 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
Just now looking at the logistics of Regionals, from the website:

[QUOTE]Weekend 1: May 15-17, 2015
South Regional | South Central, South West and Latin America | Dallas Convention Center - Dallas, Texas
Atlantic Regional | Mid Atlantic and South East | Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, Georgia
Weekend 2: May 22-24, 2015
California Regional | NorCal and SoCal | Del Mar Arena - Del Mar, California
East Regional | North East and Canada East | XL Center Arena - Hartford, Connecticut
Pacific Regional | Australia and Asia | Win Sports & Entertainment Center - Wollongong, Australia
Weekend 3: May 29-31, 2015
West Regional | North West and Canada West | Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, Washington
Central Regional | North Central and Central East | Minneapolis Convention Center - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Meridian Regional | Europe and Africa | Ballerup Super Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark[/QUOTE]

Overall I see the rational behind the super regionals but find it a little interesting that all regionals will have 40 athletes competing at them with the exception of week one and the south regional. They will have 50, 20 from south west, 20 from south central, and 10 from Latin america. In the end I don't think it will matter but still doesn't look right.

Thoughts?

Michael Cook 05-13-2015 08:36 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
I don't think there will be anyone from Latin America, Africa or Asia at the Games this year.

Latin America has to compete with Sout East and South West.

Africa has to compete with Europe.

Asia has to compete with Australia.

Jim Ryan 05-13-2015 10:32 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Michael Cook;1252558]I don't think there will be anyone from Latin America, Africa or Asia at the Games this year.

Latin America has to compete with Sout East and South West.

Africa has to compete with Europe.

Asia has to compete with Australia.[/QUOTE]

Yeah it's very unlikely. If someone did make it out they would become an instant crowd favorite.

Tighe Crovetti 05-13-2015 10:40 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
No talk in here of the Lauren Fisher injury? Messed her ankle up on a practice run through Tommy V. Not broken, she says she's going to do her best to get it ready for regionals (5/22-24). It looks pretty jacked, I've had some bad ankle sprains that turn around pretty nicely in 3-4 days for normal activity, but for three days of CrossFit?!?! I hope she can do it, would be a shame to see one of the best females have to spectate at Carson.

Danielle Chollet 05-13-2015 10:59 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Jim Ryan;1252551]Overall I see the rational behind the super regionals but find it a little interesting that all regionals will have 40 athletes competing at them with the exception of week one and the south regional. They will have 50, 20 from south west, 20 from south central, and 10 from Latin america. In the end I don't think it will matter but still doesn't look right.
Thoughts?[/QUOTE]
There will be an extra mens heat, womens heat, and team heat for each event, so there will be more rest between events than the other regions will get, but
probably no more than an hour extra.

I didn't check the men, but there are two women from the latin american region who would have qualified in the top 20 in South Central and Southwest, they were ranked between 13th-19th against each region, so not really a threat to go to the games, but the scores of any of these 10 extra women could have an effect on the finishing positions of the 5th and 6th place finalists. Every point matters, so it will be interesting to see if it does have an effect at the end.

Jon Campbell 05-13-2015 11:14 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Tighe Crovetti;1252560]No talk in here of the Lauren Fisher injury? Messed her ankle up on a practice run through Tommy V. Not broken, she says she's going to do her best to get it ready for regionals (5/22-24). It looks pretty jacked, I've had some bad ankle sprains that turn around pretty nicely in 3-4 days for normal activity, but for three days of CrossFit?!?! I hope she can do it, would be a shame to see one of the best females have to spectate at Carson.[/QUOTE]

Saw that on instagram. Has 9 days to get ready. I would think that even if her ankle is ready, having to layoff workouts is going to hurt.

Victor J McQuaide 05-13-2015 01:39 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
If she can get the ankle back up to 75-90% I am sure that her met cons and motor will be fine. Will be a test against a set back. Bad timing but injuries always are. Sure what ever happens she will put on a good show and do her best.

Miles Roberts 05-14-2015 11:56 AM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
That mile run is going to hurt Lauren. That sucks so much for her.

I wonder... was there a portion of the rope laying on the ground (excess length), and if so, did she drop from the rope, land on that, and roll her ankle on it? Didn't that exact thing happen to a guy at regionals last year?

Is there any purpose whatsoever to leaving extra rope so there's some laying on the ground, and not cutting it so the end is at least 6" off the ground?

Victor J McQuaide 05-14-2015 12:10 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
custom ropes would be in order for that..

wish someone could come up with an affordable box covering..

Snir Golan 05-14-2015 12:39 PM

Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread
 
[QUOTE=Victor J McQuaide;1252590]
wish someone could come up with an affordable box covering..[/QUOTE]

yes please. i would gladly pay for that and my shins would love you forever.


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