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Katrina A. Burton 07-17-2011 09:40 AM

2011 Games Predictions
 
With the Games nearly here... It's about time to post our predictions of the winners. Everyone post your top 5 or 8 in any of the divisions you want.

Mine...
Men
1. Mikko Salo
2. Chris Spealler
3. Rich Froning
4. Dan Bailey
5. Austin Malleolo
6. Jason Khalipa
7. Rob Orlando
8. Josh Bridges

Women
1. Kristen Clever
2. Annie Thorisdottir
3. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
4. Katie Hogan
5. Rebecca Voigt
6. Angie Pye
7. Michelle Kinney
8. Elyse Umeda

SP 07-17-2011 10:34 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Men

1. Rich Froning
2. Jason Khalipa
3. Mikko Salo
4. Graham Holmberg
5. Pat Burke
6. Blair Morrison
7. Austin Malleolo
8. Josh Bridges

Women

1. Annie Thorisdottir
2. Kristan Clever
3. Julie Foucher
4. CLB
5. Elyse Umeda
6. Christy Philips
7. Sam Briggs
8. Stacie Tovar

Teams

1. CF New England
2. CF Invictus
3. CF Fort Vancouver

Douglas Menikheim 07-17-2011 04:06 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Men:
1. Rich Froning
2. Austin Malleolo
3. Nate Schrader
4. Mikko
5. Dan Bailey
6 Chris Spealler
7. Boomsauce
8. Holmberg

David Meverden 07-18-2011 01:51 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
The signs I've seen point to the games being similar to last year: few if any monostructural events. Because of this I think Dan Baily and Rich Froning will be the guys coming out on top. Mikko might have a shot, but I don't think he'll be able to take the newer guys. I don't think Khalipa, Spealler, or Orlando have a realistic shot at the top, but you never know what will come out of the hat. Orlando might crush the competition when they get to the hammer throw.

As for women I think it would be shocking if anyone besides Kristen or Annie came out on top. As to which one . . . I still have to go with Kristen, though I think she and Annie will be close.

Matt Haxmeier 07-18-2011 02:46 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
I'll predict.

1. Rich Froning
2. Dan Bailey
3. Mikko Salo

1. Kris Clever
2. Annie
3. Camille

Shane Jensen 07-18-2011 03:34 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[B]Men[/B]
1. Rich Froning
2. Mikko Salo
3. Austin Malleolo
4. Dan Bailey
5. Graham Holmberg
6. Ben Smith
7. Jason Khalipa
8. Chris Spealler

This was tough, lots of super tough guys this year.

[B]Women[/B]
1. Kristan Clever
2. Annie Thorisdottir
3. Camille
4. Christy Phillips
5. Elyse Umeda
6. Sam Briggs
7. Rebecca Voigt
8. Julie Foucher

Big Annie fan, but hard to pick against Kristan until someone actually knocks her off.

[B]Team[/B]
1. Crossfit New England

Don't really know enough about the teams other than to just pick a winner

Justin Z. Smith 07-18-2011 04:09 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Hi, here are my predictions for fittest beings in the galaxy:

1. Ben Smith
2. Spencer Hendel
3. Austin Malleolo
4. Phillip Kniep
5. Chris Spealler
6. Nathaniel Schrader
7. Daniel Tyminski
8. Jason Khalipa
9. Mikko Salo
10 Brandon Phillips

David Meverden 07-19-2011 04:13 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=Justin Z. Smith;962215]Hi, here are my predictions for fittest beings in the galaxy:

1. Ben Smith
2. Spencer Hendel
3. Austin Malleolo
4. Phillip Kniep
5. Chris Spealler
6. Nathaniel Schrader
7. Daniel Tyminski
8. Jason Khalipa
9. Mikko Salo
10 Brandon Phillips[/QUOTE]

Ben smith was 4th and won't be going to the competition.

And you don't think Froning will be ANYWHERE in the top 10? After last years performance, being 3rd in the open this year, and destroying everyone but Dan Bailey at regionals? I say no way. I think he and Dan Bailey will be strong contenders for the top spot and will take Spealler and Khalipa.

Shane Jensen 07-20-2011 04:02 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=David Meverden;962766]Ben smith was 4th and won't be going to the competition.
[/QUOTE]

You must be thinking of someone else.

Ben Smith won the Mid Atlantic by 6 points.

Justin Z. Smith 07-20-2011 05:03 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[quote=David Meverden;962766]
And you don't think Froning will be ANYWHERE in the top 10? After last years performance, being 3rd in the open this year, and destroying everyone but Dan Bailey at regionals? I say no way. I think he and Dan Bailey will be strong contenders for the top spot and will take Spealler and Khalipa.[/quote]

Well I'm using a formula to determine the ranking based on their statistics available on the games site.

Justin

Jakob Schmidt 07-20-2011 05:27 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Posted this on the last predictions thread:

Top 5 Men:
1. Austin Malleolo
2. Rich Froning
3. Ben Smith
4. Chris Spealler
5. Dan Bailey

Top 5 Women:
1. Annie Thorsdottir
2. Becky Conzelman
3. Kristen Clever
4. Becca Voigt
5. Stacey Kroon (Total Kroon-Crush)

Brad Gerbrandt 07-20-2011 07:04 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
I hope the number 1 woman isn't Clever or Annie for no other reason but everyone thinks they will dominate. It seems like everyone has them in the 1 and 2 spot. I doubt this will happen, but it would make for a great show.
I hear Sam Briggs has a great engine, which got her through regionals, but I think her form isn't up to par to handle what the games will bring. I hope Katie Hogan does well because she is an absolute monster and really fun to watch.

For the guys, I'm rooting for guys like Ben Smith and Spencer Hendle, (because they are young and their numbers are amazing!) and Matt Chan because he seems like an all round good guy and great athlete. I also think Lucas Parker from Canada could surprise a lot of people. I can't wait to see the performance from Holmberg and Mikko because they have been absent from the regionals and out of the spotlight as of late. You know those 2 guys are iching to repeat and we don't really know too much of what they have been doing over the last year.
For some reason I'm rooting against Austin, but I don't know why. Maybe he comes across as being too cocky.

Sorry, no actual list.

Matt Haxmeier 07-20-2011 09:45 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=Brad Gerbrandt;963006]
For some reason I'm rooting against Austin, but I don't know why. Maybe he comes across as being too cocky.[/QUOTE]

He's actually really nice in person. We spent a little time with him and James Hobart when they came out to Colorado for the Crossfit/USAW open. Both were really nice and down to earth.

Jeremy Galo 07-20-2011 03:05 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=Matt Haxmeier;963082]He's actually really nice in person. We spent a little time with him and James Hobart when they came out to Colorado for the Crossfit/USAW open. Both were really nice and down to earth.[/QUOTE]

2nd this... Those are two really nice guys in person!

Ryan Hoegner 07-20-2011 04:30 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Austin trained at our place the week prior to the games last year. Great guy. His Dad has also stopped by and he's in incredible shape, too.

Joey Shishineh 07-20-2011 05:30 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=David Meverden;962766]Ben smith was 4th and won't be going to the competition.

And you don't think Froning will be ANYWHERE in the top 10? After last years performance, being 3rd in the open this year, and destroying everyone but Dan Bailey at regionals? I say no way. I think he and Dan Bailey will be strong contenders for the top spot and will take Spealler and Khalipa.[/QUOTE]

Top 5 Men:
1. Chris Spealler
2. Ben Smith
3. Rich Froning
4. Mikko Salo
5. Dan Bailey

Top 5 Women:
1. Kristen Clever
2. Annie Thorsdottir
3. Becky Conzelman
4. Christy Phillips

Jay Rhodes 07-21-2011 07:09 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
The more I see of Froning, the more I am beginning to wonder if anyone can match him. I guess we'll find out soon.

1. Rich Froning, Jr.
2. Mikko
3. Dan Bailey
4. Nate Schrader
5. Phillip Kniep or Austin Malleolo

I wish I had Mikko #1, Rich #2, but I don't see it. I think Brandon Phillips will be up there again. I'd love to see Speal in the mix too....as the bigger guys get fitter and fitter it makes it more impressive when he dominates.

Women

1. Iceland Annie
2. Kristen Clever
3. Becky Conzelman
4. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
5. Christie Phillips

I hope Cami finishes higher but Becky looked crazy-good, and I'm calling Annie for the "upset" if you can call it that.

Steve Bray 07-21-2011 08:18 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
i hope spealer does well.

but i think mikko salo will win it.

Ryan Hoegner 07-25-2011 09:22 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=Jay Rhodes;963840]The more I see of Froning, the more I am beginning to wonder if anyone can match him. I guess we'll find out soon.

[/QUOTE]

Agree. He makes it look too easy. I gotta vote for anybody that snacks on peanut butter and jelly all day. haha

James Whitmire 07-26-2011 08:09 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
I wrote a post handicapping the men's event for the 2011 Games. Check it out and let me know what you think.

[url]http://www.fantasybookies.com/2011/07/26/fantasy-bookies-handicaps-the-reebok-crossfit-games/[/url] (WFS)

Luke Steffen 07-26-2011 09:38 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Men
1) Rich Froning
2) Dan Bailey
3) Austin Malleolo
4) Graham Holmberg
5) Josh Bridges
6) Mikko Salo
7) Chris Spealler
8) Jason Khalipa
9) Ben Smith
10) Matt Chan

Women
1) Kristan Clever
2) Annie Thorisdottir
3) Camille Leblanc-bazinet
4) Julie Foucher
5) Samantha Briggs
6) Stacie Tovar
7) Elyse Umeda
8) Rebecca Voigt
9) Katie Hogan
10) Michelle Kinney


Teams (Final 6 in no order)
- CrossFit Ann Arbor/HyperFit USA
- CrossFit Invictus
- CrossFit HardCore
- Front Range CrossFit
- CrossFit Valley Park
- TJ's Gym San Rafael

Brian Michaelson 07-26-2011 10:41 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=Ryan Hoegner;964882]Agree. He makes it look too easy. I gotta vote for anybody that snacks on peanut butter and jelly all day. haha[/QUOTE]

I second this! lol

Jonathan Perrott 07-27-2011 04:02 AM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Déjà vu: [url]http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=68066[/url]

Steven Low 07-28-2011 08:40 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
Rooting for my girls... Gretchen Kittelberger and Christy Phillips. :)

Jakob Schmidt 07-31-2011 06:19 PM

Re: 2011 Games Predictions
 
[QUOTE=Jacob Schmitt;962954]Posted this on the last predictions thread:

Top 5 Men:
1. Austin Malleolo
[B]2. Rich Froning[/B]
[B]3. Ben Smith[/B]
4. Chris Spealler
5. Dan Bailey

Top 5 Women:
[B]1. Annie Thorsdottir[/B]
2. Becky Conzelman
[B]3. Kristen Clever[/B]
[B]4. Becca Voigt[/B]
5. Stacey Kroon (Total Kroon-Crush)[/QUOTE]

These weren't too bad of predictions!


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