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Old 05-28-2014, 04:49 PM   #711
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Hope she does vent. It's hard to be dead-sure about it just by watching the video, but it sure looked to me like she was wrongly no-repped on that rope climb.

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The question is would she have qualified if it wasn't for the no reps? It looks like the answer is no based on how well Fisher did in all of the events. (top 4 women all placed in the top 8 in every event. If she does write an article venting I believe it will come across as being a sore loser (as did Mr. Jenkins' blog post where he made reasonable arguments but it still came across as being mad at how he finished due only to the judges).
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:54 PM   #712
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The question is would she have qualified if it wasn't for the no reps? It looks like the answer is no based on how well Fisher did in all of the events. (top 4 women all placed in the top 8 in every event. If she does write an article venting I believe it will come across as being a sore loser (as did Mr. Jenkins' blog post where he made reasonable arguments but it still came across as being mad at how he finished due only to the judges).
I recently rewatched the rope climb event and to me the no rep cost her a full round. She took time to regathering herself before re-attempting and it seems like it was about the amount of time to run down and back. If that's accurate she would have beaten Fisher on that WOD and while that difference alone wouldn't send her to the Games, it would have made the final event an actual race.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:30 PM   #713
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[quote=Drew Cloutier;1232493]The scary part about that is that USA lifters aren't in the top 10 worldwide...guys in the same weight class as Tatum around the world (russia, china, bulgaria, poland, etc) are hitting weights far beyond what North American (Canada for some reason hasn't sent a male weightlifter in ages) athletes are doing. 2013 USA 77kg champ total 303kg, Russian 77kg champ 351kg, Chinese 77kg champ 371kg.

Yeah, I know compared to other countries the numbers Tatum puts up are not huge but for me, comparing the fact that he weighs what I weigh I just can't fathom how he does what he does. He is only getting better too. I like his intensity and style on the platform too.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:40 PM   #714
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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The scary part about that is that USA lifters aren't in the top 10 worldwide...guys in the same weight class as Tatum around the world (russia, china, bulgaria, poland, etc) are hitting weights far beyond what North American (Canada for some reason hasn't sent a male weightlifter in ages) athletes are doing. 2013 USA 77kg champ total 303kg, Russian 77kg champ 351kg, Chinese 77kg champ 371kg.

Yeah, I know compared to other countries the numbers Tatum puts up are not huge but for me, comparing the fact that he weighs what I weigh I just can't fathom how he does what he does. He is only getting better too. I like his intensity and style on the platform too.
I totally understand, guys like Dan Green and Jay Nera (both Raw powerlifters) who at 220 are squatting in the 700-800, deadlift 700-800, and benching high 400 low 500s...they are the same weight as me and pushing these retarded weights.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:38 PM   #715
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Did anyone else hear Briggs on the Wodcast podcast? I don't know if she was joking but she said something about wishing there was a winner take all competition right before the Games that included any former Games athletes who didn't qualify at Regionals. The winner would advance to the Games. Any version of that idea would be incredibly awesome, IMO. they could even make it the weekend before the Games so that whoever wins enters the Games already at a disadvantage of not being totally rested, similar to wild cards in other sports.

Also, Lindsey Valenzuela seems to be pretty peeved at how Regionals went down. She's joked on twitter about the judging, or lack there of. She's said she's going to write an article on the weekend, can't wait to see if she vents in there
I thought CF HQ had a rule where they had the right to invite any competitor... The question is are they going to use this right and why they have it.

Is it in case someone drops out before the games due to injury or something or use it for another agenda?
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:58 PM   #716
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Did anyone else hear Briggs on the Wodcast podcast? I don't know if she was joking but she said something about wishing there was a winner take all competition right before the Games that included any former Games athletes who didn't qualify at Regionals. The winner would advance to the Games. Any version of that idea would be incredibly awesome, IMO. they could even make it the weekend before the Games so that whoever wins enters the Games already at a disadvantage of not being totally rested, similar to wild cards in other sports.

Also, Lindsey Valenzuela seems to be pretty peeved at how Regionals went down. She's joked on twitter about the judging, or lack there of. She's said she's going to write an article on the weekend, can't wait to see if she vents in there
This would work, but it should be only open to those who have reached the podium sometime over the last four years AND had at least a top 40 worldwide finish in the Regionals this year. And, only one male and one female would advance to the games, which would be held the next week (First event that Monday... in which 1/3 of the field would be eliminated). There would be six workouts over two days.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:24 AM   #717
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Re: 2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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I totally understand, guys like Dan Green and Jay Nera (both Raw powerlifters) who at 220 are squatting in the 700-800, deadlift 700-800, and benching high 400 low 500s...they are the same weight as me and pushing these retarded weights.
Watching the MDUSA guys/gals lift in person was amazing. Morghan King is a bad-***.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:23 AM   #718
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I thought CF HQ had a rule where they had the right to invite any competitor... The question is are they going to use this right and why they have it.

Is it in case someone drops out before the games due to injury or something or use it for another agenda?
During the SoCal regionals, Castro said absolutely nobody is getting in that didn't qualify. That means no Briggs, no Valenzuela, no Tovar.
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... no Tovar.
That means no white short shorts.....




Honestly though, hats off to the whole staff, and Castro for the extremely well run event this year. I attended South Central and was about 10 feet away from Dave when he got there on Saturday. Wanted to say hey, and give an honest congratulations on the programming and the event as a whole but too many people were busy taking selfies with him. Much better programming this year than in the past. Very easy to watch.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:57 AM   #720
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That means no white short shorts.....




Honestly though, hats off to the whole staff, and Castro for the extremely well run event this year. I attended South Central and was about 10 feet away from Dave when he got there on Saturday. Wanted to say hey, and give an honest congratulations on the programming and the event as a whole but too many people were busy taking selfies with him. Much better programming this year than in the past. Very easy to watch.
I think Lauren Fisher can fill that role....best looking one so far for me!
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