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Old 06-01-2015, 08:37 AM   #711
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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As soon as I saw what happened, I said Achilles, I was actually surprised the announcers and even Julie seemed to be confused about what happened. If you were watching, you noticed that she immediately looked behind her with this confused look on her face, this "what was that??" expression. I've always heard that tearing your Achilles feels like you've been kicked in the heel. I think that's exactly what she felt, and was looking back like, "who did that??" On the replays, I was actually re-terrified because when she came down off the box after the injury, she came down with that right leg first. She's probably lucky she didn't full tear it by doing that.
Basically feels like somebody hit you in the calf with a ball or kicked you. Doesn't really hurt. Then all of the sudden you have a limp. Happened to me playing basketball. I walked out, drove home, took a shower and then went to the hospital. It's a weird feeling.

I wish Julie a speedy recovery.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:32 AM   #712
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

It was cool to see Froning do the rope climbs with 1 pull. He jumped as high as he could and then grabbed the rope with his feet right up next to his hands and stood up to touch at the top.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:14 AM   #713
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

yes Rich went from the worst to the best rope climber.. just what he does.

Sadly Julie F ends Crossfit with injury. Semi common one..

Overall was way better than last year.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #714
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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Achilles Tendon ruptures/injury's are most often a chronic overuse injury, that is the accumulation of many-many micro traumas that happen at a quicker rate than the tendon can naturally repair itself.
This is why a highly conditioned athlete like Julie Foucher or Jamie Hagiya can still get Achilles tears.

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I always take just a brief moment for my entire foot to come down and re-load my legs and glutes to take off again, instead of just popping right back up off my toes/calves.
I do this as well. Definitely a good idea when working out at home or for general health.

As far as competition standards, a step down would be the most easily observable standard to guarantee de-loading the calf and Achilles.

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It was cool to see Froning do the rope climbs with 1 pull. He jumped as high as he could and then grabbed the rope with his feet right up next to his hands and stood up to touch at the top.
No kidding! He's practically hanging upside down to set his feet.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:33 AM   #715
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

I'm a big Nick Fory fan. He's the highest level competitor that I know personally.

His performance in the Central Regional was all over the place: highest event finish was 3rd place, lowest was 25th place. His overall placement was 6th place, 37 points behind 5th place. So frustrating to see him come so close year after year!

He's a great guy, and it's a lot of fun watching him compete.

Not as heartbreaking as Cody Anderson though - missed 5th place by one point, by one second in the last event. Argh!
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #716
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Another thing I liked about the set up at Regionals this year is that the competitors and judges did not have to crawl under the plexiglass wall to do HSPU. Crawling under the wall always seemed a really dumb looking part of the competition.

As far as Foucher's injury and high rep box jumps, I would prefer to see burpee box jumps. You still test jumping and conditioning, and it eliminates the possibility of bounding. Also, I think it could separate athletes better. The difference between a fast set of burpee box jumps vs a slow set of burpee box jumps is more than the difference between a fast and slow set of box jumps.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:52 AM   #717
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Just the math nerd in me, and I only did it for the guys.... If you combined everyone into just one large group, and took the top 40, this would be your Games group, in order:

Mathew Fraser, Jonne Koski, Jacob Heppner, Dan Bailey, Noah Ohlsen, Aaron Hanna, Scott Panchik, Alex Vigneault, Paul Tremblay, Lucas Parker, Nick Urankar, Elijah Muhammad, Graham Holmberg, Josh Bridges, Ben Smith, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, Brent Fikowski, Kevin Simons, Cody Anderson, Alec Smith, Cole Sager, Sam Dancer, Shane McBride, Zachary Moran, Austin Malleolo, Daniel Tyminski, Zach Carlin, Gerald Sasser, Steven Fawcett, Neal Maddox, Rob Forte, Alex Anderson, Nathan Bramblett, Tyson Takasaki, Roderick Holloway, Chad Melton, Nicholas DelGrande, Jacob Anderson, Kenneth Leverich, Garret Fisher

It includes these fifteen guys that did NOT finish top 5 in their (super-)region, in order of finish, the first five of which are top 20 in the combined group, and not going to Carson:
Paul Tremblay, Josh Bridges, Brent Fikowski, Alec Smith, Cody Anderson, Sam Dancer, Shane McBride, Zachary Moran, Zach Carlin, Gerald Sasser, Roderick Holloway, Jacob Anderson, Nicholas DelGrande, Kenneth Leverich, Garret Fisher

These fifteen guys did actually qualify but were not in that top total 40:
Spencer Hendel, Ben Garard, Roy Gamboa, Jon Pera, Jordan Cook, Kevin Manuel, Julian Alcaraz, Travis Williams, Chad Cole, Lukas Högberg, Adrian Conway, Khan Porter, Chad Mackay, Phil Hesketh

Noteworthy: Fraser finished 40 points clear of Koski, who finishes forty points clear of Heppner. Dan Bailey was just 15 points behind him, but was clear of Ohlsen by almost 60 points. Packed tight at Ohlsen, Hanna and Panchik, 21 points down to Vigneault, 18 points to Parker, 11 points to Urankar, and by then we're at half of Fraser's total. Based on that, unless the Games pulls out a whole different array of tests, your podium finishers are going to come from Panchik on up. I think Fraser, Koski and Bailey are the favorites, with Ohlsen close behind, as they seemed to be the most consistent across everything. Heppner did great in 5 wods but had a 103rd (5) and 292nd (7) in there, could be exposed in Carson. Bailey had a 72nd and 93rd but three top 10's. Ohlsen had nothing out of the top 50, but three 40's, two top 10's. Koski did have a 167th (Event 5) but three top 10s, including an overall win (1). Fraser's worst was 53rd with four top 10's, including an overall win (3).
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:27 AM   #718
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Just the math nerd in me, and I only did it for the guys.... If you combined everyone into just one large group, and took the top 40, this would be your Games group, in order:

Mathew Fraser, Jonne Koski, Jacob Heppner, Dan Bailey, Noah Ohlsen, Aaron Hanna, Scott Panchik, Alex Vigneault, Paul Tremblay, Lucas Parker, Nick Urankar, Elijah Muhammad, Graham Holmberg, Josh Bridges, Ben Smith, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, Brent Fikowski, Kevin Simons, Cody Anderson, Alec Smith, Cole Sager, Sam Dancer, Shane McBride, Zachary Moran, Austin Malleolo, Daniel Tyminski, Zach Carlin, Gerald Sasser, Steven Fawcett, Neal Maddox, Rob Forte, Alex Anderson, Nathan Bramblett, Tyson Takasaki, Roderick Holloway, Chad Melton, Nicholas DelGrande, Jacob Anderson, Kenneth Leverich, Garret Fisher

It includes these fifteen guys that did NOT finish top 5 in their (super-)region, in order of finish, the first five of which are top 20 in the combined group, and not going to Carson:
Paul Tremblay, Josh Bridges, Brent Fikowski, Alec Smith, Cody Anderson, Sam Dancer, Shane McBride, Zachary Moran, Zach Carlin, Gerald Sasser, Roderick Holloway, Jacob Anderson, Nicholas DelGrande, Kenneth Leverich, Garret Fisher

These fifteen guys did actually qualify but were not in that top total 40:
Spencer Hendel, Ben Garard, Roy Gamboa, Jon Pera, Jordan Cook, Kevin Manuel, Julian Alcaraz, Travis Williams, Chad Cole, Lukas Högberg, Adrian Conway, Khan Porter, Chad Mackay, Phil Hesketh

Noteworthy: Fraser finished 40 points clear of Koski, who finishes forty points clear of Heppner. Dan Bailey was just 15 points behind him, but was clear of Ohlsen by almost 60 points. Packed tight at Ohlsen, Hanna and Panchik, 21 points down to Vigneault, 18 points to Parker, 11 points to Urankar, and by then we're at half of Fraser's total. Based on that, unless the Games pulls out a whole different array of tests, your podium finishers are going to come from Panchik on up. I think Fraser, Koski and Bailey are the favorites, with Ohlsen close behind, as they seemed to be the most consistent across everything. Heppner did great in 5 wods but had a 103rd (5) and 292nd (7) in there, could be exposed in Carson. Bailey had a 72nd and 93rd but three top 10's. Ohlsen had nothing out of the top 50, but three 40's, two top 10's. Koski did have a 167th (Event 5) but three top 10s, including an overall win (1). Fraser's worst was 53rd with four top 10's, including an overall win (3).
Great work, Tighe! It's nice to see, the results are always a little skewed because some regions are tougher than others. It's nice to see how they line up as equals. Of course, if you're in a weaker region, theoretically the pace could be slower to win a WOD which means you may not push as hard, but that's getting too nit-picky. I think Fraser remains the man to beat. But Carson is crazy, who knows!
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:58 AM   #719
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I had heard hyperextension of the knee right after we came off the floor but it was mass craziness. Definitely looked like knee stuff though.
Broke her patella. Which is too bad as the team was in second place at the time, would have done very well in that workout (shown by their 2 females finishing the 50 muscle ups before multiple teams), and should have been on their way to the games.

Hopefully she heals up fast and can be ready to go for next year.
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

http://www.crossfitregionalshowdown....aderboards/men (wfs)

For Tighe and the other data geeks.

Every year somebody puts together a spreadsheet cross-comparing the Regionals.
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