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Old 03-12-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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Celebrities/Athletes in Open

I noticed that ex-NFL kicker Matt Simonton did extremely well in 13.1 and then saw Marion Jones did fairly well also (though I don't believe she's competing).

I also noticed a Jonathan Fortt competing but am not sure if it is the reporter with that name.

I had seen several facebook posts of former athletes, etc. who were planning on competing, but can't remember who they were. Does anyone know the names of any "celebrities" competing?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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Bob Harper competed again of course, don't know of any other though.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt on the show "New Girl" is competing.

http://games.crossfit.com/athlete/123228 (WFS)
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Emmanuel Arceneaux, Jets WR, did 174 on 13.1
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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Re: Celebrities/Athletes in Open

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I noticed that ex-NFL kicker Matt Simonton did extremely well in 13.1 and then saw Marion Jones did fairly well also (though I don't believe she's competing).

I also noticed a Jonathan Fortt competing but am not sure if it is the reporter with that name.

I had seen several facebook posts of former athletes, etc. who were planning on competing, but can't remember who they were. Does anyone know the names of any "celebrities" competing?
I noticed some ladies at my gym beat Marion Jones so I told them they beat an olympic athlete. pretty impressive

edit - hey i beat bob harper!

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #6
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69kg World Champion Oxana Slivenko is competing.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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There's a guy that used to play for the Browns until a few yars ago. Can't remember his name right at the moment. He was joking on facebook that he could win the whole thing if they took out muscle-ups, HSPU, ring dips, etc..LOL

found it..Darnell Sanders.

Darnell Sanders played tight end at Ohio State and then spent three seasons in the NFL from 2002-2004. The former fourth-round pick had 18 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in his brief pro career. Since his career ended nearly a decade ago, Sanders appears to have gotten into CrossFit to stay in shape and remain competitive. Sanders even entered The Open, which is the first step towards qualifying for the 2013 CrossFit Games. He even recorded this hilarious video a month ago where he proclaims he is the “Fittest Man on Earth,” before joking about all his workout limitations. The video made it to the CrossFit Games Facebook page Monday, which is where my CrossFit-obsessed cousin saw it and passed it along to us. “The reason I signed up for the 2013 CrossFit Open is because I am the fittest man on Earth. Believe that,” Sanders starts off. “Just leave out toes-to-bar — a girl beat me at it today — she’s the athlete of the month, though, so that don’t count. Leave out handstand push-ups unless we can do floor (four?) pads — my arms are really long. Leave out rope climbs — black folks don’t like heights. We hate heights. Double unders — I need to practice more. If we do pull-ups, leave it by ten, because I start losing my grip after that. Leave out muscle-ups. “Other than that, Rich Froning, you can’t even see me. Fittest Man on Earth right here, believe that. Darnell Sanders. Watch out for me in the 2013 Games.” Here’s Sanders’ CrossFit profile for the 2013 Games. Sanders belongs to CrossFit Cleveland and will be competing in the Central East region. If he doesn’t qualify for The Games, he may have a future in comedy.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #8
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Hmm... he got one more rep than me! Fittest indeed.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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Hmm... he got one more rep than me! Fittest indeed.
He didn't list any of his maxes and maybe some of them aren't really tested yet since he's new to it, but at 6'6/295lbs and a lifetime of football I bet his Crossfit total is impressive.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #10
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I noticed some ladies at my gym beat Marion Jones so I told them they beat an olympic athlete. pretty impressive

edit - hey i beat bob harper!
What did Marion Jones get?
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