Saturday, February 28, 2009

NorCal Athlete Profile: Tyler Begiebing

Tyler Begiebing
Age - 18
Ht – 5’11”
Wt – 190#
Started CF: Aug 2008
Affiliate: CrossFit Unlimited

Nasty Girls – 8:16
Grace – 2:14 (Women Grace – 1:21)
Cindy – 22 rounds
Nate – 14 rounds
Fran – 3:16
FGB – 388
5K – 22:10

Squat – 325
1/8 Squat - 700
Deadlift – 355
C&J - 245
Snatch Set-up - 380
Snatch – 170
Press – 160

Favorite WOD: Grace
Most Dreaded WOD: Fran
Favorite Breakfast: Nails sprinkled with gun powder
Pictures of Secret Training Camp:

Tyler has a competitive high school football background. He was tentative to jump into CrossFit full force while still playing ball in fear that it would take away time on the field. He did a few WODs here and there, mainly to shut his brother up, but never followed the programming consistently. After graduating high school, Tyler decided to see what a month of CF training would do for him. That month hooked him and a desire to train for the 2009 CF Games was born.

Most 18 year old young adults are sleeping in and partying late. Not Tyler! He works as a bagger at a local grocery store, goes to school full time, plays the guitar, never misses a workout, and has an all around great attitude in "The Cell" and in life.

His hopes are to qualify for the games this year, but if not he will be excited to compete on our affiliate team and shoot for it again next year.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nor Cal Athlete Profile Salvador Hernandez

Athlete Profile:

Salvador Hernandez

Affiliate: Crossfit Santa Clara

weight: 155
Age: 21
Height: 5'7

Elizabeth: 7:35
Cindy: 22 rnds
Fran: 4:11 (first time doing this workout)
10K: 43:48
Nate: 9 rounds
Front Squat: 230x3
Clean & Jerk: 215lbs
Deadlift: 350lbs
Favorite wod: anything with cleans, ring dips, or handstand push ups.

Sal started Crossfitting at Crossfit Santa Clara about 2 months ago and has impressed us ever since. Sal has a good balance of strength and endurance that will prove extremely important in the 2009 Nor Cal Regional.

I know there are many of you out there debating whether or not to sign up for the Nor Cal Regional, I have talked to several of you myself. If you are thinking about it, stop thinking about it and do it! Have you ever heard anyone say that they regretted enrolling for the 2008 Crossfit Games???? I haven't, but how many times have you heard people say they wish they had?

Prepare yourself for a challenge and sign up for the Nor Cal Regional!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

NorCal Athlete Profile: Angel Orozco

Angel 'Of Death' Orozco (A.O.D.)

Affiliate: San Francisco CrosSFit
Age 28
Elizabeth (squat clean): 5:58
Overhead squat: 245lbsx3
Favorite WOD: 5rnds: 135# 15 Deadlift,12 Power Clean,9 Front Squat, 6 PushJerk
Favorite activities: Karaoke- with or without you by U2, watching Monster trucks, stand-up paddle with my dogs and, playing Rock band

A.O.D. grew up in SF and was a city champion in badminton at the age of 15. Half and half just became a staple in his coffee. Looking for cheap C2 rowers and kettlebells on Craigslist is an addiction for him. Watch out!

Monday, February 9, 2009


NorCal Regional vs. Texas Regional from crossfitoneworld on Vimeo.

Freddy Camacho from Crossfit One World in Union City, CA and Jeff Tucker from GSX Athletics in Fort Worth, TX both attended the 2009 Crossfit Affiliate Gathering on February 7-8. It gave the boys a chance to get together and start a little friendly smack talking between regions.

The two must have been tired (it was a long, fun filled weekend) because they both forgot to give props to Jeremy Thiel from Crossfit Central in Austin, TX, who took a third. I say throw in Tamara Holmes from Crossfit Oakland (4th) and Jolie Gentry from Crossfit One World (5th) and the NorCal region is still looking a bit more stacked!

Who's region is better?????? A little friendly smack talking never hurt anyone!

Want to prove your athletes are part of the reason the NorCal Region is the best? We need stats and action pictures of your firebreathers. Use the same athlete profile that is currently used on the site. Email the information to

Monday, February 2, 2009

Volunteer Info & Registration

There will be two groups of volunteers...judging and logistics (registration, parking, set up, clean up, etc). Both groups will be made of approx. 50 people.

For judges, we are looking for people who are not afraid to get in front of a pissed-off athlete's face and call a no-rep if necessary and stand by their decision if the athlete argues. Judges will be asked to attend a standards meeting possibly Friday, May 1 or the weekend before. Volunteers need to be available to work both Saturday and Sunday.

We are working hard to make sure the qualifying event is something all NorCal athletes can be proud of and the volunteer group is a big part of that. Each volunteer will get an official 2009 NorCal Qualifiers t-shirt.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

We Want You!

Candace Hamilton, CrossFit Oakland

The title of this post says it all: We want you! More specifically, we're looking for broad participation on several levels during this whole NorCal Qualifier process. There are several ways in which you can be a part of this process.

  • You can participate as a competitor in the NorCal Qualifiers.
  • You can participate as a volunteer (send us an email for the password).
  • You can try your hand at t-shirt design. We're currently looking for that just-right design for the t-shirts that all competitors and volunteers will receive for participating in the NorCal Qualifiers. If you come up with the design we end up using, we'll comp your entry fee for the NorCal Qualifiers.
  • You can sponsor the NorCal Qualifiers (send us an email if interested).
  • You can send us your profile. We're looking to profile athletes on this blog, similar to what they're doing over on the CrossFit Games blog.

And for those of you who are on the fence about competing, just do it! You won't regret it.