Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's Not Over!

Angel, from CF San Francisco, at the top of a 315# deadlift during Sunday's workout


Before we get into the primary topic of this post, please take note that we've added a ton of links to online albums on the left-hand side of this page (just below the NorCal Bear). Enjoy!

NorCal Team Competitions (aka Throwdowns)

Even though the NorCal Qualifiers are over with, preparation for the Games is still in full swing.

We have two team competitions scheduled this month (we fondly refer to them as throwdowns):

May 9: San Francisco CrossFit
May 30: CrossFit One World

As you can see, the first one is happening this Saturday at SFCF. It would be great to get a big turnout there this Saturday, as well as down at CF One World at the end of the month. These throwdowns are a great way to hang out with other CFers, get a great workout in, and compete against some strong teams out there!

The throwdowns are governed by house rules, meaning the hosting facility gets to come up with the workout. As we get closer and closer to CF Games time, I'm sure the workouts will start to be centered around the format of the team competition at the Games.

Get some!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Final, Final Results: Some Changes!

Jocelyn Forest and Jeffrey Leonard, the 2009 NorCal Qualifer champions, in action.

Well after a weekend of things running just about as smoothly as we could hope, I'm afraid Murphy's Law caught up with us after the day's competition was over and everyone was long gone from the Ranch.

After completing a three-hour audit of the master scoresheet and comparing it against the time cards for all of our top male and female competitors, we have two material changes to report. Both of these changes were due to athletes being assigned the wrong point totals for the Sunday workout, and both affect the top-5 standings on the men's side.

  1. Angel Orozco has moved from sixth place to fifth place. Bevan Hart has moved from fifth place to seventh place.
  2. Justin Riley and Darren Rosten have switched places. Darren has moved from third place to second and Justin has moved from second place to third place.

In our rush to get the results out there for the medal ceremony, we dropped the ball and assigned points where we shouldn't have. Our deepest apologies to the four athletes affected.

So here are the final results:

Top 5 Women

  1. Jocelyn Forest
  2. Candace Hamilton
  3. Breanne Feudale
  4. Elyse Umeda
  5. Apollonia Helm

Top 5 Men

  1. Jeffrey Leonard
  2. Darren Rosten
  3. Justin Riley
  4. Joey Warren
  5. Angel Orozco

Below is a link to the master score sheet for the full field.

Men's and Women's Final Results

Congratulations to these five men and women. They'll represent NorCal extremely well in the Games!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Top Finishers and Tomorrow's Heat Times

So here's the lowdown on Day 1:

16 women advanced to day 2; 40 men advanced to day 2.

We'll be running the top 16/40 as follows. Please note that these times are approximate. The heats may run a lot quicker than the forty-five minutes we're allotting. There's a 30-minute cut-off, and we recommend that you show up at least an hour before your scheduled heat.

9:00am Heat, Men 31-40:

Jaymes Laughlin
Timothy Dymmel
Scott Mainini
Christopher Castillo
Michael Stahl
Kyle Haynes
JD Cafaro
Leonidas Pappas
Vince Carter
Myles Lewis

9:45am Heat, Men 21-30

Jordan Atwell
Gary Baron
Jason Feudale
Daniel Hester
Gabe Subry
Matthew Barnes
Brian Huberty
Adam Lambert
Brett Walberg
William Blaker

10:30am Heat, Women 10-16

Katie DeLuca
Vanessa Lambert
Olivia Cheriton
Carry Warner
Skylar Wensel
Brittany Williams
Joan Greve

11:15am Heat, Men 11-20

William Bybee
Victor Dowell
Michael Jenkins
William Dotterweich
Manwell Gali
Freddy Camacho
Daniel Burde
John Planow
Derick Shima
Jacob Kulyn

12pm Heat, Women 1-8

Jocelyn Forest
Candace Hamilton
Elyse Umeda
Apollonia Helm
Breanne Feudale
Michaela Xavier
Kimberly Rudnicki
Katie Heinrich
Megan Luk

[Explanatory note: Katie Heinrich and Megan Luk are tied for 8th place, thus they both get to go in this heat, which takes the total number of athletes up to 9.]

12:45pm Heat, Men 1-10

Jeffrey Leonard
Justin Riley
Joey Warren
Bevan Hart
Darren Rosten
John Fragoso
Angel Orozco
David Leys
Colin Jenkins
Travis Cassidy

For everyone else, we'll be running the workout in two different time slots:

1:30pm-whenever it gets done

Look for the sign-up sheets for the workout on the registration table. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Everyone will have an opportunity to do the workout.

And finally, the Day 2 Workout:

22 deadlifts @ 315#/185#
Farmers walk with 45#/25# dumbbells to top of inner loop (hill)
22 thrusters with 45#/25# dumbbells
Farmers walk with 45#/25# dumbbells to bottom of inner loop (hill)
Run to pull-up bar and do 22 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Run to top of outer loop (hill)
22 overhead squats @ 95#/65#
Run to bottom of inner loop (hill)

Thank you to all who came out and gave it their all today. And thank you to all who came out to support the event. Can't wait for Day 2!

Shuttle Service to the Ranch

Just a quick note...there will be a shuttle service to and from the Ranch running over the weekend.

More on the shuttle service:

Monterey Limousine & At Your Service Event Planners, Your Global Destination Management Company is providing the Shuttle transportation from The Hilton Rose Garden Inn in Gilroy and The Courtyard in Salinas. To the CrossFit NorCal Regional's at the CrossFit Ranch in Aromas; Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May3rd. Because of the impending rain and ongoing traffic conditions, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the Shuttle Service. The Shuttle passes are $15.00 a day per person. Morning Shuttles start at 06:00am at the hotels and Evening Shuttles start at 15:30pm at the CrossFit Ranch. At Your Service Event Planners also offer a 10% discount to all members of the CrossFit Community (Competitors, Sponsors, Vendors, etc…), on transportation that is booked through the office. With our many Global Affiliates we can coordinate your Events and Transportation for both your Corporate and Personal needs, ANYWHERE in the world. To learn more Visit our website give us a call at the office. For more information and to order your Shuttle Passes please call (831)625-5363, (24/7/365) or complete the form below and email to ( or fax it (831)622-9010 to our office Attn. Victoria.

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