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Sunday July 12, 2009

Joey on his way to a new max deadlift of 405lbs!

 

CrossFit Games Update

It was a great day in Aromas.  Tons of fun and amazing competition.  Joey had an impressive showing, but didn't quite make the cut to Sunday.  Here's a brief rundown of how it all played out.

It started off with Joey placing 21st in the 7k hill run which put him well ahead of some of last year's top 10 athletes.  This was one grueling run that saw a few athletes not even make it over the finish line before passing out or cramping up.  He then set a new personal best on the deadlift going to 405lbs!  The third event was the sand bag carry (a 170m sprint uphill with two 35lb sandbags).  He did well in this considering he had a little trouble at first getting a handle on the bags.  But he surged ahead passing three guys and finishing 2nd in his heat.  

His last event was rowing, which he always does well at, and hammering a stake into the ground with a sledgehammer... something he would admit he has not had much practice at.  In fact, this event heavily favored those with a hammer/ax specific skill set (too heavily I think)... as evidenced by the fact that the three firefighters in the competition absolutely flew through this workout.

Unfortunately, problems with the hammer were too steep to overcome and Joey was cut out of the final workout by only one spot! They took the top 54 and he was 55th at that point.  Not too shabby though, being the 55th fittest man on earth!  

Joey, we're all super proud of you, and feel you deserve at least one or two days off before you start training for next year. ;-)  

Great Job though, and thanks for representing for Cadence!  YOU ROCK!

 

Rest day, and not just for Joey.  Have a great Sunday everyone!  

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Reader Comments (2)

good job joey!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

Awesome job Joey! Congrats!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene

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