May 19th, 2009

Sorry, more from the qualifiers…


The two fittest women in the NW corner of our country get set for some muscle ups!


Tooty pics up 308#…almost 2 1/2 times her body weight!


Jenny O…a picture of intensity and virtuosity.

A Few Qualifier Video Clips Courtesy of CrossFit Redmond

The girls’s WOD and awards video.

Charity’s 308# dead lift video.

Jenny O. shoulder press video.

Me 507# dead lift video.

Jenny o. 319# dead lift video.

I promise I will get all this qualifier stuff out of my system shortly. Just bear with me for a bit.

AM Class


21-15-9 reps of:
225 pound Deadlift
Handstand push-ups

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PM Classes

Happy rest day!

May 18th, 2009

My Man J-Ro Gettin’ it Done!


This performance from the NW Qualifier literally put tears in my eyes. Jay had a goal of finishing the WOD as rxd within the 20 minute time limit (something that probably over half the competitors didn’t do).  He did not quite make it. He was so close. Probably needed one minute or so and he would have had it.  The effort was truly heroic. He left it all out there and should feel great about that.  Now here is the really amazing part about it. 6 months ago Jay could literally not have completed one rep of the Sumo deadlift high pulls to the standard set for the competition.  In this WOD he did it 24 times. That is no joke! He has worked so hard on his strength and it paid off. The weight for this exercise was 132# and the standard was extreme, elbows above the ears. This weight is just below Jay’s body weight. If you want to know what it was like for him go put your body weight on the bar and try and pull it up until your elbows pass your ears and then do it 23 more times. Beyond that he pulled 341# on the deadlift a 16# PR. Crazy!!! These types of performances sometimes don’t get all the hype because they weren’t “at the top,” but are actually often times more amazing than some of the performances that do get the recognition. Heck sometimes the most heroic performances happen in our gym and are not even a part of any competition. They are just the daily WOD. So let Jay be an inspiration to you wherever you are in your CrossFit endeavor because his performance is an example of hard work and CrossFit truly overcoming the odds and achieving the unbelievable! Thanks for letting us watch you Jay!

All Classes

Power clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

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May 17th, 2009

NW Qualifier

What a day! The NW Qualifier was an amazing event with a bunch of amazing athletes. It was so fun to see many of you down there and it really meant a lot to us.  The result weren’t too bad either. Charity ended up in first for the women. I’m claiming coach! My sister, Jenny Olson, got second for the women representing CrossFit Redmond and I ended up in 5th for the men.  I know many of you took pictures and video. If any of that can be emailed to me that would be great so I can put some of them on the site.

11:30 AM Class

5 rounds

6 pull ups

30 Wall ball shots

6 Sumo deadlift high pulls

May 16th, 2009

The NW Regional Qualifier.

The Regional is tomorrow from 9 AM to 6 PM. Below are some links to help you find your way there and make sure you don’t miss any performances that you want to see.

Lifting Platforms and Heats.

Driving directions and location info.

All Classes

Happy rest day!

Our weekend class is on Sunday at 11:30 this weekend. Post to comments if you are coming to the WOD on Sunday or the Regional on Saturday.