For the first time in seven competition years there won't be an Arena Ready athlete competing at the CrossFit Games Regionals (gee thanks babies, physician residencies, and moving LOL). They tell me, however, that even without an AR athlete in the game they still actually hold the Regional competition - who knew?
During Memorial Day weekend the fittest athletes up and down the West Coast of the US and Canada will compete at the "West Regional" (yep, that's what it's called now as the 4th iteration of our region) in Del Mar, CA and the field is going to be stacked with big names and crazy talented athletes. The first two events of the weekend were announced on Monday, and they're workouts we've actually done at the gym before - the first as a Gladiators special, and the second as a holiday WOD a couple of years ago. But both iterations at Regionals will have a bit of a twist: the "Triple 3s" will use the Assault Air Runner (snooze alert) and Regional "Linda" will have set weights based on the average bodyweight of the Games competitors from the previous year, which actually bodes well for the larger athletes in the field.
I think you might see a gymnastics triplet "Weight Vest Mary" or handstand walk mix-tape of sorts for Event 3 during the next workout announcement, but we shall see shortly.
Not the most exciting Day 1 from a spectator standpoint thus far, but perhaps that was part of the planning process since the Friday of Regionals is always the least attended of the three days of competition.
Excited to see what the other events will be!
WOD For 05-08-18:
AMRAP 7 Minutes:
15 Deadlifts @ 245/175 lbs
10 Box Jumps @ 30/24 in
5 Ring Muscle-ups
-Rest 5 Minutes-
AMRAP 7 Minutes:
7 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
14 KB Swings @ 53/35 lbs
21 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs