UPDATE – Day 2 and Final Results!
UPDATE – The results for the day have been posted on the NorCal Qualifier Blog. As you can see, Kim is going for broke at 12 PM. There are some strong ladies in that heat, but Kim can beat them! Keep the top 3 in your sights then throw down some of those gnarly pull ups and take it away!
The men’s final field is no joke either! Freddy C. and Will from One World, John Fragoso from CrossFit Norcal, Dave Leys from CF Santa Cruz, and three of our hometown boys, John Planow from CrossFit Genesis, and Justin & Travis from CF East Sac are all in the running! Good luck guys!
I got some tentative results from the NorCal Quals earlier this evening. I am waiting for the site to update the day’s final standings so I can speak the truth, but so far I am told Kim is in 7th Place in the women’s division and on tap for tomorrows final event. Apparently, due to the goofy scoring, there are several ties in the placings, so Kim and the other female athletes will be charging hard tomorrow to break the ties.
Jon did well, but not quite well enough to make the Men’ s final event tomorrow for the overall placing. Still, Jon will be competing on the course earlier in the day, so wish him luck. In looking at the start list in the Men’s event, I can tell you there were some serious horses in that field, so Jon had his work cut out for him, but did incredibly well nonetheless!
The word is that the “joke” video made by Sevan regarding the Sunday event, turned out to be no joke at all. Sunday’s event is probably going to be one of the most brutal CF events I have ever seen. I have some personal opinions about it, but that’s neither here nor there. Still, if there is one athlete I know of who has what it takes to go the distance and fight to the finish, it is Kim. Kim also stands a tremendous possibility of making up some serious ground on other competitors around her to move up into the top 5 and qualify for the 2009 CrossFit Games. Both Allison and I are ecstatic at her performance thus far and the chance she has for tomorrow.
I’d love to give out her phone number so everyone can call and psyche her up, but that wouldn’t be the best idea in the long run. So, instead I want anyone and everyone to post their motivational comments to this post and support Kim in her efforts tomorrow. Do it or I will beat you.
When I get some updated results and info, I will post them here, so stay tuned.
Kim and Jon – We are proud of you and stoked at how well you both did today!