Road To Regionals…

Your 2012 CrossFit West Santa Cruz Team; John Van Every, Chris Morse, Matt Malone, Alicia Bailey, Erica Barnum, and Liz Stewart, ...and the "Gun Show", haha

As many of you know, through their enduring sacrifice, relentless hard work, and awesome performances, CrossFit West Santa Cruz athletes have earned us a spot to compete in the NorCal Regionals of the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games with an impressive 6th place finish overall.

…What many of you may not know, however, is just who the six athletes are that made the team.

All six of our CFWSC Team Athletes finished in the Top 100 in NorCal, with four finishing in the Top 60 and earning the opportunity to compete in the individual competition if they chose.  As Sam mentioned in a previous post, NorCal is officially the most kickass region in all the world with eight athletes or teams in the top 10 rankings (men, women, team), more than any other region in the world.  …Thus, what our athletes have accomplished so far is just pretty fricken cool.

The 6 CrossFit West Santa Cruz Team Athletes who will be representing all of us at the NorCal Regionals this year are:

Our Women;

Liz Stewart, 27th

Erica Barnum, 46th

Alicia Bailey, 53rd

Our Men;

John VanEvery, 57th

Chris Morse, 87th

Matt Malone, 93rd

CrossFit West is seeded in sixth place out of the top 30 NorCal teams.  Only three advance.  …While the competition is truly fierce this year in NorCal (and the rest of the world), CrossFit West has a legitimate shot of earning a spot in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games this year.  …It won’t be easy.  …It will prove an arduous feat, to say the least.  …But it will truly be an awesome pursuit to behold!

I strongly encourage everyone who is able, to come out to at least one day, if not all three, of the NorCal Regionals.  You WON’T want to miss it!  It really is an awesome event and is truly a great spectator experience.  …Fierce competition, …central arena, …stadium seating, …D.J., …meat, …friends, …and mead!   A true sporting event!  🙂

Come support your fellow CrossFit West’ers as they give everything they have to earn CrossFit West Santa Cruz a bid in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games and put it all on the line against some of the very best competition in the world.

It’s only $10 a day, or a full 3-day pass for only $25.  Tickets can be purchased here: Tickets.

The NorCal Regionals will be held on May 18th, 19th and 20th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.  Directions and venue information can be found here: NorCal Regionals.

Hope to see you all at Regionals!

Monday Schedule Change Reminder: This Monday only, the 9 and 10am classes, along with the 12 and 4:30pm classes are canceled. Classes will be held at 6am, 7am, 5:30pm, and 6:3opm only. Park workouts at Harvey West park will be held at 9am and 12pm. Thank you for your understanding.


Back-Squat, work up to a 3-Rep Max (foam roll in between sets)


12 Minute AMRAP  (M=95, W=65)

6  Sumo-DeadLift-High-Pulls

12  Hang-Power-Cleans

12  Burpees-Over-Bar