The Mid Atlantic Region continues to see dominating performances from Sean Thomson, Cameron Williams and Jerry Hill. Thomson currently sits at 2nd in the world behind 2011 Games Champion Rich Froning. Williams is in 9th place in the world, ahead of all three qualifying women from the Mid Atlantic 2011 season. Hill leads the masters division and is 71 points ahead of 2nd place.
by Brian Wilson
R.A.W. Training continues to be the big story from PA/MD/DE. They’ve been 1st place in the Region on every Open Workout until 12.4, where they received 6th. First place in the team competition for 12.4 came from fellow Pennsylvania affiliate, CrossFit 610.
Emily Pale’s CrossFit Explode sits nine points behind R.A.W. Pale was 4th place at last year’s Mid Atlantic Regional. Jenny Butler continues to impress after a serious thumb injury prior to the Open. Butler is in 7th place overall in the region.
Josh Wagner moved up two spots this week with a solid performance on 12.4 and sits in 4th place in the region.
Washington, D.C./Virginia/West Virginia
by Jeremy Brown
Ben Smith continued his climb up the Mid Atlantic Leadboard using his 2nd place finish in the 12.4 to push him into the 3rd position for the Region. Thomas Hooton out of Mountaineer CrossFit in West Virginia kept his top 10 position in the world and 2nd position in the Mid Atlantic Region by grinding out 267 reps for a 6th place regional finish in the workout. And Henry Lopez creeps up the rankings with a 9th place finish in the workout with 266 reps.
Christy Phillips placed 3rd in the region with 258 reps, pushing her higher up in the overall standings in the region. Jenn Jones tied for 4th on the workout with Danielle Dionne out of Crossfit Balance with 257 reps. And Gretchen Kittelberger took 17th in the Region for the workout with 251 reps
Even though he placed 3rd in this workout with 264 reps, Hill continues his ownership of the 1st overall spot in his Masters Division.
For the teams, Outlaw CrossFit took 3rd for the Region in 12.4 and inched up to 7th place in the region overall. District Crossfit stays put in 5th place for the region overall with a 4th place finish for the workout. Balance CrossFit took 9th in the workout and jumped up 12 spots on the Regional Leaderboard to 32nd place. And CrossFit Reston placed 16th in the Region, but still maintains a 9th place standing in the Region overall.
by Sean Catto
The Mid Atlantic's North Carolina sector saw a true fight this week after amazing matches as the state's top athletes continue to fight toward the 2012 Regional Games. After four grueling weeks of high-intensity performances by the top competitors the battle for the top 60 slots remains fiercely contested. In the Individual Men's Division, Nate Schrader and Daniel Skidmore continue to struggle against one another for North Carolina's claim to for a spot on the podium. Skidmore and Schrader, who each pulled out a 265 and 264, respectively, remain embattled in the top 10, with CrossFit Wilmington's Jonh Zvejnieks slowly moving his way toward the top at 14th with a 12.4 score of 267.
Cameron Williams and Michelle Crawford continue to jockey for the 1st place position for the Individual Women's division of both North Carolina and the entire Mid Atlantic. Crawford opened first, scoring a 254 early in the week with Williams edging Crawford out by a score of 261. CrossFit Local's Melissa Jamerino continues to fight her way up the roster at 8th place with a 12.4 score of 265, followed close by Greensboro's Tracy Shuford at 9th place with a score of 254.
CrossFit Wilmington and CrossFit Greensboro remain tightly engaged in the Team Division. Following impressive performances by R.A.W. Training and CrossFit Explode, Wilmington advances on their heels after a 12.4 score of 1,531. CrossFit Greensboro continues to contest only mere reps behind Wilmington by scoring 1,519, keeping them in 4th place, while CrossFit Vitality and CrossFit Fort Bragg fight to stay in the top 10 in 8th and 10th place, respectively.