These past few days during Workout 12.1 of the Open, the Latin America CrossFit community has been celebrating success.
This 2012 CrossFit Games Open is particularly special and a complete success for Latin America because the number of competitors has grown six fold compared to 2011. We have grown in one year from around 130 men and very few women, to 661 men and 214 women posting for Workout 12.1. That makes for many burpees from the south of the Texas border to the tip of Argentina and Chile.
Thursday started off in a shy manner. Because of the time difference, not many in our Region did the workout Wednesday evening. The affiliate rosters at boxes slowly started to post on Thursday, impressive but still somewhat conservative numbers in the 120s for men and 90s for women. By late Thursday night, however, Jenn Chailler from CrossFit 7 Mile in the Cayman Islands posted an impressive 120 that shook and redefined the expectations in the almost 50 affiliates of our region. David Andrade from CrossFit Quito also closed for the men Thursday evening with a score of 127.
The new postings filled the body of the Leaderboard for the following two days until Noe Orlando Trejo, not surprisingly, posted a 139 and shattered the hopes of most other Latin American men who had hoped of being in 1st place. Chailler re-did the workout Sunday afternoon and got 140 reps the second time around.
To help celebrate our Latin pride and success of the growth of CrossFit in our region, Jenn Chailler finished Workout 12.1 in 3rd place worldwide, while Trejo is sitting in 57th place.
Standings after WOD 12.1
Noe Orlando Trejo 139 CrossFit Reebok Peru (Peru) 23 years old
Carlos Rodriguez 126 Horda CrossFit (Ecuador) 26 years old
Nicolas Viteri 129 Maori CrossFit (Ecuador) 25 years old
Nelson Barriga 128 Maori CrossFit (Ecuador) 25 years old
David Andrade 127 CrossFit Quito (Ecuador) 30 years old
Jenn Chailler 140 CrossFit 7 Mile (Cayman Islands) 36 years old
Marion Ingrassia 114 CrossFit Guayaquil (Ecuador) 32 years old
Anitta Pravatti 114 CrossFit Jiundiaí (Brasil) 25 years old
Cristina Mata 112 CrossFit Reebok PTY (Panama) 26 years old
Krista Pell 111 CrossFit Cayman (Cayman Islands) 39 years old
Selene Saldivar 111 CrossFit Sion (Mexico) 29 years old