Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thursday 4.3.14

Meg Fox

Recovery Day

Congrats to everyone on your success in this year's Open.  

I have read about your performances in the comments over the past few days, and I'm very proud of the community we have created here.  I respect each of you and feel like you are each one of my athletes.

I would like to see exactly the changes that you experienced from last year's open (good or bad).  Please post to comments today with your Open results as follows.

Name:
Region:
Open finish 2014:
Open finish last 2013:
Next Step: Regional Individual / Team / Master's 200 / 2015 Open

I would like to do something for all those competing in Regionals.  So even if you have never posted before, but follow this site, please post your Open Results today.  

165# Big Clean Complex

457 comments:

  1. 2013: not competed
    2014: #213 in Europe due to a penaly in 14.2 for using 42.5kg + Collars instead of 43 in plates.

    Would really love to compete in the regionals next year! And would like to get even stronger!

    Alex Hüsgen, 19 years, Germany

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  2. Joe Krause
    North Central
    2014:130
    2013: 175
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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    1. Nice improvement Joe. With the added competitors you should be proud. Next year lets get you to the big show in the North Central.

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    2. Don Moss
      SouthEast Masters 40-44
      2014: 166 of 690
      2013: DNF (broken hand)
      Next Step: 2015 Open

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  3. 1212 (8400) Ivar Isak Gudjonsson 1237 (270) 652 (133) 4049 (105) 412 (186) 2050 (17:40). 41 years, Iceland.

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  5. Region: Central East
    Open finish 2014: 228
    Open finish last 2013: 536
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  7. Name: Lydia
    Region: North Central
    Open finish 2014: 46th
    Open finish last 2013: Didn't complete one of the workout due to ankle surgery.
    Next Step: Regional Individual

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    1. Congrats Lids! Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at Regionals.

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  8. Chris Miller
    Canada West
    Open Finish 2014: 186 Region / 7832 World
    Open Finish 2013: 272 Region / 9963 World
    Next Step: 2015 Open (first year as a "Master")

    Thanks for sharing your time, passion and expertise Ben.
    As always it is most appreciated.

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    1. Nice improvement Chris. I know you have been following this and CFNE programming for a while. Good to have you on board.

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  9. Ben-
    Thank you for all you do for so many folks, many of whom you will probably never meet. I have used you as my coach because programming for myself is difficult. Thank you for taking that stressor out! :) I don't know my standing from last year, except I know it wasn't memorable...wasn't in the running for much of anything. Climbing from nothing in 2013 to 21 in the North East in 2014...definitely memorable! Thank you.
    This year:
    Region: North East
    Open finish 2014 NorthEast Masters: 21
    Open finish 2014 world Masters: 154
    I believe I now have to do 4 wods in 4 days...and need your support system still. So thank you again, in advance.
    Kathy

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    1. Congrats Katherine! Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone moving onto the next level.

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  10. Laura Hosier
    Canada East Region
    Open Finish 2014: 27th (1st open completed)
    Next step: Regionals individual

    I have been following for approximately 3 months now and love the programming. Thank you so much for devoting your time into developing and maintaining this site and community; it is truly inspiring and incredibly motivating.

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    1. So awesome Laura, killed it! Can't wait to see you at Regionals!

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    2. Awesome Open results Laura! I have been wondering who is new comer was on the Can East leader board lol

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  11. Name: Rob Edel
    Region: North Central
    Open finish 2014: 65th (North Central)
    Open finish 2013: 320th (North Central)
    Next Step: Regional Team (Crossfit Bettendorf)

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    1. Congrats Rob! Please send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at Regionals. Please let her know that you are going team.
      Does your whole team follow this programming?

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    2. BIG CONGRATS TO CF BETTENDORF!!

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    3. Ben - Our team does follow CompWod. One of our teammates (and affiliate owner) was at your seminar in Chicago this past weekend. Said it was the best investment he's ever made. Thank you for all you do...I know we wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for your programming!

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  12. Name: ilya bruklich
    Region: North East
    Open finish 2014: 2552 world / 263 region, Masters 40-44
    Open finish last 2013: didn't finish due to travel, first year as a master
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  13. Andrew Hohenstein
    North East
    2014 Open Finish: 1,151 Region/12,252 World (roughly 85th percentile in both)
    2013 Open Finish: 2,962 Region/30,872 World (roughly 35th percentile in both)
    Next step: 2015 Open

    It's difficult to argue with jumping 50 percentage points, almost 2,000 spots in the region and 18,000 spots worldwide. Thanks for the programming, Ben. I look forward to seeing what the next year brings.

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    1. Solid work Ho! You have made HUGE improvements. Be proud, but not satisfied.

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  14. Name: Sami Lamppu
    Region: Europe Invidual
    Open finish 2014: Europe 2166 / World 21054
    Open finish last 2013: Europe 2204 / World 25054
    Next Step: Individual 2016 Open when I'm able to compete at Masters

    Without finger injury in wod nro.4 result would have been much better. I'm very satisfied for this programming. Results are climbing all the time!

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  15. Vadim Darchinov
    Europe/Russia
    Open Finish 2013 - 35
    Open Finish 2014 - 14
    Next Step: Masters 200

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    1. Well done Vadim. Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is moving onto the next level.

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  16. Name: Ryan Bressner
    Region: North Central
    Open finish 2014: 114
    Open finish last 2013: 1002
    Next Step: Regional Team (Crossfit So Ill)

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    1. Hot damn Ryan!!!
      Please send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com and let her know you are going Team at Regionals? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at Regionals.
      Does your whole team follow this site?

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    2. Congrats Ryan! Major improvement!

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  17. Name: Scott Ford
    Region: Mid Atlantic
    Open finish 2014: 704 (I say this hesitantly though as I don't have an official score for 14.4 b/c a stomach bug knocked me out for the whole weekend, I completed it the Tuesday afterwards)
    Open finish last 2013: Hadn't even heard of Crossfit yet (Started in October '13)
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  18. 2013: Didn't register for the open. Did all the workouts.. a couple of them not even close to Rx.
    2014: Tyler Gennett • North Central • 1895
    Next Step: 2015 Open • Get Bigger and Stronger

    Started following Comp Wod in November 2013 to prep for the open. Lifts are going up, times are going down, couldn't be happier. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us!

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  19. Glenn Ellis
    Northwest
    2014 Open Finish: 1196 (Region) / 24855 (World)
    2013 Open Finish: 1816 (Region) / 32248 (World)

    Just wanted to say thanks for the programming and the community as well. I seriously love waking up, having some coffee, and reading what the workout is and seeing the results so far. Since I am on the west coast, by the time I finish coaching my 6am group there are usually two dozen or more posts already.

    I had an injury right before the Open and I really feel that this programming created a great deal of balance and strength. My PT said I would not be able to complete the first workout, but I recovered weeks faster than I should have. I did the regionals work just because I spend the first and last 2 hours of my day coaching various groups and sports. I usually can squeeze it all in. I don't have a coach since I live at the beginning of the world. Thanks again!

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  20. Name: Charles Prioux
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 746
    Open finish 2013: 764
    Next Step : open 2015

    I started to follow the prog one week before the open.

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  21. Jono whitehead
    Asia region
    Open finish 2014: 19th
    Open finish 2013: 48th
    Next step 2015: Team / Individual - Games / Regionals

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    1. Congrats again Jono. Send Ali an email.

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    2. Great Job! Looking forward to watching your performances on the Games website!

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  22. Name: Raed Muslimani
    Region: Mid Atlantic
    Open finish 2014: 2311
    Open finish last 2013: 2265
    Next Step: Open 2015

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  23. Brannen Dorman
    Southeast Region
    Open finish 2014: 15th
    Open finish 2013: Did not compete, started Crossfit July 2013.
    Next Step: Regionals Individual.

    Just wanted to say thanks to you, Ben! The community you have created is phenomenal and the programming is by far the best resource in CrossFit! I started following CompWOD in December and have seen drastic results in such a short period of time. I am looking forward to the next six weeks of training before Regionals because I know you will have all of us well prepared. Thanks for all you do!

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    1. Well done Brannen. Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at Regionals.
      Looking forward to watching you crush the Regionals.

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    2. Wow, Brannen! Great Job! I'll be looking for your name.

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  24. Robert Frink
    South East Region
    Open finish 2014: 10th Gym (1st Master) / 51st South East - Master / 439th World - Master
    Open finish 2013: Did not enter (Less than 1yr doing CrossFit)
    Next Step: 2015 Masters 200

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    1. Well done Robert! Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at the next level.

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  25. MIchael Johnson
    Masters Men 40-44
    Open Finish 2014: 248 World
    Open Finish 2013: 582 World
    Next Step: Open 2015 Masters Men 45-49

    Thanks Ben! I can honestly say that I look forward to every day of training. There are many, many awesome people here.

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  26. Sherri Biringer
    SW region
    Open finish 2014-(region-20, world wide -236)
    Open finish 2013- dont remember
    Next step- Open 2015 Masters 45-49
    started following half way into the open.

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    1. Christopher Gorzynski
      North East
      2014: 312
      2013: 981
      Open 2015. Exploring options for Team in 2015 but I am unaffiliated so I'm not sure what I can do there. Overall, just gunning to be a well-rounded competitor without any glaring weaknesses.

      Ben, when I bought a house it made it unreasonable for me to continue training with CrossFit King of Island Park. Although I still keep in touch with them and train from time to time, your blog has given me the outlet I need since starting to follow on Sept 1st, 2013. I built a home garage gym and use your blog every day that it does not conflict with my job with the fire department of new york, and even then I often come home late and get some work in or get in early and use the gym at work. I follow the Regionals programming because I enjoy the extra volume. I am thoroughly enjoying the work you schedule for us and how it targets a broad spectrum of weaknesses consistently. I'm excited for this year's improvements. Thank you. http://instagram.com/p/mJIjsRM4QL/

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    2. Huge gains Chris G!

      You want to go team? Rent the house you just bought and move CFNE.

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  28. Asa Brown
    South East
    First open 2014: finished 210
    Next step: alternate on regional team, then 2015 open
    -18 years old

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  29. Name: Jon Jenkins
    Region: North East
    2014 Open Finish: 3,267 Region/35,157 World (50th percentile)
    2013 Open Finish: 2,892 Region/30,233 World (35th percentile)
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    The percentages show a better story than the finish positions, due to the additional number of competitors ;o) Just to echo what everyone else has already said…I love and appreciate the programming - and look forward to the upcoming year! Thanks again Ben for all of the time and effort.

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  30. Shawn McQueen
    North East Region
    2014: 179th
    2013: 80th
    Next step: Regionals 2015

    2013 for 6 months myself and my training partner Leon Uptegrove followed comp WOD, placed very well in the open that year.
    After the open we took programming into our own hands and this year placed worse. Lesson learned, I cannot self program.
    3+ weeks back on comp WOD and I'm feeling better than ever. Trusting in Ben and thriving on the community and push from everyone who follows. I firmly believe I have what it takes to be a regional contender ESPECIALLY under your leadership Coach Ben.

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  31. Name: Elliot Simmonds
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 35 region/391 world
    Open finish last 2013: out with broken scaphoid
    Next Step: Regional Individual

    I started following this programme in December 2013 ready for the Battle of London competition in January 2014. After qualifying in 89th my goal was to come top 60 and I surpassed my expectations with a 32nd place finish, also being the youngest competitor there (20).

    After the battle of London my aim was to come top 75 In the open and although I was dissappointed with my first 2 weeks performances I managed to turn it round and qualify in 37th place.

    Before competitors wod I couldn't string together more than 2 or 3 muscle ups and my work capacity for multiple workouts consisting of different modal domains was poor. However I noticed a difference within the first 2 weeks, and started to feel as though I could PB in many areas. As an example, Snatch work in particular took me from a 90kg snatch to a 105kg snatch in a couple of months.

    I would like to thank you Ben as I don't feel as though I would be in te position I am in now without your programming.

    The fact you make this accessible to everyone reinstates the awesome community that we crossfitters have.

    Hopefully in 6 weeks time I can comment about some form of success at the European regional.

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    1. Love this Elliot!!!
      Please send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at Regionals.

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  32. Deb Brothers
    Mid-Atlantic Region
    2014: 344
    2013: 123

    This may look like a dramatic drop, but I am extremely proud of what I accomplished at (now) 17 weeks pregnant. In 14.1, I placed 61st in the region - and in 14.5, I placed 119th. Both workouts were my wheelhouses (light weight, cardio) - so I know that if I could BREATHE a little easier (I didn't realize how pregnancy tends to take that out of you quite a bit!), I know I would have placed MUCH higher.

    I did not do so well on the chipper (14.4) (my abs felt like they were "separating" - it was a strange feeling...so TTB felt slooow. And, my CTB pull-ups have always been weak...so I struggled on 14.2 (and I would have no matter what). If anyone has any tips, please send it my way!

    I didn't go as "hard" on the deadlift workout as maybe I could have, but I was trying to be smart - so I was happy with my score.

    Anyway - I still made it in the top 10% of my region. I know what I REALLY need to focus on going forward. My goal/plan: continue to workout throughout the duration of this pregnancy as rigorous as I can - and come back 200% better for the 2015 Open. I am now coaching at a CrossFit gym - so I have access to coaching more readily again (yeah!) - and I am going to be a "stay-at-home mom" after this school year (I am a high school English teacher). I know that the 2015 Open season will be COMPLETELY different. So, my goal: be the most healthy and fit mom that I can be :) Oh - and place in the top 100 in the Mid-Atlantic region for 2015.

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    1. Well done Deb. Continue to train smart. Congrats!

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  33. Name: Jeremiah Dupin
    Region: ASIA / AFRICA

    2014 Open Finish: 69th in Asia

    2013 Open Finish: 35th in AFRICA - This year I would have finished 26th in Africa, so great improvement

    Next Step: 2015 Open / Regional - Individual

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    1. Awesome Jeremiah!
      Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at Regionals.

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  34. Dylan Malitsky, 22 years old, 165lbs

    SouthEast Region

    2014: 35th
    2013: 82nd
    2012: 219th

    Next step: 2014 Regionals as Individual

    -Plan was to go team, as I didn't think I had a shot of qualifying for indy, but made a dumb mistake in registering for the Open last minute and somehow missed selecting a team. Only hope then was individual, and surprised myself. Thanks a lot Coach. Truly believe this site, the community, and your programming were an integral part of getting me there!

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    1. Yeah buddy!!!!
      Send Ali and email. We got something for ya.

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  35. Keith Bussom
    Mid-Atlantic Region
    2014: 143rd(14.5 crushed me)
    2013:166th
    Next step: 2015 Open

    I really appreciate the programming and the community. I look forward to reading everyone's comments and chasing your times/weights/reps on a daily basis.....Good Luck to all who are moving on!

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    1. Nice improvement. You know what you need to do next year to be in the top 48.

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  36. Name: Pat Robben

    Region: North East

    Open finish 2014: 760 (14.5 #3)

    Open finish last 2013: N/A (2014 was first year)

    Next Step: Spring Break and 2015 Open

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  37. Name: Danielle Haskett
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 67
    Open finish last 2013: 156
    Next Step: Regional Team (Reebok CrossFit Firepower)

    Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to you coach Ben! I improved by 89 spots since last year. Your programming has done wonders for me, and I've only been following since Mid-October. I cannot wait to see what the remainder of the year has in store. Our team is really pushing for an awesome finish at Regionals. So I can't thank you enough and I have really enjoyed the community this website has created!

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    1. Awesome Danielle! Love the Firepower crew. Say hi to Andrea and George for me and send Ali an email with all of your teammates names.

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    2. Hey Danielle!

      I check here every day to see what you post!
      Great Job in the Open! See you at regionals!

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  38. Name: Leo Piro
    Region: North East
    Open finish 2014: 72
    Open finish last 2013: 93
    Next Step: Regionals Team

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    1. Well done Leo. Does your team follow this site? If so can you send Ali an email, Ali@crossfitnewengland.com

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  39. Name: Rich Holton (46)
    Region: Northeast Masters 44-49
    2013- Did not do open
    2014- Open = Northeast 25th WorldWide 234
    Next step keep following Comp WOD for 2015 open

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  40. Name: Jeremy Levo
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 1031
    Open finish 2013: 708
    Next step: Open 2015

    No excuses, I followed a programming which was not designed for me. I started follow CompWOD 2 weeks before the open. Conditionning is my weakness !!!

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  41. Name: Tommy Austvoll
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 1080
    Open finish last 2013: 1062
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  42. Stas Darchinov
    Europe
    Open finish 2014: 614th
    Open finish 2013: NOPE. 2014 is my first CrossFit year.
    Next Step: 2015 Open.

    And few words...
    In March 2013 I first time tried CrossFit. I following (and trying to post results) this awesome blog for 9 months. And rather surprised with balanced improvement I have! I really feel competitive. I know a lot of people in Russia following CompetitorsWod, and they are all deeply impressed by methodical beauty and quality of Ben's programming.
    I want to say THANK YOU to Coach Ben, who gave us this amazing tool to become better. Who gave me a chance to become the 12th in Russia (Open2014).
    I want to say THANK YOU to all Athletes posting their results which helps to rate yourself, and inspires to become Faster, Higher, Stronger. For me it seems to be the genuine CrossFit Community. International and Borderless. For me it is very important to see your results and improvements. I was really worried about all you doing Open14 WODs. So thank you guys and Good Luck to all those Regionals athletes and Masters200.
    Also I'd like to say THANK YOU to my Dad Vadim Darchinov who opened CrossFit for me and amount of other people. Now he's on the 14th place (Worldwide Masters 45-49). Good luck on Masters200, hope you'll be on Games this year.

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    1. Love it Stas. Say hi to Mother Russia for me.

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  43. name: carlos fernandez
    Región: Latin america
    open finish 2013: 1203
    open finish 2014: 1346
    next step: try to get stronger, im going to follow compWOD for 2015 open

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  44. Name: James Brown
    Region: NorCal
    2014: 324
    2013: injury
    Next: 2015 regionals

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  45. Ciao Ben!

    I have not posted on here before and for that I apologize. My training is very inconsistent due to military training, but follow as best as I can. My wife and I moved to Italy with the Army last March during the first week of the 2013 Open. With a bit of luck in timing, shortly thereafter, we assumed control of the programming for a military non-profit affiliate called Crossfit Vicenza in Vicenza, Italy, and used this site as a guide. I would like to give a big thanks for helping us make a monster improvement as a team this year!

    CF Vicenza, 2013 - 124th in Europe
    2014 - currently 43rd in Europe

    Not sure how everything will shake out in the next couple weeks, but I think we still have an outside shot at getting into the top 30. Qualifying a team for this years regionals was a lofty goal of ours. So if it works out, Team regionals. If not 2015 Open.

    As for individually, I made a drastic improvement, and my wife a pretty big one as well.

    Neil Pallotta
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 126
    Open finish last 2013: 576

    Eileen Pallotta
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 106
    Open finish last 2013: 194

    Thanks again,

    Neil P

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    1. Neil!!! What's up buddy. I didn't know you were following this site. Congrats on the huge improvements! If you are going to Regionals send Ali an email. We got something for ya.

      And, your lady is impressive. Well done.

      Thank you for your service.

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  46. Trevor Amodeo Masters 40-44
    Region: Latin America
    Open finish 2013: 78th /As a Master 3rd
    Open finish 2014: 16th / As a Master 1st
    Open finish world 46th
    Next 2014 Master comp and maybe Regionals?

    Awesome Job everybody!! and thanks Ben for the great programing

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    1. Congrats Trevor! Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at the next level.

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    2. Name: James thelemaque
      Region: Canada East
      Open 2014: 19
      Open 2013: 71
      Next step: individual

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    3. Excellent James. Send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com

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  47. Rebecca Pivnick
    Region: Canada East
    Open 2013: 34th
    Open 2014: 75th
    Next Step: Canada East Regionals - With CrossFit NCR
    Our gym qualified 2 teams this year with ALL of us following Competitors Wod!

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    1. Awesome Rebecca! Look forward to competing against your team!

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    2. Congrats to all of NCR!
      Rebecca please send Ali an email letting her know about your teams.

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  48. Name: Andrew Carter
    Region: Northwest
    2013: 500
    2014: 180
    Next Step: 2015 Opens

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  49. OPEN 2011: 90th in NORCAL
    OPEN 2012: did not compete (work)
    OPEN 2013: 336th in NE, was only about a month back into it
    OPEN 2014: 270th in NE, did COMPWOD through the summer/fall
    Future: realistically I’m laying groundwork for masters in a few years, but top 100 in region seems possible in 2015.

    I can definitely attribute most of my current comfort with heavier weights and OLY to your programming Ben. I learned a lot during those months. Thank you for what you are doing.

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  50. Clifford Kohut
    Mid-Atlantic
    2013: 124
    2014: 43
    Regionals (individual)

    Thanks Ben

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    1. Hell Yeah Cliff. Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at the next level.

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  51. Name: Jesse Suess
    Region: Northwest
    2013: 474
    2014: 599

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  52. Ben
    The competition group that i coach at Crossfit Oyster Point has been following your program since July 2013. Below are two women that i am extremely proud of.

    Corrine Check
    Mid Atlantic
    Open Finish 2014: 47th (so proud of her)
    Open Finish 2013: 190th

    Brittney Kortz
    Mid Atlantic
    Open Finish 2014: 34th (Yet again very proud of her)
    Open Finish 2013: 50th

    Ben, thank you for your hardwork and dedication to the athletes.

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    1. Well done. Are they going individual or team? Can you send Ali an email and let her know? Thanks.

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  53. Emelie Smiding
    Europe
    Open 2013: 31st
    Open 2014: 18th
    Competing individual at Regionals

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    1. Was injured most part of last year (two hernias) so mistlur did upper body Strength. Started training properly in Jan and started following CompetitorsWOD at the same time. Thanks for doing this!

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    2. Awesome Pheasant! Please send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com and let her know you will be at Regionals.

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  54. Name: Steeve Dupre masters 40-44
    Region: Canada East
    2013: 188 world
    2014: 136 world
    Next step: Master's 200.

    Thanks for programming coach. Numbers don't really reflect it. Big gains everywhere. Been following since September. Love the programming and the community.

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    1. Nice work Steeve! Can you send an email to ali@crossfitnewengland.com? We are going to try and do something for everyone that is competing at the next level.

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  55. Greg Lubic
    Mid Atlantic
    2013: 1701
    2014: 1137
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    Big gains since I began following in October. Thanks Ben!!

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  56. Adam Bernard
    South Central
    2013 - 51
    2014 - 37
    Next - Team Regionals again

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    1. Well done Bevin? Does your team follow the CompWOD? If so, please send Ali an email and let her know that you guys will be at Regionals.

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  57. Thanks for everything Ben! I am much more well rounded now because of the programming. Getting at that 3 headed monster ;-)

    Brandon Crump
    Canada East Region
    2013: 9th
    2014: 4th
    Indidividual at regionals

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    1. Well done Brandon. I will be at your Regional. Be sure to introduce yourself. Best of luck and please send an email to Ali letting her know that you are competing at regionals.

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    2. We have to take a picture of all the competitors at Canada East Regional who are CompWoders!

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  59. Name: Nick Wathier
    Region: Southwest
    Open finish 2014: 806
    Open finish last 2013: 648
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    I did not train at all from the end of the Open last year until August. After 3-4 months of literally no activity I jumped back into Crossfit with CompWOD in August (that hurt). While my percentile/placings did not show drastic improvements...I have come a long way. Though I am definitely in a Beastly type body (5'11" 215#), my best performance this year was in 14.2 full of chest to bars, a movement that has always been one of my worst. I also got my first Open Workout muscle up this year in 14.4, no longer do I make it to the rings just to stare at them for a few minutes!

    2015 should shape up to be a full year of CompWOD and I expect to improve drastically and hopefully help our team get to regional's.

    Thanks for the awesome programming!

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  60. Heidi Patterson 33 years old
    South Central Region
    2013: 119
    2014: 89
    Next step: Regional Team with Crossfit Mettle, we have been following comp wod as a gym for the past year, we have been open for two years in May.
    2015: Open individual is my dream!
    Ben, I attended the Games in 2011 as a spectator and fell in love with CFNE! Cheered for your team not knowing any of you :) I love your programming and am grateful for all your hard work


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  61. Nolan Gauthier
    Northeast
    Open 2014: 453
    Open 2013: 319
    Next step: open 2015
    Looking forward to following the blog with everyone here at RRCF for the next year.

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  62. Adam Guerrero 32yrs old
    South Central
    2013 - 929
    2014 - 752
    Next step: Open 2015
    Crossfit Mettle competitors have been following the blog since Feb 2013. We follow a week behind so we don't post. Our gym went from 55th to 14th place this year and will be competing at regionals for the first time. I know it has everything to do with this programming. I love watching all the comp bloggers on the score board. I was routing for Taylor Domengeux and Alex Romero last year at South Cental regionals and this year will be cheering for Dex Hopkins, our regional team and our superstud Chely Galvan as she represents Mettle.
    Thanks to everyone on this blog for providing motivation and humility all in one place!

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  63. Tiffany Johnson
    Southern California
    2013: Didn't compete, shoulder injury (2012 was bottom 20%)
    2014: 399
    Next step: 2015 Open!

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  64. Erik Petersen Master 48 years old (I mean young)
    Mid-Atlantic from Crossfit Apex.
    2013 - 416
    2014 - 539
    Next step 2015 Open

    My lungs got much better with your programming, my strength probably stayed about the same and my skills got better. This year the OHS wod killed me as that lift and my lack of mobility kill me. However, through your programming it has improved 200%. If 95# ohs was in the 2013 open I would not have gotten many. This year I could do 10 unbroken it just took a lot out of me as I am fighting every rep.

    Thanks for all you do for all of us.

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  65. Michael McFerran, 34 years old
    Region: Northwest
    Open finish 2014: 508th
    Open finish last 2013: 828th

    I really wanted to finish in the top 300. I was right there until the last WOD which exposed a weakness and crippled my ranking. I had only been following CompWOD for 2-3 months. I'm looking forward to shoring up my weakness and getting a full year of programming under my belt. Also looking forward to climbing the ranks next year and possibly making a regional’s appearance ( either team or individual).

    Ben, Thank you for the great programming!

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  66. Name: Steven Twilley
    Region: Mid Atlantic
    Open 2014: 261 for the region, 3181 overall.
    Open 2013 I was not doing crossfit. Its my first year.
    Next Step: keep following competitors WOD get stronger and faster and make regionals in 2015. Thanks for all your help.

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  67. Name: Whitney O'Bannon
    Region: Northwest
    Open finish 2014 : 832
    Open finish 2013: 1232

    I've been following compwod since October of 2013. I've made some incredible gains because of it. All my lifts have gone up, got my first muscle up the first week of the Open and have become much more efficient at a lot of movements. The personal goals I had set for myself for this years Open was to make top 1000 and or be in the top 25%. Making top 100 was a pipe dream. I exceeded both of these. 2013 I was in the last 68%. This year that improved to top 21% out of a little over 3800 women.
    The big thing I need to improve on is a bigger engine and get my lifts up even more. Regionals in 2015 or 2016 is the ultimate goal which is acheivable with this amazing programming. Big thank you to Ben for providing it!

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  68. M/37/175#/5'10" - Europe
    Open 2013 - 127 Competed on Team at Regionals.
    Open 2014 - DNF
    Don't know what happened. Performance went way down after February. I qualified 10th right behind Lacee Kovacs for Central European Throwdown, felt absolutely great. Then I got Tonsillitis which knocked me out of the competition. Was down for a week. Haven't been right since. I'm guessing stress from losing my job and going through the process of starting my own box - CrossFit Yggdrasil in Oslo, Norway - had something to do with it. Dunno. Feet forward. ;)
    We follow CFNE at my box and I'm looking to punch 2015 square in the mouth. Got a whole crew of us there that follow CompWOD like religion and are already hard at work for next year. Built by Bergeron baby!
    Keep up the great programming and the good you bring to the CrossFit community as a whole. I'll do my part to help in that aspect as well.

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  69. Name: Brian Larson
    Region: North Central
    Open 2014: 254
    Open 2013: N/A
    Next Step: Team Regionals (Crossfit Bettendorf)

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  70. Name: Austin Slover
    Region: Central East
    2014 Finish: 427
    2013 Didn't compete. Had just started crossfit.
    Next Step: College Baseball. I won't be able to follow very much if at all once I enter college next fall. I'll do my best to keep up. I have a goal of making it to the games once I'm out of college. And I know this is the place to get me there. Once again, thanks for all you do Ben.

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    1. I finished 30th in the world in an 18 and under leader board I created. Very happy with that.

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  71. Tiffany Johnson
    Southern California
    2013: Didn't compete, shoulder injury (2012 was bottom 20%)
    2014: 399
    Next step: 2015 Open!

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  72. Tiffany Johnson
    Southern California
    2013: Didn't compete, shoulder injury (2012 was bottom 20%)
    2014: 399
    Next step: 2015 Open!

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  73. Ben Hébert
    Canada East
    2013 open: 110th
    2014 open: 95th!
    slow progress is still progress!!!
    Next step: team regionals 2014 !

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  74. Ben Hébert
    Canada East
    2013 open: 110th
    2014 open: 95th!
    slow progress is still progress!!!
    Next step: team regionals 2014 !

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  75. Caitlin Sanford
    North Central region
    2014 open finished: 866
    2013 open finished: 890
    Headed toward 2015 open

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    1. Thanks Ben for all the programming. I'm excited to get in the gym more once spring weekend classes start and no night classes for four weeks! And PUMPED to come visit in Mid-August. Already have my rental car lined up from downtown Boston!

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  76. Jared Astle
    South Central
    2013: Didn't compete, I deployed the week after the open started
    2014: 28th
    Next step: individual @ regionals!

    Thanks for everything you do Ben, I found your site through a friend just before my last deployment and it has made a huge difference. It's amazing to have such good programming from an even better coach when you are halfway around the world! But now I'm back ready for regionals and excited to see what this next year can bring when I can train more consistently.

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  77. Daryl green 21 europe

    2013: didn't compete
    2014: 615 europe

    Really happy with the result started crossfit november 2013. 2015 i have my target set to make regionals
    Lets bring it!

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  78. Hunter Nickell
    North Central
    2014: 458 region / 5190 worldwide
    2013: Did not register
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  79. Barbara Sessa
    North East
    2013: 5th Masters 45-49
    2014: 15th Masters 50-54 (and I was looking fwd to 50!)
    Next Step: Masters 4 wods

    Overall, I am much stronger and fitter which was evident in 14.5. My weakness in DL was exposed (again). I choose NOT to do DL due to a back injury many years ago. I find the hardest part of training is balancing the work with adequate rest to prevent injury. I LOVE following this site and I thank you for sharing your knowledge with so many people.

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  80. Name: Jamie Collins (female)
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 38
    Open finish last 2013: 30
    Next Step: Team with CrossFit NCR

    I don't normally post my scores, but started following in September. I love it! I've seen a lot of progress and now that my teammates are also following CompetitorsWod, it's even better:) Thank you Ben!!

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  81. Kent McBride
    Mid-Atlantic Region
    2013 open: 148th
    2014 open: 114th
    Next step: 2015 open! Would absolutely love to qualify either individually, or as a team for regionals. Our competitors at CrossFit Morgantown have been following since August, and have seen significant improvements especially with movements like snatch and OHS. Felt a little weak metabolically, but I was sick during a couple open workouts so that could have played a role. Looking forward to a week or two off then getting after it again!

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  82. As for training and last years open to this one. This was my worst placing ever. 102 in the northeast last year to 282 this year. Followed Ben going into 2013. Went on my own with my partners for 2014 and it was a disaster. Just goes to show in my own hands I won't challenge myself. More then happy to be back already feel better with my overall fitness and its only been a couple weeks next year regionals is mine. Thank you for all you do Ben me and Shawn will be down to visit soon.

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  83. Sasha Novak Masters 40, Europe
    2013 missed Masters for two days: 39-44 category 7th in Europe
    2014 Came back from deployment after 14.2 been announced, so didn't do the Open
    Now starting to prepare for 2015 Open

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    1. Almost forgot.
      Thanks Ben for everything you did and you do for us.
      It is a great help to have you as a coach, even we never met!
      I love the phrase: "Built by Bergeron".

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  84. Andrew Hinnant
    Mid Atlantic Region.
    2013: didn't compete due to being gone for training.
    2014: 101. Really disappointed with this since I was in 53rd after 14.4. 14.5 really hurt me with a time of 12.57. But spent more than half they year gone for training periodically and only been consistent since November now.
    Next Step: prepping for 2015 regionals.

    Thanks Ben I really love your programming and all you do for us on here. Will continue to follow and add in some overhead mobility and strength work for my personal weaknesses.
    "Built by Bergeron".

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  85. Lee Peoples
    South Central region
    2013: 166
    2014: 200. Herniated a thoracic disc during 14.1, which drastically affected the rest of the workouts, which I did despite Dr. strongly discouraging it. so this finish doesn't reflect the drastic improvements I've made since last year. Our team is at 32nd right now so I'm almost certain we'll make it to regionals. Our whole gym follows this program. Thanks for your generosity in providing this excellent programming.

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  86. Austin McVaugh - 20 years old
    Mid Atlantic Region
    2014: 559
    2013: 1265
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    Thanks Ben for everything you've done for not only me, but to all of the comp followers on here. I have seen huge gains and have gotten a lot better at my weaknesses since I started following last June with a few other Apex members. Late October I suffered a broken rib and was out 8 weeks, so after healing and coming back in December, my goal was to be back where I was for the open before being injured. I came back faster than I expected and exceeded my expectations for the open. Thanks again Ben, looking forward to what this year has in store.

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  87. Shawn Stauffer
    Central East
    2013 - 50th (went Individual)
    2014 - 55th (going Team all along)
    Next Step - Regionals (Team) with CrossFit Future

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  88. Michelle Marshall
    North East Region/Masters 45-49
    2013: 104 world
    2014: 190 world
    Next Step: Master 200 Regionals
    My overall placement percentage actually improved factoring the added number of competitors this year.

    Ben, thank you so much for making the outstanding program available to us. I learn something every day from you and this community. I have seen so much progress. Thank you!

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  90. Alex Cento
    South East
    Open finish 2014: 184
    Open finish 2013: 248
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  91. Name: Phil Buchy
    Region: Mid Atlantic
    Open 2014: 2501
    Open 2013: 2853
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    Ben, Thank you for the programming! I haven't missed a day since I discovered your feed this past Dec. I was at a gym where the instructor moved on to a better opportunity and I was in need of a Coach. I've since found a new box but still follow your programming every day. Your style is extremely fun! At 6'5" 260lbs and 37yrs, I can lift a ton (1100CFT) but I find it hard to compete with body weight movements. You are showing me how to get that motor back I lost so many years ago… I am excited to see where I will be in 2015!
    Thank you again! Phil

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  92. Open/Masters 40-45

    2014: 676 world, 22 region (14.1 double-unders killed me!)
    2013: 885 world, 33 region

    Next step: 2015 open/Masters 200
    Thanks Ben for the best programming, and for building a great community. Feel like part of a team here.

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    1. Forgot to say: name is Peter Pain
      Region is Canada East

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  93. Name: Andrea Berggren
    Region: Europe
    Open finish 2014: 35
    Open finish last 2013: 68
    Next Step: Regional Individual

    Been following this programming since November, made massive progress. Thanks Ben!

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  94. Belinda Cox
    Canada East
    2012: 41 (regional team)
    2013: 44 (regional individual)
    2014: 186... 23 weeks pregnant
    Followed CFNE site for two years now, not my best Open but still very happy to be able to participate in the open and preserve some fitness
    Looking for forward to cheer on everyone at regionals and I love how so many can east athletes are following this site

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  95. Name: Sean Flynn
    Region: South West
    Open finish 2014: 621
    Open finish last 2013:1026
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  96. Bernard Swart - 26yrs
    Region: Africa
    Open Finish 2013: 329
    Open Finish 2014: 199
    Qualified for Team Regionals

    Thanks for all your effort Coach Ben. Comp WOD has been instrumental in my preparation for the Open. We are extremely fortunate that you're offering such a great tool to help us become better Crossfit athletes.

    Best of luck to all Comp WOD followers - whether it is taking part at regionals, the games or preparation for the Open 2015 - keep up the hard work!

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  97. Name: Erica Johnson
    Region: Mid Atlantic
    Open finish 2014: 109
    Open finish last 2013: 171
    Next Step: Recovery!

    Unfortunately this past Sunday I broke my fibula and tore ligaments in my ankle. I am having surgery tomorrow and then the 6 month recovey begins!

    Although this is big disappointment, I am thankful that I was able to finish the open and accomplish my goal of finishing in the top 150. I loved following the programming and truly think that it has helped me in so many ways. Along with the programming, my coaches at Apex have pushed me and helped me achieve my goal Thank you for everything Ben! I look forward to coming back as soon as possible!


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  98. Anders Larson
    Central East
    2014: 474
    2013: 310
    Disappointed to drop off a little bit, but percentile-wise I was basically the same. After 5 years of CF, big improvements are tough. But this year was also a challenge with my son being born in November, which meant a lot more days in the garage training alone. Also missed a month due to a back injury, so I can't complain about my finish too much.
    Biggest weakness is still just purely conditioning - no workout in particular killed me, but engine still isn't there to hang with the big dogs.

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    1. I feel compelled to point out that I know I improved more than my Open rankings indicate. This year's Open workouts were less than ideal for me personally, whereas last year was right in my wheelhouse. On 14.1 (not a great one for me), I improved 37 reps since last fall when this came up on the site. I also improved my snatch by 15 lbs. this year, which is the same amount I had increased in the past 3 years combined. My toes-to-bar are absolutely improved, and my double-unders are totally locked in now.

      I could go on, but I'll just echo what others are saying: I know I got better this year.

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  99. Adam Bryant
    Australia Region
    2013: 1386
    2014:986
    Next step: 2015 open

    Followed since December last year and only don't comment results cause we follow a week behind out here in Australia. :)

    Thanks for the programming Ben.

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  100. Name: Jeremy Pace
    Region: Asia
    Open finish 2014: 79
    Open finish last 2013: Wasn't able to submit score for last workout because we left post, would have been 280ish.
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    This was painful for me this year, I basically was in contention (top 60) for 4 of the 5 weeks and was in the money (top 48) for 3 of the 5 weeks. Thanks Ben.

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  101. Name: Sarah Mercado
    Region: Asia
    Open finish 2014: 95 (Asia), 10541 (World)
    Open finish last 2013: 183 (Asia), 18716 (World)

    I've been following the Open programming since July '13. My conditioning has significantly improved since I started and lifting form/technique has gotten better and more consistent even when fatigued. Thanks, Ben! It has been an awesome year.

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  102. Name: Jeremy Miles
    Region: Mid-Atlantic
    Open 2014: 596
    Open 2013: 1227
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    This is my first time posting on CompWOD but I have been following since November, usually a day to a week behind due to scheduling around my work and coaching schedule.

    Ben- thank you very much for providing this incredible, free resource. I have to take the next few weeks off to prepare for a physical fitness test but once I'm back following I'm going to be much more active posting here.

    Thanks for everything, and good luck to those competing at Regionals!

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  103. Matt Reilly
    Australia region
    2014 open 3rd
    2014 regionals - top 3 is ultimate goal!!
    2013 open 18th
    2013 regionals 24th

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  104. Name: jason hagan
    Region:mid atlantic
    2014 open: 1560
    2013: didnt compete

    I am very new to crossfit, have only trained oly lifting for last 5months, only did open to support my friend who owns a box. But it has lit a fire in me. I have started following your program for 2 weeks now and already feel better and just today hit 2 prs on my jerk. So my goal is to crush the 2015 open. Thank u for this program

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  105. Jeff Ernsberger, mens masters 45-49, 2013 Open 14th, Games 8th.
    2014 mens masters 45-49 open 16th. Regionals??? So hard this year!!!!
    Im in the mid-atlantic region, out of Virginia Beach. CrossFit Cafe, trying not to suck at life

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  106. Jeff Ernsberger, mens masters 45-49, 2013 Open 14th, Games 8th.
    2014 mens masters 45-49 open 16th. Regionals??? So hard this year!!!!
    Im in the mid-atlantic region, out of Virginia Beach. CrossFit Cafe, trying not to suck at life

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  107. Name:Brian Rottman
    Region: South East
    Open finish 2014: 17
    Open finish last 2013: 9
    Next Step: Regional Individual

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  108. Name: Alexander Hostetler
    Region: South West
    Open 2014: 474 (World 7912)
    Open 2013: 1172 (World 17696)
    Next Step: Open 2015 and GETTING a regional spot for our Team at CrossFit Chaparral.

    Ben, I can't thank you enough for the this site and your programming! I have been following the last 8 months but only post sporadically. I have seen an enormous gain in my work capacity and I had my highest 2014 Open finish on 14.4 at 145th place. Now I need to work on getting stronger and gaining a little mass to go along with it. We have about a dozen people at my gym jumping on this with me for next year when we make a run at Team. Thanks again and good luck to those moving on!

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  109. Name: Frank Shirvinski
    Region: South West
    Open 2014: 140 in Masters 45-59
    Next Step: Master's Qualifier

    Thank you for your programming! I have seen a big difference in my Open Performance from 2013. Actually, most of my Open scores were between the high 40's and low 60's except for 14.3. I was in the mid 800s on that one which dropped me significantly. Thanks for your help!

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  110. Name: Jacqueline Jensen
    Region: North Central
    Open 2014: 310
    Open 2013: 552
    Next Step: 2015 Open and hopefully Regionals

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  111. Nick DeMaio
    Northeast Region
    2013- 481
    2014- 279 (14.3 hurt my ranking)
    Next- Possible 2014 team regionals, waiting on 1 member to decide if he is going team or individual

    I started following the program a couple of weeks before the opens and the program leading up to the opens was spot on. Started following the opens 2015 yesterday and will be sticking to that for good, excited to see the improvements in the next year and hopefully make a run for individual. Thanks for offering this great programming.

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  112. Name: Maxime Dufault
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 49th
    Open finish last 2013: 38th
    Next Step: Regional Individual
    Our region almost double in size this year which makes harder then before. I am really happy with my result. All lift went up like never before!!
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to follow your program and philosophy!
    Cheers to all and wish you all good luck for the upcoming!

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    1. Our Gym (Deka CrossFit) is following the programming since july. We have 5 mens in top 100. 3 girls top 150
      We should have 2 individual and we also have a team:)

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  113. Reza Mashkoori
    Canada East
    2014 Open: 28th place
    2013 Open: 43rd place
    Next Step: Compete at Regionals as a member of team CrossFit NCR. Went to the games in 2012 as a team member and I'm eager to return.

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  114. susan weiss
    North East
    2014 open:42nd place
    Next Step: Master's 200 in 60+age group

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  115. Name: Eugene Lee
    Region: Northeast
    2014 Open: Overall (19,103) / Northeast Overall (1,748)
    Masters 45-49 Overall (282) / Northeast Masters (30)
    2013 Open: Overall (21.227) / Northeast Overall (1,953)
    Masters 40-44 Overall (1,345) / Northeast Masters (132)
    Next Step: Top 200 for Masters 45-49 in 2015

    Didn't realize until yesterday how close I was to making the top 200 when one of my coaches told me. So many if onlys, namely redoing 14.3. But now that I know, I'm going to actually try in 2015 to make that top 200.

    Luckily, not only do I follow the Comp Programming, but I get to train at CFNE directly with Ben and our phenomenal coaches. 2014 is going to be completely starting from scratch and rebuilding my form (or more accurately, fixing all my bad habits). No better time to start than now.

    Thanks Ben! And looking forward to 2015.

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  116. Linsey Callens
    Region: North West
    2014 Open: 668
    2013 Open: 980
    Next step: 2015 open

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  117. Name: Mike LeJeune
    Region: North East
    Open finish 2014: 214
    Open finish last 2013: 249
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    Tore my piriformis last year so had a big setback. Started following the site in November and have made HUGE strides. I have all the top athletes at my box following now. A big thank you, Ben!

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  118. Name: Pierre-Paul Seguin
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 40th
    Open finish last 2013: 97th
    Next Step: Regional Team - CrossFit NCR.

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  119. Trent Simmons
    Region: NorCal
    2014 Open: 41
    2013 Open: 46
    Next Step: Individual Regional

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  120. Sarah Tanen
    Region: Mid Atlantic
    2014 Open: 1,785
    Next Step: Hoping to contribute scores for the team in Open 2015

    The end of the open marked 7 mos of doing crossfit and about 2 1/2 mos following the comp wods with our group at Apex. Placed above 1,000 in 14.4 (woohoo! Have to start somewhere, right?). I'm excited to continue following the programming and to see what gains I can in the next year.

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  121. Name:Bruno Thimineur
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 22th
    Open finish 2013: i had a surgery in my right wrist, i was not ready last year
    Next step : 2014 Regional individual

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  122. Philippe St-Jean
    Canada East
    2013 Open : 191
    2014 Open : 88 (those heavy deadlift cost me an individual spot)
    Next Step : Canada East Regionals Team with Deka Crossfit alongside my training partner Greg Lanctot.
    Been following this programming since the end of the 2013 crossfit games and my progression is just incredible. Really looking forward the 2015 season and im will enjoy my regional experience this year with my team. Thanks again coach bergeron for this awsome programming everyday makes me a better athlete and hope to shake hands at Canada East Regionals !!

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  123. Jackson Hubert
    Southeast
    2013: 1,130 reg/12,403 world
    2014: 431 reg/ 4,902 world
    Next step: 2015 open

    Been following CompetitorWod for about 7 months and have seen huge results.

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  124. Name: James Tremere
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 336th
    Open finish last 2013: did not compete
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  125. Name: Cody Patrick
    Region: Mid-Atlantic
    Open finish 2014: 1578
    Open finish last 2013: 2778
    Next Step: 2015 Open

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  126. Name: Allison Giorgio
    Region: Northeast
    Open finish 2014: 407 (northeast), 4160 (worldwide)
    Open finish last 2013: 616 (northeast), 6925 (worldwide)
    Next Step: 2015 Open/Team (we'll see!!)

    BIG fan of the "built by Bergeron" method. Totally hooked.

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  127. Name: Nick Kizzee
    Region: South West
    Open finish 2014: 55,036 out of 71,228 (77.3%)
    Open finish 2013: 43,189 out of 46,240 (93.4% place)
    Next Step: 2015 Open

    Started off this Open season great.. but the last two workouts (esp 14.5) did not go well. It is better than last year even though i wanted to finish in the 50-60% range. Next year I want to finish in the 40-50% range (if not better). Following the programming on this site at about 75% since November 2013. Looking forward to being more consistent this year. Thanks for the programming

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  128. Jason Wilkins
    South Central
    2013 Open Finish - 1900+
    2014 Open Finish - 594

    Been following compwod since July 2013, don't post but have been chasing the beasts on here religiously.

    Wife also follows and in her first Open finished 819. This is following our first son being born in Feb 2013.

    Programming is amazing and we thank you for all the time you contribute to making this site what it is!!!!

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  129. MB Hemphill/20/Canada East
    2014 was my first open.
    4199 worldwide
    207 in the region
    Goal next year: regionals as a team or individual.
    Even in the two short months I've been following this programming, I have really embraced my weaknesses, and have a much more positive attitude towards working through challenging workouts. Thankyou so much for the time you put into this site! Looking forward to where we'll all be with another year of competitor's wod programming under our belts!

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  130. Name: Adam Farej
    Region:North Central
    2013 just started crossfit
    2014:216
    Next step: get strong and make 2015 regionals

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  131. Name: Chad Hall
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 27th
    Open finish last 2013: 59th
    Next Step: Regional Team 2014

    Our team qualified in 30th in this year's open. We've been to the 2012 and 2013 regionals with a 9th and 12th place finish. Hoping for a solid top 15 this year.

    We just started following and are excited to see where this takes us! Thanks for all your hard work.

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  132. Paddy Boscoe
    Northeast
    Open 2014 - 506
    Open 2013 - 269
    Next Step - 2015 Open

    Felt like I was in a really good place going into the Open but suffered a setback injury at the ECC then broke a rib on some icy stairs about 4 weeks before the first open workout which really set me back...can only go up from here!

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  133. Name: Greg Lanctot
    Region: Canada East
    Open finish 2014: 90th
    Open finish last 2013: 135th
    Next Step: Regional Team
    Not sure for 2015 season, either Team or Individual.

    As Maxime Dufault and Philippe St-Jean mentioned before, I will be a member of the DEKA CrossFit Team for a 2nd year in a row, and very proud to have the chance to represent my family at the big show!!

    We all improved so much in the past year (been following since the Games) thanks to this programming. Looking forward to perform our best at Regionals and another year of hard work with the CFNE family.

    Thank you Ben for everything, for improving lives and changing the world, one athlete at a time!

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  134. Mark Tu
    2013 Open - mid Atlantic region 1060, 13100 world wide
    2014 Open - Northeast region 862, 8908 world wide
    Next - 2015 Open!

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  135. Chely Galvan
    South Central regional, Crossfit Mettle
    Open 2014: 3rd
    Open 2013: 20th
    Next: Regional Individual


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