Time to Crunch Some Numbers in the North West for WOD 13.1

Posted: March 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

With the first Open WOD of 2013 in the books, it is time to look at the data. Let the Leaderboarding begin! Last year there were 60 Individual Men that were invited to the North West Regionals and 58 signed up to compete, this year only 48 will be invited to participate. This means much heavier competition making it to the Regionals event. Out of the top men that were invited to Regionals, 43 of them competed individually, and 15 competed with their team. The breakdown looked like this:

Individual   Went Team
Alex Riley Jesse Disch Ryan Andrews Adam Beardsley
Apollo Lewis Joey Sanchez Ryan Smith Adam Neiffer
Austin Stack Jordan Holland Ryan Swobody Andrew Gray
Bill Pappas Joseph Byers Ryne Reeves Bejan Rejaian
Brenden Loyer Joshua Rempel Sam Lee Ben Stoneberg
Bryan Miller Kaylor Hasbargen Skylar Pond Dan Staton
Chris Exarhos Kevin Simons Stephen Hitt Darren Carrido
Connor Nelson Kyle Flanders Sun Chang Jason Uberuaga
Dave Powell Lucas Whitehall Thomas Liston Jered Souder
DJ Neyens Mark Buskas Wes Jendricks Kenton Clairmont
Doug Germano Matt Martin Will Brindza Kyle Jacobson
Eric Showman Mike Wild Yurii Hanson Nathan Loren
Jake Fields Noah Pester Zach Filer Nick Martindale
Jeffrey Duncan Paul Zavaglia Ryan Calkins
Jeremiah Ingersoll Robert Allaire Tyler Whitcomb

With the completion of 13.1 the current standings for the North West Region show that 23 out of the top 48 competitors competed at Regionals last year. That leaves 25 newcomers that are off to a great start. In fact 6 out of the top 10 athletes are newcomers, including the top two, Nicholas Rocco with a score of 190 and Martin Lehman with a score of 190. In places 3 – 6 you have veterans, Kevin Simons (190), Ben Stoneberg (187), Ryan Calkins (180), and Apollo Lewis (180). Last year the North West Region sent Yurii Hanson, Kevin Simons, and Austin Stack to the Games, so where are Yurii and Austin? Yurii placed 12th with 177 and Austin Stack placed 17th with 176. You also have former Games competitors Jesse Disch (176) and Noah Pester (176) right in the hunt looking for a comeback. Some people might say that 13.1 is a much better predictor of fitness than 12.1’s 7 minutes of burpees (like me), so if that is the case our top 3 from last year and looking strong. The question will be, over the next 4 weeks what newcomers will be able to hold on and get an invitation and which veterans won’t.

Here are your current top 48 Individual Men in the North West Region 2013 CrossFit Open:

1 (1) Nicholas Rocco 190 25 (25) Mike Wild 174
2 (2) Martin Lehman 190 26 (26) Jered Souder 174
3 (3) Kevin Simons 190 27 (27) Chris Ostrom 174
4 (4) Ben Stoneberg 187 28 (28) jeramie york 174
5 (5) Ryan Calkins 180 29 (29) Matthew Coffelt 174
6 (6) Apollo Lewis 180 30 (30) Nick Martindale 173
7 (7) Tyler Strong 179 31 (31) Blake Sewell 173
8 (8) Ben Morgan 178 32 (32) David Schroeder 173
9 (9) Jerome Perryman 178 33 (33) John Lewis 173
10 (10) Chris Benesch 177 34 (34) Daniel Spray 173
11 (11) Ryan Smith 177 35 (35) Dan Johnson 173
12 (12) Yurii Hanson 177 36 (36) Brooks Lindquist 173
13 (13) Jesse Disch 176 37 (37) Adam Neiffer 172
14 (14) Sam Lee 176 38 (38) Stephen Hitt 172
15 (15) Ryan Swobody 176 39 (39) Mike Waer 172
16 (16) Brenden Loyer 176 40 (40) Dave Powell 172
17 (17) Austin Stack 176 41 (41) Eric Showman 172
18 (18) Noah Pester 176 42 (42) Adam Beardsley 172
19 (19) Doug Hildreth 176 43 (43) Connor Nelson 172
20 (20) John Petroff 175 44 (44) Austin Shawver 172
21 (21) Robert Allaire 175 45 (45) DJ Neyens 171
22 (22) Zach Filer 175 46 (46) Keith Chrisman 171
23 (23) Travis Mead 174 46 (46) Ryan Staten 171
24 (24) Kevin Longmeier 174 48 (48) Spencer Hunsinger 171

There is still a long way to go and the unknown and unknowable will continue to haunt everyone until the CrossFit Open is complete. Don’t forget, the North West Regionals will be held at the ShoWare Center in Kent on May 31st, June 1st, and 2nd. I can’t wait to see who ends up with a ticket to the Games and what they are going to have to do to get there. Good Luck!

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