Ketchikan Man competes for title “Fittest on Earth”
July 01, 2011
Bo Meredith was in 35th place in the Northwest Region. This earned him the honor of competing in the 2011 CrossFit Games Northwest Regionals.
The ground-breaking, Internet powered format of the Open proved to be compelling. In the end, nearly 27,000 individual athletes completed six grueling workouts in their local gyms, making the Open one of the largest sporting events ever held. Only the top 60 athletes in each region were invited to the Regional competition held in June.
After completing the Open, Bo was in 35th place in the Northwest Region. This earned him the honor of competing in the 2011 CrossFit Games Northwest Regionals.
The regional competition was held at the Puyallup Fair Grounds in Washington state. For three days the best of the best from WA, OR, ID, AK, MT, and WY shed blood sweat and a few tears for the opportunity to advance to the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson California at the Home Depot Center.
Meredith’s top finish in the Regional contest came during the first workout of the first day. He finished in a time of 9:08 and placed 12th in the workout which consisted of a 1000 meter sprint, 30 handstand push-ups, and 1000 meters of rowing.
Meredith saw the biggest improvement during day two, when he completed forty-five 315 lb dead lifts followed by forty-five 30 inch box jumps in just over 5 minutes.
His combined performance for the weekend put him in 18th place overall, a big improvement from his 35th place start.
Meredith has decided to take a month off from the gym before he starts training for next years CrossFit competition. His definition of “taking time off” may not jive with yours, as you can currently find him at the pool during his lunch hour training for an 8.2 mile open water swim around Pennock Island in August.
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