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2011 CrossFit Games Masters Chipper

For time:
10 Handstand push-ups
20 Wall ball shots, 20# (14#) 10' target
30 Toes-to-bar
40 Power cleans, 135# (95#)
50 Burpees
60 Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75# (55#)

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Jim Duwve Men's 50-55 9th place.

Jim first was introduced to CrossFit in 2005, when he shortly after attended his level 1 certification at the Colorado State Patrol.  He attended one of the first certifications in Colorado and was instructed by Coach Greg Glassman and Nicole Carroll.  He did his CF workouts in globo gyms for years while building his garage gym up slowly and eventually training almost exclusively in his garage.  Talk about self motivation!  Jim is one of the most highly motivated athletes we've ever met, always getting to the gym early to do his mobility and often having to be told by the coaches to take a rest day.

Jim came to Verve after an injury and looking to get some coaching eyes on his form so that he would be a competitor at the 2011 CrossFit games.  Not long after joining Verve, Jim made us all proud when he qualified as one of only 20 men in the world for the masters 50 – 55 competition at this years games.  He went into the games in 16th place in the world.  Jim had an amazing weekend and finished 9th over all after 2 days of grueling workouts.  Congratulations Jim we are so proud to call you our athlete.  Here's to an even stronger 2012!

Jim getting 19:43 in today's wod after a grueling two days of fun!


  1. Watson :

    Inspiring work at the games Jim! We were all so pumped to have had the chance to cheer you on! Congrats!

  2. Excellent work! Very impressive, indeed. Congrats!

  3. Cherie :

    JIm you inspire me, thank you for that!

  4. Stacey E :

    Jim you bring an incredible energy to the gym…amazing work at the games! Couldn’t be prouder!

  5. Ali :

    Jim…You were amazing to watch at the games! Congrats! You have so much to be proud of:)

  6. bill :

    This wod would be cooler if it didn’t have Burpees, congrats jim!

  7. Erin :

    So happy for you, Jim! Your drive is truly something else, and you’re just a heck of a nice guy too! You make Verve proud!

  8. Keith :

    Jim you are amazing. It’s rare to find someone so obviously talented, humble, and completely approachable.
    An inspiration. Thanks

  9. Zink :

    It was awesome to be at the games watchin Jim give it everything he had despite some very challenging workouts with some
    very strict judging. Jim also had his #1 fan His daughter there pouring her heart, soul and emotion in to cheering him on. Sometimes even coming to tears. It was cute to see how proud of Jim she was. We are all prou of you Jim you killed it.

  10. Matt :

    Yeah Jim! Proud!

  11. Jim Duwve :

    I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words and their support during th work up to the games and during the games themselves.
    I hope you know how fortunate you are to be training under the coaching of the Verve team. Each and everyone of the staff at Verve is an amazing instructor. Without their help I wouldn’t have been able to make it as far as I did.
    It’s interesting that there are certain workouts you remember and others you can’t recall at all. Of all the WOD’s at the games this is the one that I can replay rep by rep. I remember every thought I had and recall hearing two voices very vividly, that of Zink and of my daughter Lauren.
    Looking back on this WOD I learned a lot. I became frustrated early on because of my hand placement on the HSPU. I kept falling off the wall but, I couldn’t figure out why. When I finished the HSPU I rushed through the wall ball and sacrificed accuracy for speed. The end result was I did about 10 more Wall balls than necesary causing me to fall further behind. The toes to bar only resulted in 1 missed rep but in my mind I was minutes behind. When it came to the cleans I was fatiguing fast and the screaming by Zink and Lauren kept the “bad thoughts in my head” from taking over (yes the thought of just hanging it up because I thought I was so far behind entered my mind for a second.) For me the cleans were the worst part, the 135#’s for 40 reps took its toll but, once they were over I knew I could finish. Burpees sucked as always and the sweat was pouring off my head so hard during SDLHP that I couldn’t even keep my eyes open.
    After watching the video of the WOD, I realized that I wasn’t nearly as far behind as I thought and that my panicing was my worst enemy.
    The next day I had the opportunity to watch Matt during his two WOD’s. I was amazed at how calm he looked and how deliberate every movement was. There weren’t any wasted or missed reps from rushing. Even when fatigue set in he appeared to remain calm.
    That is what I want to take with me next year. I want everyone at Verve to hold me to that standard. Don’t tolerate me missing reps or rushing. I don’t ever want to be in the position where I beat myself. If I’m going to be beat let it be by someone who is better than me not by my mistakes.
    Having said all that I looked forward to doing this WOD over. I didn’t miss any HSPU, my wall balls were deliberate (I did take two reps away from myself) and my toes to bars went well. I was through the first 3 exercises in (:30, 1:03, 1:39) in 3:12 and i wasn’t close to being as fatigued as I was at the games. The cleans still kicked my a$$ at 5:57 seconds and the Burpees were done to the top of 2 45 plates in 6:27 (slow). I finished off the SDLHP in 3:49 for a total of 19:27. I did take 3 burpees away for failing to control my landing.

  12. Vince :

    Wow! Was that 50-55 a misprint? He looks to be all of 25. Congrats and keep up the great work as you’re motivation for people like me.

  13. robyn :

    Jim you are amazing and congrats on such a great job at the games! Next year is going to be even better! Inspiring:)

  14. Mas and my baby's mama (Joylyn) :

    Strong work Jim. We are very happy that you found a home at Verve.

  15. It was awesome to be at the games watchin Jim give it everything he had despite some very challenging workouts with some… I realized that I wasn’t nearly as far behind as I thought and that my panicing was my worst enemy…thanks for the good blog..keep it up..

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