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Three rounds for time:

21 Dumbell snatch, right arm 40# (25#)
21 L Pull-ups
21 Dumbell snatch, left arm 40# (25#)
21 L Pull-ups 

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A dynamic duo Matt Chan and Chris Spealler.

– Adapted from CrossFit

CrossFit threw down with a competition during UFC Fan Expo in Houston this past weekend. This two-day competition will took place both days of the Expo. In classic CrossFit fashion, the events were not announced in advance. This competition was held to showcase what it means to be a CrossFit Athlete. The workouts were what you'd expect form CrossFit, functional and intense…with a couple unique elements.

Many of the best CrossFit Games athletes are headed down south to compete in this unprecedented CrossFit competition. Grouped into pairs of two, the Games athletes competed in a series of events on Friday and Saturday along with around a 100 other CrossFitters to determine the fittest male and female pairs. 

On the men's side, 2011's 2nd-place finisher Josh Bridges and 2009 champ Mikko Salo were thought to be the team to beat, but they faced some stiff competition. Our very own Matt Chan and the infamous Chris Spealler.  

The events were:


"Jackie" X2 
Each athlete does Jackie
Athlete 1 Row 1000, 50 Thrusters (45lbs), 30 Pull-ups. Once Athlete 1 comes off the bar after their 30th pull-up… Athlete 2 starts his/her row 1000, 50 Thrusters (45lbs), 30 Pull-ups.

Chris/Matt took 2nd place with at time of 11:03

Dummy Carry Toes to bar.
Max rounds of this in 8 minutes, alternating team members each time:

Athlete runs across the stadium floor while carrying dummy (120#), puts dummy down, does 15 toes-to-bar, picks dummy back up, runs back to start.  That's 1 round.  Partner then does the same work to accomplish 2nd round.  

Chris/Matt took 2nd place with 9 rounds and and almost to the finish of 10.

Alternating Chipper
Athlete 1 does 50 Double-unders

Athlete 2 does 50 Double-unders
Athlete 1 does 5 Ground-to-overhead (135#,95#)
Athlete 2 does 5 Ground-to-overhead
3 rounds of that for a total for 30 GTO (Next teammate can't work until teammate completes his/her 5).
Athlete 1 does 50 Double-unders
Athlete 2 does 50 Double-unders
Athlete 1 does 5 Box Jumps, up and over (30", 24")
Athlete 2 does 5 Box Jumps, up and over (30", 24")
3 Rounds of that for a total for 30 Box Jump up and overs
Athlete 1 does 50 Double-unders
Athlete 2 does 50 Double-unders

Chris/Matt took 1st place with at time of 4:43


10 Fatbar Deadlifts, (295#,205#)  
30 situps
30 hand release push-ups  

Similar to Event 3, one athlete works at a time, completing each couplet before tagging their teammate.  

Chris/Matt took 1st place with at time of 2:48

:90 seconds bar muscle-ups.
:60 Rest
:90 seconds, Shoulder to overheads, (185#, 135#)

Chris/Matt took 1st place with Chris completing 23/26 and Matt completing 19/32.

WOD 6 
75 ring dips, while the partner was completing ring dips the other was required to hold the chest to bar position on a pull-up bar. 

20 squat snatches (155#/95#), 10 each, alternating each rep.
1500m row, each athlete was only allowed to row while their partner was holding a barbell at the top of the deadlift position (225#/185#). If the bar is put down, the rowing had to stop.  
Each partner lunged 65 feet to the finish line, one after the other, carrying dumbbells, (65#, 45#). 

Chris/Matt took 2nd place with at time of 10:34

With three 1st place finishes and three 2nd place finishes, Matt Chan and Chris Spealler took the lead in the overall standings.

Congratulations Matt and Chris, way to represent the South West! 

Watch the videos here.


  1. Jim D. :

    A combination of my two favorite male Crossfitters. I wouldn’t have expected anything other than a first place finish. Chris and Matt you are two exceptional athletes!!!!!
    Congrats on your epic performance.

  2. bill :

    That’s badass! Congrats to Matt and spealer. Holding you chest to the bar while the other person does ring dips, no thanks.

  3. lynn :

    wow, just wow! it’s nice to know there’s a superhero in our presence…i can’t get past comprehending the chipper with all those double unders plus everything else in 4minutes?? congratulations matt, what a great achievement!

  4. Hanna K :

    Amazing and inspiring – congratulations!

  5. Jeff "CueBall" :

    Adding one more reason to why I love to train with the Chan’s and all the rest of the coaches and peps of CFV.

  6. Cherie :

    Lynn – my jaw dropped at WOD 4 2:48 for each of them to do that work so 1:20 each?

  7. Slaughter :

    Chan + Spealler = my deram team

  8. Dan Y. :

    RAD!!! Congrats guys!

  9. Cruz :

    Holy schnikes. So amazing.

  10. Jordan :

    Joshie “sucks sweet ass!” thanks Amy I think that summed it up. Matt you are an inspiration to us all. Great job!

  11. Awesome job guys!
    On another note… “Joshie” could’ve stopped at 2 rounds and been sufficient. My hands are sore.

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