Sunday 110731


For time:

1000m Row

50 Thrusters, 45# (35#)

30 Pull-ups

Compare to February 12, 2011.

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One of my favorite pictures of Cherie ever.  Such focus and determination.

Day 2 of the 2011 CrossFit Games is done, and what a doozy!  The workouts were exciting, the competition fierce, and all of us spectating were on the edge of our seats yelling and screaming from Denver to LA.

Jim finished his weekend with a great performance in the last WOD on Saturday.  He will end up the 9th fittest man in the Masters Division.  He finished 2nd overall in event 3 and had a great attitude all weekend.  A job well done sir.  

Matt continues working his way stealthily up the scoreboard and starts Sunday in 6th place.  He won Event 5 by a landslide, and continues to prove how well-rounded his training has been this past year.  His self-discipline is unmatched and we can't wait to see him slay the competition Sunday!

Cherie finishes this year's Games as the 40th fittest woman in the world.  She'll step into a role of helping Matt devise his plan to take over the world on Sunday.  Her patience over the last several years, training her weaknesses and battling through injuries has been nothing short of inspiring.  Every member of CrossFit Verve is better for knowing her and proud to claim her as not only an incredible coach, but also a friend.  She's got a fierce eye, but a tranquil heart that has taken her far and will only continue to get better with experience.  We <3 Cherie Chan!

Take it all the way Sunday Matt!



  1. Stacey E :

    Can’t even begin to express how very proud of our athlete’s I am, and to be a part of such a place is incredible! Dig Matt!! You can do this!!

  2. Courtney :

    Great words Joylyn, couldn’t of been said better.

  3. GregB :

    Technically Matt is tied for 5th. I second everything else. Love love love me the Verve life.

  4. Good work, i love the concept.
    Best regards!

  5. Tara Tooley :

    Big YAY and BIG SMILES from Colorado!! Kill it today Matt.
    This Crossfit Games e-spectating and e-cheering is a new addiction.
    My teenageres roll their eyes and go ‘oh mom’, but then they willingly admit my being glued to the computer cheering on crossfitters like the Chans seriously trumps their stupid shows like Jersey Boys and Grays Anatomy.
    Colorado Proud!

  6. gregb :

    WOD 7
    Dog Sled
    For time:
    3 rounds of
    30 double-unders
    135-pound overhead squat, 10 reps
    Then, 3 rounds of
    10 handstand push-ups
    40-foot sled push, sled + 385 pounds
    Dog Sled
    For time:
    3 rounds of

    30 double-unders

    95-pound overhead squat, 10 reps

    Then, 3 rounds of

    10 handstand push-ups

    40-foot sled push, sled + 275 pounds
    Matt at 9:45 ish

  7. Maria :

    Matt, Cherie, and Jim…you guys are truly an inspiration with your heart, hard work, and dedication! I am in awe each time I watch you guys perform your skills! So proud to know you all and be a part of the Verve community!

  8. Hanna K :

    So proud to be a part of Verve, great job Cherie and Jim. Go get ’em Matt!

  9. Phil :

    How many wods today for the final competitors? Another 3?

  10. Joylyn :

    Several more WOD’s for the individual competitors, Matt’s heat is up next (Event #7) then a cut to 12 will happen.

  11. Joylyn :

    Matt’s next heat in approx 20 min Denver time!

  12. EXCELLENT JOB!!!! So very proud of you guys digging in. Bitches of workouts man… Crazy stuff!!!

  13. Jordan :

    Great Job to Jim, Cherie, and Matt! You guys were so much fun to watch and you all did amazing!

  14. heather s :

    Way to shine Jim, Cherie and Matt!!!!!! What a wild and wonderful weekend! Get some sleep, there is a line of people waiting to hug you all!!!!!!!!!

  15. Keith :

    All I can say is WOW. Six months ago I didn’t even know that Crossfit existed and now I’ve spent hours glued to my computer watching an amazing display of muscle and guts. Matt and Cherie you’re my champs regardless of what the numbers say… amazing!

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