Posted on March 19, 2014

NorCal CrossFit Mar. 20th 2014

 Endurance Club post workout. It's getting warmer, which means less excuses to get out there and start running!!

Battle Royale

You might know them by day as Jaime the Marketing Director and Rick the Santa Clara Operator, but during the month of March they are Derek Zoolander and Pukie the Clown (apparently!?). Unbeknownst to many of you out there, a serious battle is going on between these two that started with the birth of the Open in 2011. Some may even say it is parallel to that of the Jason Khalipa vs Rich Froning rivalry!

The score is 2-1 to Derek (Jaime). Jaime took out 2011 and 2012, while Pukie (Rick) came back hot in 2013 and taking the win. Jaime is looking to make it a 3-1 lead and he was even heard saying earlier today "I would kidnap a little kids puppy if I thought it might help me beat him." Take from that what you will. He sounds determined.

Jaime is 1/3 going into the fourth workout of this Open (See results above). These two athletes have very different skill sets, but it is still any ones game. If you haven't had the pleasure of watching them go head to head, you are missing out. It is pure, raw and aggressive. Watching two men battle it out for the sole purpose to beat one another is an incredible sight. It is also one of the reasons we love the Open!

In a short interview earlier today, Rick was asked how confident he was about winning this year. He answered with; "100% no doubt in my mind." Ballsy. Amazing! To be continued......

Here is a sneak peak of them battling it out in 14.3. Watch out for these two on the leaderboard!


Clean 3-3-3-3-3


5 pullup

10 pushup

15 squats

AMRAP 5min

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