There was plenty of action and drama at the Mid Atlantic Regional in 2013.
As well as world class performances in all three divisions, we also saw athletes perform Events in near darkness with the power going out on the third and final day of competition.
In the end, the competition went on, with another six individuals and three teams securing their places at the 2013 CrossFit Games.
Here is a closer look at how the leaderboards stand in all three divisions at the end of the weekend.
Ben Smith was always going to be the one to catch in the men’s half, and as expected, he dominated proceedings over the three days.
The podium finisher at the 2011 CrossFit Games won three of the seven Events to end the weekend 31 points ahead of Gary Helmick in second place. Jordan Troyan was third overall, edging out Kyle Ruth for the third and final qualification spot by just one point.
The big surprise was Nate Schrader, who failed to earn a spot at 2013 CrossFit Games.
The 12th place finisher at the Games last year had a horrible start, finishing 22nd in the opening Event and never managed to recover, ending the weekend in seventh place, just seven points away from the qualification zone.
With last year’s Regional winner Jenn Jones competing in the South Central Region this year, the female’s division would have a new winner in 2013.
In the end, it would be a very similar finish to 2012, with Christy Phillips, Gretchen Kittelberger and Michelle Crawford all moving up one place from last year.
Phillips claimed overall honours, finishing 11 points ahead of Kittelberger with Crawford a further four points back in third.
2009 CrossFIt Games champion Tanya Wagner withdrew from the competition before Day 1, after revealing she’s expecting another child later this year.
CrossFit Explode was the standout team in the Mid Atlantic Region, posting top five placings in all of the seven Events to finish 10 points ahead of RAW Training.
CrossFit Wilmington Team A won the final Event to claim the third and final qualification spot, ending the weekend just six points ahead of CrossFit Reston in fourth place.