Rick halfway through his deadlift burpee heat at the 2008 CrossFit Games. This picture shows some of the spectators cheering him on, but there are still more on both sides.
And here is a picture of Rick during one of his ice baths in the freezer truck (You can tell he really likes it in the right hand photo).
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So, to all of you who participated or just went as a spectator, what did you get out of the games?
I had a ton of fun and met some interesting people, I met the current world record holder for max push-ups, I met another Italian Crossfitter, a woman from Florida (she made me so proud); all the big names from OPT to Speal to Dutch and all the old timers who started this thing and made what it is today, fromCoach to Nicole, from Annie and Brendan to Rob.
The games for me were more than just the people competing, it was meeting other Crossfitters, sharing ideas, talking about what motivates us to keep killing our bodies on the WODs, what you want out of it, and so forth.
I was amazed by the size of this year event, how big it’s gotten already, how many sponsors are on the bandwagon, and how surprised Coach still is of the success of CrossFit.
Did you like everything? Did you expect more, or less?
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