It's not always the outcome of a game, it's the effort. Chris Abraham entered battle against some of the top athletes in the country. Chris has been doing CrossFit for a relatively very short time and by entering a regional qualifier, he was entering a test of will. To get into one of the top five spots for the 2009 CrossFit Games is like entering a physical lottery. Chris was faced with a workout that required heavy olympic lifts. In fact, he had never even attempted to clean and jerk 155 lbs. Still he managed 26 repetitions into a final round that included 500 meter rows. Although he didn't finish in the time allowed, he accomplished something great and beyond his expectations. That alone was worth the trip. Be sure to give him a big congrats when you see him! He'll be trying out for our Affiliate Cup Team in May. Best of luck Chris.