Does the NorCal 40’s come off as smoothly as it did without the help of these folks?  Absolutely not.

Joe Ball worked tirelessly at creating heats, movements standards, running the judges meeting the day before, coming to the venue for most of the day on Friday, walking the running path at 5:30am the day of and running the timing of the day.  As you probably know already, Joe is the Regional Director for the 2012 Reebok/CrossFit NorCal Regionals.  How much more proof do you need that this will be the most organized , well run Regional in the world.

If you need more proof about how well the Regional will be run I give you Lisa Smith.  She was our Volunteer Director for the NorCal 40’s and she will be the Event Director at the NorCal Regionals.  For us she only managed all 94 competitors, ran registration, was in charge of all athletes score cards and made sure that everyone was taken care of in general.  We are so lucky to have her.

Thousands and thousands of pounds of  plates, bars, dumbbells, kettlebells, not to mention jump ropes, climbing ropes, clips, benches, flooring, Airdynes and rowers all needed to be numbered, accounted for and set up for this event.  Jason Bannister took care of all of it.  He is like the rainman of equipment needs.  His precision of setups and break downs were paramount in keeping us on schedule and his dedication to this was unbelievable.  It will be unfortunate for me to not have him by my side at Regionals this year as he will be on the stadium floor , competing with the rest of his TJ’s Novato Team.  Thanks for the pic Greg.

Our scorekeepers extraordinaire’s , Julie Whyte and Jen Lutrell.  Yes we had a small glitch but nobody cared more about the efficacy and precision of this event than these two.  They felt awful that we had to make a correction but we are always honest with our mistakes and processing the nearly 800 scores that came through all day was no easy task.  I want them back doing this for the next twenty years.  Did I just commit to 20 more of these things?

Brian Doll wasn’t happy with the scoring at previous events so he just up and created his own.  Wodleader.com can be used for any and all competitions.  He easily tweaked a few things for us and away we went.  Man among men.

Marcus Filly with his crazy programming brain.  Constantly thinking, tweaking, refining till we get what we got.  A masterpiece of athleticism, fitness and skill.  Thanks MFilly.

Andy Boone works his magic for every event we throw.  He is responsible for Proanox, Paleocakes, HipFit and Rogue for being part of the NorCal 40’s.  Thank you Andy!

My personal crew of men amongst men.  Nick Goepp, Matt Wadlington, Jeremiah Mehler, Graham Ross, Rip Fowler, Dave Davidson, Dan Felling helped me haul all the gear from four different locations and set it all up.   Then they helped me break it all down and haul it back across bridge.  I can’t thank you guys enough.

Denise Figone is my hero.  She catered to me all day by giving me information, updates, schedule and finally libations to help me get through the day.  Sorry for the deodorant malfunction.

If you can dream in Kenny Trimble of Reds Manufacturing can build it.  He is responsible for those odd burns and bruises you have from the rope climbs and wall burpees.  He also custom-built our pull up rig.  You are a master craftsman.

To all of our volunteers and judges.  Thank you , thank you , thank you.  You gave us 12 hrs. of crouching, climbing, sweating, timing, consoling, registering, marking, organizing, filing and cheering.  And we gave you a t-shirt.  You’re unbelievable.  I will do my best to thank all of you personally as that is what you deserve and the least I can do.  Thank you and I want you for as long as you want to keep doing this stuff.

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