Rob Orlando on the Thruster Ladder

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Rob Orlando was one of the favorites to go all the way to 295 on the thruster ladder. He "only" hit 275, but it was still enough for first place.

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Posted at 10:52 PM PST on January 27, 2012
Adam K

Bad officiating/judging is rampant in all sports. It's not malicious it is just a hard job and mistakes are made. The best you can hope for is that when it happens it doesn't affect anything... that was the case here. Remember when Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game.. That was bad. This is nothing. Move on.

Posted at 6:58 PM PDT on June 22, 2011
Tim N

No rep!

Posted at 12:58 PM PDT on June 22, 2011
ryan g

second place was 255lb so even with his 265lb thruster Rob would have been in first place. The foot fault on 275 is a none issue as far as standings go, as far as judging goes that's a whole other story....

Posted at 8:12 PM PDT on June 21, 2011

Whoa! Wait a second. The standards clearly state that any movement of the feet constitute a "no rep". Why was Orlando given this rep. I judged the SC regional and dismissed a woman from competition for making the same move on her very first attempt. Sorry, but I have issue with this. Especially if this weight would've made a difference in the standings.

Posted at 5:14 PM PDT on June 21, 2011
Peter O

I hear you Ben. They were pretty soft on that 275. Lot of dancing at the top. oh well. Orlando could do 295 on a bad day. That must have been a real bad day for him.

Posted at 2:11 PM PDT on June 21, 2011
Ben S

That 275 is disgusting. That he gets credited for that.... Crossfit needs to do some serious rethinking about their qualifying procedures when Rob O. (who is a beast and definitely deserves to be at the Games) gets credit for that 275 and someone like AJ Moore gets shut out. Which brings up a criticism of the scoring system- AJ Moore would be in if WOD 4 was on the final day rather than the second day. He'd have 16 points less and would be far ahead of Hendel's 3rd place points.

Posted at 1:41 PM PDT on June 21, 2011