James Newbury Responds to Winning Australian CrossFit® Championship

James Newbury recently won the Australian CrossFit® Championship on the Gold Coast. He stated:

“Pat Vellner said it well last week. That’s a big monkey ? off my back that’s for sure. There’s so many people to thank and I’ll get to that most definitely over the next few days but one huge thank you to @kaylabanfield who supported me all weekend and did absolutely everything and more to help me prepare for each event! Thanks @auscrossfitchamp this was one epic event ? #crossfitgamesbound”

James Newbury finished the first day in second place, after finishing behind former lifeguard Matt McLeod. He won the first event on day 2 and spent the rest of the competition at the top of the leaderboard in a dominant and convincing display of athleticism and execution. 

“Big shout out to all the staff, volunteers, organisers, sponsors of the @auscrossfitchamp what a wicked competition. Just goes to show where the level of competition is heading for Australia. Huge props to my competitors, the females and the teams ? well done to my cousin @simonejanearthur for nailing a podium finish. All the hard work is taking you in the right direction that’s for sure. Maturity as an athlete takes time but she’s definitely maturing faster than most.

Huge thank you to @dekacompand @mich_letendre for prepping us both to throw down HARD over the weekend and not feel too beat up now. THANKS to all my family, friends and supporters all your cheers went a long way all weekend ?”

James Newbury Stats

• 2 x Australia’s Fittest man?
• 7 x CrossFit Regionals Athlete 
• 3 x CrossFit Games Athlete 
• 18th Fittest in the world ?


Australian CrossFit® Championship – James Newbury’s Highlights

“One of many highlights from the weekend. Having a good ol foot race with @bayden_brown and then ankle tapping myself for a nice chin drag over the line ? #stylish”


Event 10


Australian CrossFit® Championship Final Leaderboard

  1. James Newbury
  2. Bayden Brown
  3. Zeke Grove
  4. Matt Mcleod
  5. Luke Fiso


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