Kara Saunders
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BREAKING NEWS! – Kara Saunders 🇦🇺 Wins Snatch Burpee Event 4 at CrossFit Pacific Regionals

The battle continues between the two fittest women on earth! Tia-Clair Toomey and Kara Saunders.

Kara Saunders takes first place and secures the second place on the leaderboard at the end of day 1 at the CrossFit Pacific Regionals. Check out Event 4 below.

CrossFit Regionals Individual EventsWatch Event 4 of CrossFit Pacific Regionals

Any problems with watching? Click forward to 1:42.52 for the final heat between Kara Saunders and Tia Clair Toomey. 

2018 Pacific: Event 4

Individual Event 4 at the Pacific Regional.

Gepostet von The CrossFit Games am Freitag, 1. Juni 2018

Thoughts from Kara Saunders

“I am a competitor and I was born with the drive to win things and I like to win, so I don’t love coming second, third, fourth, fifth—I want to come first. But this year, my focus is coming in first at the right time.

“For me, I am kind of treating this as more of a rough draft. I am not using that as an excuse by any means. I am not going to pull back and not be concerned about winning, I still want to. But if I don’t, it doesn’t mean anything for right now. This is the perfect opportunity for me to see if I (fixed) the mistakes that I learned in the Open and then what is still left to fix when it counts.”

“I am a competitor and I was born with the drive to win things and I like to win, so I don’t love coming second, third, fourth, fifth—I want to come first. But this year, my focus is coming in first at the right time. – "For me, I am kind of treating this as more of a rough draft. I am not using that as an excuse by any means. I am not going to pull back and not be concerned about winning, I still want to. But if I don’t, it doesn’t mean anything for right now. This is the perfect opportunity for me to see if I (fixed) the mistakes that I learned in the Open and then what is still left to fix when it counts.” – —@KaraWebb1 🇦🇺, the second-place finisher at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, is sitting in second place heading into the final event of Day 2. – #PacificRegional | #CrossFit | #CrossFitRegionals | 📸 @daniel.a.snaps

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SCHEDULE FOR THE 2018 CROSSFIT REGIONALS

There have been some big changes made to the CrossFit Games Regional format in 2018. Get all the details here.

Week 3: June 1-3, 2018

Atlantic Regional: West Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County Convention Center
Meridian Regional: Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica
Pacific Regional: Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena

CrossFit 2018 Regionals

For more information about the CrossFit Regionals, the following text is from games.crossfit.com.

The fittest men, women and teams from each region of the world advance to the second stage of the CrossFit Games season: the Regionals.

CrossFit splits the world into 18 regions. There are eight regions in the United States (North East, Mid Atlantic, South East, Central East, North Central, South Central, West Coast and South West) and 10 international regions (Canada East, Canada West, South America, Central America, Asia, Australasia, Middle East Africa, Europe North, Europe South and Europe Central). Athletes are placed in their region during Open registration based on their residence as of Jan. 1 of that year.

To qualify, the Regional competitors have to prove they are their region’s fittest athletes by competing in the five-week, five-workout online Open and finishing well in the overall standings. The number of athletes who qualify from each region varies and the 18 regions feed into nine Regional competitions, as broken down below. 

East Regional

– North East (25 individuals, 20 teams to qualify from Open)

– Canada East (15 individuals, 10 teams to qualify from Open)

Atlantic Regional

– Mid Atlantic (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

– South East (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

Central Regional

– Central East (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

– North Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

South Regional

– South West (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

– South Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

West Regional

– West Coast (35 individuals, 25 teams to qualify from Open)

– Canada West (5 individuals, 5 teams to qualify from Open)

Latin America Regional

– Central America (15 individuals, 10 teams to qualify from Open)

– South America (25 individuals, 20 teams to qualify from Open)

Europe Regional

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– Europe North (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

– Europe Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

Meridian Regional

– Europe South (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

– Middle East Africa (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)

Pacific Regional

– Asia (10 individuals, 7 teams to qualify from Open)

– Australasia (30 individuals, 23 teams to qualify from Open)

Forty men, 40 women and 40 teams will advance to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games. Those spots are divvied up among the nine Regionals as follows:

  • The top five men, women and teams will advance from the East, Atlantic, Central, South, West, Europe and Pacific Regionals.

  • The top four men, women and teams will advance from the Meridian Regional.

  • The top male, female and team will advance from the Latin America Regional.

All Regional competitors face the same workouts, whether they’re in Del Mar, California, or Madrid, Spain.

Competitors care about how they place relative to their peers at their Regional, since that’s what determines how many points they earn and where they’ll rank in the overall standings. Claiming first in an event earns an athlete 100 points, second earns 95 points, third 90, fourth 85, fifth 80 and sixth 75. The scale then drops by 2-point increments for seventh through 30th, and then by 1-point increments from 30th through 50th. The athlete with the most points will claim first in the overall standings; the top five athletes overall at the end of the weekend earn the right to advance to the CrossFit Games.

All Games qualifiers will receive a piece of the season’s prize purse. All cash prizes are paid in U.S. dollars.

Individual Division (men and women receive equal prize money)

  • First Place: $300,000

  • Second Place: $100,000

  • Third Place: $75,000

  • Fourth Place: $50,000

  • Fifth Through Eighth Place: $35,000, $30,000, $27,000 and $25,000, respectively

  • Ninth Through 20th Place: $23,000, $21,000, $18,000, $16,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000, $8,000 and $7,000, respectively

Team Division (prize per team)

  • First Place: $100,000

  • Second Place: $60,000

  • Third Place: $30,000

  • Fourth Place: $20,000

  • Fifth Place: $15,000

Drug testing is required for any individual athlete or team to advance to the Games or to collect prizes.