10 Pacific, South & Californian Regional Athletes to Watch this Weekend

If you need all the information about when the events are on, and at what times (in your timezone), check out our 2016 Regionals Schedule for everything you need to know about how to watch the Regionals.


The Regionals Athletes come from an enormous geographical Area (Asia and Australasia!), and this Regional competition was the first one to kick off, taking place in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

10. Kara Webb

Australia’s fittest female in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, 26-year-old Kara performed spectacularly in the first two Regional events, defending her spot at the top so far. No wonder, seeing as her favorite exercise are snatches.

After perhaps one of the most impressive Open performances in 16.2, which she finished in 15 minutes (20 minute Time Cap!), we can expect a lot from this former swimmer and self-proclaimed clean eating foodie in the events to follow.

A video posted by Kara Webb ??? (@karawebb1) on

9. Khan Porter

Coming in 4th in the Seeds and ranking second after the first two Regional Events, this 28 year old Australian athlete also competes in US Grid.

He proves his sense of humor by openly boasting about his liberal approach to nutrition and uploading funny training videos, which extended his fan base to even the unlikely audience of women reading cosmopolitan magazine.

Check out this hilarious video of him dancing to Beyoncé and doing a 120 kg snatch, and you’ll know what helped him keep his cool in the Regional Events so far.

8. Kyle Frankenfeld

This Australian athlete narrowly missed qualification for the games at last year’s regionals and came in first in the open seeds this year.

Being a Rookie compared to other Regional athletes, he has received a lot of attention in the games so far (leading in the men’s leaderboard after 16.3, besting loads of well-known veterans) In the first two Pacific regional events, both involving his self-declared weakness, Snatching, he dropped to 23rd place, so we’re curious how the next few events will play out.

Image Sources

Related news