MAT FRASER DESTROYS THE CENTRAL REGIONALS WITH 5 EVENT WINS
Mat Fraser was completely unstoppable at The Central Regionals!
You could feel the tension in the Music City Center to start Day 3 of the Individual competition. – @streathoerner @alexanderson29 and @mathewfras all picked up their 70-lb. dumbbells at the same time to start their overhead lunges in Event 5. The crowd responded as Fraser pulled away for the win in the last 50 feet, finishing just one second shy of the event record at 14:36:82. – This is the fourth consecutive win of the weekend for the reigning champ. – #CentralRegional | #CrossFit | #CrossFitRegionals | 📷 @flsportsguy
BECCA VOIGT QUALIFIES FOR HER TENTH CROSSFIT GAMES INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCE
Becca Voigt qualifies for her 10th CrossFit Games as an individual!
The 38 year old athlete began day 3 sitting in 10th place and 44 points outside of a qualifying spot.
In Event 5 she finished in 3rd which brought her up the leaderboard to 6th position. She then fought her way up into the 5th qualifying position! She even had a broken thumb to contend with throughout the entire competition! What a legend.
Becca Voigt: “I think it’s just really impressive to see the evolution. … We get to push all these youngsters. There’s a girl who is literally 20 years younger than me.”
When you run out of fingers, you call on a training partner. – This year, @beccavoigt will compete in the CrossFit Games for the 11th time. She’s qualified 9 times as an individual and twice as a masters athlete. Unlike @nealmaddox—who told me he would compete as a master no matter what this year—Voigt said she’d absolutely give up her masters spot if she finished in the top 5 this weekend. – “If I earn that spot, I’m taking that spot.” – Voigt is competing with a broken thumb, which she was icing before this picture with @delts_like_dot. She hurt it in practice when a dropped dumbbell bounced back up. – Voigt is currently 10th, and Morentin is 18th. – I asked the most experienced Games athlete in the world to reflect on the growth of the sport. – “I think it’s just really impressive to see the evolution. … We get to push all these youngsters. There’s a girl who is literally 20 years younger than me.” – That would be 18-year-old @sequoia_bar, and Voigt is ahead of her. Barrera is 31st. – #legend – 📷 @crossfit204 #CrossFitGames #WestRegional #Regionals2018 #CrossFitPhotoJournal @CrossFitGames