1. US CROSSFIT GIRLS: TENNIL REED
This Year was Tennil’s third individual regional appearance, after taking ninth last year and sixth in the South West in 2014. This year, she makes her Games debut after four top-three finishes in the Regionals. This included a win in Event 3 but also a low 34th placement in Event 2.
The 28-year-old physical therapist made her ascent up the leaderboard slowly, not entering the top 10 until after Event 4. Before the final event, she sat in seventh, just 4 points outside Games qualification.
Reed’s third-place event finish launched her to fourth overall, the first time all weekend she’d held a qualifying spot.
‘I concentrated on me and what I could do in those workouts and thought about my game plan over and over and over again in my head’ Reed said. ‘I knew what I had to do to get there; it was just a matter of getting it done.’