May 12

Athletes to Descend Upon Wollongong for 2017 Pacific Regional CrossFit Competition

Friday 12 May 2017 1:00pm

From May 26-28, some of the world’s best CrossFit athletes will compete at the WIN Entertainment Centre to earn a ticket to compete at the 2017 CrossFit Games in America in August.

The best 30 men, 30 women and 20 teams from Australia and New Zealand will be joined by the top 10 men, 10 women, and 10 teams from Asia.

Athletes will endure three days of competition with the hopes of taking one of the five coveted spots in each division to the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin for a chance to win more than a quarter of a million dollars in prize money!

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the “Fittest on Earth”. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become one of the fastest growing sports in Australia and the rest of the world.

CrossFit is a worldwide strength and conditioning fitness program whose goal is to prepare you for the unknown and unknowable. A CrossFit workout may contain a combination of functional movements such as rowing, running, Olympic lifting, plyometrics, and gymnastics. CrossFit’s specialty is not specializing in any one facet of fitness and is considered the "sport of fitness". There are over 10,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide.

Last year Victoria’s Rob Forte was crowned the fittest man in the Pacific Region, while Queenslander Kara Webb claimed the female’s title and went on to finish 7th at the world games a few months later.

In true CrossFit style, and to keep athletes preparing for the ‘unknown’, some of the workouts for the Pacific Regional are still yet to be announced, and will be revealed in the lead up to the event.

For more information about the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, go to: http:// games.crossfit.com/about-the-games.

Tickets on sale now via www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100

  • WIN Network
  • Venues NSW
  • Ticketmaster
  • Arena AV
  • Venues Live
  • Venues NSW
  • ANZ Stadium
  • McDonald Jones Homes Stadium
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre
  • WIN Sports & Entertainment Centre