James Newbury has won the CrossFit Pacific Regional!
The final event was tense and exciting, with Royce Dunne taking the win. He had rolled his ankle in Event 5, so wasn’t even sure if he could compete in Event 6, but he worked with the physio, strapped it up then destroyed the competition!
The final leaderboard looked like this.
James Newbury has been calm and focused throughout the entire 3 days of competition at The CrossFit Pacific Regionals. In an interview following the final event he said that he has worked extensively on his mental game and tactical approach to competition – and it shows!
And just like that, @JamesNewbury has his third win of the weekend. – After a ninth-place finish this morning in Event 3, Newbury stuck to his game plan during the last event of Day 2. – “I practiced touch-and-go in training and realized how much it affects you on the back end of that workout, so I just wanted to play it smart. The worst thing you can do is lane watch. I kept telling myself to have faith in my training … and you’ll be fine.” – And that he was. In front of a roaring crowd inside the Qudos Bank Arena, Newbury managed to overtake the lead from @iamkhanporter in the final moments of the workout, finishing his final burpee and crossing the finish line at 5:38.27. – “The crowd helps a lot, thanks guys. It sort of took away that pain factor,” Newbury said. – Newbury heads into Day 3 in first place. – This was also a huge finish for @iamkhanporter who, with his second-place finish, has moved himself into a qualifying spot. – #PacificRegional | #CrossFit | #CrossFitRegionals | @tomcampitelli
ZEKE GROVE’S INCREDIBLE COMEBACK
CrossFit Games competitor Zeke Grove managed to fight his way back to Madison after an incredible second place finish in the final event! He posted this the night before competition.
When he was last at the Games, his first son had been born a few weeks prior and he admitted in an interview that it had been pretty difficult to concentrate on the Games during that year, understandably so.
Khan Porter also made it back to The CrossFit Games. Happily dancing the YMCA with female CrossFit Pacific Regionals winner Tia-Clair Toomey.
INFORMATION ABOUT 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
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.
– North East (25 individuals, 20 teams to qualify from Open)
– Canada East (15 individuals, 10 teams to qualify from Open)
– Mid Atlantic (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– South East (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– Central East (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– North Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– South West (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– South Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– 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 North (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– Europe Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– Europe South (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– Middle East Africa (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
– 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.
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