The Front Range CrossFit Team
This year’s CrossFit South West Regionals showcased the tremendous growth this sport has had in a very short time. With all of the top athletes now being professional CrossFitters, owning their own gym or being paid to compete, the effect it has on the level of athlete is dramatic. At one point certain movements would slow a certain type of competitor down, but today’s CrossFit athletes can compete at a very high level in all movements.
Clinch Gear was on site and sponsored three teams at the South West Regionals: Front Range CrossFit, Front Range CrossFit Too (2nd team) and CrossFit Unbroken. The Front Range CrossFit teams have been a staple in team competition for years and were favored to podium (finish 1st – 3rd) in this year’s Regionals while facing stiff competition from another perenial powerhouse in Utah’s Hack’s Pack UTE and the UTE All-Stars (2nd team). CrossFit Unbroken saw Clinch Gear athlete Kevin Ogar, normally an individual regionals competitor, join the team competition this year.
As the first day of the three day event came to a close, it was evident that Hack’s Pack UTE and Front Range CrossFit were the teams to beat with UTE finishing 1st and FRCF finishing 2nd overall. On day two of the event CrossFit Unbroken had a breakthrough performance finishing 6th in event five and moving their team up the leaderboard from 20th to 15th overall. On day three Hack’s Pack UTE solidified its 1st place position while Front Range CrossFit cemented their 2nd place position in the field. The Front Range CrossFit Too team came on strong in the final event finishing 7th to move their way up the leaderboard.
The Final results from of the South West Regional team competition are:
1st – Hack’s Pack UTE
2nd – Front Range CrossFit
3rd – UTE All-Stars
16th – CrossFit Unbroken
19th – Front Range CrossFit Too
With their 2nd place finish, Front Range CrossFit has earned its way to the world championships of CrossFit, the CrossFit Games in July. Clinch Gear would like to send its congratulations to all athletes who competed. See photos from the event below:
@KevinOgar hitting a 275lb Over Head Squat (OHS)
CrossFit Director of Training Dave Castro at the Clinch Gear booth
FRCF Day 3 Event 6 Double Unders