Just when you think you're tough enough


Recap and rebuild after Dan Bailey and Brooke Ence fails qualifying for CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games have realised the hopes of rookies, yet it also crushes the hopes of returning CrossFit athletes who have failed to make the cut. So what went wrong during qualifying at Regionals?

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“Strikes and gutters, ups and downs, that’s how life goes” – Dan Bailey

One notable difference would be Dan Bailey – who has competed every year since 2011 when he won the very first CrossFit Games Open. Bailey finished 4th at the 2015 CrossFit Games, a career high achievement.

“It goes without saying that I am disappointed in my performance from this weekends regional competition,” continued Bailey. 

Dan finished 7th on the leaderboard, missing out on the top five qualifying spots which included Josh Bridges, Marcus Filly, Garret Fisher and  rookies Christian Lucero and Rasmus Wisbech Andersen.

Brooke Ence
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Another athlete we will sorely miss the most promising rookie of 2015, Brooke Ence where she also won two events. Ence took the CrossFit world by storm en route to winning the California regionals and placing 14th at the Games in 2015.

“What a ride it was, fighting for that 5th spot this weekend. I’m sure you can imagine how disappointed I was in my placing and I’m sure you can imagine how tough it has been to stop feeling bad for myself; but I’m doing it- slowly,” said Ence.

We are sure the CrossFit world will see more of this fearless and never-give-up athlete in no time, when she’s ready to bounce back and wow the world yet again.

Brooke Ence CrossFit Instagram
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“Nothing you say can break me, or soil what I have done or am about to accomplish this year. So bring it on. I mean, What kind of “Role Model” would I be if I let something like this keep me down? It’s time to wake up and move forward,” adds a gutsy Ence.

Ence finished just outside the fifth spot on the leaderboard by a few points. Lauren Fisher qualifies for the Games alongside brother Garret and will be the first sibling to qualify since 2010. Rebecca Voigt, Alessandra Pichelli, Chyna Cho and rookie Jamie Hagiya takes up the rest of the qualifying spots.

Even the toughest falls sometime, and it’s now time to recap and rebuild.

Source: Instagram.