These 5 Crossfit Girls will shake the 2016 CrossFit Games
The battle for the Fittest Women on Earth will begin at the CrossFit Games next month. We have a brand new field competing for the coveted title in their own individual styles.
Read their stories and let them stir some motivation in you. Be sure to follow them and cheer them on at the upcoming CrossFit Games 2016.
5. Sheila Barden
Sheila started Crossfit in October 2011 after seeing CrossFit Games reruns on ESPN. She looked at her husband and said “Why do those girls get to be on TV? I can do that,” without realizing just how hard those ladies in the Games worked.
Training turned into a full on “addiction” and she found herself taking Level 1, CF Kids, Powerlifting and Mobility certifications and became a coach. This Hunger led her to a phenomenal win at the 2016 Central Regionals.
4. Kari Pearce
Having been a competitive gymnast for 18 years and being a part of the University of Michigan’s team, Kari is familiar with the dedication and hard work required for success.
After retiring from her gymnastics career, Kari picked up weightlifting and was a part of a physique show, followed by a powerlifting competition. She officially started her Crossfit training in November 2014 and has been unstoppable ever since!
After finishing in third place at her first Regional, Kari qualified for the 2015 CrossFit games and earned the title 21st fittest female on Earth in her rookie year.
3. Margauz Alvarez
Already a two-time podium finisher at the NorCal Regionals, Margaux Alvarez took her skills outside the Golden State in 2015, finishing 2nd overall at the South Regional in Dallas (behind only Camille Leblanc-Bazinet). From there, it was on to her first Top 10 placement at the CrossFit Games, proving why she’s long been considered one of the rising stars and toughest competitors in the sport.
Margaux was turned on to Crossfit while working as a trainer in the Bay Area in 2011 and took to it immediately. She has been a crowd-favourite since 2012 when she qualified for her first Regional a year after starting Crossfit. Before that, she spent the 2011 CrossFit Games working as a volunteer, soaking in the atmosphere and building hopes and dreams of competing under the big lights.
2. Jaime Hagiya
After graduating with a degree in Communication, Jamie played basketball professionally in Greece and Spain. While preparing for a WNBA tryout in 2011 she was introduced to Crossfit. Since then, Jamie has won several local competitions and placed 5th at the 2013 CrossFit Games Regionals in the very competitive Southern California region
She trains at Torrance Crossfit, and made her way to the CrossFit Games this year by securing impressive 2nd place finishes in WOD 1 and 7 at the Regionals.
1. US CROSSFIT GIRLS: Tennil Reed
This year, Tennil makes her Games debut, but it wasn’t smooth sailing at qualifying, after four top-three finishes in the Regionals. This included a win in Event 3 but also a low 34th placement in Event 2. Reed’s third-place event finish launched her to fourth overall, the first time all weekend she’d held a qualifying spot.
So who will shine at the CrossFit Games? Cheer them on next month at Carson, California in the USA.
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