The North Central is widely regarded as one of the most competitive CrossFit Regions in the world.
In the women’s division, Elisabeth Akinwale, Stacie Tovar and Deborah Cordner-Carson are some of the big names, while podium finisher at the Games last year, Kyle Kasperbauer, spearhead’s the men’s half.
By the end of the three days of competition at the 2013 North Central Regional, experience prevailed with five of the six individual qualifiers from last year booking themselves a spot at this year’s Games.
Here are how the leaderboards stand at the end of the 2013 North Central Regional:
After finishing third in the 2013 CrossFit Games, Kyle Kasperbauer was always going to be the man to catch at this year’s Regional.
Despite a poor finish in Event 2 (17th overall) went on to claim his second straight Regional title, beating Justin Allen by seven points.
Alex Nettey also secured a place at the 2013 CrossFit Games, finishing third overall, while last year’s Games competitor Phillip Kniep ended the weekend in ninth spot.
As expected, the females division was fought out between the three big names: Elisabeth Akinwale, Stacie Tovar and Deborah Corner Carson.
The three finished more than 30 points ahead of the next best competitor, with Akinwale claiming another Regional title, winning five of the seven Events.
Tovar was second overall, four points behind Akinwale, with the 2013 Spirit of the Games winner Corner Carson claiming third. Ginny King was the next best competitor in fourth place.
Just like the females division, the top three teams were pretty much determined heading into the final day. Barring a disastrous performance, CrossFit Kilo, QCCF – Live Uncommon and CrossFit 515 were all set to qualify for the 2013 CrossFit Games.
In they end, they all secured their tickets to Carson next month with CrossFit Kilo claiming the overall honours.
They finished the weekend six points ahead of Live Uncommon, with CrossFit Ohama finishing fourth overall.