The North East Regional is done and dusted for 2013, with another three man, three women and three teams qualifying for the 2013 CrossFit Games.
The three days of competition saw a number of big names take to the competition floor, including Austin Malleolo, Spencer Hendel, Jenny Davis and Daniel Tyminski.
Here is a look at the final leaderboards in all three major divisions:
It ended up being a two horse race in the men’s division, with Games veteran Austin Malleolo and Daniel Tyminski fighting it out for the Regional crown. In the end Malleolo claimed the honours by one point after beating Tyminksi by 15 seconds in the final event.
Both boys will be back at the Home Depot Center in July, along with Eric Magee who upset a number of top names to finish third.
The big news coming out of the North East Region is that Spencer Hendel has failed to qualify for the Games. The 13th place finisher at the Games last year finished fourth overall, missing out on qualification by just two points.
Hendel had to do something special in the final workout to have any chance of securing a spot at the Games, and did so winning the final event. But he needed Magee to finish 16th or lower to make it. In the end Magee finished 14th, claiming the final podium place by just six seconds.
We saw another upset in the women’s half with Danielle Horan claiming the Regional crown. She finished top four in every event over the weekend to secure first place by just one point to Amanda Goodman. Kaleena Ladeairous rounded out the top three.
The big news in the female’s half was that last year’s eighth place finisher at the Games, Jenny Davis, failed to finish in the top three. She finished the weekend in fifth place, more than 30 points outside of the qualification zone.
The teams division also had a thrilling finish with Team Dynamix winning the Regional crown after finishing first in the final event. They were in a tight battle with CFNE Team A all weekend and ended up beating them by just two points.
CrossFit King of Island Park will also be heading over the Games in July after finishing third.