The South East Regional might not have boasted the big names like the SoCal and Europe Regions, but there were still a number of top competitors battling it out over the first weekend of the 2013 CrossFit Regionals.
Third place finisher at the Games last year, Talayna Fortunato, was the big name in the Region, while former Games athletes Guido Trinidad, Brandon Phillips and Jaime Gold were also in action.
Here is a look at the final results, and who qualified for the 2013 CrossFit Games:
The South East will be sending three new faces to Carson, California in July, with all last year’s Games athletes failing to qualify in 2013.
Chase Daniels, Brandon Phillips and Guido Trinidad all failed to make the top five, with ZA Anderson claiming the men’s Regional crown. He took the title in the final workout, ending the weekend one point ahead of Travis Mayer, with Daniel Petro finishing third.
As expected, Talayna Fortunato will be returning to the Home Depot Center in July, with the third place finisher at last year’s Games claiming the females Regional crown. She won three of the seven events and won comfortably, finishing 26 points ahead of Anna Tunnicliffe and a further six ahead of Emily Friedman in third place.
Emily Bridgers missed out on a Games spot once again, finishing fifth overall, while Jaime Gold was also unlucky, ending the weekend in fourth place.
CrossFit Atlanta Formulx was the standout team during the three days of competition, winning four events to claim the Regional honours.
They finished six points ahead of CrossFit Adrenaline, with CrossFit RX securing the final Games place.