Few athletes can boast about being a three-time CrossFit Games competitor. Chris Hogan, however, can.
In 2009, with just one year of CrossFit training behind him, Hogan qualified for the CrossFit Games after finishing 2nd in the first year of Regionals. That year, Hogan went on to finish 31st overall at The Ranch in Aromas, beating the likes of Josh Everett, Pat Barber and Kyle Kasperbauer.
A year later, Hogan went one better, claiming the Australian Regional title and booking himself another spot at the CrossFit Games, where he went on to finish 26th overall.
In 2011, Hogan continued to improve, putting in his best performance at the CrossFit Games, finishing top ten in an event for the first time, and ending up 17th overall.
However, things went pear shaped for him in 2012. First, there was the split from his original CrossFit box (Scwartz’s CrossFit Melbourne).
Then there were the numerous injuries during the year and Open. On top of that, Hogan was in the process of setting up his own CrossFit affiliate (CrossFit 121) and running the Australian arm of Rogue Fitness, all of which took its toll.
It appeared life was taking over and Hogan’s training took a back seat. Despite this, his performance at the Australian Regionals was still impressive, and throughout the weekend he was always in shot of taking a podium position.
Although by the time the event came to a close, Hogan would find himself sitting 7th overall, meaning for the first time in four years he would not be be competing at the CrossFit Games.
But with his mind and body back in a steady place, Hogan is after redemption in 2013.
We recently caught up with the multi-Games competitor. In part one of our CrossFit Box Tour series, we visit Chris Hogan’s CrossFit box, CrossFit 121 in the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham, Australia.
You can watch the full CrossFit Box Tour video tour above.
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