With more than 60,000 competitors registering for this years Reebok CrossFit Games Open, it’s no real surprise to see the names of a few former, and current, professional athletes on the leaderboard this week.
Many of us know that most of the big names all come from a high-level sporting background (Rich Froning Jr/Baseball, Tommy Hackenbruck/American Football, Chris Spealler/Wrestling), but did you know in this years Open we’re competing against a former international footballer, a former Olympian, a handful of MMA fighters and a former champion kickboxer to name a few?
Here’s a quick list of some of the current, and former professional athletes taking part in this years Games:
Tom Pappas (Decathlon World Champion, three times Olympian) – 105 burpees WOD 12.1
Diego de Ascentis (International footballer, Italy, AC Milan) – 124 burpees WOD 12.1
Jason Macdonald (Current MMA fighter) – 109 burpees WOD 12.1
Dustin Winterhalt (Current MMA fighter) – 127 burpees WOD 12.1
Andrew Berridge (Six times kickboxing champion) – 131 burpees WOD 12.1
If you know any other professional athletes taking part in this years Reebok CrossFit Games Open, let us know in the comment section below.