Reebok Australia has today announced Ashley Higgins to their roster of sponsored athletes.
Higgins joins the Australian Reebok CrossFit team, making her the seventh CrossFit athlete alongside Amy Dracup, Kara Webb, Pip Malone, Courtney Fitzharris, Rob Forte and Brendan Clarke.
The 25-year-old Higgins has been training out of Reebok CrossFit Gold Coast for the last three years. After qualifying with their team to compete at the 2011 CrossFit Games, Higgins has built on that experience, placing 4th in Australian during the 2013 CrossFit Open and a respectable 52nd worldwide.
The details of the other six Reebok Australian Sponsored athletes are as follows:
Amy Dracup (31) coaches and trains at Schwartz CrossFit Melbourne. Dracup qualified individually for the 2011 CrossFit Games after winning the Australian Regional at Homebush. After finishing 6th at the 2012 Australian Regional, she joined Schwartz’s team at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games where they finished 9th in the world. Dracup completed the 2013 CrossFit Open 9th in Australia.
Kara Webb (23) coaches and trains at CrossFit Roar in Queensland. After winning the Australian Regional in 2012, she went on to the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games where she placed 19th in the world. Webb finished 2nd place in Australia and 13th worldwide during the 2013 CrossFit Open.
Courtney Fitzharris (19) trains at CrossFit Active. Courtney has been competing for more than 3 years, leaving school at the tender age of 16 to pursue CrossFit. After finishing the 2013 Australian Open in 21st place, Fitzharris has decided to join the CrossFit Active team and attempt to qualify for the CrossFit Games in July.
Rob Forte (26) is the head coach and owner of Reebok CrossFit Frankston. Forte qualified for the last two CrossFit Games placing 30th in 2011 and 35th in the world in 2012. He came third at the 2011 Australian Regionals, second in the 2012, and this year aims to take out the top spot. Forte finished the 2013 CrossFit Open 22nd in the world and 1st in Australia.
Brendan Clarke (21) trains at Raw Strength and Conditioning and his parents’ home on the Sunshine Coast. Currently working as a coach at CrossFit Morayfield, he also travels to the Gold Coast once a week for extra training. Clarke won the Spirit of the Games at the 2011 Australian Regional, finished 5th at the 2012 Regionals, and ended the 2013 Australian CrossFit Open in 9th.
Pip Malone (23) coaches and trains Reebok CrossFit GCS. A former member of the Australian Gymnastics team winning 7 National titles, she also competed nationally in canoe slalom after being selected by Australian Institute of Sport at 15. Malone finished the 2012 Australian CrossFit Open in 13th position, and jumped up ten spots placing third in 2013.