Some of Australia’s top CrossFitters were put to the test last week with the first ever State of Origin CrossFit Classic.
The event, held January 26-27, is already being billed as the second biggest CrossFitting competition in Australia, with a stack of big names taking part this year.
9th place finisher at the 2012 CrossFit Games, Chad Mackay was also meant to compete until recent injuries forced him to withdraw.
Here is a look at the final leaderboards after the two day competition:
There was a bit of an upset in the men’s division with Victorian Trent Jones beating some of the bigger names to clinch the title.
Jones, who finished 33rd at the Australian Regionals last year, managed to edge out three time CrossFit Games competitor Chris Hogan, and Michael Roach (38th at 2012 Regionals) who finished third.
Chris Hogan’s brother Kieran finished in 5th place.
- Trent Jones
- Chris Hogan
- Michael Roach
- Sam Joraslafsky
- Kieran Hogan
2011 CrossFit Games competitor Amanda Allen was the standout performer in the females half.
The 42 year old won every single event over the weekend, to finish 10 points clear of Lisa Menchetti in second place.
Allen has made it clear she will be competing in the Open age group in 2013, and not the new Masters Division (40-45 year olds). Her performance at the 2012 State of Origin CrossFit Classic shows she is still a major threat in the women’s division.
Former CrossFit Games competitor Megan Smith rounded out the podium in third place.
- Amanda Allen
- Lisa Menchetti
- Megan Smith
- Michelle Montgomery
- Jessica Partridge
The Team division saw a number of CrossFit Gyms represented around the country. But in the end it was the South Australian gyms rising to the top.
CrossFit Loaded took out the title, beating CrossFit Adelaide by just four points. Schwartz’s Third String side rounded out the podium.
- CrossFit Loaded
- CrossFit Adelaide
- Schwartz’s Third String
- NexGen CrossFit
- CrossFit Adelaide 2