Team USA has now been announced for the 2014 CrossFit Invitational!
On November 9 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, Team USA, Team Europe, Team Canada, and Team Australia will compete in back-to-back events during the two-hour competition.
Team USA is the final roster to be announced after Team Australia, Team Canada and Team Europe were announced last week. Here is who will be representing Team USA at the 2014 CrossFit Invitational:
Arguably the fittest athlete to ever walk the Earth. Froning made even more CrossFit history this year by completing the ‘fourpeat’ and winning the 2014 CrossFit Games.
After finishing 2nd in the 2011 competition, Froning has been almost unstoppable since, dominating almost every single event he has competed in.
Any team with Froning in it deserves to be favourite, so it’s no surprise many are tipping Team USA to win this year’s Invitational.
Khalipa has one of the most impressive records at the CrossFit Games. The 2008 winner has finished inside the top 10 in six of the seven year’s he has competed.
In 2013, he led for most of the competition before eventually finishing second to Froning. While this year he was again a strong chance of claiming a second title before finishing third.
At the end of the 2014 Games Khalipa, just like Froning, announced his retirement from individual competition. Knowing that, it’s fair to assume Khalipa will be giving everything he has during the 2014 CrossFit Invitational.
Foucher is one of the best female athletes to never win the CrossFit Games. In four attempts, the Cleveland Clinic Medical School student has finished inside the top 5 all occasions.
After taking a year off in 2013 to focus on her studies, Foucher came back in fine style, finishing third at the 2014 CrossFit Games.
Foucher also competed in the inagrual CrossFit Invitational in 2012, helping Team USA beat Team Europe 20-6 in the UK.
Emily Bridgers has been a consistent performer at the Regional level for the past three years, and qualified for the CrossFit Games for the first time in 2014, claiming the South East Regional title by finishing ahead of Games veteran Talayna Fortunato.
In her first appearance as an individual at the StubHub Center, Bridgers went on to finish sixth overall and establsh herself as a genuine podium contender for years to come.
Becca Voigt – Coach
Voigt is a seven-time CrossFit Games competitor and won the 2014 Spirit of the Games. She also competed in the inaugural CrossFit Invitational event in 2012.
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