It was an exciting finish to what was an enthralling Pacific regionals weekend. Both household names and unknown rookies made their way into the top 5 to book their places at the 2016 CrossFit games in Carson, California.
Khan Porter needed to perform well and hope for others to fall behind to qualify for the 2016 games, and he came through with a massively important win. Porter set a new event record finishing event 7 in 2:27, earning himself 100 points and pushing him up into a qualifying place for the games.
After somewhat disappointing performances in the second and third events, Rob Forte was able to place 1st, 2nd and 1st in the following three events with a 7th place finish in the final event. This consistent dominance for Forte cemented his place at the top of the Pacific/ Australia regional for the third time.
On the women's side, the top three places were pretty much as expected with Kara Webb, Tia-Clair Toomey and Alethea Boon occupying 1st, 2nd and 3rd following consistently impressive displays over the weekend. Justine Beath took 4th place but the surprise of the weekend came from rookie Madeline Sturt who finished inside the top 10 in 5 of the 7 events. Sturt will head to the 2016 CrossFit games for the first time this summer, and will rub shoulders with the worlds fittest.
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