And just like that, the 2017 CrossFit Open has come and gone. The 5 weeks were a whirlwind, but we wouldn't have it any other way - we fought, we struggled, we learned, and most important, we grew. Today, however, we take a minute to highlight those of us who thrived.
Jessica battled some of the toughest ladies on the planet as she earned her return invite to regionals. This will be her third consecutive Central Regionals appearance, pretty damn impressive for someone who is only 19 years old! Jessica dominated the Open by taking top 20 in three of the five workouts - 15th in 17.1, 20th in 17.2, and 13th in 17.4. She rounded out the 5 workouts by taking 32nd in 17.3 and 21st in 17.5. These scores landed her 15th in the North Central Region and 130th in the world!
Dylan earned his return invite to regionals, making this his second consecutive trip to the Central Regionals. Dylan finished extremely hot by taking 7th place in 17.4 and 2nd in 17.5. He had solid finishes in 17.1 and 17.2, taking 16th and 12th respectively. His one outlier was 17.3 where we placed 47th in the region. These scores landed Dylan 5th in the extremely talented North Central region and 59th overall in the world!
Streat also earned a return invite to regionals, and like Dylan, this will be his second consecutive trip to the Central Regional. Streat started the 2017 Open in grand fashion, winning 17.1 in the North Central. He secured a top 10 finish in 17.4, and very respectable finishes in 17.2 and 17.5, finishing 27th and 12th consecutively. Like Dylan, Streat's outlying workout was 17.3 where he finished 93rd in the Region. These scores landed Streat 14th in the North Central and 122nd in the world.
Andrew Hiller / CrossFit Alphadog
Unfortunately the open didn't start as planned for Andrew as he was diagnosed with Mono after the first two weeks of competition. Luckily, Andrew and the rest of his affiliate, CrossFit Alphadog, were able to sneak into regionals in the team qualifier by taking 15th in the North Central Region. This will be Andrew's second consecutive trip to the Central Regionals as he qualified as an individual competitor last year.
Don't know about you guys, but this group is fired up to get back out on the Regionals floor, its been a longggg year! We're hungry and its time to eat!