Andrea Ager is the latest high profile athlete to announce she’s changing CrossFit Regions in 2014.
The 25 year old who has narrowly missed out on qualifying for the CrossFit Games on numerous occasions, has revealed she won’t be competing in the Southern California Region this year. Instead, she’ll be representing the South West after deciding to move back to her hometown, Denver, Colorado.
There are some who believe Ager may be changing Regions to make it easier for her to qualify for the Games, especially given the depth of the SoCal Region.
The four qualifiers from the Region in 2013 (Valerie Voboril, Lindsey Valenzuela, Kristan Clever and Rebecca Voigt) have all finished on the podium before with Clever winning the Games back in 2010. Many believe it has the most depth out of all the CrossFit Regions across the world.
But while Ager admits it might be an easier Region to compete in, she is fully aware of how tough it will still be to finish in the top three come Regional time.
“I am not naive enough to say that any Region would be easy because every Region is full of hard competitors that come out of nowhere and surprise me all of the time,” Ager said in a recent interview with CrossFit’s Sevan Mattosian.
Andrea Ager’s announcement comes just weeks after three-time CrossFit Games competitor Dan Bailey revealed he’s changing Regions in 2014. Bailey will compete in Southern California rather than the Central East after moving to San Diego to live.
You can check out Mattosian’s full interview with Andrea Ager above, where she also talks about her performance at the SoCal CrossFit Regional in 2013. In particular, her efforts in the overhead squat Event.
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