Just like Canada East, the Canada West Region has just two automatic qualification spots for individuals and teams.
This year, the Region boasted a number of top athletes, including Games competitors Lucas Parker, Jeremy Meredith and Heather Gillespie. We also had a sibling of a former Games champion compete with Michael FitzGerald (brother of 2007 Games champion James Fitzgerald) in action.
At the end of the three days of competition we had a number of familiar faces securing a return trip to Carson, California next month, while a few big names also missed out.
Here are how the final leaderboards in all three divisions stand:
After failing to defend his 2011 Regional title, Lucas Parker dominated proceedings this year, winning four of the seven Events to finish 14 points ahead of Tyson Takasaki in second place.
Parker, ‘the man with the beard’, will now compete in his third CrossFit Games, while Takasaki will make his Games debut at the Home Depot Center next month.
Reigning Regional champion Jeremy Meredith failed to qualify, finishing seventh overall, while Michael FitzGerald ended the weekend in fifth place.
With last year’s Regional champion Angie Pye not taking part in this year’s competition, a new female champion would be crowned in 2013.
And the competition became even more open after the top two qualifiers withdrew on Day 2. Alicia Connors and Emily Beers both took themselves out of the competition, leaving qualification spots wide open.
In the end, last year’s Regional runner-up Heather Gillespie claimed the females crown, beating Erin Light by 12 points. Erica Livett finished third, missing out on a qualification spot by just nine points.
The CENTAURS were the standout team in this year’s Regional, finishing top four in every Event over the weekend. They ended up finishing 10 points ahead of Team Taranis in second place.
CFC CREW were the unlucky third place finishers, missing out on a spot at the Games by just one point. They needed to finishing first in the final Event to qualify, but fell just short, claiming second spot.