Just like the Asia and Africa Regions, Latin America doesn’t have the depth of talent that some of the American Regions have.
No top 10 Games athletes, or teams, hail from the Region, nor do too many high profile athletes.
However, the Region is fast improving and has a number of talented athletes competing right across the board, most notably Orlando Trejo, who had a cult following at the 2012 CrossFit Games.
With only one male, one female and one team able to qualify for the Games through Latin America, the weekend was always going to be fiercely contested.
Here are how the leaderboards stand after three days of competition:
For the second year in a row, Orlando Trejo is off to Carson, California to compete at the CrossFit Games. In a fairly tight division, Trejo won just one Event, but still managed to finish 16 points ahead of Conor Murphy in second place. Joel Bran was third overall.
After winning the 100’s workout, Trejo battled in Event 5, to see his lead at the top decrease heading into the final day. However, he finished 3rd and 4th in the final two Events to secure another Regional title.
He’ll now, no doubt, began practicing his swimming, after scoring a DNF in the first swim leg of the ‘triathlon’ workout of the 2012 CrossFit Games.
After winning the past two Regional titles, Tarasa Barnett was the woman to catch in the Latin America heading into Regionals. She started off in blistering fashion too, winning Event 1 and then finishing 3rd and 2nd in the final two workouts of the day.
However, despite performing consistently for the rest of the weekend, Barnett finished two points away from first place with Courtney Modecki claiming the Regional title, winning five of the seven Events.
Just like Asia and Africa, many of the teams in the Region failed to complete all Events, scoring a DNF in workout 3 (burpee muscle-ups).
In Latin America just the six teams were still standing at the end of the weekend with CrossFit 7 Mile claiming the overall honours. They won six of the seven Events all weekend, to finish more than 20 points ahead of CrossFit SP in second place.