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Week Three in Review: Australia

Published on Sun, 2013-03-24 16:25
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John Michael Bric

Just like in 2012, athletes were confronted with a 12-minute AMRAP of wall balls, double-unders and muscle-ups, where just getting through one round was hard enough.

 

For the first time this season, we saw a repeat workout with last year’s 12.4 becoming this year’s 13.3.

Just like in 2012, athletes were confronted with a 12-minute AMRAP of wall balls, double-unders and muscle-ups, where just getting through one round was hard enough.

Once again, the Australia Region performed fairly well in the workout with two female athletes posting top-10 worldwide scores. Kara Gordon completed 268 reps (fifth worldwide) while Amy Dracup finished with 266 (9th worldwide).

For the men, CJ Walker was the standout performer, completing 314 reps and finishing the week with the fifth best score worldwide.

The Australian teams were also right up there in week three with CrossFit Attitude posting the third best score worldwide and CrossFit Active finishing with the sixth best score.

Here’s a closer look at each of the major divisions after week three:

Men

In the men’s half, 13.3 honors went to 25-year-old Walker who completed 314 reps. His performance was 19 reps better than the next best score and sees him jump up to third spot overall in the Australia Region.

Ben Garard submitted the second best score in the region (295 reps) and is now 33 points clear on top of the Leaderboard after week three.

Dual Games competitor, Rob Forte, is in second place in Australia after completing 268 reps in 13.3, while Scott Mackenzie rounds out the top four.

Reigning Regional champion, and ninth-place finisher at the 2012 CrossFit Games, Chad Mackay, has moved up to 15th position, while Games athlete, Brandon Swan, is now inside the top 10 in ninth place.

Both the Hogan brothers continued to climb up the Leaderboard with Chris now in 36th place, and Kieran 17th overall.

Regional veteran, Drummond Williamson, was one of the biggest movers in week three, posting the sixth best score in Australia, and moving into the top 48 for the first time this Open.

Women

Reigning Regional champ Kara Gordon was the standout female in week three, scoring 268 reps, which was the fifth best score worldwide.

Amanda Allen, however, remains in the No. 1 position in Australia, after submitting the third best Regional score in 13.3. Allen has now finished in the top three in Australia for all three workouts.

2011 Regional champion, Amy Dracup, was the bolter this week, posting the second best score in Australia to move to 11th place overall. Seventeenth-place finisher at the 2012 CrossFit Games, Ruth Anderson Horrell, was fourth best and now moves up to seventh place in Australia.

Twenty-three-year-old, Pip Malone is third overall, while Philippa Robinson rounds out the top five in the Region.

Team

CrossFit Attitude was the best team in Australia in week three of the Open.

The affiliate in Newcastle, New South Wales, posted the third best score in the world for 13.3. The result settles them into fourth place on the Australia Leaderboard.

CrossFit Active, however, remains the team to beat. The affiliate posted another top-10 worldwide score, to increase their lead on top of the Australia Leaderboard.

Schwartz’s CrossFit Melbourne remains in second place overall, while CrossFit Athletic rounds out the top three.

Masters

Kiwi Garry Jones remains in second spot worldwide in the Men’s 60+ Division after completing 240 reps on 13.3, while Sue Steinhauer is also in second place worldwide in the Women’s 60+ Division.

Lynne Knapman has dropped down one spot to seventh overall in the Women’s 50-54-year-old category with a score of 241 in 13.3.

 

 

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