Check out the dark horses that are coming out of the Africa Region in 2012.
Jason Smith trains at the Fight Fit Militia in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. They are primarily an MMA gym, but have a strong CrossFit culture. After almost no training in the lead up to the event, Smith placed 2nd at the 2010 Africa Regional Qualifier. He placed well in 2011 CrossFit Games Open, but was not able to make the trip to Cape Town for the Regional Qualifier. Since then he has made a dedicated effort to train consistently and is, without a doubt, going to feature strongly in the 2012 season. Smith’s strongest asset may well be his steely mental strength.