Introducing Team Canada

September 24, 2014


One of four teams that will compete at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Invitational, presented by HGST. 

Watch them compete on November 9.

The 2014 Reebok CrossFit Invitational, presented by HGST will be held at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on November 9.

Team USA, Team Europe, Team Canada and Team Australia will compete in back-to-back events during the two-hour competition. 

Yesterday, we released the roster for Team Australia. Now, it’s time to release Team Canada.

Camille Leblanc-bazinet

The reigning fittest woman on Earth has been one of the top women in the sport ever since her debut in 2010. Her record in the CrossFit Games includes four top-10 finishes, and her worst finish a respectable 16th.

The 5-foot 2 athlete is known for her incredible strength, which was on full display when she overhead squatted 242 lb. at the 2014 Games, as well as her exceptional skill at gymnastics movements.

Endurance events​—especially those combined with unusual challenges that fall outside of the scope of traditional gym workoutshave long been a weak spot for her, as well as the emotionally tough moments when things go wrong. Given her performance at the CrossFit Games this year, she appears to have addressed those weaknesses.

This will be her second appearance in the CrossFit Invitational. Last year, Leblanc-Bazinet helped Team World beat Team USA 24-19.

CrossFit Games Record
2010 - 9th
2011 - 8th
2012 - 6th
2013 - 16th
2014 -1st

michele letendre

Michele Letendre finished just 6 points behind Julie Foucher to claim fourth at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. Over the last four years, Letendre has transformed from a middle-of-the-pack competitor at the CrossFit Games to a podium contender.

Letendre’s Games event finishes are strikingly similar to her regional rival's. Letendre and Leblanc-Bazinet have made the Canada East Regional into a two-woman show for the last four years as they contended for first overall. Once, in 2012, Letendre released Leblanc-Bazinet’s grip from the top spot.

Now, the longtime rivals will settle into new roles as teammates.

CrossFit Games Record
2011 - 25th
2012 - 24th
2013 - 13th
2014 - 4th 

lucas parker

This 25-year-old athlete has competed at the CrossFit Games for four years. In that time, he has exposed the CrossFit community to the glories of a massive ginger beard, a snug singlet and a passion for competition.

Parker has locked down the top spot at the Canada West Regional three of the four times he has competed, but so far he has yet to crack the top 10 in Carson, California.

CrossFit Games Record
2011 - 26th
2012 - 15th
2013 - 19th
2014 - 34th

paul tremblay

Tremblay made his debut at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games after finishing second at the Canada East Regional behind Albert-Dominic Larouche.

Despite his modest start to his rookie year, Tremblay showed up when it counted at the CrossFit Games and went on to take the best overall finish of any male Canadian competitor. Tremblay stood out on the Overhead Squat (sixth, 365 lb.) and Push-Pull (fifth, 5:07).

CrossFit Games Record
2014 - 31st

coach reed mackenzie

As the owner of CrossFit Taranis, MacKenzie has qualified teams to the Games for four seasons.