"I came back from Regionals last year and immediately went to work on my weaknesses."
Michelle Crawford is familiar with the demands of Regional competition. This year, she plans to prove she is ready for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Crawford hovered at the top of the Mid Atlantic Leaderboard for the majority of the Open, securing a first-place finish in 13.3, with a score of 263. She scored 157 on Workout 13.5, tying with Amy Bright of CrossFit Northlake. Crawford is currently seated in second place going into the Regional.
And, after a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 2012 Regional, she is eager to put her preparation to the test.
“Last year going into Regionals, I was hoping to make the Games and came in fourth, so I missed it by a spot,” Crawford recalls. “I was disappointed. I left very disappointed.”