May 20, 2013
Kristan Clever Talks About Her Injury

2010 Games champion Kristan Clever sprained the AC joint in her shoulder earlier this year, but chose to compete at the SoCal Regional May 17-19. 

During Events 2 and 3, the Overhead Squat Complex and 30 Burpee Muscle-ups, Clever said she realized something was wrong. Showing visible signs of pain in the Event 6 walking lunge, Clever said this impacted her performance. "I've done everything slower than I know I can," she said just before Event 7.

Still, the former champ placed fourth in SoCal, proving she can compete with the best, and received an invitation to the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. She has accepted the invitation.