Jake Douglas might not have achieved the result he was after at the weekend’s crossfit Pacific regionals – but the Snake Crossfit proprietor matched it with the fittest from Australasia and Asia.
Douglas was 22nd overall – which saw him miss qualification for the World Crossfit Games in Wisconsin, the US, but he achieved top 15 finishes in three of the six events.
His best result was a fourth in the snatch burpee. He also picked up a ninth and a 13th, which he was happy with.
“Everything with a heavy bar I went well [in]. The more endurance-based events were not so good,” Douglas said.
He will have a deserved couple of weeks off now before knuckling down to some hard training to try and get his endurance levels up.
He has a few competitions on the radar, but nothing he is specifically targeting.
“This [Crossfit Games] has been the goal,” he said.
“Less than one per cent of people who do crossfit progress from opens to regionals.”
The opens was held in March, with competitors submitting their scores from a series of workouts. From those the top 40 from across Australasia and Asia went on to the Regionals with the top five advancing to the Worlds.
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