Or what we otherwise like to call: Team STRAYA! Here are the 5 men and women who will be representing Australia in the upcoming 2014 CrossFit Invitational on November 9 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Two-time Regional champion and three-time CrossFit Games competitor Kara Webb had a great bid to win the 2014 CrossFit Games. That is until she got injured during the Midline March and had to pull out of the competition.
Previously, she helped Team World defeat Team USA 24-19 last October at the 2013 CrossFit Invitational. Expect her to find redemption as she leads Team Australia for an upset victory at this year’s event.
Back in 2012, Brown qualified for the Games but didn’t compete after finding out she was having a baby. She came back in 2014, beating Webb to become Regional champ. She later on finished 17th at the Games.
Judging by his constantly-improving CrossFit Games record, Rob Forte is about to make this Invitational a very competitive one. In 2012, he finished 35th, then improved to 33rd in 2013, before finally reaching 12th in this year’s Games.
He’s also dominated Regionals in the past few years, rising from third in 2011, to second in 2012, to taking 1st place the last two years.
Former lifeguard Khan Porter showed his swimming chops at The Beach by finishing fourth, just behind equally-great swimmers like Jordan Troyan, Jonne Koski, and Josh Bridges. He placed 27th overall, ahead of athletes like Chris Spealler and Brandon Swan.
Chad Mackay: Coach
Team Australia’s mentor will be three-time CrossFit Games competitor Chad Mackay. One of the most popular personalities in Australia’s CrossFit scene, Mackay competed for Team World last year and served as coach for Lynne Knapman of the Masters 50-54 Division.