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Down Under Championship: Day 1 Recap

December 1, 2023 by
Photo Credit: @alethea_boon
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The first day of the Down Under Championship in Wollongong, Australia, saw the individual and team divisions hitting the first two events of the competition in hot, sticky conditions. Athletes had their endurance tested in Event 1: Get to the Point. Then, in Event 2: On Ya Bike, athletes were rewarded for going out hard and hanging on, in an all-out sprint.

After two back-to-back wins and a dominant first-day performance, Maddie Sturt sits on top of the women’s individual leaderboard with 200 points. In second place is Aimee Cringle with 185, followed by Grace Walton at 175 points.

In the men’s division, Peter Ellis is currently sitting in first place with 190 points, followed by Jonathan Dunlop, and Johann Van Zyl, both sitting at 175. Jake Douglas withdrew from the competition after Event 1 with a sprained SI joint. 

The team competition is looking close for both the women and men. We have three

women’s teams sitting on 190 points, and they are, Nexletica Gold, California Gurls, and Starr Strength Fitness Alley. In the men’s team division, we have Team Frog Grips and the Ombre Hombres both on 195 points, with A Coupla Dawgs rounding out the top three at 175 points. 

Individual Leaderboard Day 1, Men | Women

  1. Peter Ellis – 190 | Madeline Sturt – 200 
  2. Jonathan Dunlop – 175 | Aimee Cringle – 185 
  3. Johann Van Zyl – 175 | Grace Walton – 175  
  4. Zane Shellabear-Healey – 170 | Jaime Goodwin – 166
  5. Luke De Jonge – 159 | Marnie Sykes – 165 
  6. Zac Thomas – 149  | Daisy Mcdonald – 146
  7. George Rhigas – 145 | Anikha Greer – 142 
  8. Taylor Williamson – 135 | James Hargreaves – 142
  9. Emily De Rooy – 132 | Alec Leitch – 134
  10. Emily Clements – 132 | Adam Mansy – 132

Team Leaderboard Day 1, Men | Women

  1. Team Frog Grips – 195 | Nexletica Gold – 190 
  2. Ombre Hombres – 195 | California Gurls – 190 
  1. A Coupla Dawgs – 175 | Starr Strength Fitness Alley – 190 
  2. Starr Strength Gold – 161 | The Fit Mummas Club – 170 
  3. Starr Strength Hawkesbury’s Finest – 156 | Schwartz Crossfit Melbourne – 148 
  4. Greater West HQ – 149 | Snake Athletic – 145 
  5. TEAM EXF – 142 | Peak129Alley – 143 
  6. Starr Strength Play – 140 | Starr Strength Neon – 138 
  7. 129 – 139 | JMC – 136 
  8. Dignus Athletica – 130 | Crossfit Karuna – 130

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