Your 2017 Regionals Checklist
Written by Nichole DeHart
The 2017 CrossFit Regionals are upon us! This is an exciting time of year and an opportunity for many to head to their Regionals and watch their affiliate, friends and training partners compete for a qualifying spot to the CrossFit Games!
To make your experience as enjoyable as possible, we have created this checklist to guide you through your Regionals as a spectator!
As a spectator, here are some informative tidbits to help you at Regionals:
Hotel and Carpooling
Most Regionals locations will be a drive from your home. Make sure to book well enough in advance your hotel since the hotels near the Regionals site get booked quickly. Try to carpool since almost all Regional location venues will charge for parking.
Packing and Pre-Regionals Prep
You are going to be packed into seats with a ton of people throughout the day so please WEAR DEODORANT! This should be a no brainer but I feel like I need to say it from past experiences.
Also wear your most comfortable shoes. You will be doing some sitting in between heats but most of the day will consist of standing on your feet or walking around for what feels like miles in search of food.
Bring snacks if the venue allows outside food. There should be food vendors at Regionals but, just in case you don’t want to wait in line or would like to have something in between meals, bring some easily packed foods like:
- Perfect Food Bars
- Squeezable Fruit/Veggie Packs
Hydration and keeping cool is going to be a big factor in how much you enjoy the weekend. We recommend that you pack refillable bottles and purchase some kind of electrolyte tablets to drop into your water, such as Nuun (if you are at a sunny Regionals). Rehydrate frequently!
Pack some cash, but don’t worry about running out. Most vendors and concessions will take credit cards and there should be ATMs at your venue.
If you have not purchased your tickets yet then do so now! Go to games.crossfit.com and scroll down to the right side of the page to purchase your Regionals tickets. You can purchase a 1 day ticket for $30 or a 3-day admission ticket for $75.
If you can’t make it to Regionals then make sure to watch the live stream on the CrossFit Games site. Keep your eyes out for a schedule to be released shortly so you can mark down the times when your favorite athletes and teams are competing!
Invictus Athletes to Watch
We have a handful of athletes and teams to watch over the course of the three weeks for Regionals. We are so proud of each and every one of them for their hard work and dedication this year. Make sure to check these studs out while they compete for their tickets to Games. If you are not going to any Regionals, make sure you follow us on our social media channels to see how our athletes are doing! (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
May 19-21: East & South Regional
Individuals: Christian Harris, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Jared Enderton, Grant Belrose, Beth Spearman, Teresa Trojanowski, Alyssa Christian, Cody Spell, Hudson Fricke, Nathaniel Olson
Teams: Coliseum Strength, CrossFit Blur, CrossFit Westchester, CrossFit East Woodbridge
May 26-28: Pacific, California & Central Regional
Individuals: Karla Solum, Katie Trombetta, Bridget Erickson, Alex Anderson, Sam Dancer, Holden Rethwill, Garret Fisher, Hank Lopez, Rebecca Delaney, Lauren Fisher, Maddy Myers, Hayley Murillo, Brittany Maready, Brianna Lamb, Cheryl Brost
Teams: Invictus, Invictus Unconquerable, Sea of Green, Mad Apple CrossFit, CrossFit St. Louis
June 2-4: Meridian, West & Atlantic Regional
Individuals: Rasmus Wisbech-Anderson, Kristin Holte, Mitch Wagner, Regan Huckaby, Rich Deschamps, Kevin Simons, Mack Unruh, Cam Pernich, Casey Campbell, Kelcy Ware, Jenna Gracey, Samantha Tolbert
Teams: CrossFit Marysville, Undefeated CrossFit, Cascade CrossFit
Enjoy your Regionals experience as a spectator!