The first “qualifier” tournament has officially ended. The Dubai CrossFit Championship, formerly known as the Dubai Fitness Challenge has sent one man, one woman and one team to the 2019 CrossFit Games.

As anyone isn’t surprised, the male that has punched his ticket so early in the season is none other than reigning and three time fittest man on earth, Nike athlete, Mat Fraser.

 

In an incredible surprise, masters athlete, and former individual female champion from Britain, Samantha Briggs stole the show and has secured her place at the CrossFit Games next year.  Many did not expect her to be so competitive let alone win out right. It speaks to her years of hard training coming in handy when it really mattered!

Team “Invictus”  comprising of four former individual games athletes: Lauren Fisher, Rasmus Andersen, Regan Huckaby and Tommy Vinas were the team champions in this qualifier. In such a stacked field of teams competing they have established themselves as a serious contender for the Affiliate Cup this year.  

 

The next stop is Miami Florida for Wodapalooza! Stay tuned for more information!

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Bench Press (5 sets of 12 reps)Every 2:00 for 5 rounds, complete:

12 reps on bench press

Do not fail any sets.

Metcon (Time)For Time

10 Squat Cleans
500m  Row

8 Squat Cleans
400m Row

6 Squat Cleans
300m Row

4 Squat Cleans
200m Row

2 Squat Cleans
100m RowRx+ - 75% of 1RM
Rx - 70% of 1RM

Sc - as needed.

Feat. Matt Fraser,  Men’s Individual Champion

Feat. Matt Fraser,  Men’s Individual Champion

Feat. Samantha Briggs,  Women’s Individual Champion

Feat. Samantha Briggs,  Women’s Individual Champion

Feat. Lauren Fisher,  female member of Team Invictus, 2018 Team Champions.

Feat. Lauren Fisher,  female member of Team Invictus, 2018 Team Champions.

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