DUC Teams Competing at the 2019 CrossFit Games
While only one Team Invite was given out at the 2019 Down Under CrossFit Championship, two Teams that competed at this year’s Event will be heading to next month’s CrossFit Games.
Here’s a quick look at both of them, and how they earned their right to compete in Madison, Wisconsin.
X-Terminators – The squad of Rob Forte, Maddie Sturt, James Newbury and Kate Gordon earned the right to compete at the 2019 CrossFit Games after claiming the inaugural Team’s title at the DUC. It came down to the Final event of the competition to determine who would claim first place on the leaderboard.
In a thrilling finish, it was the X-Terminators who edged out rivals Project X in a photo finish to claim victory. With Sturt and Newbury both set to compete at the Games as individuals, the squad has changed a little with Games athletes Zeke Grove and Dani Horan added to the roster, joining Forte and Gordon.
X-Terminators took out this year's Team Title at the 2019 DUC!The squad of Maddie Sturt Rob Forte James Newbury and Kate Gordon narrlowy edged out Project X, winning the final Event in a photo finish to secure an invite to the #CrossFIt Games.Here's a highlight package of their time in Wollongong, Australia! Filmed by Levi Appleton
Posted by Down Under CrossFit Championship on Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Project X – Despite leading for much of the weekend, Project X finished a close second to the X-Terminators at the 2019 Down Under CrossFit Championship. Having already secured an invite to the Games earlier in the Sanctional period the squad of Brandon Swan, Jess Coughlan, Khan Porter and Harriet Roberts had some valuable experience competing together for just the third time in a CrossFit Sanctioned event.
Project X’s team roster will remain unchanged for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
Project X claimed second spot in the Team Division at the 2019 DUC, narrowly beaten by the X-Terminators in one of the the closest finishes in #CrossFit competition!They will still be competing at next month's CrossFit Games after earning an invite earlier in the Sancitonal period.We caught up with them after their victory in Event 3 of the DUC in Wollongong, Australia.Filmed by Levi Appleton
Posted by Down Under CrossFit Championship on Tuesday, 2 July 2019
On behalf of the DUC team, we wish Project X and X-Terminators all the best at the CrossFit Games and hope to have both Team’s back in Wollongong, Australia next year!