Lindsay Vaughan Earns DUC Invite to 2019 CrossFit Games
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Lindsay Vaughan (@crossfitgingervaughan) finished 5th at the DUC, but still earned an invite to the 2019 CrossFit Games! • We caught up with her shortly after her final Heat in Wollongong, when she was unaware she was still a chance to compete in Madison, Wisconsin! • ? @leviappleton.studios @win_entertainment_centre @reebokau @rogueaustralia @bullitt_fit_gear #crossfitgames #roadtomadison
After more than eight years of competing at Regional and Sanctional CrossFit Events, Lindsay Vaughan has finally secured an invite to compete at the CrossFit Games.
The 34 year-old American finished 5th overall at this year’s Down Under CrossFit Championship. And at the time it appeared that wasn’t enough to see her head to Madison, Wisconsin in August.
With the podium finishers, Amanda Barnhart, Jamie Greene and Courtney Haley all already securing their spot at this year’s Games, the prized female invite went to fourth place finisher Alethea Boon.
At the time, Vaughan, who was also awarded the “Spirit of the Games’ award by the DUC staff, thought her dream of competing at the Games would be put on hold for at least another 12 months.
“This is a really fun Event (DUC),” she said shortly after her final Heat. “I was just really happy to get here and I was just happy to see what I can do.”
But after Boon decided to decline the invite and compete as a Master at this year’s Games, the invite was passed down to Vaughan, who wasted no time in accepting it.
“I didn’t even know that was a rule (invites being passed down),” she joked.
Check out our interview with Vaughan during this year’s Down Under CrossFit Championship above.