CrossFit Games Pacific Region Recap: Webb & Newbury Win, Toomey Close Behind

The final day of 2017 CrossFit Games Pacific Regional has come to a close in Wollongong, Australia, and familiar names are at the top of the leaderboard. Kara Webb managed to edge out Tia-Clair Toomey to take number one in a nail biter final day for the women, while James Newbury claimed first for the men.

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The Individual Women’s top three placings were passed back and forth the whole weekend between Games veterans Webb, Toomey, and Alethea Boon. Webb ended up finishing first in Event 6 to nearly edge out Toomey by ten points. Boon held the number one spot going into day three with two first place finishes in Event 4 and 5, but came in 18th on Event 6 to seal third.

After an impressive day two and three, Games veteran Madeline Sturt climbed the leaderboard to finish fourth, and fifth was controlled by Games hopeful Jessica Coughlan.

With two first place finishes in Events 3 and 4, Games veteran James Newbury pushed himself far enough ahead on day two to remain number one. Second place was held by Games hopeful Ricky Garard, who missed going to the Games last year by one spot.

Games Veterans Zeke Grove and Rob Forte took third and fourth, while Mitchell Sinnamon controlled the fifth place position all three days.

Fortunately, there were no major reported competition ending injuries for this region, besides Khan Porter continuing on after tweaking his pec on day one.

We’ve embedded the Pacific Individual Event 6 video below in this article.

The top 5 standings after Day 1 for Women, Men, and Teams are below:


1. Kara Webb
2. Tia-Clair Toomey
3. Alethea Boon
4. Madeline Sturt
5. Jessica Coughlan


1. James Newbury
2. Ricky Garard
3. Rob Forte
4. Zeke Grove
5. Mitchell Sinnamon


1. Functional Strength
2. Injustice Crew
3. CrossFit East Tamaki
4. Reebok CrossFit Frankston
5. CrossFit Moorabbin

The Pacific Regional action concluded at the Win Sports and Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Feature image screenshot from CrossFit® YouTube channel. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

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