CrossFit Games South Region Recap: Reed and Collins Hold On

The 2017 CrossFit Games South Regional has come and gone, and familiar faces are atop of the leaderboard. Tennil Reed and Logan Collins managed to hold on to their first place positions and punch their tickets to the 2017 Games.

After the first day, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was off to a strong start with two first place finishes, but was sooner after edged out on the second day by Games veteran Tennil Reed. With Reed’s third and second place finishes in event five and six, she was able to finish at the top spot with a mere 10 points above Leblanc-Bazinet. These two competitors dominated the individual women’s competition as Reed finished with 560 points, and Leblanc-Bazinet 550.

4-time Games veteran Margeaux Alvarez moved up one spot to claim third, and finished 69 points behind Leblanc-Bazinet. Games hopeful Bethany Branham took fourth and punched her first ticket to the Games. Alexis Johnson (1-time Games veteran) took fifth and punched her second ticket.

The men’s individual competitors saw much less movement in the top five after the second day. Logan Collins dominated the number one spot the whole weekend and finished 52 points above second. Two-time Games veteran Travis Williams moved up from fourth to second, while Dakota Rager bumped down one spot to third.

Elijah “EZ” Muhammad moved down one spot to fourth, and Tommy Vinas punched his first ticket to the game, as he controlled the number five spot for a majority of the weekend.

In terms of injuries, the Southern Region finished the weekend relatively unscathed, compared to the Eastern Region.

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

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

Women:

1. Tennil Reed
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
3. Margeaux Alvarez
4. Bethan Branham
5. Alexis Johnson

Men:

1. Logan Collins
2. Travis Williams
3. Dakota Rager
4. Elijah Muhammad
5. Tommy Vinas

Teams:

1. Wasatch Brutes
2. Salt Lake City CF
3. Bigg Friends
4. CrossFit Omnia
5. Pillar CrossFit

Action concluded and wrapped up Sunday at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas.

Feature image screenshot from CrossFit® YouTube channel. 

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