After the first day of the three-day CrossFit Games regionals, an athlete that trains in Fort Thomas' Crossfit SOTO is in first place.
Drew Wayman, originally from Wyoming, Ohio leads the Central Regional by 12 points over Mathew Fraser. Fraser is internationally known in the CrossFit community after winning the 2016 and 2017 CrossFit Games and taking second place at the 2014 and 2015 CrossFit Games.
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The CrossFit Games has been held every summer since 2007. Athletes at the Games compete in workouts consisting mostly of an assortment of standard aerobic, weightlifting, and gymnastics movements, as well as some additional surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen such as obstacle courses, ocean swimming, softball throwing, or ascending a pegboard.
The Games are styled as a venue for determining the "Fittest on Earth."
Wayman won CrossFit SOTO's "Open", introduced in 2011 and so called because participation is open to anyone, and then headed to the Central Regional.
There are 18 regions across the globe, according to primary training location; North America is divided into 11 regions, Europe into three regions and the remaining regions roughly corresponding the five other populated continents
Games. If Wayman does well in the Regionals, he'll advance to the CrossFit Games, which are held over three days in July or August.
The men's and women's events each consist of 40 competitors vying for three podium positions and approximately $750,000 in total prize money (the overall prize purse of $2.2 million, as of 2016, includes payouts to other divisions).
You can follow along this weekend on Drew's progress here or work out with Drew in Fort Thomas at Crossfit SOTO, located at 640A Alexandria Pike in Fort Thomas. Learn more about that gym here.