Champion leads way in Rocky competitors at challenge
CROSSFIT 4701 competitor Kristy Fedderson "kind of" won the final round of the Elite Fitness League.
Officially, Fedderson finished second in the women's RxD competition at the CQUniversity Community Sports Centre on Saturday.
"She came second to Amanda Allen, which is kind of like winning," Elite Fitness League chairwoman Emily Powell said.
Adelaide-based CrossFit Games Masters champion Allen was the star attraction at the fitness event, which featured individual men's and women's competitions on Saturday and a teams event yesterday.
Allen, the 2013 and 2014 CrossFit Games Masters champion (40-44 years), competed and convincingly won the women's RxD competition, finishing ahead of Fedderson and CrossFit Mackay competitor Shannan Jackson.
In the men's RxD division, CrossFit Tannum Sands competitor Reede McHugh separated CrossFit CQ pair Sean O'Neill and winner Matt McLeod.
The scaled individual competition saw the Emerald-based CrossFit Vivid competitors make it a clean sweep in the men's section.
Brothers Chris and Lucas Vogepoel finished in second and third respectively behind winner Steven Tarlington, while in the women's division, Vivid competitor Amanda Christian took top spot.
She outperformed CrossFit CQ pair Shari Ranger and Kate Cudmore, who finished tied for second.
On Sunday, teams from through Central Queensland push themselves in a gruelling competition.
Required to complete a range of workouts which included dumbbell power cleans, chin-ups, rowing, a swim and a run, the CrossFit CQ team finished on top.
Featuring Tenielle Price, Matt McLeod, Chloe Learmont and Jeffrey Russell, the CrossFit CQ team combined to finish ahead of CrossFit Rocky and CrossFit 4701 hybrid team Crossovers and The Even Better Looking 4701 Team.
Competitor Brad Hill, who teamed up with Collette Mathias and husband and wife pair Andy and Jacina Walker in the Ninja Turtles team, said the team workout was a difficult one.
"It was challenging and that was what it was designed for, I'd say," said Hill, whose performance- tuning business Prodyno sponsored the event.
"You don't really get that type of challenge all the time so it was good."
Relatively new to the fitness sport, Hill said the sport gave him a chance to escape from the business world.
"If anything, I've probably engaged myself in our business quite deeply and I found that CrossFit gives me some relaxing time and some time away," he said. "Even though it's tough, it's enjoyable."
ELITE FITNESS LEAGUE
Women's RxD: 1 Amanda Allen, 2 Kristy Fedderson, 3 Shannan Jackson
Men's RxD: 1 Matt McLeod, 2 Reede McHugh, 3 Sean O'Neill
Women's scaled: 1 Amanda Christian, 2 Shari Ranger, 2 Kate Cudmore
Men's scaled: 1 Steven Tarlington, 2 Chris Vogepoel, 3 Lucas Vogepoel
Team's event: 1 CFCQ Rangers, 2 Crossovers, 3 The Even Better Looking 4701 Team