Salt Lake City, Utah, May 11, 2018– After a five-week worldwide Open competition with over 416,000 participants, the top 40 men, 40 women and 30 teams from the South Central and South West Regions have been invited to compete in the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games South Regional. The event will take place May 18-20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Athletes will endure three days of competition with the hopes of taking one of the five coveted spots in each division to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, August 1-5. The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become one of the fastest growing sports in America.

Local athletes, Emily Tanner of C2X Crossfit and Carlyn Frampton of CrossFit Spearhead, will be competing in the female division after finishing the Open in fourth and 21st in the South West Region, respectively. Salt Lake City CrossFit will be sending three teams to the Regional. There are 10 CrossFit gyms in the Salt Lake City area.

CrossFit is a worldwide strength-and-conditioning fitness program whose goal is to prepare you for the unknown and unknowable. A CrossFit workout may contain a combination of functional movements such as rowing, running, Olympic lifting, plyometrics, and gymnastics. CrossFit’s specialty is not specializing in any one facet of fitness and is considered the "sport of fitness." There are over 15,000 CrossFit gyms worldwide.

For more information, or if you would like to receive press credentials to the South Regional on May 18-20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, or would like to arrange an interview with local athletes competing at the event, please contact shelbyhlevy.

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