USA Functional Fitness National Championship Line-up Announced

The 2017 USA Functional Fitness (USAFF) National Championships released the list of athletes competing and the heats for the first event. The competition begins Saturday, September 9, and will determine the athletes competing at the first International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3)World Championships in October.

There are 22 men and 10 women competing this weekend. The top 12 men and top 12 women (or in this case all 10 women who signed up) will qualify for a spot on Team USA. The athletes will then be selected to compete as an individual or on a team.

The men’s line-up includes two CrossFit Games veterans, Alec Smith and Sean Sweeney, along with several Regional competitors. Sweeney will likely not compete as he had to withdraw from the Legion of Beasts Games this past weekend due to wrist and hip injuries.

Here is the full men’s roster:
Anthony Lee
Philip Marks
Kane Share
Eric Warne
James Jordan
Cameron Kolling
Ryan Childers
Thomas Anderson
Dylan McCrae
Drew Parker
Justin Biays
Matt Clark
Dale Meitzler
Joey Ray
Jordan Afraimi
Tyler Tosunian
Ken Battison
Dane Smith
William Trujillo
Vinny Casey
Sean Sweeney
Alec Smith

The women’s roster does not include any individual Games athletes, but does have several Regional athletes.

Here are the women who are competing:
Stephanie Smith
Afton Delvecchio
Amy Backel
Hollye Henderson
Julie Rappaport
Emily Loeffler
Carrissa Mueller
Karla Solum
Chelsea Nicholas
Joey Kimdon

The first heat kicks off at 8:20am (Mountain Time) with the 800m run, rest, 800m run event. There will not be an official live stream, but organizers said they will do some streaming on Facebook Live after Event 1.

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