CrossFit debuted the Team Series competition in 2014 allowing athletes to form “super teams”. No longer was training at the same affiliate a requirement as it is during the CrossFit Games. In the end, Team Reebok East (Ben Smith, Scott Panchik, Stacie Tovar and Emily Bridgers) stood atop the podium by beating the likes of Rich Froning and Jason Khalipa (Rogue Fitness Black) and Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet (Rogue Fitness Red).
This year Team Reebok East is back, but with a new name and a new team member. Team Reebok Classics will return Smith, Tovar and Bridgers. Paul Tremblay will replace Panchik as recovers from surgery on his ruptured plantar fascia. Tremblay finished 31st in the 2014 CrossFit Games and placed 7th in the 2015 East Regional.
As for their competition?
The 2015 Fittest Woman on Earth, Katrin Davidsdottir, headlines the Built by Bergeron team. Alongside Davidsdottir is Mat Fraser, Michele Letendre and Cole Sager. All of the athletes have trained together in the past and are familiar with each other.
Here’s a list of Pro Super Teams with multiple CrossFit Games athletes as of 9/4:
Progenex Misfits: Jordan Cook, Travis Williams, Alexis Johnson, Kari Pearce
Team Fitmoo: Kenneth Leverich, Noah Ohlsen, Christy Adkins & Lindsey Valenzuela
Reebok Pump: James Hobart, Austin Malleolo, Kelley Jackson & Jennifer Smith
Rogue Red: Dan Bailey, Graham Holmberg, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet & Annie Thorisdottir
The first set of workouts will be released on Tuesday, September 8.