Vasse team aim for strong showing at national games

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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10 Vasse Strength and Conditioning athletes will represent WA at a Masters and Majors Cross Fit event including Jules Ding, Brett Baker, Kylie Selke, Scott Hook, Megan Daley, Jacqui Hartwell and Maddi Pilsworth
Camera Icon10 Vasse Strength and Conditioning athletes will represent WA at a Masters and Majors Cross Fit event including Jules Ding, Brett Baker, Kylie Selke, Scott Hook, Megan Daley, Jacqui Hartwell and Maddi Pilsworth Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

Ten athletes from Vasse Strength and Conditioning will represent WA in the CrossFit Masters and Major League Games in Melbourne this September.

An Australian online competition was held in May, in which athletes uploaded their filmed submissions to be chosen for the competition.

Successful athletes then com-peted at an invitational meet, with the top competitors from each age group making it to the national competition.

The top two athletes from each age and division will represent WA.

The State will send a team of 40 athletes.

Vasse Strength and Conditioning co-director Madi Pilsworth won the women’s Major League competition at the WA meet and finished top for the best RX division in Australia and New Zealand.

“I’m excited and confident. I feel like my training has been really good,” she said.

“You have to be fit aerobically, strong at weightlifting and balanced throughout your body. That’s what makes a good CrossFitter — being well rounded.” The accomplishment is more astonishing considering Pilsworth gave birth to son Laikynn only 10 months ago.

The strength and fitness tests at the games are designed to test the overall fitness levels of the athletes, rather than one particular discipline.

Pilsworth credited coach and partner Scott Hook for his intense and individualised training.

“Scott’s programming is so fine- tuned to get us primed for competition and peaking at the right time,” she said.

“It’s a testament to his ability as a coach that so many of our athletes are competing on a national level.”

Fellow competitor Jacqui Hartwell said Vasse Strength and Conditioning was a great community environment and a team with a strong sense of pride.

“Now that I have a goal to compete in a big competition, I’ve really ramped up my training and everyone is supporting one another,” she said.

Vasse Strength and Conditioning is holding a quiz night tomorrow to help fundraise for the travel costs of the athletes. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

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