FORTY-NINE athletes, including seven Shepparton residents, recently competed in the first open GV Throwdown CrossFit event, with local, Hamish Haynes finishing third in the beginner male category.
Troy Lowe, Scott Parker, Normen Kraan, Lauren Wilhelm, Kaye Maskacheff and Mavis Chew joined Hamish to compete against representatives from CrossFit Boxes across northern Victoria, southern NSW and areas around Melbourne including Bendigo, Wangaratta, Seymour, Cobram, Albury, Griffith, Balaclava, Frankston and Baccus Marsh.
Level 1 Trainer, Andrew Pritchard said, “The event was a great success.
“The purpose of the day was twofold. We wanted to hold an event for this area to give exposure to competition level for those who train CrossFit.
“Also we wanted to raise money for Blue Ribbon Foundation, collecting $1,031.30, which has been donated to the Shepparton branch and will aid the purchase of new equipment for GV Health.
“We had great support from local sponsors including The Good Guys, Choice Group, Fairleys Supa IGA, Skin Survival, Mass Nutrition, Coates Hire, GV Liquid Waste and Game Contracting, who all donated items to make the day a success.”