Adding to the list of big names that will be competing in a different region in 2014, top Southern California competitor Andrea Ager is moving back to her home state of Colorado for the upcoming CrossFit Games season.
In addition to being closer to her family, Ager said that the move was motivated by her desire to take that "next athletic jump in her career" and be focused on training. While Ager doesn't think that the South West region will be "easy," she recognizes that the Southern California region is filled with "proven" competitors who have finished on the podium at the CrossFit Games.
Like Dan Bailey, who is moving to the Southern California region this year, Ager said that qualifying for Regionals from the CrossFit Open is easy. So easy that she believes she could qualify for Regionals with a 90% effort. Since the CrossFit Open workouts weights aren't nearly as heavy as the Regional and Games competitions, Ager recognizes that her trademark "gas tank" sets her up well to succeed in the events.
Of course, even though Ager believes it'll be easy for her to qualify for Regionals again, she recognizes that it still won't be an easy road to qualify for the Games.
With her good looks, enthusiasm, and coaching reputation, Ager is one of the sport's most well-recognized athletes who is yet to qualify for the CrossFit Games. The move to the South West region could be what Andrea Ager needs to compete on the highest level alongside the sport's top athletes in 2014.