The 2010 CrossFit Games
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July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
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Athlete Profile: Darren Ellis - Australia Regional
2nd Place at the New Zealand Sectional.
Darren Ellis put on a good show at the New Zealand sectional, finishing 2nd overall. With a background in martial arts and a few years of CrossFit under his belt, he’s ready to take on the Australian Regional in hopes for a spot in the 2010 Games.
Name: Darren Ellis
Height: 5’ 9”
Sectional: NZ / TAS / VIC Sectional - 2nd
Affiliate: CrossFit NZ
Filthy Fifty: 23:17
Cindy: 22 Rounds
5k Run: 19:23
500m Row: 1:28
400m Run: 1:09
Bench Press: 120kg
Shoulder Press: 65kg
Back Squat: 130kg
Overhead Squat: 80kg
Max Pull-ups: 60
What is your athletic background?
My teens were taken up mainly with the study of various martial arts but a shoulder injury from bench pressing left me fairly inactive between the ages of 20-25. An MSc in exercise science got me interested in making sure others didn't make the same training mistakes I had.
What is your history with CrossFit?
I discovered CrossFit in Dec 07. After a frustrating few years in the commercial gym environment, it was exactly what I had been looking for and has helped me make a genuine difference in peoples lives, including my own and just as importantly, to have a lot of fun doing it.