Australia Regional

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”
Weight: 176lbs
Sectional: NZ / TAS / VIC Sectional - 2nd
Regional: Australia
Affiliate: CrossFit NZ
Fran: 2:56
Diane: 11:00
J.T.: 17:30
Filthy Fifty: 23:17
Helen: 7.32
FGB: 356
Cindy: 22 Rounds
5k Run: 19:23
500m Row: 1:28
400m Run: 1:09
Elizabeth: 7:47
Deadlift: 170kg
Bench Press: 120kg
Shoulder Press: 65kg
Back Squat: 130kg
Snatch: 70kg
Overhead Squat: 80kg
Grace: 3:06
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.

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5 comments on this entry

1. Tess wrote...


2. Peter wrote...

Go Daz! Cheering you on from NZ!!! :-)

3. Donna wrote...

Kill it Daz! and Have FUN. Thank you for being the first to take that chance and bring Crossfit to New Zealand.

4. Dave Carran wrote...

Luck Daz, go kick some ass!

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