On the comming weekend (16.5.-18.5.14), Europe's finest Crossfitters will be throwing down in Copenhagen, Denmark. The best 48 guys, best 48 girls and best 30 Teams out of the Opens get to compete at the Regionals, which are essentially the European Championships of Crossfit. One of these fittest 48 men in Europe is our man Lukas Esslinger.
His 44th place as a rookie in the 2012 European Regionals showed his potential in this sport. He was hungry for more. He packed his bags and spent a semester abroad in San Diego, training at Crossfit Invictus and also joining their team to compete in the SOCAL (South California) Regionals in 2013.
This year he will be competing as individual. His 14th place finish in the Opens 2014 was a statement to the European Crossfit scene that he's back and ready to show what gains he's made since 2012.
An entourage of the Crossfit Zurich box will be supporting him in Copenhagen. Be sure to wish him good luck and give him a butt-slap at the box before he leaves on Thursday morning.
Another Swiss athlete that qualified, is Lukas' training buddy and burpee-phenomenon Jonas Müller from Crossfit Turicum. They've been training hard together multiple times a day every day (all day err' day) for a couple of weeks, pushing eachother to get into the shape needed for the prestigious and ruthless Regionals. The third Swiss athlete is the humble old hand Mareck Bigler, owner of Crossfit Riviera.
Stay tuned to see how the Regionals pan out for Lukas 'Logleg Luke' Esslinger, Jonas 'die pumpi' Müller and Mareck 'Big' Bigler. Or follow the competition live on games.crossfit.com