Cascade Classic Female Top 5 Predictions
We are approaching the big showdown in Seattle, and it’s time to take a look at some of the top ladies in contention for the podium at the 2017 Cascade Classic.
Here are our humble TOP 5 predictions...
Post to comments who you think will be on the podium!
5. Danika Lawson
Lawson was 34th in the 2017 CrossFit Games Open in the Northwest region and went on to place 2nd in the Cascade Classic online qualifier this summer, beating many regionals athletes in the process. She's on the rise and she’s our 5th pick.
4. Natalie Newhart
It has been a while since we’ve seen Newhart compete. She might be tiny, but she has plenty of competition experience, including individual Regionals and CrossFit Games appearances. She placed 6th in the online qualifier, but we expect her to be higher in Seattle when things get a little more technical.
3. Ashleigh Moe
There isn’t much this woman hasn’t done in the sport. She has competed at multiple Regionals competitions, at the CrossFit Games both as an individual and multiple times with her CrossFit Marysville team. And she even stood on the CrossFit Games podium! Moe hasn’t competed as an individual in recent years, but she has all the experience and poise in the world. And as any athlete knows, competition is as mental as it is physical, and we’re giving Moe the mental edge on her competitors.
2. Christina Seeley
Seeley came out of nowhere in 2016 and qualified to the CrossFit Games from the West Region. A year later, she proved her Games appearance was absolutely not a fluke when she placed an impressive 7th at the West Regional competition in 2017, just missing out on a second straight trip to the Games. She placed 8th in the online qualifier, but this girl gets better when things get heavier, harder, and more skilled. She's going to be on that podium.
1. Anna Rode
At just 24 years old, Rode placed 5th in the Open in the Central East region in 2017, behind only some top names in the sport, including Sara Sigmundsdottir, Kristi Eramo and Jennifer Smith. She went on to the Central Regional competition and placed an incredible 9th. At her young age, we’re betting she has only gotten stronger since then, and she’s our top pick to take it all in Seattle.
Stay tuned for the men's predictions later this week!