With more CrossFit boxes opening in 2016/17 I knew it would be difficult to climb up the leaderboard in the CrossFit Games Open 2017. Not only does this mean more people, but also more full-time athletes have a crack at trying to secure a spot Regionals and ultimately the Games. For some people, CrossFit is now a full-time job. However, all I was focusing on was beating 2016’s final European placing of 624. If I beat some other local athletes that would be a bonus, but my focus was on improving my overall placing in Europe.