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Emily is heading to the South Regionals!!

Emily is heading to the South Regionals!!


Verve’s own Emily Yates is in need of some major high fives and chest bumps.

After competing in the 5 weeks of the 2016 CrossFit Games Open, Emily finished in 17th place in the Southwest Region. This placing has earned Emily a spot at the South Regionals in Dallas, TX this May.

For those of you that may be new to the CrossFit Games, allow me to go into further detail. During the Open, the world in divided into 17 regions, CrossFit Verve is in the Southwest region. During the Open Emily was competing against approximately 7,100 other women for a spot in the top 20 to earn an invitation to Regionals. Yeah. You read that right. Emily came in 17th out of 7,100 women. 

During Regionals the 17 regions are combined together to make 8 super regions. The South Regional will take place the weekend of May 13th-15th in Dallas, TX. There Emily will compete against the top women from the Southwest region, Latin American, and the South Central region for a top 5 finish earning her an invitation to the CrossFit Games in Carson, CA in July. 

Emily was a regional competitor in 2014 but just missed the cut off in 2015. We are so very proud of her hard work and dedication that has helped her get back to regionals this year. To help support her on her trip Verve will be doing 2 things: 1) we will be making Verve regional shirts available through pre-order only, with proceeds going to Emily, 2) Saturday April 30th Verve will be hosting a fun in-house team competition all day at the cost of approximately $20 per person, again with all money going to Emily. This team competition will involve the pre released regional team workouts, giving Verve members an opportunity to see what it’s like to do that level of workout (we will of course have a scaled version of workouts). It is meant to be a fun filled atmosphere with tons of enthusiasm and encouragement, so stay tuned for more details. 

In the mean time, the next time you see Emily. . . high fives and chest bumps. She has 100% earned them.

Congratulations Emily!!!!


  1. Ali :

    Way to go Emily!!! This is amazing!

  2. Liz :

    Congrats, Emily!
    Will the in-house be open to non verve members?

    • Courtney :

      Liz, we will not be opening it publicly, however if you have a buddy from another gym you would like to partner with, go for it.

      This event is mostly to get Verve members that usually come on Saturdays to get several fun workouts in and support a member.


  3. Kacey :

    Awesome job Emily, and good luck!!!!!

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