James Newbury spent four years as one of Australia’s top bubble athletes before qualifying for his first CrossFit Games in 2016. Owner of Crossfit Mode in Adelaide, he is an extremely promising athlete who placed 24th in his first Crossfit Open appearance.
Jess Coughlan is a fixture on the Australian elite Crossfit scene. She placed sixth last year in the fiercely competitive Australian Region, narrowly missing out on a spot to the Crossfit games and is training hard to go one better this season. A long time SMAI athlete, Jessica is a dedicated and exceptional athlete.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Brendan "Badger" O'Reilly
Australian professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, O'Reilly was also a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Australia vs Canada.
Anton 'The Professor' Zafir
Australian professional mixed martial arts who currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2012, Zafir was also the Nitro MMA Welterweight Champion .