Spencer Hendel snagged third place at the North East Regional on the final workout of the weekend. At 23, he’ll make his fourth appearance at the CrossFit Games this year. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
Spencer Hendel was entering his fourth Regional competition. If he made the top three, it would be his fourth consecutive trip to the CrossFit Games. Not too shabby for a 23-year-old.
But things didn’t begin well. The three-day North East Regional began with Diane, exposing one of Hendel’s weaknesses: handstand push-ups.
The 6-foot-2, 210-lb. athlete struggled at the wall, finishing in 3:48 and tying for 19th place in the opening event. It was nearly 2 minutes behind David Charbonneau, who managed to stay ahead of Hendel and sit in third place throughout most of the weekend.
Hendel, however, has clawed his way into the Games before.