Five-time individual CrossFit Games veteran (will be six-time games veteran by event date), has qualified for every CrossFit Games since 2012. Never finishing below sixth, he took back-to-back fourth-place finishes in 2012 and 2013, missing the podium by just one place each year. Victor of the 2015 and 2016 Central Regionals, Panchik is known for his mental fortitude, always believing he can win while remaining unruffled by setbacks. A collegiate running back, Panchik owns CrossFit Mentality in Mentor, Ohio.
JASON WELCH | CLEVELAND, OH
Owner of CrossFit Cadre in Hudson, Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, USAW Coaches Course, CrossFit Weightlifting Course, CrossFit Rowing Course, CrossFit Coaches Prep Course. Producer of Annual Hammy Competition 600 – 700 athletes benefiting the Adam S. Hamilton Memorial Academic & Athletic Scholarship Fund.