Back at the Crossfit Games: Savannah sophomore competes in world competition

Savannah sophomore Macey Damgar is back at the world competition. She is competing in the 2018 Crossfit Games.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 10:42 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)- Savannah sophomore Macey Damgar is once again back on the global Crossfit stage. 

"I honestly don't know what drives her," Macey's mother Cara Damgar said. "She just wants to be good at whatever she does and so, she works hard. Whatever she's involved in, she's good at."

Damgar is competing in the 2018 Crossfit Games, for the second straight year. 

"Because it's fun and I get to work out and be fit and there's a really good community that supports you," Macey said.

Macey spent countless hours working out at Midwest Method in St. Joseph for this week's games. 

"Her experience and her skill sets her far apart with her only being 15 and being able to lift what she can lift and do the skills that she can do is insane," Midwest Method trainer Amber Smith said.

Macey finished 16th in the 14 and 15-year-old age bracket in 2017, and she entered this year's games as the 6th best athlete in the age group. 

"Since she was a kid, she's always been a strong girl, so that gives her an advantage," Cara Damgar said.

The 15-year-old doesn't want to settle for just being at this year's competition-- she wants to at least finish in the Top-5. 

"She has a lot of strengths as far as barbell movements, some gymnastics movements and it just depends what gets programmed and what gets thrown at her compared to the other girls, so I think it's very possible she could get Top 5, for sure," Smith said.

With three events left this week, Macey currently sits in 10th place in the 14 and 15-year-old age group. 

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