PLAYERS TO WATCH

We interviewed the head coaches in the Southern Conference to let us know who to keep an eye on this Season.

Palm Beach Breakers

Rising Stars:

  1. Caitlin Dent-Hernandez – A strong rookie from the 2nd place finish at WZA. She brings not only strength but leadership to the Breakers. Watch out for her dynamic performances in the Utility position.
  2. Alex Brosseau – His Olympic lifting background provides both strength and speed. Expect Brosseau to breeze through every ladder.
  3. Vilma Rosario – Mentored by Taylar Stallings, Rosario possesses elite strength and speed. Even though she might not have realized it, her past year of training was perfect preparation for the Grid.

Veterans to Watch:

  1. Jessi Kuhlman – With only two matches last season, she might be the Breakers’ best kept secret. Known for her strength and gymnastic skills, Kuhlman moved closer to the team this offseason to be an integral part of the team.
  2. Vida Vetterkind – Described as the “silent warrior,” Vetterkind was a crucial part of the team last year and is expected to continue her impressive contribution this season.
  3. Alex Oliveras – The reigning Team MVP, Oliveras is not only the cornerstone of the men’s team but also the team as a whole. His dynamic athleticism and dedication are valuable assets to the Breakers.

Daytona Venom

Rising Stars:

  1. Angelina Midas – Hailing from North Carolina, this former gymnast turned CrossFit and Grid athlete is rapidly developing her skills and expected to be a strong asset for the Venom.
  2. Miguel Lara – This seasoned CrossFit athlete brings his infectious positivity and incredible athleticism to his rookie season in Grid. Lara is sure to be a standout in the Venom lineup.

Veterans to Watch:

  1. Joseph Gomez – Back from ACL surgery, Gomez is expected to make a big comeback this season. His incredible talent and veteran status make him an invaluable part of the team.

Fort Lauderdale Lions

Rising Stars:

  1. Eduardo Rodriguez and Stephanie Rubio – As two powerhouse athletes, Eddie and Stephanie are expected to handle heavy weights and make big waves in their debut season with the Lions.

Veterans to Watch:

  1. Chelsea Sellers – Known as one of the strongest players in the league, Chelsea is sure to be a force on the Grid this season.

MATCH PREVIEWs

Each team selects a starting roster of 5 players per gender and up to 3 alternate players per gender. They can also designate one Wild Card (indicated in RED) which is the only Alternate player that does not permanently replace a player they enter the match for.

Finally, each team selects one Ringer Point race for each match from 4 options. There is a male and female version of this race and teams may choose either depending on which version fits their strategy. A Ringer Point performer can only compete in one ringer point per regular season.

Matt Hornaday

Head Coach

FEMALE STARTERS

Jessi Kuhlman

Strength Specialist#14

Vida Vetterkind

Utility Player#07

Caitlin Dent-Hernandez

Strength Specialist#03

Nicole Moore

Strength Specialist#10

Vilma Rosario

Utility Player#56

MALE STARTERS

Alex Oliveras

Utility Player

#20

Yonatan Restrepo

Utility Player

#09

Dominic Scalzo

Utility Player

#0

Alexander Brosseau

Strength Specialist

#10

Anthony Garcia

Strength Specialist#56

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Kendall Canaan

Bodyweight Specialist#01

Kayleigh Walsh

Utility Player#23

Bethany Jackson

Bodyweight Specialist#17

MALE ALTERNATES

Aron Parker

Bodyweight Specialist#11

Roberto Carrasquero

Utility Player#12

Wilson Bailey

Utility Player#22

RINGER POINT SELECTION

40′ Hand Stand Walk + 1 Clean & Jerk 300/205lb

Paul Behar & Andrew Mattox

Coaches

FEMALE STARTERS

Alex Germain

Strength Specialist#03

Alyssa Martinez

Strength Specialist#12

Casey Blowe

Strength Specialist#21

Denise Tam

Strength Specialist#08

Sarah Homestead

Utility Player#09

MALE STARTERS

Joseph Gomez

Strength Specialist#24

Slade Villalobos 

Utility Player#51

Miguel Lara

Utility Player#23

Eduardo Casillas

Utility Player#0

Jose Perez

Utility Player#54

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Sabrina Cheney

Bodyweight Specialist#07

Angelina Midas 

Bodyweight Specialist#10

Alexa Huston

Bodyweight Specialist#34

MALE ALTERNATES

Dalton Wood

Bodyweight Specialist#69

Alex Alvarez

Bodyweight Specialist#99

Andres Montenegro

Bodyweight Specialist#1

RINGER POINT SELECTION

80′ Farmer’s Carry – 410/280lb

Jaime Gold

Head Coach

FEMALE STARTERS

Emiliana GuerraUtility Player#05

Paula Leyes

Bodyweight Specialist

#25
Chelsea SellersStrength Specialist#99
Austin LavalliiStrength Specialist#33
Stephanie RubioStrength Specialist#22

MALE STARTERS

Eric Cardona

Bodyweight Specialist#08

Mario Santaella

Utility Player#27

Marcos Elias Medina

Strength Specialist#13

Eduardo Rodriguez

Strength Specialist#21

Ryan Pybas

Utility Player#11

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Brielle Macchiarelli

Utility Player#03

Katie Canning

Utility Player#16

Claudia Reque

Utility Player#04

MALE ALTERNATES

Juan Rodriguez

Utility Player#02

Paul Moran

Bodyweight Specialist#69

Jonathan Vanover

Utility Player#14

RINGER POINT SELECTION

40′ Hand Stand Walk + 1 Clean & Jerk 300/205lb

Bryleigh Hansen & Cody Landrum

Coaches

female STARTERS

Heather Hudson

Utility Player#08

Bryleigh Hansen

Utility Player#23

Brianna Maxwell 

Strength Specialist#17

Jessica Plasencia

Strength Specialist#07

Samantha Secord

Utility Player#09

MALE STARTERS

Marcus Washington

Utility Player#01

Brett Pressley

Strength Specialist#52

Jay Fresh

Utility Player#06

Brandon Schipper

Utility Player#95

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Jused Melian

Utility Player#02

Amber Bost

Utility Player#43

MALE ALTERNATES

Kodi Schaefer

Bodyweight Specialist#02

RINGER POINT SELECTION

Yoke Carry – 500/350LB

Bryleigh Hansen & Cody Landrum

Coaches

FEMALE STARTERS

Heather Hudson

Utility Player#08

Bryleigh Hansen

Utility Player#23

Brianna Maxwell 

Strength Specialist#17

Jessica Plasencia

Strength Specialist#07

Samantha Secord

Utility Player#09

MALE STARTERS

Marcus Washington

Utility Player#01

Brett Pressley

Strength Specialist#52

Jay Fresh

Utility Player#06

Brandon Schipper

Utility Player#95

Kodi Schaefer

Bodyweight Specialist#02

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Jused Melian

Utility Player#02

Amber Bost

Utility Player#43

MALE ALTERNATES

Joshua Tarafa

Strength Specialist#28

RINGER POINT SELECTION

Suicide Sprints

Matt Hornaday

Head Coach

FEMALE STARTERS

Jessi Kuhlman

Strength Specialist#14

Vida Vetterkind

Utility Player#07

Caitlin Dent-Hernandez

Strength Specialist#03

Nicole Moore

Strength Specialist#10

Vilma Rosario

Utility Player#56

MALE STARTERS

Alex Oliveras

Utility Player#20

Yonatan Restrepo

Utility Player#09

Dominic Scalzo

Utility Player#0

Alexander Brosseau

Strength Specialist#10

Roberto Carrasquero

Utility Player#12

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Kendall Canaan

Bodyweight Specialist#01

Kayleigh Walsh

Utility Player#23

Bethany Jackson

Bodyweight Specialist#17

MALE ALTERNATES

Anthony Garcia

Strength Specialist#56

Aron Parker

Bodyweight Specialist#11

Wilson Bailey

Utility Player#22

RINGER POINT SELECTION

80′ Flip Sled – 350/200lb

Paul Behar & Andrew Mattox

Coaches

FEMALE STARTERS

Alex Germain

Strength Specialist#03

Alyssa Martinez

Strength Specialist#12

Casey Blowe

Strength Specialist#21

Denise Tam

Strength Specialist#08

Sarah Homestead

Utility Player#09

MALE STARTERS

Joseph Gomez

Strength Specialist#24

Slade Villalobos 

Utility Player#51

Miguel Lara

Utility Player#23

Eduardo Casillas

Utility Player#0

Jose Perez

Utility Player#54

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Sabrina Cheney

Bodyweight Specialist#07

Angelina Midas 

Bodyweight Specialist#10

Alexa Huston

Bodyweight Specialist#34

MALE ALTERNATES

Dalton Wood

Bodyweight Specialist#69

Alex Alvarez

Bodyweight Specialist#99

Andres Montenegro

Bodyweight Specialist#1

RINGER POINT SELECTION

80′ Flip Sled – 350/200lb

Jaime Gold

Head Coach

FEMALE STARTERS

Emiliana GuerraUtility Player#05

Paula Leyes

Bodyweight Specialist

#25
Chelsea SellersStrength Specialist#99
Austin LavalliiStrength Specialist#33
Stephanie RubioStrength Specialist#22

MALE STARTERS

Eric Cardona

Bodyweight Specialist#08

Mario Santaella

Utility Player#27

Marcos Elias Medina

Strength Specialist#13

Eduardo Rodriguez

Strength Specialist#21

Ryan Pybas

Utility Player#11

FEMALE ALTERNATES

Brielle Macchiarelli

Utility Player#03

Katie Canning

Utility Player#16

Claudia Reque

Utility Player#04

MALE ALTERNATES

Juan Rodriguez

Utility Player#02

Paul Moran

Bodyweight Specialist#69

Jonathan Vanover

Utility Player#14

RINGER POINT SELECTION

Suicide Sprints