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Inaugural Governors Games crowns winners, celebrates area veterans, military families

The sounds of iron being lifted, feet pounding the track and athletes pushing themselves past their limit filled the air on Aug. 1, as nearly two-dozen teams converged on the campus of Austin Peay State University for the inaugural Governors Games Powered by CrossFit Clarksville.

The sounds of iron being lifted, feet pounding the track and athletes pushing themselves past their limit filled the air on Aug. 1, as nearly two-dozen teams converged on the campus of Austin Peay State University for the inaugural Governors Games Powered by CrossFit Clarksville.

While teams of four competed for top honors, the real goal was to honor APSU and the Clarksville community’s military alumni, soldiers and families from Fort Campbell. In addition to honoring our own “Governors Warriors” throughout the day, $12,000 was raised to help fund the APSU Military Scholarship Endowment.

The winning squad was Team Superfriends, made up of two athletes from CrossFit Solafide in Clarksville, Amy Lackner and Matt Buehrle, as well as two members of CrossFit O’Fallon in St. Peters, Mo., Matt Greene and Katy Greene.

A Clarksville CrossFit squad, Team Sink or Snatch, took second place overall. The group was comprised of Tim Palmer, Cody Omilusik, Kaci Clark and Keira Kohls. 

Rounding out the top three was Team Lion’s Pride from Evansville, Ind. The team consisted of Matt Corn, Jessica Ryan, Denis Samsanov and Katrina Kusick.

The Governors Games Powered by CrossFit Clarksville would like to thank its generous sponsors. To see a complete list of all of the event's partners, visit apsu.edu/governorsgames.

“Without the top down and continuous support from Austin Peay State University, CrossFit Clarksville (CFC) wouldn’t have had this unique opportunity to showcase the incredible people that make up our membership,” CrossFit Clarksville co-owner Reagan Prather said. “CFC looks forward to working with the incredible staff and leadership of APSU again in the future.”

For more information on APSU Alumni Relations events, visit apsu.edu/alumni, or call at 931-221-7979. For more information on CrossFit Clarksville, visit crossfitclarksville.com.