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Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Torian Pro Awarded Official License to Thrill in this Year’s

CrossFit Games Oceania Semifinal!

Brisbane’s Torian Pro event has been added to the global CrossFit Games Semifinal line-up, after being granted an official competition license by CrossFit, LLC this week.

The CrossFit Games is the world’s largest participatory sporting event and the ultimate proving grounds for the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth™. The Torian Pro will now operate as one of ten official qualifying events globally within the CrossFit Games season, and offer the official pathway for athletes who wish to qualify for the CrossFit Games Finals.

The Torian Pro was started in 2015 by Brisbane duo Johno Snape and Mike Towner in their gym facility - CrossFit Torian, with just over 100 athletes taking part. Fast forward to November 2019 and the Torian Pro transformed the Queensland Tennis Centre into a three-day fitness festival, with 10,000 enthusiasts turning out to watch 512 CrossFit Athletes from around the world go head-to-head, including four-times CrossFit Games Champions Tia-Clair Toomey and Rich Froning. That same year, CrossFit Torian won the award for “Outstanding Small Business” at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, in Brisbane.

4 x Fittest Woman on Earth - Tia-Clair Toomey

“Mike and I are passionate about CrossFit and we’re extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity to host a world-class event in our hometown that gives athletes a chance to qualify for the CrossFit Games Finals,” Johno Snape said.
“The Torian Pro gives every-day CrossFit enthusiasts the opportunity to compete alongside the best in the world and enjoy the spirit of the competition.”
Mike Towner said, “The community spirit at the Torian Pro is at the heart of what makes this event so special, athletes of all ages and levels come together in an annual celebration of fitness, fun, and friendship. The energy at the event is incredible.”

Torian Pro Founders & Directors - Johno Snape & Mike Towner

Being officiated by CrossFit, Inc is the next step to elevating Brisbane’s CrossFit scene, bringing world-class athletes and fans together under one roof to celebrate the sport and the amazing camaraderie and spirit that the CrossFit community worldwide is known for. The next Torian Pro will be held in Brisbane on 28-30 May 2021 at the Queensland Tennis Centre. Spectator tickets go on sale in March, visit for more details.


Torian Pro:

  • The Torian Pro will be held in Brisbane 28 – 30 May 2021.

  • The event will have 580 athletes competing across Elite, Pro, Masters, Teens, Teams and Beginner divisions.

  • Tickets on sale March 2021.

  • Keep up-to-date with the Torian Pro at

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About the CrossFit Games:

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate proving grounds for the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth™ and are world-renowned as the definitive test of fitness. For the past 14 years, fans from around the world have attended the multi-day sporting event, streamed the competition online, or watched on ESPN, CBS, or a wide range of international broadcasts. The international field of play has included athletes from over 120 countries.

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