The world's largest fitness event, the CrossFit Open saw dozens of Southern Highlanders excelling in the five-week, online competition.
All members of the Benton CrossFit gym in Braemar participated in the annual contest, which saw more than 400,000 CrossFitters in 162 countries complete five designated workouts in the gym, with results posted online.
Workouts included a variety of exercises including skipping, rowing, burpees, muscle ups, pull ups, wall balls, lunges, bar work and dumbbell work.
Some of the top results at Benton CrossFit included:
Benton Gym owner, Ben Garard, finished the Open in 17th place in Australia from 9000 athletes and 231st in the world from 185,000 competitors.
This qualifies Ben for a spot at the CrossFit Down Under Championships in Wollongong from May 17-19 this year.
Craig Horne finished 205th in Australia from 9000 athletes.
For the third year in a row, Tyler Hickey finished in first place in the boys 16-17 years division and 20th in the world from 2200 competitors.
Tyler now qualifies for an online contest for the top performers in his age group around the world which will determine who receives tickets to the prestigious CrossFit games in USA in July.
Brother, Jake Hickey, finished 35th in Australia in the boys 16-17 years division
Shane Green finished 31st in the Men's 40-44 age division, with Gordon Cole finishing 88th in Australia from 1200 competitors
Holly Furness finished 121st in Australia in the Women's 35-39 division.
Dave Talbert ended the Open in 28th place in the Men's 55-59 age group in Australia.
Andrew Mevissen finished second in the Men's 50-54 scaled (lighter weight) division in Australia and 32nd in the world from 1400 competitors.
Leah Bow finished fourth in the Women's 50-54 scaled division in Australia.
For more information about Benton Crossfit, call 0439 585 949 or visit www.bentongym.com.