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CrossFit Games 2019

Last year for the first time we had a change in the Games schedule. Up to now we were used to 4 days of competition, from Thursday to Sunday, but last year they interspersed a rest day in between for the individual competitors. So the Games started on a Wednesday where the athletes completed the rowing marathonOn Thursday they rested, and continued with Friday, Saturday and Sunday of competition.

This year with the format change the official date of the CrossFit Games is:

  • Thursday August 1 August 4.

1 August 9:00 amMadison: Start the competition with the opening ceremony.
1 August 10:30 amMadison: First event of equipment at North Park.

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Official Leaderboard

You can consult the official classification here.

Videos before the competition

In the first video we talk to Santi Comba and Victoria Frascolla, representatives of Uruguay. Then Alexander appears and tells us that they have made another anti-doping control. We remember that he was already tested at the French Throwdown about a month ago. We finish the day watching how he trains. Do not miss the end of the video.

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On this day we were able to interview a lot of athletes as we attended their dinner. We were able to interview several champion athletes from their countries, Hunter McIntyre and Shane Orr, the coach and husband of Tia Clair Toomey.

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First day

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Event 1: Cut 1

Location: North Park

Date and local time: Thursday, August 1 at 11.30 a.m.

Wod: workout of the day from the official crossfit.com website. First cut

4 rounds per time of:

400 m race
3 rope climbs without legs
7 snatches (snatches)

♀ 56 kg
♂ 84 kg

Time cap: 20 min

Line assignment:

Alexander Anasagasti - heat 2 - lane 19

Sara Alicia Fernandez - heat 3 - lane 6

With 148 men and 134 women, after this wod. only 75 athletes of each gender will advance to the next event..

Results:

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser: 15:07
  2. Chandler Smith: 15:42
  3. Scott Panchick: 16:05

As we have seen on the track, Anasagasti The Basque athlete made it just 3 seconds before the time cap. The Basque athlete made it through the first cut in the position 43. Anasagasti passes the first cut and advances to today's second event.

Frederik Aegidius has withdrawn from the competition without setting foot on the track to make the first event Games experienced athlete and fittest partner Annie Thorisdottirhad back problems and has decided to retire.

Women's individual:

  1. Tia Clair Toomey: 16:56
  2. Karissa Pearce: 18:16
  3. Jamie Greene: 19:00

Sara Alicia Fernandez has remained in position 78 and narrowly missed the first cut.

It was a wod especially for girls who had to face the same number of repetitions as the individual athletes. The rope climbs being so high a very tough test that athletes of high caliber such as Sara Sigmundottir have had problems in overcoming.

Hispanic athletes who have passed the first cut-off point

CountryAthlete
ArgentinaAgustin Richelme
ChileSimona Quintana
ChilePiero Gorichon
ColombiaMaria Camila Quintero
ColombiaBryan Hernandez
GuatemalaVera Valdez
SpainAlexander Anasagasti
MexicoBrenda Castro
MexicoDarwin Perez
ParaguayCarol Colling-Romero

Pending clarification of the situation with the Venezuelan Omar Martinez. After a scoring problem that left him out of the first cut, the athlete was able to demonstrate the technical error as his position had actually qualified him to continue in the competition.

He was allowed to perform wod 2 behind closed doors, and for now he is awaiting confirmation from the organization as to whether his results were good enough to advance to the second day of Ganes.

Event 2: Cut 2

Location: North Park

Date and local time: Thursday, August 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Wod: Second cut

By time:

800 m rowing
66 kettlebell shoulder-to-overheads
40 m handstand walk

♀ two 12-kg kb.
♂ two 16-kg kb.

Time cap: 10 minutes
CUTTING of 50 ATHLETES

Notes:
- Judges will raise their hands when athletes exceed 700 m of rowing.
- On each repetition of kettlebells, the chin should be underneath.
- Athletes advance every 22 repetitions.
- The hand-walking section must be completed in 13-meter sections. Otherwise they must resume the previous line.

The markers do not remain at 0. That is, the sum of points from the first event and the second determines the position of each athlete in the overall, and that position is in turn what leaves the athletes in or out of the cut.

Results:

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser: 5:37
  2. Bronislaw Olenkowicz: 5:40
  3. Jone Koski: 5:47

Anasagasti defended the first part of the wod at the pace of his teammates but when he reached the hand stand walk the athlete showed clear signs of fatigue that dragged him to the last positions of his heat. His 66th position was not enough to pass the second cut of the day..

Women's individual:

  1. Danielle Brandon: 6:16
  2. Brooke Wells: 6:28
  3. Karissa Pearce: 6:32

This wod has been especially bad for the very experienced Games athlete Samantha BriggsThanks to his good result in the previous wod (8th), he will be able to make the cut.

First day results

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser - 200 points
  2. Scott Panchick - 186 points
  3. James Newbury - 184 points
  4. Ben Smtih - 178 points
  5. Patrick Vellner - 162 points

Women's individual:

  1. Karissa Pearce - 194 points
  2. Annie Thorisdottir - 182 points
  3. Tia-Clair Toomey - 178 points
  4. Kristin Holte - 178 points
  5. Brooke Wells - 160 points

Hispanic athletes who have passed the second cut-off point

CountryAthlete
ArgentinaAgustin Richelme
ChileSimona Quintana
ParaguayCarol Colling-Romero

Pending clarification of the situation with the Venezuelan Omar Martinez. As the athlete himself explains in his social networks, his result in the first event did allow him to pass the first cut, but an error in passing the score officially left him out of the competition.

He had the opportunity to defend his true position, 56th, and Games acknowledged the mistake by allowing him to do event 2 behind closed doors when the live competition was over. The athlete is still waiting for confirmation from the organization to know if his result in event 2 keeps him in or out of the Games.

Second day

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Event 3: Ruck

Location: North Park

Date and local time: Friday, August 2 at 11.00 am.

Wod: Ruck

By time:
6 km of running with the ballast ruck (seen at the Rogue Invitational).

Athletes run 4 laps of 1.5 km each.

♀ ♂20-30-40-50 lb, (9-14-18-23 kg) increasing ballast each lap. Same weights for both men and women.
Time limit: 40 minutes

CUT TO 40 ATHLETES

This type of event could have been very good for someone like Hunter who got the first wild card. But as Dave Castro himself explained at the press conference at the end of the first day, the system is designed to advance only the best in the sport. The scheduling of the events on day one did not allow the steeplechase runner to clear the second cut.

Results:

Men's individual:

  1. Lukas Högberg: 24:00
  2. Joshua Wichtrup : 24:19
  3. Uldis Upenieks: 24:36

Lukas' great role as a key player in this race in which he reached the finish line without any other competitor having yet set foot on the track. 

We have learned a posteriori that Mat Fraser suffered an incident just before entering the track on the last lap. It seems that the athlete has opened the zipper of the backpack and one of the weights fell off. The athlete did not realize the incident at the time but reached the finish line with less weight in the backpack than the rest of his teammates. And that is why CrossFit has decided to penalize him from 6th place to 17th.

Women's individual:

  1. Emily Rofle: 27:09
  2. Tia Clair Toomey: 27:11
  3. Kristine Holte: 27:12

The heat at the competition venue was very intense.even more than yesterday. We have seen some athletes with serious problems to cope with the heat, such as Annie Thorisdottirbut it has not been anything with serious repercussions.

Event 4: Sprint Couplet

Location: North Park

Date and local time: Friday, August 2 at 1.15 pm.

Wod: Sprint Couplet

By time:
52 m of sled thrust
15♀ / 18♂ bar muscle-ups
52 m of sled thrust

Maximum time: 6 minutes
CUT to 30 ATHLETES

Men's individual:

  1. Matt McLeod: 1:27
  2. Noah Ohlsen : 1:28
  3. Will Moorad: 1:30

Athletes such as Chandler Smith have needed assistance to get off the track. as his legs were failing.

Jone Koski has failed to make this cut. and is out of the competition.

Women's individual:

  1. Amanda Barnhart: 1:29
  2. Colleen Fotsch: 1:34
  3. Meg Reardon: 1:34

Event 5: Mary

Location: Coliseum

Date and local time: Friday, August 2 at 3.3o pm.

Wod: Mary

Amrap de 20 minutes de:
5 pine push-ups
10 pistols alternating
15 pull-ups

Maximum time: 20 minutes
CUT to 20 ATHLETES

Men's individual:

  1. Noah Ohlsen: 677 reps
  2. Mat Fraser : 675 reps
  3. Jacop Heppner: 660 reps

The cuts are getting closer and closer to the top athletes. Failed to make this cut: Brent Fikowski, Jason Smith, Ben Smith. 

Women's individual:

  1. Karissa Pearce: 695 reps
  2. Kristine Holte: 675 reps
  3. Jamie Greene: 664 reps

Dave Castro personally congratulated Kari Pearce on her result at the press conference. in this test, being the athlete who had accumulated the highest number of repetitions. The statistics show that she executed each repetition in an average of less than 2 seconds.

Results of the second day

Men's individual:

  1. Noah Ohlsen: 409 points
  2. Mat Fraser - 407 points
  3. Jacob Heppner - 366 points
  4. Scott Panchik - 355 points
  5. Adrian Mundwiler - 332 points

It is curious to see that with this system an athlete such as Ben Smith was in the top 5, and after 3 events and one day of competition, he is already out of the Games..

Willy Georges has announced on his social networks that at 20.30 he received an email from the organization of the Games explaining that due to a scoring readjustment of the sprint event, his overall position became 21 and that, therefore, would no longer be competing in tomorrow's competition.

All this because German Joshua Wichtrup made a complaint to the judges after he was forced to turn the sled instead of taking the grips off and putting them in the other direction, which caused him to lose 7 seconds for doing something that was allowed. The scoring readjustment has caused some movement in the overall standings and left Frenchman Willy Georges out.

It is unfortunate to receive news of this kind. The readjustment of scores is done by reviewing a case in which a mistake has been made and hoping to act fairly. It is not a pleasant situation and I am sure that from these situations we learn a lot for the organization of future Games.

Another similar situation was experienced by the Venezuelan on the second day of competition. Today we have learned that Omar Martinez finished in 67th place after the second event and did not make the cut. of the top 50 athletes.

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey - 431 points
  2. Karissa Pearce - 419 points
  3. Kristin Holte - 416 points
  4. Jamie Greene - 391 points
  5. Ana Fragkou - 355 points

Sara Sigmundsdottir is in a very bad position for tomorrow.She was the last athlete to make the cut today. After tomorrow's first event only the top 10 will continue to compete.

Hispanic athletes who have made the fifth cut

Unfortunately, at this point in the competition, there are no Hispanic representatives left in the competition. Undoubtedly, the cuts are aggressive and only the best are left. It is a pity to see the elimination of the most loved athletes but at the same time this new system of cuts adds, if possible, more excitement to the competition.

The athlete who has been able to resist the longest competing has been Simona Quintana of Chile.which has participated up to the fourth event.

Third day

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Event 6: Sprint

Location: North Park

Date and local time: Saturday, August 3 at 10.30 am.

Wod: sprint 

Athletes will have to sprint on the track over zig zag pivots.

They will compete as in a tournament. The best will advance to the second round, and the best to the third and final round.

It follows the scheme that was used last year in the O-curse.

Men's individual:

  1. Saxon Panchik
  2. Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson
  3. Noah Ohlsen

Mat Fraser has not been one of the best in the first round so it has not continued to advance in the test. This has cost the American a lot of points, something that does not normally happen.

Women's individual:

  1. Kristin Holte
  2. Carolyne Prevost
  3. Tia-Clair Toomey

We have seen Brooke Wells crying on the track. It seems that at that moment he did not know why he did not advance in the following rounds. At the end of the event they published that Wells had been penalized for touching the white line. The penalty was 10 secondsThis has been surprising as it is an event in which the result is a matter of milliseconds.

Athletes who have passed the last cut-off point

After this event, only 10 athletes from each category continue to compete in the CrossFit Games.

WomenMen
Tia-Clair ToomeyNoah Ohlsen
Kristin HolteMathew Fraser
Jamie GreeneScott Panchik
Karissa PearceBjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson
Haley AdamsWill Moorad
Thuridur Erla HelgadottirMatt Mcleod
Anna FragkouJames Newbury
Bethany ShadburneSaxon Panchik
Katrin Tanja DavidsdottirJacob Heppner
Amanda BarnhartAdrian Mundwiler

Considering that now the number of athletes has been greatly reduced, in this final cut we have seen many big names that have been left out: Brooke Wells, Samantha Briggs, Sara Sigmundsdottir, Annie Thorisdottir, Alessandra Piheli, Laura Horvath, Patrick Vellner, Lukas Högberg, Elliot Simonds, Cole Sager, Travis Mayer...

Event 7: Split Triplet

Location: Coliseum

Date and local time: Saturday, August 3 at 1.30 pm.

Wod: Split Triplet

5 rounds of:
1 pegboard ascent
100 double-unders
10 single-arm dumbbell hang split snatches (alternating)
10 single-arm dumbbell hang clean and split jerks (alternating)

♀ 25kg dumbbell
♂ 36kg dumbbell

Time cap: 20 minutes

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser (15:36)
  2. Noah Ohlsen (16:35)
  3. Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson (16:42)

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey (14:07)
  2. Karissa Pearce (14:34)
  3. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir (15:10)

Event 8: Clean

Location: Coliseum

Date and local time: Saturday, August 3 at 2:45 pm.

Wod: Clean 

1-rep clean

*Tiebreak with 5 reps for time

♀ 97.5-100-102-104-106.5-109-111-113-115.5-118 kg // 88.5 kg tiebreak.
♂ 145-147.5-152-156.5-161-161-165.5-168-170-172-174.5 kg // 134 kg tiebreak

The athletes will perform the lifts progressively increasing the weight. If several athletes achieve the same maximum weight, they break with 5 reps of the tie break weight.

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser (380lb)
  2. Scott Panchik (375lb)
  3. Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson (365lb)

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey (265lb)
  2. Amanda Barnhart (260lb)
  3. Ana Fragkou (230lb)

Young Haley Adams did not even make an attempt to lift the first bar, probably because the 97.5 kg is far from the weight she is used to handling. But she was not the only athlete to lift 0 kg, Pearce and Shadburne also failed to get the first bar despite their attempts.

Results of the third day

Men's individual:

  1. Noah Ohlsen: 649 points
  2. Mat Fraser - 634 points
  3. Bjorn Karl Gudmundsson - 568 points
  4. Scott Panchik - 565 points
  5. James Newbury - 488 points

We are not used to seeing Mat Fraser in second place in the standings.. The 3 times fittest on earth has said in interviews that he comes to win.

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey - 721 points
  2. Kristin Holte -636 points
  3. Jamie Greene - 591 points
  4. Karissa Pearce - 564 points
  5. Katrin Davidsdottir - 534 points

Last day

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Event 9: Swim Paddle

Location: Monona Lake (off-site at the Alliant Energy Center)

Date and local time: Sunday, August 4 at 10.00 am.

Wod: Castro has announced that there will be water, and that the workout will be detailed there. - Swim Paddle

By time:
1,000 m swimming
1,000 m paddle

Maximum time: 50 minutes

Men's individual:

  1. Matt Mcleod (25:12)
  2. James Newbury (27:22)
  3. Noah Ohlsen (27:45)

There is no doubt that Australians are comfortable in the water. Tia Clair, Mcleod and Newbury are Australian. They have only needed half the time cap and their brands are well ahead of the rest of the competitors.

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey (25:12)
  2. Haley Adams (28:18)
  3. Bethany Shadburne (28:26)

Congratulations to Tia who sprinted to the finish line and was the best overall performer.between boys and girls. This gives Tia a good advantage to go more comfortably to the two remaining events today.

Event 10: Ringer 1

Location: Coliseum

Date and local time: Sunday, August 4 at 1.00 pm.

Wod: Ringer

30-20-10 reps for time of:

Air bike calories

Toes-to-rings

Time limit : 7♀ / 6♀ / 6♂ minut0s

Men's individual:

  1. James Newbury
  2. Mat Fraser
  3. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsoon

Women's individual:

  1. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
  2. Bethany Shadburne
  3. Kristin Holte

In the third round of ring to toes, Kari Pearce has fallen in the rings.. This incident caused him to lose his second place and prevented him from being able to do Ringer 2 in full conditions.

Event 11: Ringer 2

Location: Coliseum

Date and local time: Sunday, August 4 at 1.00 pm.

Wod: Ringer 2

15-10-5 reps for time of:

Burpees touching the ring

Overhead squats

♀ 43 kg ♂ 61 kg

Time limit: 5 minutes

This event starts a few minutes after event 11 and has separate scores.

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser
  2. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsoon
  3. Scott Panchik

Women's individual:

  1. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
  2. Amanda Barnhart
  3. Tia-Clair Toomey

Event 12: The Standard

One event away from the end of the Games, Mat Fraser is the leader with 884 points, followed by Noah Ohlsen with 859 points.. We are used to the three-time Games champion arriving at this stage of the competition with a much more significant lead.

Translated to the track, for Ohlsen to beat Fraser, he would need to be 4 places ahead of Fraser. Personally, although Ohlsen is very close he is usually an athlete who does not manage his energy as well during a wod as Fraser, and as a betting pool, we are betting on Fraser to win again.

Tia Clair Toomey is in the lead with 971 points, more than 100 points ahead of Norway's Kristin Holte. Athletes must complete a minimum of mandatory work to score in the event, but barring a medical unforeseen event or catastrophe we can already say that, mathematically, Tia has won the 2019 CrossFit Games..

Location: Coliseum

Date and local time: Sunday, August 4 at 3.30 pm. Check the time in your area HERE.

Wod: The Standard

By time:
30 clean and jerks (Grace)
30 muscle-ups
30 snatches (Isabel)

♀ 43 kg - ♂ 61 kg.

Maximum time: 12 minutes

One event away from the end of the Games, Mat Fraser is the leader with 884 points, followed by Noah Ohlsen with 859 points.. We are used to the three-time Games champion arriving at this stage of the competition with a much more significant lead.

This means that the final outcome is open to all possibilities. Personally, although Ohlsen is very close he is usually an athlete who does not manage his energy as well during a wod as Fraser, and as a betting pool, we are betting that Fraser will win again.

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser
  2. Noah Ohlsen
  3. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundson

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey
  2. Kristin Holte
  3. Jamie Greene

Tia Clair Toomey has swept this event. winning with a 50-second gap.

FINAL Results

Men's individual:

  1. Mat Fraser - 984 points
  2. Noah Ohlsen - 949 points
  3. Bjorn Karl Gudmundson - 888 points
  4. Scott Panchik - 795 points
  5. James Newbury - 728 points

Women's individual:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey - 1071 points
  2. Kristin Holte -876 points
  3. Jamie Greene - 851 points
  4. Katrin Davidsdottir - 784 points
  5. Karissa Pearce - 714 points

Tia has made history at the CrossFit Games.She is the first woman to win three consecutive years.

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