The games were held in Madison, Wisconsin August 1-4th. This year marked a new format to get to the games. Win your country during the Crossfit Open, place top 20 in the open, win one of the many sanctional events or get a wild card entry. No longer were there regionals to compete at.
The games started with 148 men and 134 women including two wildcards in Spartan champion Hunter McIntryre and 2015 games champ Ben Smith. Event 1 would cut the field in half. Event 1: 4 rounds of 400m run, 3 legless rope climbs and 7 squat snatches at 185/130. Winners: Mat Frasier and Tia-Clair Toomey. Day 1 ended with Event 2: 800 m row, 66 double KB shoulder to overhead 16/12 and 132 foot handstand walk. Winners: Mat Frasier and Daniele Brandon. Only 50 athletes would continue.
Day 2: Event 3 was the ruck run – 4 laps of 1500 m wearing weighted rucksack starting with 20 lbs and last lap 50 lbs. Winners: Lukas Högberg and Emily Rolfe. The big news was Mat Frasier getting a penalty due to a weight falling out of his rucksack. Event 4: sprint couplet was a 172 foot sled push, bar muscle ups 18/15 and 172 foot sled push. Winners: Matt McLeod and Amanda Barnhart. The final event of the day was Event 5: Mary which is a 20 minute Amrap of 5 HSPU, 10 alt pistols and 15 pull-ups. The crowd got to see Noah Ohlsen and Mat Frasier duel it out to the end. Winners: Noah Ohlsen the new leader at the games and Kari Pearce who had the most rounds of anyone on Mary. The field was cut again.
Day 3: Event 6 Sprint obstacle course where afterwards the field would be cut the final time to the top 10 only. Winners: Saxon Panchick and Kristen Holte. Many of the fan favorites were cut including Brooke Wells, Sam Briggs, Sara Sigmigsdotter and Pat Vellner. Event 7: 5 rounds of 1 pegboard assent, 100 double unders, 10 single arm DB split snatch 80/55 and 10 single arm DB clean and split jerks. Winners: Mat Frasier and Tia-Clair Toomey. Event 8: max clean which started at 315/215 and was won by Mat Frasier at 380 and Tia-Clair Toomey at 265.
Day 4: Event 9: Swim paddle was a 1000m swim and 100m paddle in Lake Monona. Winners: Matt McLeod and Tia-Clair Toomey. Event 10/11 were back to back. Ringer 1: 30-20-10 of assault bike calories and toes to rings. Winners: James Newbury and Katrín Davidsdottor. Ringer 2: 15-10-5 burpees to rings and overhead squats 135/95. Winners: Mat Frasier who finally took back the overall lead and Katrín Davidsdottor. The final Event 12: The Standard: 30 clean and jerks 135/95 30 ring muscle ups and 30 snatches 135/95. Winners: Mat Frasier and Tia-Clair Toomey.
2019 Podium: Mat Frasier, Noah Ohlsen and BK Gudmundson
Tia-Clair Toomey (the first 3 time female champ), Kristen Holte and Jamie Greene.
The super teams also competed all 4 days with Crossfit Mayhem dominating the field winning almost all the events. Podium: Mayhem Freedom, CrossFit Krypton and Invictus.
e” begin! More deets coming soon.y the least! CrossFit Open registration is NOW OPEN and Crossfit Aviator will be bringing back Friday Night lights! New this time will be a Pre-Open Get Together at the box with a special wod, food, food drinks and team picking by our Aviator Coaches. Let the “Aviator CrossFit Open Games” begin!
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