March 11, 2022
Tia-Clair Toomey and Uldis Upenieks Win Open Workout 22.2
By CrossFit
The results are in, and two five-time reigning champions — the Fittest Woman on Earth and the Fittest Man in Latvia — took home the win for Open Workout 22.2.
The results are in, and two five-time reigning champions — the Fittest Woman on Earth and the Fittest Man in Latvia — took home the win for Open Workout 22.2.

The results are in, and two five-time reigning champions — the Fittest Woman on Earth and the Fittest Man in Latvia — took home the win for Open Workout 22.2.

The second workout of the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Open was a couplet of deadlifts and burpees over the bar. Easy enough — but there was a catch. Athletes had only 10 minutes to ascend the ladder from 1 rep to 10 and then descend back to 1. 

The women showed their strength during Week 2. The top three women on the worldwide leaderboard — Toomey, Mallory O’Brien, and Carolyne Prevost — finished faster than all athletes, male or female. 

In this up-and-down ladder, it was a race to the bottom between Toomey and 18-year-old O’Brien. The 22.1 winner finished a mere four seconds behind Toomey and seems determined to snatch the first-place position on the leaderboard by the close of the Open. 

Women: Tia-Clair Toomey

The Fittest Woman on Earth is back to claim her crown. Despite a three-month pause from CrossFit training, Toomey is soaring back to her usual spot — the top of the leaderboard. 

The five-time champion sped through the couplet of burpees and deadlifts in 7:05, almost three minutes before the short 10-minute time cap. That means Toomey averaged a rep every 2.13 seconds. She also logged a score 15 seconds faster than the fastest man, Upenieks. 

This win marks Toomey’s third career Open win, a great start to her 2022 Games season. 

Watch Toomey’s impressive performance below:

Men: Uldis Upenieks

Two-time Games athlete (2019, 2021) Uldis Upenieks has been the reigning national champion for Latvia since 2017. 

Upenieks posted an impressive time of 7:20, earning the first Open workout win of his career. 

With the performance came an incredible jump on the leaderboard this week. Upenieks finished 603rd in 22.1, but his first-place finish in 22.2 bumped him up to 182nd. 

Watch Upenieks sail through 22.2 below:

Toomey and Upenieks will each be awarded $2,022.00 for their performances in 22.2.

We are in the final stretch of the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Open. Workout 22.3 was released on Thursday, March 10, when two teams — CrossFit Reykjavík and CrossFit Hendersonville — set the time to beat live from CrossFit Hendersonville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. 

Keep an eye on the leaderboard this week to see who will win the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Open. 

 

Cover photo created by Lindsay Arellano and sourced from @uldisupenieks and @tiaclair1

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