Three-time CrossFit Games athlete Carleen Mathews (formerly Lessard) has demonstrated consistent and measurable improvement since her first regional appearance in 2012, when she took 18th at the North West Regional. She rose to ninth and fourth the next two years, making her CrossFit Games debut in 2015 after a second-place West Regional performance and taking 36th at the Games. In 2016, she won the West Regional and finished the Games with a 13-place improvement, taking 23rd. In 2017 she again won the West Regional, however suffered an injury at the Games, having to withdrawal after the first day of competition. Owner of CrossFit Saint Helens in Oregon, Mathews overcame drug and alcohol addiction with the help of CrossFit. She currently runs and operates a Recovery program out of CrossFit St. Helens that is free to anyone with Atleast 48 hours clean and sober.

Open

Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country Rank By Affiliate
2024 512th Women 10th Women (40-44) 95th Women North America West 5th Women (40-44) North America West 188th Women United States 6th Women (40-44) United States 1st Women CrossFit Saint Helens 1st Women (40-44) CrossFit Saint Helens
2023 1427th Women 187th Women (35-39) 317th Women North America West 57th Women (35-39) North America West 637th Women United States 103rd Women (35-39) United States 1st Women CrossFit Saint Helens 1st Women (35-39) CrossFit Saint Helens
2022 115th Women 5th Women (35-39) 61st Women North America 2nd Women (35-39) North America 51st Women United States 2nd Women (35-39) United States 1st Women CrossFit Saint Helens 1st Women (35-39) CrossFit Saint Helens
2021 656th Women 84th Women (35-39) 364th Women North America 55th Women (35-39) North America 306th Women United States 47th Women (35-39) United States 1st Women CrossFit Saint Helens 1st Women (35-39) CrossFit Saint Helens
2020 142nd Women 13th Women (35-39) – – 62nd Women United States 6th Women (35-39) United States – –
2019 66th Women 3rd Women (35-39) – – 31st Women United States 1st Women (35-39) United States – –
2018 74th Women 10th Women West Coast 44th Women United States – –
2017 21st Women 1st Women North West 13th Women United States – –
2016 18th Women 1st Women North West – – – –
2015 17th Women 1st Women North West – – – –
2014 21st Women 2nd Women North West – – – –
2013 111th Women 6th Women North West – – – –
2012 575th Women 47th Women North West – – – –

Individual Quarterfinal

Year Rank Worldwide Rank by Region
2024 514th Women 110th Women North America West

Age Group Quarterfinal

Year Rank Worldwide
2024 21st Women (40-44)
2023 46th Women (35-39)
2022 11th Women (35-39)
2021 44th Women (35-39)
2020 134th Women (35-39)
2019 7th Women (35-39)

Regional

Year Division Rank Regional
2018 Women 6th West
2017 Women 1st West
2016 Women 1st West
2015 Women 2nd West
2014 Women 4th North West
2013 Women 9th North West
2012 Women 18th North West

Semifinal

Year Division Rank Semifinal
2024 Women (40-44) 12th Age Group Semifinal
2022 Women (35-39) 9th Age Group Semifinal

Games

Year Division Rank
2022 Women (35-39) 7th
2019 Women (35-39) 2nd
2017 Women 38th
2016 Women 23rd
2015 Women 36th

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat 305 lb
    Chad1000x --
    Clean and Jerk 215 lb
    Deadlift 385 lb
  • Fight Gone Bad 344
    Filthy 50 26:00
    Fran 3:08
    Grace 2:20
  • Helen 7:41
    L1 Benchmark --
    Max Pull-ups 48
    Run 5k 26:09
  • Snatch 165 lb
    Sprint 400m 1:21