In 2015, just one year after starting CrossFit, Nicholas Paladino became the first champion of the Teenage Boys 16-17 Division at the CrossFit Games. In 2016, he became the division’s first repeat champion, defending his title with three event wins and no finish outside of the top three. In his second season, he won the worldwide Open in his division and was also chosen to compete in the live announcement of Open Workout 16.3 against then two-time Masters Men 40-44 champion, Shawn Ramirez. Known for his strength, Paladino won his division of the CrossFit Liftoff weightlifting competition in 2015 and took second in 2016. A former football player, Paladino trains at CrossFit Steam in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


Year Division Rank Worldwide Rank by Region Rank By Country
2021 Men 84836th 45175th North America 39737th United States
2019 Men 6904th -- 3258th United States
2018 Men 157th 26th Central East 97th United States
2017 Men 170th 20th North East 106th United States
2016 Teenage Boys (16-17) 1st 1st 1st United States
2015 Teenage Boys (16-17) 3rd 1st 1st United States


Year Division Rank Regional
2017 Men 33rd East


Year Division Rank
2016 Teenage Boys (16-17) 1st
2015 Teenage Boys (16-17) 1st

Benchmark Stats

  • Back Squat 425 lb
    Clean and Jerk 350 lb
    Snatch 275 lb
    Deadlift 585 lb
    Fight Gone Bad --
    Max Pull-ups 50
  • Fran 2:45
    Grace 1:50
    Helen 8:15
    Filthy 50 --
    Sprint 400m --
    Run 5k --