2018 Press Page
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Laura Horvath leading the field in Crit. Laura Horvath leading the field in Crit. Lauren Fisher Katrin Davidsdottir during 30 Muscle-ups Laura Horvath during the CrossFit Total Tia-Clair Toomey during the CrossFit Total Rasmus Andersen during Crit Pablo Chalfun during Crit Adrian Mundwiler during 30 Muscle-ups Noah Ohlsen during the CrossFit Total Mat Fraser during the CrossFit Total Patrick Vellner during the CrossFit Total Bethany Shadburne during Marathon Row Mat Fraser during Marathon Row Colombia Cyprus Greece Guam Guatemala Hungary Ireland Portugal Poland Puerto Rico Slovakia Chile Switzerland Venezuela Argentina Italy Brazil Denmark France Mexico Netherlands Spain Great Britain Iceland Norway Sweden New Zealand South Africa Canada Australia United States Russia Laura Horvath during The Battleground Laura Horvath during The Battleground Tia-Clair Toomey during The Battleground Meredith Root during Clean and Jerk Speed Ladder Tia-Clair Toomey during Clean and Jerk Speed Ladder Josh Bridges during The Battleground Mat Fraser during The Battleground Cole Sager during The Battleground Sean Sweeney during Fibonacci Jared Enderton during Clean and Jerk Speed Ladder Noah Ohlsen during Clean and Jerk Speed Ladder Tia-Clair Toomey during Madison Triplus Oddrun Eik Gylfadottir and Margaux Alvarez during Madison Triplus Katrin Davidsdottir during Chaos Camilla Salomonsson Hellman during Chaos Margaux Alvarez during Bicouplet 2 Mat Fraser during Madison Triplus Scott Panchik during Madison Triplus Chaos Patrick Vellner during Chaos Mat Fraser during Bicouplet 1 Mat Fraser during Two-Stroke Pull Carol-Ann Reason Thibault during Two-Stroke Pull Two-Stroke Pull Cassidy Lance McWherter during Two-Stroke Pull Mat Fraser during Handstand Walk Handstand Walk Tennil Beuerlein during Handstand Walk Tia-Clair Toomey during Handstand Walk Women's Podium: Laura Horvath (2nd), Tia-Clair Toomey (1st), Katrin Davidsdottir (3rd) Men's Podium: Patrick Vellner (2nd), Mat Fraser (1st), and Lukas Högberg (3rd) Men's Podium: Patrick Vellner (2nd), Mat Fraser (1st), and Lukas Högberg (3rd)
- CrossFit Games Press Release, Wednesday
- CrossFit Games Press Release, Friday
- CrossFit Games Press Release, Saturday
- CrossFit Games Press Release, Sunday
The world's fittest 40 men and 40 women compete for the title Fittest on Earth from August 1-5, 2018, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Day 1 of the masters competition Day 1 of the masters competition Day 1 of the masters competition Day 1 of the masters competition Day 2 of the masters competition Day 2 of the masters competition Tom Fameree of the 55-59 division Devyn Kim Hannah Hall Haley Adams Masters competition, Day 3 Sam Briggs, 35-39 division Masters competition, Day 3 Noah Casey of the Boys 16-17 Division Haley Adams of the Girls 16-17 Division Shawn Ramirez of the Men's 40-44 Division The Masters Men Podium Finishers The Masters Women Podium Finishers The Teenage Podium Finishers Lea Malo, Olivia Sulek and Paige Powers Kaela Stephano, Haley Adams and Chloe Smith Vincent Ramirez, Dallin Pepper and Dylan Kade Christian Gallaher, Tudor Magda and Nolan Pedrick
The world's fittest teenagers (ages 14-17) and masters (ages 35+) compete for the title Fittest on Earth from August 1-5, 2018, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
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CrossFit Norte Redondela during Bike Deadlift CrossFit Melbourne during Bike Deadlift CrossFit Fort Vancouver during Bike Deadlift Rich Froning during Team Battleground Superhero CrossFit during 1RM Snatch CrossFit Invictus Back Bay during 1RM Snatch Rich Froning during 1RM Snatch Team Triplus CrossFit Melbourne during Team Triplus Handstand Bob event Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom pushing the Bob The Team Competition Eventual team champion CrossFit Mayhem Freedom Lunging Worm Team Podium: CrossFit Invictus X (2nd), CrossFit Mayhem Freedom (1st), and CrossFit OC3 (3rd)
The world's fittest 4-person teams compete for the title Fittest on Earth from August 1-5, 2018, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Pro1 Montreal leads after Day 1 Two-time Games podium finisher Patrick Vellner leads after two events. Two-time Games champ Katrin Davidsdottir had back-to-back event wins. Marquan Jones made big strides on Day 1, landing in third. Invictus Boston takes the lead on Day 2. Kari Pearce sets an event record on Event 3 and lands in second place for Day 2. Katrin Davidsdottir has won three of the first four events. Reebok CrossFit One earns an event win and jumps to third place on Day 2. Tim Paulson earns an event win and takes second on Day 2. Patrick Vellner ends Day 2 with a 64-point lead over second place. Dani Horan will return to the CrossFit Games in 2018. Invictus Boston holds the lead on Day 3 to win the East. Marquan Jones lunges above the cutline and qualifies for the Games. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault is returning to Madison. Patrick Vellner leaped over every hurdle in Week 1, winning the title in the East. Team podium Women's podium Men's podium East podiums Day 1 leader, Team Punt UIT, with the 358-lb. Worm Sara Sigmundsdottir, in second place after two events Laura Horvath, the Day 1 leader Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson struggles on Day 1 Roman Khrennikov takes the lead after Day 1 Perennial Games athlete Annie Thorisdottir Camilla Salomonsson Hellman launched herself over the cutline on Day 2. Lukas Högberg sits in third after strong performances on Day 1 and Day 2. Kristin Holte takes the lead on Day 2. Adrian Mundwiler takes the lead for the men on Day 2. Team RXperformance is in first place after four events. Maxpuls Spartans took first in Event 4 and jumped into third overall on Day 2. Games veteran Thuridur Erla Helgadottir will not be heading to Madison this year. Roman Khrennikov wins the Europe Regional. Maxpuls Spartans secure the win in Europe. Camilla Salomonsson Hellman earns the fifth and final qualifying spot. Annie Thorisdottir secures another big win. Andrey Ganin lands in fourth place overall. Men's and Women's podium Team podium Men's podium Women's podium
- Europe Regional Results Press Release
- Europe Regional Press Release
Sean Sweeney, the CrossFit Cowboy, took first place at the end of Day 1 after narrowly missing Games qualification last year. Veteran Games athlete Margaux Alvarez demonstrated dominance on Day 1. Bethany Shadburne benched her way into the top five on Day 1. Don't Stop didn't stop and took the lead for teams on Day 1. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet cruises above the cutline on Day 2. Logan Collins stays steady and lands in fifth on Day 2. Don't Stop continues to lead the pack at the end of Day 2. Sean Sweeney stumbles on Event 3 but holds the lead for Day 2. Tennil Beuerlein continues to try to claw her way above the cutline on Day 2. Tennil Beuerlein fought her way into fourth on Day 3. CrossFit Omnia crept above the cutline and is going to the Games. Don't Stop demonstrated that they may be podium contenders at the Games. Men's podium Women's podium Team podium Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Margaux Alvarez (right), champion of the South
- South Regional Results Press Release
Brooke Wells shows she's worked on her weaknesses with a second-place finish in Triple 3. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom ends Day 1 30 points ahead of the competition. Rookie Drew Wayman edges out Mat Fraser in Day 1 standings. Kristi Eramo has a strong Day 1 showing, taking first and third. Mat Fraser took ninth in Event 1 and won Event 2. Brooke Wells edges out Kristi Eramo for the lead at the end of Day 2. Mat Fraser added two more event wins to his resume on Day 2. Mayhem Freedom increased its lead over the rest of the field on Day 2. Nicholas Urankar leaped into second place on Day 2. OC3 Black had a strong Day 2, taking first on Event 3 and second on Event 4. Top five teams on the podium at the Central Regional. Top five women on the podium. Top five men on the podium. Alex Anderson embraces the crowd's cheers. Amanda Barnhart finishes the final event strong. Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom tackles the worm lunges. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom team member completes barbell work. Jennifer Smith races towards the finish line. Regional winners Scott Panchik and Saxon Panchik share a brotherly embrace.
- Central Regional Press Release
Alex Parker took an early lead and won Event 1. Brent Fikowski finished Day 1 below the cutline. CrossFit Fort Vancouver looks to earn its 10th trip to the Games this weekend. Jonathan Gibson takes the lead at the end of Day 1 with an Event-2 victory. Torrance Training Lab leads by two points after Day 1. Carleen Mathews held on and remained above the cutline on Day 2. Cole Sager landed in second place on Day 2. Emily Abbott took second in Event 4 and increased her lead over the rest of the women's field. Invictus X took the lead from Torrance Training Lab with two event wins on Day 2. Perennial Games athlete Josh Bridges is in the lead after two days of competition. Top five teams stand on the podium at the West Regional. Top five women at the West Regional on the podium, headed to the Games. Top five men at the West Regional on the podium, headed to the Games. A pumped Rebecca Voigt, headed for her 10th Games appearance. Brent Fikowski carrying dumbbells in final Event 6. First-place winner Emily Abbott is headed to the Games. Team Invictus X lunges with the worm. Josh Bridges locks out his barbell overhead.
- West Regional Results Press Release
André Sanches takes a big lead on Day 1. Fittest Woman in Mexico Brenda Castro ended the day in sixth. CrossFit Q21 is in second place after winning Event 2. Guilherme Domingues did not have the day he wanted. Can he recover on Day 2? Samurai Team is in the lead at the end of Day 1. Simona Quintana is four points ahead of second-place Anita Pravatti after two events. Brenda Castro takes the lead after Day 2. Luis Oscar Mora ends Day 2 in second place. Pablo Chalfun takes first at the end of Day 2 with an Event 4 win. The Samurai Team continues to lead at the end of Day 2. Simona Quintana drops to sixth after a disappointing Day 2 finish. Team Colombia Parceros stays steady on Day 2. Team podium finishers at the end of Day 3 at the Latin America Regional. The top three men stand atop the podium. Top three women, standing atop the podium. Brenda Castro finishes strong in the final event. Pablo Chalfun completes his reps of thrusters. Regional winner Team Colombia is all smiles. Adam Klink hurdles over his barbell toward the finish line. Ben Smith doing barbell work. CrossFit Balance handles the Worm with teamwork. Team Dwala Ranger celebrates a second-place finish. Mekenzie Riley sprints toward the finish line. Alec Smith climbed over the cutline on Day 2. Emily Bridgers won both events on Day 2 and set two event records. Noah Ohlsen was on the outside looking in after Day 1. On Day 2, he's in first overall. Team Soul closes Day 2 with an event win and takes the lead overall. Atlantic team podium Atlantic women's podium Atlantic men's podium Atlantic podiums Alec Smith will join brother Ben at the Games for the second year. Ben Smith makes history, qualifies for his 10th consecutive CrossFit Games. Cassidy Lance-McWherter held on to the lead and won the Atlantic. Ethan Helbig looked stunned when his name was announced with the Games qualifiers. Team Soul ruled the weekend. It is the top qualifying team out of the Atlantic. Elliot Simmonds sits in first place after Day 1. Jamie Greene leads the women's field by 12 points after Day 1. Jess Towl sets a new event record on Event 1 - Triple 3. Willy Georges of France has a strong first day and currently sits in second. Cape CrossFit Wolfpack, now including Games veteran Rob Forte, took back-to-back first-place finishes on Day 1. Jamie Greene dominated Day 2 with two event wins. She's in first overall. Lukas Esslinger is in fourth after Day 2. Oddrun Eik Gylfadottir landed in fourth at the end of Day 2. After an Event 3 win, Rasmus Andersen is in first overall with two events left to go. CF Riviera leads the team competition at the end of Day 2. Meridian team podium Meridian men's podium Meridian women's podium Stephanie Chung was electric on Day 3. She took the fourth and final qualifying spot in the Meridian. Willy Georges will become the first individual athlete to represent France at the CrossFit Games this August. Oddrun Eik Gylfadottir edged out fellow bubble athletes and took third place overall. The crowd erupted in cheers when CrossFit Norte Redondela took the final spot on Sunday. The team will represent Spain at the Games.
- Meridian Regional Results Press Release
James Newbury started the weekend in Heat 1 but is in the lead with back-to-back event wins on Day 1. Kara Saunders is chasing down the Fittest Woman on Earth after Day 1. Katelin Marks finished Triple 3 in 42:21, just eight months after giving birth. Reebok CrossFit Frankston added Rob Forte to its roster and finished Day 1 in the lead after taking the win in Event 2. Schwartzs CrossFit Melbourne is in second with two second-place finishes on Day 1. Tia-Clair Toomey made a statement on Day 1 with back-to-back event wins. James Newbury is following in Mat Fraser's footsteps with a ninth-place finish and three first-place finishes by the end of Day 2. Justine Beath returns to competition and is sitting in third at the end of Day 2. Kara Saunders edged out Tia-Clair Toomey and took the W on Event 4. Games veteran Khan Porter jumped above the cutline with a second-place finish on Event 4. Schwartzs CrossFit Melbourne ends Day 2 with an event win and sits in second overall. Tia-Clair Toomey continues to hold first place overall after two days of competition. Kara Saunders lunged her way to an event record on Event 5. Pacific team podium Pacific women's podium Pacific men's podium Justine Beath took third place overall and will make her return to the Games after taking a year off. Royce Dunne was on the outside looking in until he took first place on Event 6. He finished in fourth overall. Zeke Grove was so sure his season was over that he wasn't even on the floor when the emcees announced he had taken the fifth qualifying spot. The 2017 Fittest Woman on Earth set an event record on Event 6 and put a stranglehold on first place in the Pacific.
Open Workout 18.1 Sam Briggs Silvia Lei, Kristin Holte and Andre Genta Kristin Holte takes photos with fans at the live announcement. Open Workout 18.1 Open Workout 18.1 Open Workout 18.1 Sam Briggs and Kristin Holte Sam Briggs and Kristin Holte Sam Briggs, Dave Castro and Kristin Holte The crowd in São Paulo, Brazil The crowd in São Paulo, Brazil Bethany Shadburne with a barbell overhead. Travis Williams performs an overhead squat. The crowd looks on, during 18.3. Williams and Shadburne, during side-by-side bar muscle-ups. Williams and Shadburne, during ring muscle-ups. Masters athletes, powering through the burn of 18.3. Double-unders for both Kyle Kasperbauer and Neal Maddox. Masters athletes' muscle-ups, during the final minutes of 18.3. Open Workout 18.4 at Luke Air Force Base in Maricopa County, Arizona. HSPUs during Open Workout 18.4. Deadlifts during Open Workout 18.4. Dave Castro smiling at 18.4 interview. Athletes are interviewed prior to Open Workout 18.4. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson handstand walking. Scott Panchik handstand walking. Both Panchik and Guðmundsson finishing a handstand walk. Dave Castro talks with the "Dottirs:" Sara, Katrin and Annie. Sara Sigmundsdottir, Katrin Davidsdottir and Annie Thorisdottir are sweaty and all smiles. The Dottirs, completing thrusters during Open Workout 18.5. Synchronized chest-to-bar pull-ups. The crowd in Iceland. Annie Thorisdottir waves to the crowd. Katrin Davidsdottir locks out a thruster overhead. Annie Thorisdottir powers through chest-to-bar pull-ups.