2017 Press Page

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·      Drones

·      Selfie Sticks

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Press Resources

GAMES

    The world's fittest 40 men and 40 women compete for the title Fittest on Earth and $285,000 grand prize from August 3-6, 2017, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Photos and press releases will be added to this page daily.

    Press Releases And Additional Photos

    Day 1

    2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 1 Press Release

    Day 2

    2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 2 Press Release

    Day 3

    2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 3 Press Release

    Day 4

    2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 4 Press Release

    2017 B-Roll

    2017 Venue B-Roll [MP4, 201 MB]

    Day 1, Thursday, Aug. 3 B-Roll [MP4, 302 MB]

    Day 2, Friday, Aug. 4 B-Roll [MP4, 180 MB]

    Day 3, Saturday, Aug. 5 B-Roll [MP4, 152 MB]

    Day 4, Sunday, Aug. 6 B-Roll [MP4, 200 MB]

    2016 B-Roll

    Day 1 - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 [ProRes, 4.65 GB]
    Day 2 - Friday, July 22, 2016 [ProRes, 3.45 GB]
    Day 4 - Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Part 1 [ProRes, 3.38 GB] - Part 3 [ProRes, 3.06 GB]

  • Stacie Tovar during Cyclocross
  • Brent Fikowski during Run Swim Run
  • Emily Bridgers during Cyclocross
  • Brent Fikowski during Cyclocross
  • Mat Fraser during Cyclocross
  • Josh Bridges during Amanda .45
  • Mat Fraser during Amanda .45.
  • Mat Fraser during Amanda .45.
  • Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault during Amanda .45
  • Sam Briggs during Amanda .45
  • Katrin Davidsdottir during Amanda .45
  • Dakota Rager on the O-Course
  • Brent Fikowski on the O-Course
  • Brent Fikowski on the O-Course
  • Noah Ohlsen on the O-Course
  • Mat Fraser during Assault Banger
  • Bethany Branham during Assault Banger
  • Katrin Davidsdottir on the O-Course
  • Emily Abbott on the O-Course
  • Stacie Tovar in the snatch event
  • Kara Webb during Triple-G Chipper
  • Alethea Boon during Strongman's Fear
  • Elijah Muhammad during Muscle-up Clean Ladder
  • Alexis Johnson during Heavy 17.5
  • Sara Sigmundsdottir during Muscle-up Clean Ladder
  • Annie Thorisdottir during Muscle-up Clean Ladder
  • Tia-Clair Toomey during Strongman's Fear
  • Josh Bridges during Heavy 17.5
  • Mat Fraser, currently in first overall
  • Mat Fraser during Strongman's Fear
  • Tia-Clair Toomey during Muscle-up Clean Ladder
  • Elijah Muhammad during Strongman's Fear
  • Men's podium: Brent Fikowski, Mat Fraser, Ricky Garard
  • Women's podium: Kara Webb, Tia-Clair Toomey, Annie Thorisdottir

    The world's fittest teenagers (ages 14-17) and masters (ages 35+) compete for the title Fittest on Earth from August 3-6, 2017, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Photos and press releases will be added to this page daily.

  • Tudor Magda during 1RM Snatch
  • Teenage event: Assault Lunge
  • Teenage Event: Sprint O-Course
  • Rodrigo Dominguez and Hilmar Hardarson, Masters Competition
  • Sarah Franklin, Masters Competition
  • Men's Masters Podium
  • Women's Masters Podium
  • Teenager's Podium

    The world's fittest 6-person teams compete for the title Fittest on Earth from August 3-6, 2017, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Photos and press releases will be added to this page daily.

  • Team Event: Muscle-up Snatch
  • Reebok CrossFit Back Bay teammate during Muscle-up Snatch
  • Christy Adkins of Team CrossFit Balance during Muscle-up Snatch
  • Team Obstacle Course
  • Team clean and jerk event
  • CrossFit Mayhem during Rowing Worm
  • Team Wasatch Brutes with the Worm
  • Team Reebok CrossFit One pushing Big Bob
  • Team podium: CrossFit Mayhem, Wasatch Brutes, CrossFit Fort Vancouver

REGIONALS

    The 2017 Atlantic Regional took place June 2-4, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

    Atlantic Regional Weekend Press Release

  • Defending Atlantic Regional champion Emily Bridgers sits atop the Leaderboard after Day 1.
  • John Coltey took a seventh and a first in Events 1 and 2. He sits on top after Day 1.
  • CrossFit Dwala took a second- and a third-place finish on Day 1. The team sits in first heading into the second day of competition.
  • The 12 Labours Lions swept Day 2, winning both Events 3 and 4. The team is on top heading into the final day.
  • Noah Ohlsen sits atop the Leaderboard at the end of Day 2 after an eighth- and a first- place finish in the day's events.
  • Defending Regional champion Emily Bridgers ends Day 2 in first place overall.
  • Men's Podium
  • Women's Podium
  • Team's Podium

    The 2017 California Regional took place May 26-28, at the Del Mar Arena in Del Mar, California. 

    2017 California Regional Weekend Press Release

  • CrossFit Invictus tops the team Leaderboard after Day 1.
  • Christian Lucero took second and first in the first two events of the California Regional. He's on top heading into Day 2.
  • Kirsten Pedri tops the Leaderboard on Day 1 after nabbing a fourth- and a first- place finish at the California Regional.
  • NorCal CrossFit earned two first-place finishes in Events 3 and 4 and sits in second overall heading into Day 3.
  • Josh Bridges ended Day 2 by taking first place in Event 4. He sits in second overall heading into the final day of competition.
  • Chyna Cho took a first and a third on Day 2. The Games veteran sits in second at the end of the day.
  • NorCal CrossFit wins the California Regional.
  • Perrenial Games athlete Josh Bridges wins the California Regional.
  • Chyna Cho wins the California Regional.
  • 2017 California Regional Press Release - [application/pdf, 127.75K]

    The 2017 East Regional took place May 19-21, at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. 

    East Regional Weekend Press Release. 

  • Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault took first in both events on Day 1. She's currently at the top of the Leaderboard above reigning Fittest Woman on Earth, Katrin Davidsdottir.
  • Reigning Fittest Man on Earth Mat Fraser sits in first at the end of Day 1 at the East Regional. Fraser finished first and second in Events 1 and 2, respectively.
  • Team Back Bay sits in first place after Day 1. The team finished third and first in Events 1 and 2, respectively.
  • Team CrossFit Milford is at the top of the Leaderboard heading into the final day of competition. The team earned a first- and a second-place finish on Day 2.
  • Reigning Games champ Katrin Davidsdottir is proving why she's won the Games twice. Davidsdottir won both events on Day 2 at the East Regional.
  • Patrick Vellner took third in his rookie year at the 2016 Games. On Day 2 of the East Regional, Vellner set the world record on Event 4.
  • Team Back Bay won the 2016 East Regional. The team finished Day 3 with 580 points, 20 points ahead of second-placed Team CrossFit Milford.
  • Reigning Fittest Man on Earth Mat Fraser won the East Regional. Fraser won both events on the final day of competition.
  • Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault unseated reigning Fittest Woman on Earth Katrin Davidsdottir at the East Regional. Reason-Thibault earned a first- and a sixth-place finish on the final day of competition.

    The 2017 Central Regional took place May 26-28, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Two-time Affiliate Cup champion CrossFit Mayhem sits atop the Leaderboard at the end of Day 1. The team swept the first day of competition with two first-place finishes.
  • Paul Castillo takes a first- and an eighth-place finish on Day 1. He'll start Day 2 in first place overall.
  • Jessica Griffith earned the title of Fittest Nurse on Earth during the 2017 Open. She ends Day 1 on top of the overall Leaderboard after notching a first- and a second- place finish.
  • CrossFit Mayhem continues its dominance on Day 2. The team is atop the Leaderboard for the second day in a row.
  • Games veteran Scott Panchik shot up the Leaderboard on Day 2 after an event win. He sits in second overall heading into the final day.
  • Two-time third-fittest woman on Earth Sara Sigmundsdottir won Event 3 and sits on top after Day 2.
  • In her first year in a new region, two-time third-fittest woman on Earth Sara Sigmundsdottir took home the gold at the Central Regional.
  • R. Paul Castillo took the Central Regional by storm and finished on the top of the podium at the end of the weekend.
  • CrossFit Mayhem showed why it is the Affiliate Cup champion. The team takes the top spot at the end of the weekend at the Central Regional.

    The 2017 Meridian Regional took place June 2-4, at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain.

  • CrossFit JST took a fifth and a second on Day 1. The team sits in first at the end of Day 1.
  • Elliot Simmonds from the Africa Region took a first and a fifth on Day 1. He sits atop the Leaderboard heading into the second day of competition.
  • After earning two second- place finishes on Day 1, Kristin Holte sits atop the Meridian Regional Leaderboard.
  • Two-time Games champ Annie Thorisdottir had a great Day 2. She earned a first- and a second-place finish to move herself into fourth overall.
  • Team CrossFit JST continues to hold the first-place spot after earning a second and a first on Events 3 and 4.
  • The men's podium at the Meridian Regional.
  • Women's podium at the Meridian Regional.
  • Team podium at the Meridian Regional.

    The 2017 Pacific Regional took place May 26-28, at the WIN Sports and Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, Australia.

  • Team Functional Strength swept Day 1 of the Pacific Regional. Here, the team is working its way through Event 2 with the Worm.
  • Rob Forte set a new event record in Event 1 at the Pacific Regional with a time of 14:50.95. He sits in third at the end of Day 1.
  • Two-time second fittest woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey (pictured) is tied with Kara Webb atop the Leaderboard after Day 1. Both athletes took a first- and a second-place finish in the first two events of the competition.
  • Team Functional Strength has earned three first-place finishes and one second-place finish in the first two days of competition.
  • James Newbury won both events on Day 2 and sits in first overall heading into the final day.
  • Alethea Boon set the new event record on Event 4 on Day 2 of the Pacific Regional.
  • Team Functional Strength dominated the Pacific Regional team competition. The team took a third and a second on the final day and is the Regional champion in 2017.
  • Alethea Boon closed out the Regional weekend with an event record in Event 5 and third-place overall finish.
  • James Newbury (second from left) won the Pacific Regional. Newbury's lowest finish of the weekend was fourth. The rest of his finishes were in the top 3.

    The 2017 West Regional took place June 2-4, at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon.

     

  • CrossFit Fort Vancouver finished Day 1 on top of the Leaderboard at the West Regional.
  • After two second- place finishes on Day 1, Cody Anderson starts Day 2 in first place overall.
  • Defending West Regional champion Carleen Mathews ends Day 1 atop the Leaderboard.
  • CrossFit Fort Vancouver swept Day 2 with two first-place finishes. The team is on top of the Leaderboard heading into the final day of competition.
  • Fourth-fittest man on Earth Brent Fikowski gives the crowd a wave as he finishes Event 3.
  • Games veteran Carleen Mathews ends Day 2 on top of the Leaderboard. Mathews hasn't finished lower than fourth in an event so far.
  • Team podium
  • Women's podium
  • Men's podium

    The 2017 South Regional took place May 19-21, at the WIN Sports and Entertainment Centre in San Antonio, Texas.

     

  • Team Wasatch Brutes sits in first after Day 1, placing second and first in the opening events.
  • Dakota Rager set the Event 1 record with a time of 14:56.89. Rager sits in third at the end of Day 1.
  • 2014 Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is dominating the South Regional. She earned two first-place finishes on Day 1.
  • 2016's 11th-place Games finisher Tennil Reed is having a great showing at the South Regional. On Day 2, she earned a win in Event 3.
  • Elijah Muhammad had a great Day 2, notching a first-place finish on Event 3, and a fourth-place finish on Event 4.
  • The Wasatch Brutes continue to lead on Day 2. The team took first in both of the events on the second of three days of competition.
  • Tennil Reed had a stellar performance at the East Regional. The 2016 Games athlete took home the gold on Sunday.
  • The Wasatch Brutes came in favored to win and the team did just that at the South Regional.
  • Logan Collins wins the South Regional after taking a second- and a 10th-place finish on the final day of competition.

OPEN

    Anyone can sign up for the Open, the first stage of the CrossFit Games season. In 2017, 387,000 people from around the globe competed in the online five-week competition.

    17.1
    For time:
    10 dumbbell snatches (50 lb. / 35 lb.)
    15 burpee box jump-overs (24" / 20")
    20 dumbbell snatches
    15 burpee box jump-overs
    30 dumbbell snatches
    15 burpee box jump-overs
    40 dumbbell snatches
    15 burpee box jump-overs
    50 dumbbell snatches
    15 burpee box jump-overs

    Time cap: 20 minutes

    Dates: February 23 - 27, 2017

  • Patrick Vellner (left) and Brent Fikowski (right) perform Open Workout 17.1 for online and in-person crowds.
  • Burpee box jump over.
  • Dumbbell snatch.
  • Dumbbell snatch.
  • Dumbbell snatch.

    17.2

    Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
    2 rounds of:
      50-ft. weighted walking lunge
      16 toes-to-bars
      8 power cleans
    Then, 2 rounds of:
      50-ft. weighted walking lunge
      16 bar muscle-ups
      8 power cleans
    Etc., alternating between toes-to-bars and bar muscle-ups every 2 rounds.

    Women use 35-lb. dumbbells; men use 50-lb. dumbbells.

    Dates: March 2 - 6, 2017

  • Woman performs Open Workout 17.2 in front of a judge at a CrossFit affiliate.
  • Weighted walking lunge.
  • Bar muscle-up.
  • Weighted walking lunge.
  • Bar muscle-up.

    17.3

    Prior to 8:00, complete:
    3 rounds of:
        6 chest-to-bar pull-ups
        6 squat snatches, 95 lb. / 65 lb.
    Then, 3 rounds of:
        7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
        5 squat snatches, 135 lb. / 95 lb.
    *Prior to 12:00, complete 3 rounds of:
        8 chest-to-bar pull-ups
        4 squat snatches, 185 lb. / 135 lb.
    *Prior to 16:00, complete 3 rounds of:
        9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
        3 squat snatches, 225 lb. / 155 lb.
    *Prior to 20:00, complete 3 rounds of:
        10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
        2 squat snatches, 245 lb. / 175 lb.
    Prior to 24:00, complete 3 rounds of:
        11 chest-to-bar pull-ups
        1 squat snatch 265 lb. / 185 lb.

    *If all reps are completed, time cap extends by 4 minutes.

    Dates: March 9 - 13, 2017

  • Defending Games champion Mat Fraser (left) and Director of the Games Dave Castro (right) at the Live Announcement of Workout 17.3
  • Chest-to-bar pull-ups.
  • Snatch.
  • Chest-to-bar pull-ups.
  • Snatch.

    17.4
    Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
    55 deadlifts, 155 lb.
    55 wall-ball shots, 14-lb. ball to 9-ft. target
    55-calorie row
    55 handstand push-ups

    Dates: March 16 - 20, 2017

  • Pregnant woman performs a deadlift as part of Open Workout 17.4 in front of a judge at a CrossFit affiliate.
  • Deadlift
  • Rowing on Concept 2 indoor rower.
  • Handstand push-ups.
  • Wall ball shots of a 14-lb. ball to 9-foot target.

    17.5
    10 rounds for time of:
    9 thrusters, 65 lb.
    35 double-unders

    Dates: March 23 - 27, 2017

  • Athletes perform thrusters as part of Open Workout 17.5 at a CrossFit affiliate.
  • Thrusters.
  • Double unders.
  • Thrusters.
  • Thrusters.