March 25, 2021
Inside the Leaderboard: Can Scott Panchik Get Any Fitter?

In this episode of Inside the Leaderboard, Tommy Marquez compares the community’s performances across 17.1 and 21.2 and catches up with eight-time Games athlete Scott Panchik.

Marquez’s analysis of scores from 21.2 shows an improvement in the CrossFit community since 17.1. While fewer athletes are participating in the Open this year than in 2017, more athletes were able to finish the workout as prescribed and under the time cap.

With two workouts down, Marquez also takes a look at the top 10 percent cut line and what scores from 21.1 and 21.2 put athletes in contention for the Quarterfinals.

Marquez chats with Scott Panchik about his strategy for 21.2 and how he improved his score from 2017 by almost a minute and a half.

“When I look back at my time (from 2017), I was like, ‘Oh my God, 33. I’m kicking my 2017 year-old ass.’ It’s pretty amazing,” Panchik says.

Head to to catch Panchik as he takes on #21point3​ alongside his two brothers, Saxon and Spencer, live at 12 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. GMT.