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Regionals Week 1, Day 1 Recap

May 18, 2018 by
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Five things you want to know.

1. Got handstand walks? A total of 77 teams were unable to complete Event 1. Only 13 teams, or 14% of the field fiished under the time cap. At least one athlete was stuck struggling through the handstand obstacle course.

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EVENT 1 — TEAMS
2
DNF FINISHED
3
Europe 28 2
4
East 25 5
5
South 24 6
6
77 13

2. Unbroken…That’s what Sara Signmundsdottir did through Linda, including the squat cleans. Her time of 13:03 is 1:44 seconds faster than Laura Horvath’s second place performance. BUT GET THIS: Katrin Davidsdottir finished in 12:50. Guess someone went faster.

3. Roman Khrennikov is your curreny leader overall in Europe. He’s only been doing CrossFit for two years.

4. Reduce that time cap. Here are the average finishes for male and female athletes across all three Regionals on Event 1. The average male finished between six and nine minutes under the time cap (only one male didn’t finish). The time cap seemed a little more in line for female athletes with roughly 20% not finishing.

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EVENT 1 — “TRIPLE 3”
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AVG. FINISH DNF
3
Europe Men 40:10.3 0
4
Women 45:34.3 7
5
East Men 39:48.6 0
6
Women 45:56.2 4
7
South Men 43:58.7 1
8
Women 47:16.0 14

5. Five — That’s the number of athletes who’ve withdrawn so far from Regionals (four males, one female). That’s far fewer than last year.

Who’s up, who’s down.

Who’s up.

Laura Horvath, 1st overall, Europe: A three-time Regionals athlete who placed 11th last year, is leading among a cadre of elite athletes after day 1.

Jared Enderton, 5th overall, South: Known for his ability to move a heavy barbell, the three-time Regionals athlete has spent some serious time increasing his aerobic capacity enough to take 11th in Triple 3.

Margaux Alvarez, 1st overall, South Regional: Margaux came out and made a statement in day one, racking up two second place finishes. She sits 62 points ahead of Tennil Beuerlein, who won theSouth Regional last year.

Who’s down.

BK Gudmundsson, 18th overall, Europe: A four-time CrossFit Games athlete and two-time winner of the Meridian Regional didn’t even finish Linda (Event 2). Coupled with a 13th place finish on Event 1, that puts him in a really challenging climb back to qualification.

Thuri Helgadottir, 19th overall, Europe: The five-time Games athlete (four as an individual and once on a team) suffered two poor back-to-back performances, placing 16th and 24th in Events 1 and 2.

Chelsey Hughes, 31st, East: She qualified last year but withdrew after an injury during the cyclocross event, Chelsey sits in 31st with only 71 points. If she won all remaining events she’d end with 471 points, which would likely secure her a spot back.


The Standings, after day 1

Europe

— Men: 1). Roman Khrennikov (185), 2). Lukas Högberg (165), 3). Adrian Mundwiler (164), 4). Sigurður Þrastarson (155), 5). Andrey Ganin (153), 6). P D Savage (141), 7). Markus Schmidt (139), 8). Frederik Aegidius (136), 9). Kevin Winkens (132), 10). Arni Bjorn Kristjansson (130).

— Women: 1). Laura Horvath (190), 2). Sara Sigmundsdottir (185), 3). Kristin Holte (175), 4). Annie Thorisdottir (170), 5). Gabriela Migała (167), 6). Camilla Salomonsson Hellman (140), 7). Karin Freyová (138), 8). Manon Angonese (132), 9). Emelie Lundberg (128), 10). Steph Dekker (126).

— Team: 1). Team Punt Uit (194),  2). CrossFit Fabriken (158), 3). Team Nordvest B (152), 4). Maxpuls Spartans (148), 5). Måndagsklubben team 2 (148).

East

— Men: 1). Patrick Vellner (185), 2). Craig Kenney (173), 3). Marquan Jones (154), 4). Daniel Viger (144), 5). Chase Smith (143), 6). Jeffrey Adler (135), 7). Peter Shaw (130), 8). Tyler Lee (126), 9). Nycolas Joyal (124), 10). Alexandre Caron (123)

— Women:

1). Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir (200), 2). Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault (190), 3). Kari Pearce (175), 4). Kate Kennedy (138), 5). Kelly Baker (134), 6). Dani Horan (131), 7). Michelle Kwak (130), 8). Jadzia Truszkowski (128), 9). Stephanie Roy (128), 10). Kristine Best (122).

— Team: 1). Invictus Boston (190), 2). Pro1 Montreal (180), 3). CrossFit Milford (170), 4). Team Firernity (170), 5). East Woodbridge (166).

South

— Men: 1). Sean Sweeney (190), 2). Tommy Vinas (166), 3). Mitch Spjut (160), 4). Matt Morton (157), 5). Jared Enderton (155), 6). Chantz Ramos (150), 7). Rogelio Gamboa (140), 8). Logan Rollins (136), 9). Tyler Eggimann (133), 10). Brandon Luckett (124).

— Women: 1). Margaux Alvarez (190), 2). Brista Mayfield, 3). Analisa Marquez (171), 4). Bethany Shadburne (155), 5). Whitney Elks (153), 6). Alexis Johnson (133), 7). Lauren Weeks (128), 8). Tennil Beuerlein (128), 9). Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, 10). Colleen Fotsch.

— Teams: 1). Don’t Stop (185), 2). CrossFit Blur North (170), 3). Salt Lake City CF Black, 4). Backcountry Black, 5). Salt Lake City CF Gold.

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