CrossFit Games

The Greatest of All Time

August 4, 2019 by
Photo Credit: Patrick Clark // Athlete's Eye
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History repeated itself again in Madison as Tia-Clair Toomey and Mathew Fraser were crowned Fittest on Earth in this new Games era. 


  1. Mathew Fraser | Tia-Clair Toomey | CrossFit Mayhem
  2. Noah Ohlsen | Kristin Holte | CrossFit Krypton
  3. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson | Jamie Greene | Invictus

Rookie of the Year: Haley Adams
Most Improved: James Newbury 
Spirit of the Games: Samantha Briggs

With Mathew Fraser’s fourth straight victory, he ties Rich Froning as the winningest CrossFitter of all time. 

  • Six straight podium finishes, never placing lower than 2nd. 
  • Four straight championships, tied with Froning. 
  • Four Open championships, and also the only athlete to win three straight. 
  • Five straight Regionals championships. 
  • Most Games event wins of any male with 15 and second to Annie Thorisdottir with 16. 
  • Most event wins in a single Games with six. 

Toomey is now arguably the greatest female CrossFitter of all time. 

  • Three straight Games championships. 
  • Five straight podium finishes, never placing below 2nd. 
  • Won with the largest margin of victory of any athlete man or woman. 
  • Toomey is now tied for fourth for most Games event wins of all time with 11. 
  • She is tied with Kris Clever for the most event wins in a single CrossFit Games with five. 

More stats to impress your friends at CrossFit class.

  • The 35 point margin of victory of Fraser over Ohlsen is the lowest margin of victory since 2010. The next closest was a 36-point margin in 2015 between Ben Smith and Fraser.
  • CrossFit Mayhem is the only team in the history of the Games to lead from start to finish. 

Addressing complaints over the cuts at the end of event press conference, Dave Castro said: 

“Be better. Be better. Come back more prepared next year to excel at anything that’s thrown at you. All these guys did that, they all excelled at what was thrown at them when it was thrown at them. 

“The big complaints on the cuts when you really look at it, came after the 40 to 20. No one was complaining before that but once you started seeing the big names from the 40 to 20 go that’s when all the ‘chirping’ started happening. 

“They need to look in the mirror, they don’t need to look at anyone else, they need to look in the mirror and take responsibility for it. That’s what these athletes should do. I think fans are complaining more than the athletes to be honest.”

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