After the 2018 CrossFit Games, both Tia-Clair Toomey and Mathew Fraser moved to Cookeville, Tennessee to train together at CrossFit Mayhem alongside Rich Froning, the Mayhem Freedom Team, and all of the other top CrossFitters that pass through the Mayhem doors during the season.
On an unstoppable train: The two bellwethers are setting records left and right. Their training partnership and competitive rivalry are paying dividends for both in 2019.
- Competing head-to-head in Miami for the Open 19.5 announcement, Fraser beats Toomey and sets the world record for 19.5, only the second time that has been done during an Open announcement (Samantha Briggs set the world record in the Open 14.5 announcement).
- They both won the Rogue Invitational. And in their informal competition, Fraser beat Toomey with 712 points to her 696 points. But Toomey had four event wins to Fraser’s three.
- At the 2019 CrossFit Games, both won the championship with Toomey earning 1071 points to Fraser’s 984 points. But Fraser this time had more events wins with six to Toomey’s five. Click here for more details on their 2019 CrossFit Games performances.
Nearly identical careers: In their CrossFit Games careers, Toomey is just one year behind with Fraser’s first Games in 2014 to Toomey’s first in 2015. Ironically career stat-wise, Toomey right now is practically in the same position that Fraser was in at the end of the 2018 Games as illustrated in the chart below.
|Career Stats||Mathew Fraser|
|Games 2nd Place||2||2|
|Games Average Place||1.400||1.400|
|Games Event Wins||9||11|
|Most Event Wins in a Games||4 (2017)||5 (2019)|
|Games Events in “White”||43||36|
|Games Event Top 2s||29||19|
|Games Event Top 5s||42||35|
|Games Event Top 10s||54||50|
|Games Average Event Place||6.868||6.896|
|Games Events Competed||68||67|
|CFG Career Ind. Earnings*||$1,130,085||$1,237,036|
The GOAT Conversation: With their 2019 CrossFit Games performances, Fraser has arguably moved to the front of the list for best all-time individual CrossFitter and Toomey the best female CrossFitter of all time. We have seen similar simultaneous results between two champions before with Rich Froning and Annie Thorisdottir. However, Fraser and Toomey have moved up and even surpassed both athletes in parts of the record books. See the below chart on where they both measure up in key gender-neutral all-time individual category rankings.
|Career Records||Mathew Fraser||All Time Place||Tia-Clair Toomey||All Time Place|
|Games Championships||4||1st (Tie)||3||3rd|
|Games 2nd Place||2||1st (Tie)||2||1st (Tie)|
|Games Podiums||6||1st||5||2nd (Tie)|
|Games Top 5s||6||1st (Tie)||5||3rd (Tie)|
|Games Average Place||1.333||2nd||1.400||3rd|
|Games Event Wins||15||2nd||11||4th (Tie)|
|Most Event Wins in a Games||6 (2019)||1st||5 (2019)||2nd (Tie)|
|Games Events in “White”||47||1st||36||2nd|
|Games Event Top 2s||37||1st||19||3rd|
|Games Event Top 5s||51||1st||35||4th (Tie)|
|Games Event Top 10s||63||3rd||50||5th (Tie)|
|Games Average Event Place*||6.675||1st||6.896||2nd|
|Games Events Competed||80||67|
|Games Pt-Margin of Victory||220 (2018)||1st||195 (2019)||3rd|
|Games % of Points Earned**||87.1% (2017)||2nd||89.3% (2019)||1st|
|CFG Career Ind. Earnings***||$1,621,123||1st||$1,237,036||2nd|
While the Froning v. Fraser conversation will be going on for the foreseeable future given all of Froning’s team accomplishments, Toomey appears to have moved to the front of the list as the greatest female CrossFitter of all time.