Alvarez Continues Her Run On The Titan Games, “Rhino” Robbie Debuts
Episode six of NBC’s The Titan Games once again showcased a pair of CrossFitters but with different results. Seven-time Games athlete Margaux Alvarez would get a chance to defend her West Region Titan title and CrossFit Regional athlete “Rhino” Robbie Rodriguez made his television debut with the hopes of joining Alvarez as a Titan.
Event 1, “Nuts and Bolts:” Rodriguez faced off against Cirque Du Soleil performer Wayne Skivington in the first event. The men’s wall featured 2,000 lbs of weight in a game of strength, speed and strategy.
- Skivington held a slight lead as Rodriguez struggled initially shedding the weighted plates. Rodriguez pulled even and elected to leave a row of plates on his wall and went for the rope to attempt to pull his wall down. Skivington reacted and did the same and both went pull-for-pull. Skivington locked in his wall first and just beat Rodriguez in pulling the lever and securing the event win. Skivington – 1, Rodriguez – 0.
Event 2, “Lunar Impact:” Rodriguez needed a win in the second event to keep his hopes alive of becoming a Titan. A fan-favorite and grueling event would stand in his way as Skivington was looking to put Rodriguez away and move unto Mount Olympus.
- Skivington beat Rodriguez up the elevated platform and reached the wall first holding the advantage. Rodriguez was on the brink of being eliminated before mounting a comeback and pushing the wall back to the middle of the platform. Skivington halted his momentum and slowly started walking back the wall against a tired Rodriguez. The long battle finally came to an end with Skivington forcing Rodriguez off the platform, ending the registered nurse’s time on The Titan Games. Skivington – 2, Rodriguez – 0.
On the women’s side — Mount Olympus: Being the defending Region Titan has its advantages, for Margaux Alvarez those advantages include having run the Mount Olympus course already and also being physically fresher than her opponent who had to battle through the qualifying rounds to take her title. In this instance, her opponent was a mountain guide and climber named Lindsey Hamm who defeated banker Jamara Garrett 2-0 to reach Mount Olympus.
- Alvarez was the quicker of the two athletes as she held a slight lead heading into the “Log Lift”, an event she was able to easily lift and navigate while her opponent struggled. Alvarez distanced herself in the “Cage Crawl”, again using her quickness to make it through the obstacle and then drag the “Ball & Chain” to the “Titan Tomb” while Hamm remained a significant distance behind. Alvarez needed a few swings of the sledgehammer to break into the tomb and retrieve the artifact and remain undefeated in the competition and giving her the advantage of being the Titan heading into the Regional final next week.
What’s next: Alvarez will face either Hamm, Kelly Valdez or Jessie Graff in the West Regional Finals. The winner on Mount Olympus next week will move onto The Titan Games finals.
- On the men’s side, Air Force captain Noah Palicia once again defended his Titan title, defeating Skivington in a close battle.
- The Titan Games broadcasts every Monday at 8:00 EST on NBC.