Fresh Faces and Familiar Teams Dominate the Team Quarterfinals Leaderboard After Day One
After just one day of competition and two workouts, several teams across the six continents are in position to dominate their respective leaderboards. Here’s an overview of the teams to watch over the next few days and their rosters.
North America: While familiar teams like Invictus and Mayhem sit comfortably within the top five, three lesser-known teams have made a statement on day one tying for first place overall after just two workouts.
- Team On Track sits tied for first with six points overall, finishing in first and fifth place in the first two workouts respectively. Hailing from CrossFit on Track in Olathe, KS, their roster consists of the following athletes.
- Adison Balderston
- Joe Cates
- Nick Peterson
- Janelle Stites
- Team Pro1 Montreal, while a familiar name from the East region during the days of Regionals and the Affiliate Cup, they have yet to crack the top ten at the Games, finishing 14th in 2018. At the end of the Open, they sat in ninth place overall. They finished in third place in both workouts
- Team I1UVT is the third team tied for first overall after two workouts. Hailing from Lynden, Washington their roster consists of some familiar faces, such as four time regionals and one time CrossFit Games athlete Mitchel Stevenson, 2019 33rd place Games athlete Carrie Beamer, and two-time regional athlete Kaylee Lovelady.
- Notable Teams within the top 80 in North America who currently sit in a good place to qualify for a Seminfinal spot after two workouts include:
- CrossFit Mayhem Freedom (4th)
- CrossFit Invictus (5th)
- 12 Labours Lions (13th)
- Invictus Unconquerable (20th)
- Ocean States Finest (28th)
- Ohio Brutes (44th)
- Training Think Tank (47th)
- Gambit CrossFit (49th)
- Timberwolf CrossFit (53rd)
- CrossFit Kilo 2
- Teams who currently sit close to the cut line after two workouts and one day of competition in North America include:
- Timberwolf CrossFit (53rd)
- CrossFit Kilo 2 (65th)
- CrossFit Krypton (67th)
- Invictus Sorrento Valley (85th)
- CrossFit Invigorate (91st)
Europe: Similar to North America, two European teams currently sit tied for first place overall.
- Team From The Port hailing from CrossFit Portti in Finland. They finished the Open in 45th place overall in the world, making them a solid candidate to dominate the European leaderboard during Quarterfinals. Their roster consists of:
- CrossFIt Zurriola Training Culture is currently tied for first place with a second and fourth place finish in workouts one and two respectively. Hailing from Spain, this team consists of athletes such as Games veteran Alexander Anasagasti and Regionals athlete Pablo Cazalis. Their roster:
- Notable teams who currently sit comfortably within the top 40 cutline for a ticket to a Semifinal in Europe after two workouts include:
- Oslo Wolfpack (4th)
- Team Butchers Lab T-Bone (5th)
- CrossFit Fabriken (8th)
- Team Butchers Lab (10th)
- Notable teams close to the cutline after two workouts include:
- CrossFit Oslo Wolfpack 2 (29th)
- CrossFit Nordic (32nd)
- Because Europe only has 52 listed teams on the leaderboard right now, this means that teams have a 76% chance of advancing to the Semifinals after the close of the quarterfinals.
Oceania: In Oceania, one team dominated the first two workouts and that was 64 Army Gold. Representing Plus64 CrossFit in Canterbury, New Zealand, their roster consists of Regionals athletes Marnie Sykes and David Wiggin.
- Another notable team within the top 20 cutline include Reebok CrossFit Frankston, whose roster includes legendary 8-time Games athlete, Rob Forte:
Africa: Africa’s leaderboard is currently dominated by Team Eikestad Mighty Oaks, who finished first overall in both of the first two workouts. Hailing from CrossFit Eikestad in Western Cape, South Africa, their roster is currently unavailable from CrossFit. However, as the only African team to finish workout one, it seems other teams will have a tough time catching them.
Asia: Like North America and Europe, Asia’s top teams also currently sit tied for first in a two-way tie.
- Team Dubai representing CrossFit Al Ain finished 19th overall in the Open, making their current position no surprise.
- Tied with Team Dubai with a second and 5th place finish in workouts one and two respectively, CrossFit Redyar from Krasnoyarskij Kraj, Russia is a surprising team to top the leaderboard after finishing 142nd in the Open overall.
South America: After one day of competition, Team CFP9 of CrossFit CFP9 Casa Shopping sits in first after finishing first and second on the first two workouts respectively. Hailing from Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro, their roster consists of several Regionals athletes as well as some rookies.