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Teen Alum Dallin Pepper Makes a Statement in the First Events at The West Coast Classic

June 19, 2021 by
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At the end of day one at the West Coast CrossFit Classic, three-time Fittest Teen on Earth Dallin Pepper sat on top of the leaderboard. 

Remind me: 19-year-old Pepper, working out of Spanish Fork CrossFit in Utah, earned his fittest teen title three years in a row: 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2020, he placed 628th in the Men’s division of The Open. 

  • Pepper placed 31st in Quarterfinals, beating out big-name athletes Sean Sweeney, Brent Fikowski, and first-place finisher at the MACC, Jayson Hopper. 
  • If he qualifies, this will be Pepper’s first appearance in the Men’s division at the Games. 

At the West Coast Classic: Pepper started the weekend out strong, with a second-place finish in the first event, the Regionals Snatch Ladder 2016. His time, 6:28, was 23 seconds behind Mat Fraser’s finish in 2016.

  • In the second event, Legless 2013, a thruster and rope climb workout for time, Pepper earned another second place finish, landing him on top of the leaderboard heading into day two with 192 points. 
  • A 16th place finish in the ruck run, event three, bumped Pepper down to fourth place, just one point behind Games veteran Noah Ohlsen. 

The bottom line: It’s moving day, which means anything can happen on the leaderboard. But going into day two placed above Games veterans Ohlsen, Sweeney, and Cole Sager on the leaderboard, Pepper has proved to be a dominant force on the field. As livestream host Joel Godett said: “Dallin Pepper, welcome to elite CrossFit.” 

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