CrossFit Games

Recapping The Adaptive, Teen and Masters Division

July 29, 2021 by
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The medals have been handed out, champions have been crowned and with that, came the conclusion of the Adaptive, Teen and Masters divisions at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games on Thursday afternoon. Here’s a recap of the top-3 athletes in each division.

Men 35-39

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  1. Kyle Kasperbauer (775)
  2. James Hobart (745)
  3. Adrian Conway (705)
  • In his final year in the division, Kasperbauer won his third title in four trips to the Games.

Women 35-39

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  1. Whitney Gelin (755)
  2. Lauren Gravatt (710)
  3. Aneta Tucker (665)
  • Gelin, a three-time individual Games athlete, collected four wins in nine events and had just two finishes outside the top-five.

Men 40-44

  1. Maxime Guyon (720)
  2. David Johnston (680)
  3. Alexandre Jolivet (670)
  • In his first Games appearance, Guyon won the division despite just one event win. The Frenchman instead was consistent across the board, recording six top-5 finishes.

Women 40-44

  1. Kelly Friel (775)
  2. Rebecca Voigt Miller (710)
  3. Kelly Marshall (690)
  • Twice the runner-up in the division, Friel wins her first title in her third trip to the Games. The Brit had an event win and four runner-up finishes.

Men 45-49

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  1. Jason Grubb (610)
  2. Mike Kern (520)
  3. Justin Lasala (510)
  • Grubb’s 90-point margin of victory was the highest across all men’s Masters divisions. The division’s 2019 champion successfully defended his title with four event wins.

Women 45-49

  1. Annie Sakamoto (550)
  2. Ali Crawford (545)
  3. Jennifer Dieter (540)
  • Sakamoto can finally add champion to her long list of accomplishments and Hall-of-Fame career. Last competing at the Games in 2017 in the 40-44 division, her three top-4 finishes on the final day put her over the top. She now heads to the “Day at the Games” booth to resume her analysis and commentary role.

Men 50-54

  1. Bernard Luzi (615)
  2. Kebin Koester (605)
  3. Brent Maier (550)
  • Luzi used a nearly flawless final day of competition to capture his first title in his 4th trip to the Games. The Italian won two events and placed second in the final event of the day to move past Koester for the championship.

Women 50-54

  1. Tia Vesser (595)
  2. Joyanne Cooper (530)
  3. Carrie Sandoval (525)
  • Vesser recorded all top-10 finishes with two event wins including the final workout of the day. In her second trip to the Games she won her first title.

Men 55-59

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  1. Vincent Diephuis (570)
  2. Ron Ortiz (490)
  3. Bruce Young (460)
  • Diephuis won on the back of four event wins during the first two days of competition. Representing the Netherlands in his first Games appearance he held off two Games veterans including a two-division champion Ortiz.

Women 55-59

  1. Laurie Meschishnick (565)
  2. Karen Lundgren (545
  3. Rose Wall (485)
  • Meschishnick defended her 2019 title with a 20-point win over Lundgren. The Canadian was able to capture her second title without an event win, collecting four top-3 finishes.

Men 60-64

  1. Will Powell (570)
  2. Christian Galy (490)
  3. Gus Vandervoort (485)
  • Powell becomes the first athlete in Games history to win titles in three different divisions. He won titles in the 50-54 and 55-59 divisions before his championship today.

Women 60-64

  1. Susan Clarke (670)
  2. Bianca Williams (630)
  3. Patricia McGill (575)
  • Clarke accomplished something no other Games athlete in any division has accomplished with her win in the 60-64 division, winning five titles in five trips to the Games. Her five event wins this year are the most throughout all the age group divisions.

Men 65+

  1. Ken Ogden (590)
  2. George Koch (580)
  3. David Hippensteel (550)
  • Ogden hit a walk-off homerun in the final event of the day, securing not only an event win but also his first Games title at 66-years-old.

Women 65+

  1. Patty Bauer (585)
  2. Lidia Beer (495)
  3. Polly McKinstry (490)
  • At 68-years-old, Bauer is the oldest champion in Games history. Her 90 point win also tied Grubbs for the largest margin of victory in the Masters divisions.

Teen Boys 14-15

  1. Ty Jenkins (610)
  2. Isaiah Weber (570)
  3. Gustavo Pusch (565)
  • Jenkins is the youngest champion in this year’s Games field at 15-years-old. He collected two event wins enroute to his 40-point victory.

Teen Girls 14-15

  1. Olivia Kerstetter (585)
  2. Lucy McGonigle (560)
  3. Hailey Rolfe (520)
  • Kerstetter won four of her final five events in her division to capture her title. Among her event wins was in the 1-rep max snatch event where the 15-year old lifted 202 pounds, more than the winning weight in the 16-17 Girls Division.

Teen Boys 16-17

  1. Nate Ackermann (815)
  2. David Bradley (755)
  3. Hiko O Te Rangi Curtis (685)
  • Ackermann didn’t win an event but did collect six runner-up finishes in nine events. 

Teen Girls 16-17

  1. Emma Lawson (825)
  2. Olivia Sulek (780)
  3. Paulina Haro (670)
  • The 16-year-old Lawson recorded the highest point total among the age group divisions thanks in part to three event wins and just one finish outside the top-3.

Men Upper Extremity

  1. Casey Acree (655)
  2. Josue Maldonado (490)
  3. Logan Aldridge (305)
  • Acree won six of the seven events in his division, with his third place finish in the 1-rep max deadlift the only blemish on his Games resume.

Women Upper Extremity

  1. Sabrina Daniela Lopez (575)
  2. Eileen Quinn (435)
  3. Elizabeth Bride (415)
  • Daniela Lopez didn’t record a finish outside the top-2 including two event wins. One of her wins was in the 1-rep max deadlift where she pulled 300 pounds.

Men Lower Extremity

  1. Ole Kristian Antonsen (565)
  2. Seraphin Perier (510)
  3. Elliot Young (415)
  • Kristian Antonsen won four events and held off a late charge by Perier to take the title back to his native Norway.

Women Lower Extremity

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  1. Valerie Cohen (655)
  2. Natalie Bieule (370)
  3. Sarah Rudder/Beth Tannatt (345)
  • Cohen was dominating her 285-point victory over the field. She won six events with her only hiccup being a third place in event 5.

Men Neuromuscular

  1. Brett Horchar (675)
  2. George Simonds-Gooding (365)
  3. Jcruz Gudino (365)
  • Horchar had the largest margin of victory in the adaptive division with a 310-point win. He won six events and missed out on a sweep of the events by just five pounds as he finished second in event 3 with a lift of 275 pounds.

Women Neuromuscular

  1. Shannon Ogar (515)
  2. Letchen Du Plessis (500)
  3. Alisha Davis (395)
  • In the closest race of the inaugural Adaptive Division, Ogar won a back-and-forth battle with Du Plessis thanks to none of her finishes being outside the top-3.

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