CrossFit Games

What You Need to Know Going Into Day Six

July 31, 2021 by
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It’s the final day of competition and more cuts have been made. 20 men, 20 women, and 20 teams will start the day, however, teams will then be cut to ten while all individuals will finish out the day.

One big thing: For the first time in five years, we will see a new man stand on top of the podium and be crowned Fittest on Earth. As for the women, it’s very likely we will see today’s champion tie in gold medals with Mat Fraser and become the five-time Fittest Woman on Earth.

Individual Men Cuts:

  1. Chandler Smith
  2. Jay Crouch
  3. Samuel Cournoyer
  4. Alexandre Caron
  5. Uldis Upenieks
  6. Jason Smith
  7. Brandon Luckett
  8. Tim Paulson
  9. Luka Dukic
  10. Zach Watts

Individual Women Cuts:

  1. Samantha Briggs
  2. Alessandra Pichelli
  3. Mekenzie Riley
  4. Laura Clifton
  5. Sydney Michalyshen
  6. Ellie Turner
  7. Carolyne Prevost
  8. Jessica Griffith
  9. Emilia Leppanen
  10. Regan Huckaby

The weather is forecasted to be a high of 75F (23C) and a low of 57F (13C) in Madison, WI. 

  • Follow our live blog to stay up to date with what’s going on around the arena. 
  • Here’s how to follow all the individual athletes through their social media accounts.
  • Last but not least, if you’re in Madison, here are all the activities to get involved inside and outside the arena. 

Individual Leaderboard, End of Day Three

  1. Justin Medeiros (949) | Tia-Clair Toomey (1145)
  2. Patrick Vellner (907)  Laura Horvath (939) 
  3. Brent Fikowski (888) | Kristin Holte (834)
  4. Saxon Panchik (801) | Annie Thorisdottir (824)
  5. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson (799) | Haley Adams (810)
  6. Guilherme Malheiros (788) | Kristi Eramo-O’Connell (804)
  7. Alex Vigneault (782) | Gabriella Migala  (802)
  8. Jonne Koski (770) |Brooke Wells  (792)
  9. Lazar Dukic (747) | Amanda Barnhart (776)
  10. Royce Dunne  (694) | Danielle Brandon (762)

Team Leaderboard, End of Day Three

  1. CrossFit Mayhem (947)
  2. CrossFit Oslo (773)
  3. CrossFit Surbiton (725) 
  4. Plus64 CrossFit (703) 
  5. CrossFit Genas (682)
  6. CrossFit Pro1 (677)
  7. CrossFit Urban Energy (672)
  8. CrossFit Resurrection (668)
  9. CrossFit Nordic (614)
  10. CrossFit I1uvit (567)

Speed Reads: A few stories that came out yesterday to get you up to speed. 

  • Brooke Wells has been medically withdrawn from the competition after injuring her elbow on a 190 pound/86kg snatch in Event 12.
  • Cut line heroes: Cuts have been a bit controversial whether we should have them or not, nonetheless, athletes must adapt and learn how to stay above the line, or watch their Games season end. The first event on Saturday determined who would be cut immediately after, and two notable athletes were able to sneak in the mix.
  • Comparing athlete data from 2019 Split Triplet to 2021 Individual Event 11.
  • 2021 Snatch vs 2019 Clean format analysis.
  • Athletes set incredible paces on the 5k run: Event 10 combined toes to bar with running and boy did these athletes take off. Most notable was eight athletes between the men and women individual divisions that broke 6:30 minute miles.
  • Rookie Lazar Đukić surges into the top ten: Lazar is someone you do not want to overlook. His first and second place finish on Saturday placed him in 9th place overall headed into the final day of competition.
  • Annie Thorisdottir is back: There’s something refreshing about seeing Thorisdottir on the field again at the Games, but it’s also a bit super-human. Just about a year ago, she gave birth to daughter Freyja, and then returns to the Games taking several top-ten finishes. But for her, this week isn’t about winning, instead, proving to other mothers that they too can make a comeback.
  • Fraser’s wisdom helping Medeiros: After taking third at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, Justin Medeiros headed to Mat Fraser’s house to put in extra work and do some fine-tuning before heading to Madison. At the close of Friday’s events, he walked away with the leader’s jersey…something he said he owes to his mindset and being able to “embrace the suck,” a mantra he adopted from the champion himself.
  • Mayhem wides the gap in the team division: While Mayhem remained the one constant on the leaderboard, the rest of the teams were shuffled around throughout the course of day three of the team competition. However, Mayhem ended Saturday with a 174 lead ahead of second place team, CrossFit Oslo, bringing them that much closer to another top podium finish.

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