Mayhem Dominates the Final Day of Competition
The final day of competition in the team division was both predictable and yet at the same time, unexpected. While Mayhem came into the final day with first place locked up, it was up to the remaining teams to battle it out in a fierce competition for second place.
One big thing: As was expected, Mayhem once again dominated the final day of competition, taking first overall in two out of the three workouts of the day. However, amongst the remaining teams, the competition was a bit tighter.
- Going into the final event, CrossFit Genas sat in third place by only seven points, with CrossFit Surbiton sitting hungrily just outside a podium position.
- The final workout of the day would prove punishing for many teams, including Subitron, who was unable to best CrossFit Genas for the podium position.
- The same proved true for CrossFit Oslo who came in 7th in the final event, but was still able to hold onto a second place position overall.
Mayhem’s domination: This weekend, Mayhem once again proved that absolutely nothing can stop them from being the most dominant team in the world.
- Before winning their 6th team championship, Mayhem took home event wins in eight out of 13 events this week.
- Not only that, but they beat their next closest competitor by 279 points, meaning they could have come in dead last in two more events and still came in first.
- When asked if he’ll be back next year, Froning simply responded, “I’m not good at anything else, so I may as well be here.”
- At 34-years-old and in his 11th CrossFit Games appearance, it’s safe to say that Rich Froning has turned CrossFit Mayhem into the greatest team of all time.
What’s next for the team division: While it seems that Mayhem is going nowhere anytime soon, there are certainly teams that proved themselves on the floor as fierce rivals against Mayhem.
- CrossFit Oslo of Norway managed to beat Mayhem in two of the workouts this year. The Norwegian team hailing from the same gym as 4th fittest woman, Kristin Holte, proved that they can hold their own against the dominance of Mayhem, taking second at the end of the weekend.
- While they didn’t stand on the podium at the end of the weekend, CrossFit Urban Energy became the first team to dethrone Mayhem this past week when they took home an event win, beating Mayhem by just a few seconds.