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Four Fan Favorites for CrossFit Open 22.1 Announcement Match-Ups

February 15, 2022 by
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The 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games will kick off in just over a week and four stars will throw down against each other as the first people in the world to take on 22.1.

So, who’s it gonna be?: The 2021 Second Fittest Man on Earth, Patrick Vellner will take on Noah Ohlsen, who is competing in his eleventh straight Open. On the women’s side, Underdogs training partners Danielle Brandon and Bethany Shadburne will battle it out.

One big thing: This is a solid line-up with four fan favorites and will no doubt create a lot of buzz in the community. With recent changes to the Games team and the CrossFit organization, a strong kickoff to the season will be important.

What they’re saying: As soon as CrossFit announced the line-up, the athletes took to Instagram with their thoughts:

  • Noah Ohlsen – “Excited and honored to be kicking off my 11th straight @crossfitgames Open by helping announce 22.1 to the world next week!”
  • Patrick Vellner – “I’ll be honest, this really snuck up on me. I can’t believe the Open is already next week! But what better way to celebrate fitness and kick off the open than throwing down with some fit friends at altitude 😂. I’m ready for my 10th open!
  • Danielle Brandon – “Honestly can’t believe I get to share something like this with @bethanycf 🤩 a legend & now close friend AND teammate!!” 

How to watch: Tune in to the CrossFit Games website for the live 22.1 announcement on Thursday, February 24 at 12 PM PT. And as always, the Morning Chalk Up will provide workout strategy guides and full leaderboard coverage and analysis.

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