Youngest in the Field Jack Farlow Finding His Place Among Elite

October 29, 2022 by
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Twenty Jack Farlow may not be on top of the leaderboard as the dust settles on moving day at the 2022 Rogue Invitational, but he is setting a new precedent for his career and the younger generation of male CrossFit athlete. While he’s a relative newcomer to the Individual scene, Farlow is a long-time CrossFit competitor and has the veteran experience to prove he belongs among the biggest names in the sport. 

The details: Farlow has endured four bottom-five finishes this weekend, including two 20th places in two Saturday events, The Turtle and The Duel II. When the heavy weights came out, though, Farlow could finally shine. His highest finish yet (11th in Back Attack) is a great show of what could be coming next from the young athlete. This event finish should come as no surprise since Farlow has a background of excelling in these events. Farlow posted a total of 345lbs in the 2022 Semifinals Barbell Complex, just 10lbs away from the record by Anthony Davis. 

Remind me: While Farlow has flown under the radar until now, he’s had a long CrossFit career. 

  • Farlow placed 6th in the 2019 CrossFit Games in the 16-17 Boys division.
  • In 2022, Farlow missed out on the CrossFit Games by four spots out of the Atlas Games, coming in 9th overall. In 2021, he placed 19th in the same competition, showing great improvement. 
  • Farlow first competed in the CrossFit Open in 2017 at 15-years-old. 

Interestingly, Farlow grew up with another rising star beside him at Ontario affiliate CrossFit PSC. As training partners, Farlow and Emma Lawson have grown up in the sport together as a dynamic duo.  

The bottom line: With three events left in the competition weekend, Farlow will have to put the pedal to the medal to gain a top 15 spot against a tough field. Regardless of his finish this weekend, the young athlete proved he has the potential to be a top-tier athlete in the coming years.

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