CrossFit Games Team Athlete Mikaela Norman and David Magida Win HYROX North American Open Championships in Chicago
A CrossFit team quarterfinalist took the women’s division of the HYROX North American Open Championship this past weekend in Chicago.
Mikaela Norman, who hails from Sweden and came 16th with CrossFit Nordic Original last year at the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games, won the weekend event (Feb. 11) which took place at the Chicago Navy Pier.
Norman has gone to the CrossFit Games twice, which also included back in 2016 when she came sixth overall in the individual category. She also made the semifinals in 2021 as an individual, placing 19th at the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown.
On the men’s side, David Magida won, making an impressive push on the last station, wall balls, to take the title. The event is part of a circuit and the winners have now qualified for the world championships, which will take place later this season at a yet to be determined place.
More than 2,000 athletes and spectators attended the event and CrossFit media were in attendance including John Wooley (Make Wods Great Again) and on-field reporter at the CrossFit Games Niki Brazier, both of whom attended with their podcast Kettlebells & Cocktails.