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Top Team Stories from Day Three

August 5, 2023 by
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Day three, better known as “Moving Day” in CrossFit competitions, had teams take on four more tests. While CrossFit Invictus, CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue, and CrossFit East Nashville PRVN continued to separate themselves from the pack, other teams made moves to get themselves up the leaderboard and more importantly, above the cutline for the final day of competition. 

Here are the top stories you need to know about from Day 3:

CrossFit Oslo nearly misses sending all three teams into Day 3: While all eyes have been trained on current second-place team CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue all weekend, the overlooked show has also come from CrossFit Oslo’s other two teams.

  • During the European Semifinal, CrossFit Oslo became the second affiliate ever following CrossFit Invictus to qualify three teams from one affiliate to the CrossFit Games.
  • While CrossFit Invictus only managed to send one team into the final day (CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable withdrew due to injury and CrossFit Invictus Sea of Green was cut during Saturday’s cuts), CrossFit Oslo was right on the border of sending all three teams into the final day.
  • While CrossFit Oslo Blackout and CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue remained well inside the cutline on day three, unfortunately, CrossFit Oslo Najs would end the day in 27th place, failing to make the cutline.

CrossFit Invictus continues to prove its dominance over the field: It turns out that third place was not good enough for the San Diego team last year. They are back this year and they are here to prove that they belong at the top of that podium.

  • After three days of competition and nine tests, they have only finished one workout outside of the top five and three workouts outside of the top three.
  • Headed into the final test of day three, CrossFit Invictus sat 60 points ahead of second-place team CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue and 100 points ahead of worldwide Open and Quarterfinals champions CrossFit East Nashville PRVN.
  • While CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue stepped up in the final workout to take first, CrossFit Invictus took fifth and maintained a 44-point lead over their competitors going into the final day.

Podium candidates widen the gap: Beyond just Invictus’s dominance over the current second and third place teams, it seems that all three teams sitting in the top three have separated themselves from the field.

  • After three days of competition, 103 points separates CrossFit East Nashville PRVN in third from CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy 247 in fourth.
  • At the top of the leaderboard, CrossFit Invictus holds a 164-point lead over the fourth-place team.
  • While competition remains close, just below the podium, it is clear that these three teams have proven their capabilities enough to separate themselves from the pack, which will make for an intense battle within podium standings for the final day.

Three teams withdraw from competition: By the end of day three of competition, three more teams had withdrawn from the competition.

  • CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable withdrew due to injury. “You can’t control injuries, but you can control how you respond and react when they happen,” said teammate Jessi Smith in an Instagram post.
  • CrossFit CLT The Grit Haus also withdrew due to injury of teammate Kevin Steinhaus. “Unfortunately our Games have ended early. I had to make the hard decision to withdraw our team from competition due to injuring my shoulder on Friday night. We competed in the first workout this morning, because I wanted my teammates to get as much of this experience as they could,” said Steinhaus in an Instagram post.
  • “My heart breaks for my teammates and all of our supporters who came to Madison to cheer us on and for those cheering us from afar,” he continued.
  • CrossFit Torian Mayhem was also forced to withdraw due to injury today. “Unfortunately we had a forced medical withdrawal due to injury,” said Captain Royce Dunne in an Instagram story.
  • “We are all ok. Not how you want a season to end, but this is how it goes in sports. We have felt all the support and love and are forever grateful,” he concluded.
  • All three teams managed to complete the first workout of the day before withdrawing prior to the start of Muscle-Up Bob.

Another ten teams ended their CrossFit Games: As promised by CrossFit, the cuts continued Saturday night with 10 more teams failing to make it to the third and final day. Here are the teams who will not be continuing.

TeamPlacePoints To 20th Place Cutline
Koda CrossFit Redemption21st2
TTT CrossFit Black22nd14
Einhorn CrossFit Ascend23rd65
CrossFit PSC Invasion24th89
CrossFit Invictus Sea of Green25th101
PFC CrossFit 307626th123
CrossFit Oslo Najs27th124
CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable28th (WD)WD
CrossFit CLT The Grit Haus29th (WD)WD
CrossFit Torian Mayhem30th (WD)WD

CrossFit Walleye Athlete makes moves: By the end of Friday night, CrossFit Walleye Athlete sat in 9th place overall. While this was an improvement from Thursday, where they sat in 12th place after a 10th and 14th place finish in the first two events, moving day on Saturday allowed them to continue their steady climb up the leaderboard.

  • With two top-five finishes in the morning relay events, Walleye athlete continued to progress to fifth place by the time the final event of the day rolled around despite a 12th place finish in Muscle Up Bob.
  • While a seventh place finish in the final workout of the day would drag them back down to sixth overall, their continuous progress could earn them a top five spot by the end of tomorrow.

Teams gear up for the final day: With two more workouts remaining and only one of the two announced, it will be a battle both on and off the podium for placements tomorrow.

  • The first workout of tomorrow “Bob’s A Drag” featuring Big Bob is the only thing that is known tomorrow.

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