LatAm Cup at 2024 TYR WZA Crowns Its Inaugural Champions
The annual TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival in Miami, FL added a new division in 2024 called the LatAm Cup. Last Saturday it crowned the first-ever male and female champions from the Latin American region.
- Over the years, we’ve witnessed the remarkable growth of CrossFit in Latin America and the new LatAm Cup serves as a testament to this thriving community. This event celebrates and encourages even more representation from the region, and its inaugural installment brought together 20 of the finest athletes from Latin American countries to showcase their skills live at TYR WZA.
Representatives from six countries participated in the two-day event, featuring prominent names like Argentinians Sasha Nievas and Agustin Richelme, both two-time CrossFit Games athletes. They were joined by other notable competitors like Paulina Haro, Anderon Primo, Isaiah Vidal, and Emily Andrade.
LatAm Cup Day 1 Recap:
The festivities commenced at Tina Hills stage with “Double or Nothing,” a max snatch complex setting the mood for the event. Paulina Haro effortlessly secured a 190-pound lift on the women’s side, while Vinicius Stoelben claimed the top spot among the men. The party then moved to the main stage, where rain necessitated modifications to the remaining workouts.
The couplet workout “Cortadito,” featuring parallette dips and a barbell, showcased the skills of Isaiah Vidal and Mariana Meza in fast barbell cycling and burpees, earning them 100 points each. The day concluded with a two-part interval workout, where Meza and Haro each won one part. Alejandro Trillos dominated on the men’s side, securing 100 points for both parts, and topped the leaderboard at the end of the day.
LatAm Cup Day 2 Recap:
The second day featured a single heat for the LatAm Cup, where men and women competed together in a bike-swim-jump-run event. Mariana Meza claimed the top spot for women, with Sasha Nievas closely following. Both showcased rapid transitions in and out of the water. Trillos secured his third event win and 100 more points in the men’s category.
In the final test, “El Circo,” a high-skill gymnastics event, Paulina Haro made a swift move to take her second event win. Meza closely followed, and the two Mexican athletes engaged in a unique battle under the Flager lights, distancing themselves from the rest of the field. Vinicius Stoelben secured another event win on the men’s side, earning 100 points and climbing positions on the leaderboard.
- Mariana Meza (465) | Alejandro Trillos (400)
- Paulina Haro (445) | Vinicius Stoelben (380)
- Emily Andrade (340) | Roldan Goldbaum (360)