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2024 TYR Wodapalooza: Women’s Indy and Women’s Team Podium Picks and Dark Horses
Just as the men’s side of the 2024 TYR WZA is likely going to be an intense three-way battle for the individual crown with no clear favorite, the women’s side is expected to turn out similarly.
Without Laura Horvath, Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr, or Emma Lawson in the field, this week is our first chance to see who’s the “best of the rest.”
Along with that discussion, we will also take a look at the elite teams and make some predictions about who has the best chance to win against a stacked field.
Podium Picks: Athletes we believe have the best chance to finish on the podium.
Dark Horse Picks: A few athletes we believe might perform much better than expected.
Let’s dive in.
Podium Picks: Women’s Individual Division
Gabi Migala: Migala has been on an upward trend over the past five years, averaging a sixth-place finish at the CrossFit Games through the past three years and an all-time best finish of third overall last year.
She also won the European Semifinal last season and is coming off of a great fourth-place performance at the stacked 2023 Rogue Invitational, finishing only 20 points behind Lawson in third.
Here at TYR WZA, she is sure to place high in the first event, “Double or Nothin’,” and will look to capitalize later in the day on Friday.
In fact, by looking at the workouts, this programming is perfect for Migala.
There’s a good amount of heavy barbells, sandbags, and running, all of which she excels at. Her only weak points may be high-rep gymnastics and potentially swimming.
Overall, we believe Migala is in a perfect position to win 2024 TYR WZA.
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Who’s competing: Here’s the full roster of elite athletes throwing down this weekend. Note that there are a handful of competitors throwing down in both the individual and the team divisions. We saw this last year with athletes such as Ricky Garard, Patrick Vellner, Andrea Nisler, and Brittany Weiss, among others. This is the second year that athletes can compete in multiple divisions.
Stay in the loop: The Morning Chalk Up team will be providing onsite coverage in Miami of the competition, including exclusive athlete interviews, highlights, photos and daily recaps on our YouTube channel and Instagram page.
Just because you are in town watching the athletes lift heavy and run fast during TYR Wodapalooza doesn’t mean you have to take a rest day. There are plenty of opportunities to get your fitness in while in Miami, and while not a comprehensive list, here are a few affiliates located near the venue that welcome drop-ins during the competition.
There are plenty of special workouts with elite athletes and brand activations as well — keep an eye on the Morning Chalk Up Instagram feed for more.
CrossFit Yellow Falcon just moved into a brand-new location only 12 minutes away from Bayfront. They are one of the biggest affiliates in the area and were awarded the Best CrossFit Gym in Miami in 2023 by the Miami New Times.
If you are visiting Yellow Falcon, there is no need to RSVP; just walk right in!
Friday, January 12: 8 AM Workout with Annie Thorisdottir, sponsored by Momentum
Momentum products will be available on-site for sampling.
Sunday, January 14: 11 AM Workout with Brent Fikowski, sponsored by Ascent Protein
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