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Here is the Leaderboard Going Into Games Day 2

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Day 2 Preview: How We See it Playing Out

Day 1 featured two events for both teams and individuals, which cut the field down to 50 athletes.

Lay of the Land

  • Competition kicks off at 10:00 AM CDT in North Park with event 3.
  • Details for event 3 will be released at 8:00 AM CDT.
  • There are three individual events slotted on the calendar but it’s unclear if there will be separate scored elements inside those times slots. More on that below.
  • We will be streaming live on YouTube.
  • Here’s the archive of day 1.
  • Here’s our detailed leaderboard.
  • Scoring table for day 2.

Here are the top 10 after 1 day and 2 events.

1. Mat Fraser (200) | Kari Pearce (194) | Mayhem Freedom (293)
2. Scott Panchik (186) | Annie Thorisdottir (182) | CrossFit Krypton (230)
3. James Newbury (184) | Tia-Clair Toomey (178) | Central Beasts (223)
4. Ben Smith (178) | Kristin Holte (178) | Invictus (181)
5. Patrick Vellner (162) | Brooke Wells (160) | Invictus Boston (167)
6. Noah Ohlsen (158) | Haley Adams (160) | CrossFit Alioth (167)
7. Samuel Cournoyer  (158) | Danielle Brandon (158) | Don’t Stop (167)
8. Jacob Heppner (158) | Amanda Barnhart (158) | OC3 Black (153)
9. Travis Mayer (158) | Laura Horvath (154) | X-Terminators (153)
10. Logan Collins (152) | Jamie Greene (150) | Invictus X (132) PRO1 (132) (10T)

Our take on day 2: With 50 athletes remaining and three time slots on the calendar we think there will be three events on Friday, and each will cut the field by ten athletes, leaving 20 athletes by Saturday.

  • Glassman outlined san scenario like this back in September on an episode with Girls Gone WOD: “What could happen, seems enjoyable to me, is early in the week we put 200 to a task that leaves ten, and then watching 10 for two days. From the men, from the women, punctuated by a heat that crowns the fittest teenage woman on Earth, fittest teenaged man, do something similar to seniors, do something else, you know a higher intensity denser format where there was less to watch but more to see.”
  • There is a planned second Reebok fitting on Friday night after competition concludes.

A few storylines I’m tracking.

  • Even though Mathew Fraser is only 14 points ahead, he’s looking unbelievably strong. This is the first time in the history of the Games that any athlete has won the first two events. But this is only a 14 point lead in a competition that is way too early to call.
  • Maybe Ben Smith was not so bold of a prediction. The 11-time Games athlete currently sits in fourth overall with 178 points. I picked him to end up with the bronze at the end of the weekend mainly because I thought the extra rest during recovery would do him some good and he’s not been beating his body up all season long.
  • Sara Sigmundsdottir needs a strong day 2. With a 40th place finish in event 1, she was forced to make up ground in event 2 with a 17th place finish. She currently sits in 26th.

And while you’re still here, apparently Omar Martinez of Venezuela completed event 2 by himself at North Park. We’re looking into it.


Quick Reads for the Day

1. Dave Castro At the End of the Day: Morning Chalk Up caught up with Dave Castro at the end of day one for his thoughts on how athletes have performed thus far. 

2. The First Cut is Always the Deepest: The kickoff event at the 2019 CrossFit Games put athletes through four rounds of running, legless rope climbs and snatches, sending the first round of athletes home.

3. Connex-ing the Community: Morning Chalk Up’s Brittney Kleyn dropped in for a pre-Games WOD at CrossFit Connex in Madison, WI. Kleyn sits down with box owner Chardae Mara on what it means for local affiliates to be the home of the CrossFit Games.

4. Rich Froning Interview: Reebok has shared an exclusive interview with four-time CrossFit Games individual champion and a three-time CrossFit Games team champion, Rich Froning. In the interview, Froning shares his outlook and motivation to prepare for the Games, and what he is most nervous about with this year’s competition.


CrossFit Games by the Numbers

1: The number of athletes that medically withdrew today, Frederik Aegidius.

2: The number of women from Latin America left after day one: Carol Collins from Paraguay and Simona Quintana from Chile.

3: The number of seconds Mat Fraser finished before Bronisław Olenkowicz in Individual Event 2. 

141: The number of men that took the field in Event 1.

131: The number of women that took the field in Event 1.

44: The number of men that finished Event 1.

4: The number of women that finished Event 1.

70: The number of men that finished Event 2.

59: The number of women that finished Event 2. 

100: The number of points an athlete will gain in an event win. 

100: The total number of men and women that will take the field for Event 3. 

20,000: The number of people expected per day at the Alliance Energy Center.

Things to Watch: Rory McKernan Talk Supplements.
Rory McKernan is famous for his role on camera for the CrossFit Games and battling Boz for years. He logs in countless miles announcing the Sanctional events around the globe. Did you ever wonder what he puts in his tank to fuel that endless travel schedule and countless workouts? 

Photo of the Day: Mayhem taking the win in Event 2 (Photo Credit: Athletes Eye Photography)

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Broadcast Schedule and Heat Times.

We are streaming all individual and team events live on Facebook and YouTube.

Day 2 Live Stream: YouTube | Facebook

  • 9:25 AM CT: Morning Chalk Up Show YouTube  |  Facebook
  • 10:00 AM CT: Teams (North Park)
  • 11:00 AM CT: Individuals (North Park)
  • 12:30 PM CT: Teams (North Park)
  • 1:15 PM CT: Morning Chalk Up Show YouTube | Facebook
  • 1:30 PM CT: Individuals Men (North Park)
  • 2:00 PM CT: Individuals Women (North Park)
  • 3:45 PM CT: Individuals Men (Coliseum)

  • 4:45 PM CT: Individuals Women (Coliseum)
  • 5:35 PM CT: Morning Chalk Up Show YouTube | Facebook

All workout details and heat times in your local time zone are on

Things to do around Madison.

Here are a few of the ways to keep yourself busy around Madison. 

  • Check out Vendor Village. 
  • Get a WOD in with Jackie Perez and guest coach Ben from WODprep at CrossFit Big Dane from 9:00 – 11:00 AM with prizes from Fitaid and Caffeine & Kilos swag.
  • Workout with Christmas Abbott at Big Dane Collective from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. You’ll get a free FITAID and you can grab a meal by Marigold Kitchens. Drop-in fee is $20.
  • Head out to the Reebok Fit Barge for a WOD.
  • From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM meet Make WODS Great Again in real life at the FITAID booth.
  • GoRuck Hero WOD for fallen Green Beret Will Lindsay, with free beer to follow, at 2:45 PM at Partner Row. Limited to the first 100 registered athletes.
  • “Don’t Be An A**hole Trans-Inclusion Panel” at 4:00 PM.
  • Reebok’s Celebrate the Female Athlete Panel with Julie Foucher, Jen Widerstrom, Christy Adkins and Lindy Barber. The panel will take place in Olin Park from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
  • FITAID One-Ton Challenge, presented by the Shrugged Collective at 5:30 PM at the FITAID Lounge. Hosted by C.T. Fletcher, athletes will complete six lifts to earn a spot in the One-Ton Club.
  • OUTWOD is hosting the Big Gay Happy Hour CrossFit Games Edition at Prism Dance Club from 7:00 – 11:00 PM.
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