Justin Medeiros Into Driver’s Seat as Danielle Brandon Climbs into Podium Contention
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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games are here, and we will have you covered for everything and anything you need to know.
Note: The Morning Chalk Up will not be publishing the newsletter August 8-12, as we will be taking some much needed R&R, but we’ll be back in action the following week, so don’t go anywhere.
Day 4 Lay of the Land
The fourth day of the 16th annual NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, WI is over. The event will conclude tomorrow, with three individual events and two team events to crown the fittest athletes on earth.
This is it folks, it’s all come down to this. Last year we saw utter dominance across the board between Tia-Clair Toomey, Justin Medeiors and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. All are doing great this year, but there is much more of a sentiment across the community that we could, possibly, see an upset in one of these divisions and a new champion, say Mal O’Brien, Ricky Garard or CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue, upset the narratives we expected to see.
One big number: 40,411 – That’s how many calories were skied at the CrossFit Games today across all divisions in “Rinse ‘N’ Repeat.”
Today’s top stories: A few stories to help kick off the games.
Saturday kicked off in the pool and it was none other than Roman Khrennikov and Lucy Campbell showed their prowess in the water and crushing calories on the Ski Erg
In case you are living under a rock, we’d like to let you know that Lauren Kalil, the host of The Bottom Line, has absolutely been crushing it with videos and daily recaps
Look who it is, none other than Danielle Brandon making some serious moves on moving day as she is now in a podium spot. Check out our 22 questions with her where she talks about how she picked her nails and hair for the Games
On the men’s side, it was none other than Medeiros who showed us all how to do “Moving Day” right
Want the full run down of Saturday? We got you covered
One last thing: Last season Toomey won the women’s division by a staggering 256 points, besting second place finisher Laura Horvath. Medeiros beat Patrick Vellner for first by 82 points and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom beat CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue by 279 points. Expect all of those numbers to shrink this year.
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The first event kicks off at 9:00 AM CT for individuals, with teams following at 10:00 AM. Each day, we will have the top athlete scores across all divisions detailed below. This leaderboard will update throughout the competition.
Alexandre Jolivet – 620 | Rebecca Voigt Miller – 620
Jason Grubb – 720 | Ali Crawford – 560
Mike Kern – 650 | Merituuli Kallio – 550
Vlad Liashkevich – 570 | Michelle Suozzi – 510
Sean Patrick – 640 | Kim Purdy – 650
Richard Stevenson – 640 | Tea Gebbie – 600
Eric C. Smith – 620 | Marcie Wells – 600
Mike Egan – 680 | Shanna Bunce – 620
Leonardo Wernersbach Lima – 640 | Leigh Coates – 540
Antonio Boldrini – 580 | Kim Stambaugh – 530
Shannon Aiken – 710 | Mary Beth Prodromides – 610
Tony Turski – 540 | Patricia McGill – 590
Tom Fameree – 540 | Debbie Downing – 520
Cal Cherrington – 730 | Julie Holt – 640
John Mariotti – 580 | Marcia Yager – 560
Jim Peeper – 470 | Pia Gund – 540
Casey Acree – 800 | Camille Vigneault – 600
Josue Maldonado – 520 | Christina Mazzullo – 485
Samuel Pera – 380 | Anne-Laure Coutenceau – 430
Charles Pienaar – 510 | Valerie Cohen – 750
Rogan Dean – 485 | Molly Moore – 550
Ole Kristian Antonsen – 425 | Amy Bream – 420
Brett Horchar – 655 | Morgan Johnson – 635
Benjamin Fallon – 495 | Lauren Taylor – 510
Jeremie PERERA – 400 | Letchen du Plessis – 410
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BY THE NUMBERS
Day 4 By the Numbers
For the teams:
5 – Straight events wins or CrossFit Mayhem Freedom which ties their previous record of consecutive wins by a time they set last year.
6 – Teams within podium contention on the last day of the Games with only two opportunities left: CrossFit Mayhem Independence & CrossFit Selwyn round out the top 6 and CrossFit Selwyn is 135 points from the podium.
16 – the number of teams cut at the end of night on Saturday; only 20 teams will compete in the 2 events on Sunday.
27 – Points between CrossFit Invictus and CrossFit Reykjavik going into the final day of competition with 2 events left.
57 – Points between CrossFit Mayhem Freedom and CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue after day 4.
For the individuals:
4 – the points difference between Rebecca Fuselier 30th and Sydney Michalyshen 31st on the cut line.
8.23 – After none of the final athletes could lift the 350 bag they went to a 3 sandbag over a yolk tiebreak. Nick Mathew and Gui Malheiros had a tie down to the millisecond.
17 – The points difference between Justin Medeiros and Ricky Garard going into the final day of the Games.
30 – The number of men and women left in the individual field after the cuts on Saturday night.
250 – The weight of the final sandbag lift by Dani Speegle, her first CrossFit Games win beating out Jacqueline Dahlstrøm.
350 – The weight of the bag we didn’t know we wanted that no one could unfortunately lift. After Jayson Hopper, Brent Fikowski, Gui Malheiros, and Nick Mathew all lifted the 340 bag, a new bag entered the Colieum floor.
Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch
Sunday’s schedule of events: Below is the broadcast schedule. You can watch all events live on YouTube as well as embedded on MorningChalkUp.com.
Individual Event 11: The Alpaca — 7:00 AM PT | 9:00 AM CT | 3:00 PM GMT+1
Team Event 10: TBA — 8:00 AM PT | 10:00 AM CT | 4:00 PM GMT+1
Individual Event 12 and 13: TBA — 9:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM CT | 5:00 PM GMT+1
Award Ceremony: Individuals and Teams — 1:30 PM PT | 3:30 PM CT | 9:30 PM GMT+1
Want to see the schedule in your local time zone? Our schedule will automatically update to where you are on MorningChalkUp.com.
Sunday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions for individuals and teams only.
Individual Event 11 — The Alpaca
For time: 126-ft sled push, decreasing in load 2 legless rope climbs 20 kettlebell clean and jerks 42-ft sled push with 2 KBs 2 legless rope climbs 15 kettlebell clean and jerks 42-ft sled push with 4 KBs 2 legless rope climbs 10 kettlebell clean and jerks 42-ft sled push with 6 KBs Women: Six 24-kg kettlebells Men: Six 32-kg kettlebells
Rudy Berger finished the weekend as the Fittest Man in the 40-44 Division, with his own face staring back at him cheering him on. The Chalk Dust CrossFit crew came all the way from Powell, OH with big heads and all to make sure Berger and anyone in the vicinity knew who they were there to support. This is what it’s all about!
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What to Do Around Madison
Hanging out in Madison for the CrossFit Games week? Here are Morning Chalk Up’s guides to getting the most out of your week.
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