Khrennikov and Lawson Take the Lead into Moving Day
August 5 |
Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The individuals and teams head into their third day at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games and we will have you covered for everything and anything you need to know.
Day 5 Lay of the Land
The weekend has finally arrived and that means day five of the 17th annual NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, WI is upon us. Individuals and teams who survived the first round of cuts will face three workouts each. The individual field has been brought down to 30 athletes in each division, while the teams have been cut down from 37 to 30.
Every event counts as we get closer to the end of the weekend and, more importantly, the second round of cuts that will occur at the end of the day, cutting the competition to the top 20 teams and the top 20 men and women.
Emma McQuaid medically withdrew from competition on Friday after making a comment the day prior that it “turns out lifting a pig with 1 arm is very difficult.”
If you were watching the livestream yesterday after the Team 5K test, you might’ve seen the featurette on Dale King and PSKC CrossFit’s effort to battle opioid addiction in Portsmouth, OH. If you missed it, check out this article from the Morning Chalk Up in 2022.
When asked about her domination of the Ski-Bag test, in which she gained the leader’s jersey for the first time in 2023, Laura Horvath said:
“I like moving heavy things from A to B and this was all about that.”
In his post-test win interview, following Test 6: Helena, test winner Jeffrey Adler said:
“It’s the third round that counts, and I made it count. You guys are surprised I can run!”
One big number: 1 – There was only one test winner who failed to make the cut, Cole Greashaber, who won Test 3: Inverted Medley.
One last thing: With the first cuts complete, emotions are running high as a second round is looming at the end of competition on Saturday. Athletes sitting in those bubble spots will need to make moves in order to stay alive.
The following athletes and teams did not survive the cutline after Friday’s competition.
Jayson Hopper – 201 | Kelly Baker – 199 | Cape CrossFit Wolfpack – 134
Kaylan Souza – 194 | Feeroozeh Saghafi – 196 | AB CrossFit – Mayhem – 131
Cole Greashaber – 178 | Matilde Garnes – 195 | Templo SA CrossFit – 127
Cole Sager – 151 | Ella Wunger – 190 | CrossFit Rotherham – 127
Alex Vigneault – 129 | Manon Angonese – 173 | Q21 CrossFit – 113
Michal Wesolowski – 123 | Michelle Basnett – 116 | CrossFit Fly High Kolesnikov Team – 94
Kaique Cerveny – 116 | Victoria Campos – 109 | CrossFit Marvel Black – 58
Jake Douglas – 107 | Emily de Rooy – 88
Arthur Semenov – 78 | Emma McQuaid – 122
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Laura Horvath celebrating an event win after demolishing the sandbag squats on Ski-Bag.
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By the Numbers
Here are some key numbers from the fourth day of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games:
2 – The number of shoes Alex Gazan lost during the “Alpaca Redux” before the head judge made her put them back on. Despite the hiccup, she still finished the test in third overall.
2 – The number of first-place finishes Roman Khrennikov had in the first four tests.
5 – The number of teams that completed the Cross-Country 5K test in under 20 minutes (while all four members held a rope).
21 – The percentage faster that Laura Horvath’s finish in “Ski-Bag” was than second-place finisher, Alex Gazan (4:36 vs 5:50).
126 – The temperature in Fahrenheit on the field turf at North Park Stadium.
2,115 – The number of pounds lifted by Team CrossFit East Nashville PRVN in the Team Olympic Total (they were the only team to lift more than 2,100).
50 – The total number of pairs of goodr sunglasses Morning Chalk Up gave out to fans today.
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Jason Grubb’s Podium Wins and Community Impact: With so much attention going to the individuals and teams, we wanted to take an extra moment to acknowledge the incredible achievements of Masters Athlete Jason Grubb this season at the Games. He’s an incredible competitor and all-around great guy, who has gone out of his way this season to support the athletes around him.
Making the trip to the CrossFit Games to support your crew? We want to see you! We’ll be sharing fan photos in the newsletter and on social media.
Wear your Reebok daily to the Games and be on the lookout for our team… you might be the lucky winner 🙌
Today’s winner: Erin Murphy
The first event on Saturday kicks off at 9:00 AM CT for the teams, with individuals following at 10:10 AM. Each day, we will have the top athlete scores across all divisions detailed below. Only individuals and teams are competing today. This leaderboard will update throughout the competition.
Individuals and Teams
Roman Khrennikov – 543 | Emma Lawson – 477 | CrossFit Invictus – 455
Jeffrey Adler – 443 | Alexis Raptis – 458 | CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue – 443
Chandler Smith – 432 | Laura Horvath – 457 | CrossFit East Nashville PRVN – 410
Jay Crouch – 411 | Alex Gazan – 450 | No Shortcuts CrossFit – 395
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