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Laura Horvath, Jeffrey Adler and CrossFit Invictus Win the 2023 CrossFit Games

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August 7   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The individuals and teams have now wrapped the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games and head into the off season. Get caught up below.

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Final Round-Up

The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games: Fittest Woman on Earth, Fittest Man on Earth, and Fittest Team on Earth were named on Sunday afternoon, after a hard fought four days of workouts. Your champions are Laura Horvath, Jeffrey Adler, and Team CrossFit Invictus.

The drama intensified on Sunday when Roman Khrennikov stepped out onto the competition floor for Test 11, limping and no longer wearing the leader’s jersey, attempting to do heavy rope double unders on one leg. It is suspected Khrennikov injured his left foot during Test 10, potentially breaking a bone and having a torn ligament.

The Coliseum was electric as spectators stood, giving Khrennikov a four-minute standing ovation, followed by a second one as he exited the competition floor. He deservably won Spirit of the Games during the award ceremony.

  • “I want to be a hero for my son and have him see me fight to the end,” said Khrennikov, during an interview following the workout.

Horvath, in her post-competition interview, made reference to the new ‘Barbie’ movie and body image: 

  • “I just want to prove that my body, whatever it looks like can do these amazing things and move things from A to B and run fast and lift heavy and all those things and I’m just very excited that females, little girls and also teenagers look up to all these amazing girls that are here because our bodies are not us, we are what is inside and it’s amazing what our bodies can do.”

One big number: 1 – Adler is the first Canadian champion since 2007 and first international male champion since 2009. Horvath is the first European woman to win the Games since 2016.

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One last thing: The 2023 Games may have concluded, but there are many athletes chomping at the bit to get back on the competition floor. Injured Khrennikov, new mom Tia-Clair Toomey, and injured Ricky Garard to name a few, as well as Haley Adams and Mal O’Brien. But we’ll just have to wait and see.

Here are your podium finishers for the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games men, women, and team divisions:

  1. Jeffrey Adler – 953 | Laura Horvath – 966 | CrossFit Invictus – 1026
  2. Patrick Vellner – 837 | Emma Lawson – 919 | CrossFit East Nashville PRVN – 955
  3. Roman Khrennikov – 801 | Arielle Loewen – 883 | CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue – 942
Putting in Work, Every Day

Putting in Work, Every Day

Tia-Clair is a bonafide legend. On top of being the greatest CrossFit athlete of all time, she’s incredibly humble, and recently completed one of the greatest endurance challenges out there: pregnancy. Tia shares how she stays on her game in this new phase of life as a mom.

  • I’m now more mindful of time- I didn’t know how much I had before!
  • I can only control the work I put in and apply myself every day.
  • Spending time outdoors helps me relax and recover.
  • Simplify with one bag to carry the essentials for both me and my baby. I put the YETI tote to work daily.

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By the Numbers

Here are some key numbers from the final day of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games:

  • 1 – This was the first time the “Earth Worm” was used in the team competition (although it was based on the original “Worm” made of logs connected by rope).
  • 2 – The number of times CrossFit Invictus has won the CrossFit Affiliate Cup.
  • 3 – Of the five Brute Strength athletes, three of them made the top ten.
  • 3 – The number of Canadians on the 2023 CrossFit Games podium between the men’s and women’s divisions (Jeffrey Adler, Patrick Vellner and Emma Lawson).
  • 5 – Patrick Vellner has earned a podium spot five times.
  • 12 – The total number of odd-object workouts that Laura Horvath has either won or placed in the top three…in a row.
  • 0 – Number of hours of sleep Jeff Adler and Laura Horvath are going to get after celebrating their victories.

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Roman Khrennikov completes heavy double-unders on one foot after sustaining a foot injury in the previous event. Roman received a standing ovation for his will to continue on through the workout.

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The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games are done and dusted. Here’s the final leaderboard (podium finishers in bold):

Individuals and Teams

  1. Jeffrey Adler – 953 | Laura Horvath – 966 | CrossFit Invictus – 1026
  2. Patrick Vellner – 837 | Emma Lawson – 919 | CrossFit East Nashville PRVN – 955
  3. Roman Khrennikov – 801 | Arielle Loewen – 883 | CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue – 942
  4. Brent Fikowski – 781 | Gabriela Migała – 788 | CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy 247 – 827
  5. Dallin Pepper – 778 | Alex Gazan – 786 | No Shortcuts CrossFit – 813
  6. Jonne Koski – 771 | Alexis Raptis – 771 | CrossFit Walleye Athlete – 776
  7. Chandler Smith – 743 | Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir – 741 | CrossFit Mayhem Independence – 726
  8. Jay Crouch – 728 | Emma Cary – 731 | CrossFit OBA – 686
  9. Lazar Đukić – 716 | Danielle Brandon – 711 | CrossFit Omnia – 671
  10. Jelle Hoste – 710 | Paige Powers – 696 | CrossFit Prestanda – 667

Full leaderboard

3/1 - 3/31: Sit Ups For Pups (Everywhere, Anywhere Online)
3/2: The LKW Games (Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina)
3/9: The Valkyrie Fitness Competition (Tampa, FL)
3/16: Upper Hunter Strongest Novice (Muswellbrook, Australia)
3/16: Oceanside CrossFit 1st Annual Shamwod & Shenanigains (Oceanside, Ca)
3/16: Shamwod & Shenanigains (Oceanside, Ca)
3/16: Shamwod & Shenanigains (oceanside, ca)
3/23 - 3/24: Beach Brawl (Spring) (Pensacola Beach, FL)
3/23: Masters Distinguished Games (Fort Wright, KY)
3/23: CFL Teen Take Over (Lorton, VA)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Ohio (Lancaster, Ohio)
4/6 - 4/7: SeaDog Summer Showdown (Jupiter, Florida)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Minnesota (Austin, Minnesota)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Kentucky (Richmond, Kentucky)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, Alabama)
4/6: Best Babes 608 (Janesville, Wisconsin)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beufort, South Carolina)
4/6: Best Babes Houston (Houston, Texas)
4/6: Best Babes Wyoming (Cheyene, Wyoming)
4/6: War Off I-4 (Deland, FL)
4/6 - 4/7: No Pain No Game (Legnano, Italy)
4/6 - 4/7: Shack Team Edition (Rome, Italy)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beaufort, SC)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, AL)
4/6 - 4/7: Landifornian Battle (Seignosse, France)
4/6: Two Peas in a Pod: Mixed Gender Partner Comp (Burlington, MA)
4/6: Best Babes Tampa (Tampa, Florida)
4/13: Queens of Oly Rockledge (Rockledge, FL)
4/13: Queens of Oly East Tennessee (Bulls Gap, TN)
4/13: Fittest on Main (Boaz, AL)
4/19 - 4/21: Crash Crescendo (Spartanburg, SC)
4/20: Barbells For Bullies: Community Workout Savannah (Savnnah, Georgia, US)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Masiphumelele (Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa)
4/20: Festivus Games (Goderich, Canada)
4/20: Festivus Games (Clermont, FL)
4/20: Festivus Games @ The Gym – CrossFit Kilo (Cedar Falls, IA)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CBM Sirens (Caledonia, MS)
4/20: Festivus Games @ Coyote Valley (San Jose, CA)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia)
4/20: The Fittest 4 (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
4/20: Embrace the Challenge (Mentor, Ohio)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Pagosa (Pagosa Springs, CO)
4/20: First EVER Adaptive Festivus Games Competition (Waterford, United States)
4/20: Festivus Games (WAUKESHA, WI)
4/20 - 4/21: BGR Contest Spring Edition (Bergerac, France)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada)

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