Lawson Extends Her Lead Into The Final Day, While Khrennikov Seeks To Hang On To His
August 6 |
Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The individuals and teams head into their final day at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games and we will have you covered for everything and anything you need to know.
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Day 6 Lay of the Land
Sunday has finally arrived at the 17th annual NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. Individuals and teams have now faced two rounds of cuts, bringing the field down to the top 20 men and women and top 20 teams.
Individuals will face three more workouts on Sunday to round out a marathon weekend of lifting, running, jumping, and everything in between. The teams will have two more events to finalize their leaderboard.
Games veteran Patrick Vellner, who won Test 8 on Saturday, commented on his slow start to the competition saying,
“You can climb back out of a hole and I’ve unfortunately made a bit of a habit of it.”
After snatching 205 pounds and clean-and-jerking 265, test winner, Laura Horvath said that she knew she could hit those numbers (event though it put her well over the total she needed to win the test), and that she, “executed perfectly.”
Although the details are unknown at this point, Icelandic Games veteran Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson must have suffered an injury of some sort yesterday as he elected only to lift the minimum work requirement in Test 9: Olympic Total. He received thunderous applause of appreciation from the capacity crowd in the Coliseum while putting up a total of 190 pounds (95 each on the snatch and clean and jerk).
One big number: 396 – The total number in pounds that Canadian rookie Jack Farlow clean-and-jerked to set the new CrossFit live competition record for the lift.
Check out our definitive Spectator’s Guide for everything happening on the ground in Madison this week.
A dramatic injury on Team CrossFit Believe, just after check-in earlier this week, raised questions about the team alternate rule.
Before the starting gun, we pointed out some athletes to watch in the Cross-Country 5K. How did we do?
Canadian teen sensation, in her sophomore effort at the CrossFit Games, Emma Lawson extended her lead heading into Sunday’s finale. She currently leads Hungarian Games veteran Laura Horvath by 48 points.
Day three of the competition proved to be “moving day” for many athletes, read our recap of the day.
The teams at the top separated themselves further from the field today. Learn more.
Much has been said about cuts at this year’s CrossFit Games. Check out how close some athletes were to sticking around longer.
One last thing: While the final day of competition is upon us, a lot could still happen on both the individual and the team sides. If we’ve learned anything after three days of competition, it’s that athletes are here to fight for those medals.
The following athletes and teams did not survive the cutline after Saturday’s competition.
Moritz Fiebig (382) | Kelly Baker (363) | Koda CrossFit Redemption (366)
Samuel Cournoyer (378) | Christine Kolenbrander (349) | TTT CrossFit Black (354)
Fabian Beneito (371) | Seher Kaya (346) | Einhorn CrossFit Ascend (303)
Henrik Haapalainen (359) | Amanda Barnhart (345) | CrossFit PSC Invasion (279)
James Sprague (345) | Rebecka Vitesson (342) | CrossFit Invictus Sea of Green (267)
Bronislaw Olenkowicz (339) | Abigail Domit (319) | PFC CrossFit 3076 (245)
Jack Farlow (332) | Caroline Stanley (306) | CrossFit Oslo Najs (244)
Luke Parker (317) | Sydney Wells (304) | CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable (292)
David Shorunke (279) | Baylee Rayl (303) | CrossFit CLT The Grit Haus (277)
Ant Haynes (274) | Alexia Williams (235) | CrossFit Torian Mayhem (274)
Jack Farlow hits an astounding 396 pound clean and jerk in the packed Coliseum on Saturday Night to earn him the event win.
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By the Numbers
Here are some key numbers from the fifth day of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games:
1- The number of men who wore a shirt during the Cross-Country 5K test–Jelle Hoste.
1 – The number of men who wore a shirt AND won the Cross-Country 5K test–Jelle Hoste.
2 – Emily Rolfe has won two straight “long distance” running tests.
4.5 – The actual number of kilometers in the “Cross-Country 5K.”
8 – Pat Vellner earned his eighth career CrossFit Games test win in “Intervals.”
100 – Times a 5K run has been programmed on CrossFit’s main site.
2,500 – The amount of money in USD that Kelly Baker earned by surviving the first round of cuts and placing 21st instead of 31st ($7,000 vs $4,500)
17 – Men beaten by Emily Rolfe (a Kineon Labs sponsored athlete) on the Cross-Country 5k.
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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.
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Today’s winner: Antonio Silvestro, who just competed as an Adaptive Athlete
The first event on Sunday kicks off at 9:00 AM CT for the teams, with individuals following at 10:00 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 – 716 | Emma Lawson – 729 | CrossFit Invictus – 831
Jeffrey Adler – 703 | Laura Horvath – 681 | CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue – 787
Chandler Smith – 628 | Arielle Loewen – 668 | CrossFit East Nashville PRVN – 770
Patrick Vellner – 612 | Alexis Raptis – 626 | CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy 247 – 667
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