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Lawson Extends Her Lead Into The Final Day, While Khrennikov Seeks To Hang On To His

Morning Chalk Up

August 6   |   POWERED BY


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.

For the statisticians: 

How to stay in the know: 

Today’s top stories: Stay up-to-date on key stories as they develop.

  • How to watch the Games throughout the entire week.
  • 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.
  • Games veteran Lazar Djukic did not hold back on day three of the competition, launching himself seven spots up the leaderboard.
  • After two days of punishing tests, 19 men were able to run 5K’s in under 20 minutes. Also, Jeffrey Adler isn’t giving Roman Khrennikov a break as we head into Sunday.
  • Here is a list of the top ten things that happened on day two of individual competition.
  • 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)

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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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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch

Sunday’s schedule of events: Below is the broadcast schedule. The events will be livestreamed on ESPN platforms, at the CrossFit Games site and on YouTube, and stay up-to-date on and the Morning Chalk Up’s Instagram.

  • Team Test 10: Bob’s A Drag — 7:00 AM PT | 9:00 AM CT | 3:00 PM GMT+1
  • Individual Test 10: Muscle-up Logs — 8:00 AM PT | 10:00 AM CT | 4:00 PM GMT+1
  • Individual Test 11: TBA — 10:30 AM PT | 12:30 PM CT | 6:30 PM GMT+1
  • Team Test 11: TBA — 12:20 PM PT | 2:20 PM CT | 8:20 PM GMT+1
  • Individual Test 12: TBA — 1:25 PM PT | 3:25 PM CT | 9:25 PM GMT+1
  • Awards Ceremony: Individuals and Teams — 3:05 PM PT | 5:05 PM CT | 11:05 PM GMT+1

Want to see the schedule in your local time zone? Our schedule will automatically update to where you are on

Sunday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions for individuals and teams only.

Team Test 10: Bob’s A Drag

  • 4 rounds for time of:500-meter run
    Jerry carry
    Log traverse
    42-foot synchro Bob pull (66-foot pull on the final round)
    Time cap: 25 minutes

Individual Test 10: Muscle-up Logs

  • Five rounds:7 Muscle-ups
    1 sandbag over 3 logs

Individual Test 11: TBA

Team Test 11: TBA

Individual Test 12: TBA


Hanging out in Madison for the CrossFit Games? Here are Morning Chalk Up’s guides to getting the most out of your week.


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: 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

  1. Roman Khrennikov – 716 | Emma Lawson – 729 | CrossFit Invictus – 831
  2. Jeffrey Adler – 703 | Laura Horvath – 681 | CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue – 787
  3. Chandler Smith – 628 | Arielle Loewen – 668 | CrossFit East Nashville PRVN – 770
  4. Patrick Vellner – 612 | Alexis Raptis – 626 | CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy 247 – 667
  5. Brent Fikowski – 606 | Gabriela Migała – 593 | No Shortcuts CrossFit – 658
  6. Jay Crouch – 588 | Alex Gazan – 576 | CrossFit Walleye Athlete – 656
  7. Bayley Martin – 559 | Annie Thorisdottir – 531 | CrossFit OBA – 611
  8. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson – 545 | Emma Cary – 521 | CrossFit Mayhem Independence – 606
  9. Lazar Đukić – 531 | Emma Tall – 518 | CrossFit Prestanda – 547
  10. Jelle Hoste – 530 | Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir – 516 | CrossFit Omnia – 546

Full leaderboard

9/29 - 10/1: MACC FEST (Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Festival) (West Friendship, MD)
9/29 - 9/30: Iron Anchor Throwdown (Batavia, OH)
9/29 - 10/1: 2023 Masters Fitness Championship (Fort Wayne, IN)
9/30 - 10/1: Sango Games 2023 (Clarksville, TN)
9/30: 15th Anniversary and Birthday Brawl (York, PA)
9/30: Barbell Brawl VIII (Kennett Square, PA)
9/30: No Weak Links: Cuff Links (Marcy, NY)
9/30 - 10/1: Southie Showdown (Boston, MA)
10/6 - 10/8: Marbella Championship (Marbella, Spain)
10/7: Babes with Barbells (Huntington, WV)
10/7: KJ Classic (Longmont, CO)
10/7: Pitness At The Mill (Canton, GA)
10/7: 2023 KJ Classic (Longmont, CO)
10/7: FitoberFest (Prairie Village, KS)
10/7: Battle of Branded One at Redstone CrossFit (Littleton, CO)
10/13 - 10/15: Midwest Championship (Rochester, MN)
10/13 - 10/15: Midwest Championship (Rochester, MN)
10/13 - 10/15: Crash Crucible (Spartanburg, SC)
10/14: T-Town Throwdown (Toledo, OH)
10/14: Triple Threat Terror 2023 (Forney, TX)
10/14: Oscar Mike Challenge (Lakeville, MN)
10/14: Babes and Barbells (Asbury Park, NJ)
10/14: Scream & Clean III (Danbury, CT)
10/14: Girls Gone Rx Canada: Belleville (Bellevile, Canada)
10/14: Best Babes West Fargo (West Fargo, ND)
10/14: Best Babes Columbus GA (Columbus, GA)
10/14: Best Babes Illinois (Byron, IL)
10/14: 8th Annual Kilo CrushFest Competition (Hampton, VA)
10/14 - 10/15: 059 Classic (Modena, Italy)
10/14: Strength and Speed (Feasterville, PA)
10/14 - 10/15: The Vanguard (Lakeland, FL)
10/14: Girls Gone Rx Mesa (Mesa, AZ)
10/14: Girls Gone Rx DC (Alexandria, VA)
10/14: Girls Gone Rx Sedalia (Sedalia, MO)
10/14: Best Babes Massachusetts (Beverly, MA)
10/15: Kares CrossFit October Showdown (Georgetown, Guyana)
10/20 - 10/21: AAYMCA CrossFit Throwdown (Anderson, SC)
10/20 - 10/21: AAYMCA CrossFit Throwdown (Anderson, SC)
10/21: Festivus Games – Pairs (Savannah, GA)
10/21: Barbells For Bullies: Portland (Hillsboro, OR)
10/21: 401 Fall Throwdown (Smithfield, RI)
10/27 - 10/29: Oslo Throwdown (Oslo, Norway)
10/27 - 10/28: Star City Fittest (Roanoke, VA)
10/28 - 10/29: The Ghostly Games (Fayetteville, GA)
10/28: Wodtoberfest (Owosso, MI)
10/29 - 11/19: CHLKDUP BOX LEAGUE – NASH (Nashville, TN)
10/29 - 11/19: CHLKDUP BOX LEAGUE – BHAM (Birmingham, AL)
11/3 - 11/4: Florida Grid League Championship (Orlando, FL)
11/4 - 11/5: Costa Barcelona Fitness Challenge (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain)
11/4 - 11/5: Hold Fast Competition Individual (Gerenzano, Italy)
11/4: Sunshine SmackDown (Bedford Hills, NY)
11/4: Witch City Throwdown (Salem, MA)
11/4: Barbell Babes Lorton (Lorton, VA)
11/11: Freakin’ Gauntlet (Pembroke Pines, FL)
11/11: The Meadowlands Classic (Carlstadt, NJ)
11/11: Barbell Massacre 8 (Dahlonega, GA)
11/11: War of the Masters (Elkton, MD)
11/11: War of the Masters (Elkton, MD)
11/18: Best Babes Dallas (Dallas, TX)
11/18: Best Babes Philly (Philadelphia, PA)
11/18: Best Babes Iowa (Mason City, IA)
11/18: Girls Gone Rx Salt Lake City (West Haven, UT)
11/18: Teams Of The Midway: 2 Person Teams (Cary, IL)
11/18: Friendsgiving (Ambler, PA)
11/18: Turkey Bash (Chatham, IL)

See all upcoming events

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