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 2 Lay of the Land
The second day of the 16th annual NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, WI is over. Over the next three days, there will be nine individual events, seven team events, and five age group and adaptive events to crown the fittest athletes on earth.
Today, the individuals only tackled one event (the weather delayed “Shuttle to Overhead”).
How Event 2 was scored: Unlike a traditional CrossFit event that awards 100 points for the highest performance, event 2 is awarding 100 points for the fastest accumulated run time as well as for most jerks.
This isn’t the first time the CrossFit Games has scored different portions of an event. Two big examples are the 2013 half marathon row which scored the first 2K portion as well as the entire row, and Pendleton 1 in 2012 where the checkpoint 150m into the run was scored as well as the entire event.
Given how Event 2 is structured — three AMRAP intervals with running and max rep jerks — it’s a little unorthodox. Athletes won’t really know their cumulative run time compared to other athletes in their heat or across the field so it’s hard to know where to make-up time. Whereas, in a straight run, it’s pretty obvious, just beat the athlete out front and the 100 points is yours.
One big number: 2,187 – That’s the number of days since Ricky Garard had set foot on the CrossFit Games floor back in 2017, up until this year.
Today’s top stories: A few stories to help kick off the games.
Check out our full recap of day twofor the individuals as they made up one event due to a weather delay on what was supposed to be a rest day
Justin Bergh addressed the judging issues at Thursday’s press conference, stating he thinks him and his team are in a good place moving forward
Mal O’Brien held strongin day two as five-time returning champion Tia-Clair Toomey made up ground after a tough first day
Patrick Vellner had a very tough second day as it looks like Ricky Garard is still the man to beat in Madison heading into the third day of competition
Our very own Preslie Hirsch was on the ground today in Madison and she spoke to some fans about how they killed time before the events kicked off, and as usual, lots of working out was involved
Is this a comeback story for the ages?Garard spoke about his return to Madison in today’s press conference and we have all the quotes for you from the Australian
One last thing: It only took one event on day two for Tia-Clair Toomey to climb the leaderboard. She took 19th on the run portion of the event, but first in the lifting portion (unofficially). Heading into Day 3 she’s in third behind teens Mal O’Brien and Emma Lawson as of CrossFit’s leaderboard before press deadline.
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The first event kicks off at 9:00 AM CT for individuals, with teams following at 11:00 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.
Samuel Kwant – 292 | Thuridur Erla Helgadottir – 304 | CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy – 242
Rj Mestre – 290 | Lucy McGonigle – 240
Yousef Diab – 250 | Rylee Beebe – 230
Tal Simson – 250 | Caroline Sabatini – 210
Johan Roberts – 230 | Olivia Kerstetter – 260
Caleb McClure – 220 | Sophia Shaft – 210
Ty Jenkins – 210 | Trista Smith – 210
Rogelio Gamboa – 220 | Aneta Tucker – 250
Nick Roberts – 210 | Chyna Cho – 220
Josh Marunde – 200 | Christelle El Debs – 220
Rudolph Berger – 250 | Jenn Ryan – 260
Alexandre Jolivet – 230 | Kelly Friel – 250
Michael Laverriere – 220 | Rebecca Voigt Miller – 240
Mike Kern – 270 | Merituuli Kallio – 210
Vlad Liashkevich – 270 | Marina Novelli – 200
Jason Grubb – 260 | Ali Crawford – 190
Eirik Solen – 270 | Cheryl Brost – 250
Richard Stevenson – 230 | Kim Purdy – 230
Sean Patrick – 220 | Nathalie Connors – 230
Mike Egan – 260 | Joanne McCullough – 260
Leonardo Wernersbach Lima – 250 | Leigh Coates – 250
Antonio Boldrini – 210 | Alexia Fineman – 190
Shannon Aiken – 250 | Mary Beth Prodromides – 260
Christian Galy – 240 | Patricia McGill – 190
Tom Fameree – 230 | Shelly Chapple – 180
Cal Cherrington – 260 | Pia Gund – 280
Ken Ogden – 210 | Marcia Yager – 240
John Mariotti – 190 | Patti Walkover – 190
Casey Acree – 300 | Camille Vigneault – 250
Josue Maldonado – 225 | Christina Mazzullo – 230
Samuel Pera – 125 | Anne-Laure Coutenceau – 170
Charles Pienaar – 190 | Valerie Cohen – 300
Elliot Young – 190 | Amy Bream – 185
Rogan Dean – 185 | Natalie Rovirosa – 165
Brett Horchar – 275 | Morgan Johnson – 275
Jeremie PERERA – 185 | Alyssa Kobela – 230
Kevin Maijer – 150 | Lauren Taylor – 145
BY THE NUMBERS
Day 2 By the Numbers
0 – Event wins that Justin Medeiros, who won the 2021 CrossFit Games, has so far this year heading into the third day of competition.
2 – number of 1st place finishes, through two days of Team events, by CrossFit Navy Blue with a win Wednesday in ‘Biker Bob’ and a win Thursday in ‘Run’ with a time of 18:23.72. CrossFit Navy Blue starts Day 3 in Red and White jerseys.
5 – place CrossFit Reykjavik enters into Friday after moving from 17th on Day 1 with a 4th in ‘Strong’ & 3rd in ‘Fast’.
13 – lowest placement of the Games through Day 2 by CrossFit Mayhem Freedom in the ‘Run’ event with a time of 19:09.53.
1,325 – Top lift total for CrossFit Milford in the Event ‘Strong’ that was moved to Thursday. Emma Ferreira: 215 Jerk, Christine Middleton: 315 Front Squat, Devin O’Neil: 385 Jerk, Tony Facchini: 410 Front Squat.
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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch
Friday’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 5: The Capitol — 7:00 AM PT | 9:00 AM CT | 3:00 PM GMT+1
Age Groups and Adaptive — 7:00 AM PT | 9:00 AM CT | 3:00 PM GMT+1
Team Event 5: TBA — 9:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM CT | 5:00 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.
Friday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions for individuals and teams only.
Individual Event 5 – The Capitol
20 Pig flips
200-m Jerry bag carry
200-m Husafell carry
No time cap
Women: 350-lb Pig, (2) 70-lb Jerry bags, 150-lb Husafell
Men: 510-lb Pig, (2) 100-lb Jerry bags, 200-lb Husafell
Team Event 5 – TBA
Individual Event 6 – TBA
Team Event 6 – TBA
Individual Event 7 – TBA
Hanging out in 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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