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Migala and Garard Lead After Rainy Day 1 at 2024 TYR Wodapalooza -RX

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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up premium subscriber edition. The Indy Elite competition wraps up under the Miami lights tonight, while the Elite Teams of Three get ready to take the competition floor for the first time at the 2024 TYR Wodapalooza. We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know.


A rainy Thursday started off under cloudy skies with a cool breeze rolling across the bay. But, the action on the competition floor was hot and heavy and the first day of the 2024 TYR Wodapalooza competition in Miami, FL, is officially in the books. The four-day fitness festival enters day two with community members starting off their competition weekend as the elite individuals finish off theirs with two final events.

As expected, Gui Malheiros took Event 1: Double or Nothin’ with an impressive 310-pound complex of 1 snatch + 1 hang snatch for max load. His lift was 15 pounds heavier than the second-place (tied) finishers, Brent Fikowski and Jack Rozema. At the end of day one, Ricky Garard sits on top of the leaderboard with Games veteran Patrick Vellner in second and young gun Jack Farlow in third.

On the women’s side, Julia Hannaford pulled ahead of Dani Speegle to take Event 1 on Thursday with five overhead squats. Separately, Gabriela Migala had a great day, finishing day one on top of the leaderboard. Danielle Brandon and Emma Cary ended the day in second and third place, respectively.

One big number: 1 — Only one woman, Gabi Migala, finished all four scored events on day one in the top 10. (She finished 4th, 4th, 3rd, and 7th on the day.)

For the statisticians:

How to stay in the know:

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  • As an all-outdoor event, the weather is almost always a factor at TYR WZA, and so far, that’s been true again this year. Day 1 events were adjusted to account for slippery surfaces as steady rain kept up all afternoon and into the evening.

  • With consistent finishes all day, Gabi Migala holds the day one lead at TYR WZA.

  • Reigning TYR WZA champ, Ricky Garard, closed the first day of competition in Miami at the top of the leaderboard.

  • How to watch the 2024 TYR WZA throughout the entire week.

  • Check out our guides on where to eat, grab a coffee, and workout in Miami this week.

  • ICYMI: Relive our favorite moments from Wodapalooza’s past.

  • ICYMI: Check out the latest episode of The Weekly Buzz for a TYR Wodapalooza preview and a bit about CrossFit HQ’s partnership with GORUCK.

One last thing: The weather has always been a factor in the TYR Wodapalooza competition, given its location and time of year. But it doesn’t make things any easier. The weather is looking better for the rest of the weekend. However, things could change and athletes and organizers (and fans) may need to pivot in short order.


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The first event of day 2 for the individuals kicks off at 3:33 PM ET. Each day, we will have the top athlete scores detailed below. This leaderboard will be updated throughout the competition.

At the end of Day 1:

  1. Ricky Garard – 252 | Gabriela Migała – 270
  2. Patrick Vellner – 247.5 | Emma Cary – 264
  3. Jack Farlow – 235.5 | Danielle Brandon – 259.5
  4. Samuel Kwant – 234 | Rebecka Vitesson – 237
  5. Brent Fikowski – 223.5 | Arielle Loewen – 220.5
  6. Cj Gerald – 217.5 | Abigail Domit – 194.5
  7. Colten Mertens – 211.5 | Rebecca Fuselier – 192.5
  8. Jack Rozema – 210.5 | Sydney Wells – 187.5
  9. Samuel Cournoyer – 201 | Jessica Androsik – 184
  10. Austin Hatfield – 197 | Andra Moistus – 176

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Friday’s schedule of events: Below is the schedule for the TYR Wodapalooza, Day 2. The events will be live-streamed on Loud and Live’s YouTube, and stay up-to-date on MorningChalkUp.comMorning Chalk Up’s Instagram, and Morning Chalk Up’s YouTube.

  • Elite Individual Event 4: Wipeout (Bayside) — 12:33 PM PT | 3:33 PM ET | 8:33 PM GMT
  • Elite Individual Event 5: Deja Vu (Flagler)  — 1:47 PM PT | 4:47 PM ET | 9:47 PM GMT

Friday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions below. 

Elite Individual Event 4: Wipeout

  • For time:
    50/40 Cal Echo Bike
    150 Beaded Double Unders
    500m Assault Run

Elite Individual Event 5: El Circo 

  • For time:
    Buy-in: 90-foot Mixed Grip KB Lunge

    Into, 3 Rounds of:

    3/2 Rope Climbs (1st rep seated)
    18 Toes to Bar
    90-foot HS Walk

    Buy-out: 90-foot Mixed Grip KB Lunge


By the Numbers

Here are some key numbers from the first day of the 2024 TYR Wodapalooza:

  • 2 – Number of elite women aged 18 or under in top five overall after Event 1: Double or Nothin’ (Kerstetter, Bjornsdottir)
  • 3 – Number of Brazilian men in the top 10 for Event 1
  • 4 – Gabi Migala had 4 straight top-10 finishes (and she was the only female to do so)
  • 12 – Years of Wodapalooza
  • 13 – Vellner, Garard, and Khrennikov all finished in 13th or worse on Event 1

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What to Do Around Miami

Hanging out in Miami for the 2024 TYR WZA?

Here are Morning Chalk Up’s guides to getting the most out of your weekend.


Photo Credit: Enrique V. (Instagram @evillmediasports)


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