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Ricky Repeats and Cary Comes From Behind To Take 2024 TYR WZA Elite Indy Division 

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January 13   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The Indy Elite competition wrapped up under the Miami lights last night. The Elite Teams of Three are 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.


Friday was (luckily) a complete 360 from Thursday’s weather conditions at the 2024 TYR Wodapalooza competition. Community athletes took the stage for the first time on Friday, and elite individuals closed out their competition. Elite teams start today, along with community members, including individuals, teams, adaptive, masters, and gauntlet athletes.

Emma Cary wins TYR Wodapalooza for the first time after a very solid two days in the Elite Indy division. She recently joined Mayhem as an athlete, and this was her first competition since joining the camp. The final day for the elite individuals was full of other exciting finishes as well. Australian-born elite athlete Grace Walton showed her dominance in the water during Wipe Out, finishing in first place, well ahead of the rest of the field. Danielle Brandon, unsurprisingly, pulled ahead and won the final workout of the elite individual competition with her speedy handstand walking during El Circo.

Ricky Garard returned to the competition floor to win TYR Wodapalooza for the second time in a row. After missing the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games due to an injury, Garard has been on an off-season competition tear. Brent Fikowski and Samuel Kwant finished in second and third place, respectively. Twenty-one-year-old Jack Farlow was right outside the podium and had an impressive weekend overall.

One big number: 6 – Despite winning by only 6 points over Gabi Migala, Emma Cary placed higher than the Polish athlete in every event except the first.

For the statisticians: 

How to stay in the know: 

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

One last thing: Elite teams take the field on Saturday and some of those athletes just finished two days of workouts as elite individuals. It’ll be interesting to see how that affects them. Last year, athletes who competed in both complained of immense fatigue at the end of the weekend.


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The first event of Day 3 for the Elite Teams kicks off at 8:00 AM ET. Each day, we will have the top scores detailed below. This leaderboard will be updated throughout the competition.

At the end of the two days of competition, Garard and Cary came out on top:

  1. Ricky Garard – 440 | Emma Cary – 458
  2. Brent Fikowski – 420.5 | Gabriela Migała – 452
  3. Samuel Kwant – 413 | Danielle Brandon – 435.5
  4. Patrick Vellner – 384.5 | Arielle Loewen – 396.5
  5. Jack Farlow – 372.5 | Rebecka Vitesson – 362
  6. Samuel Cournoyer – 371 | Andra Moistus – 328
  7. James Sprague – 366.5 | Sydney Wells – 324.5
  8. Roman Khrennikov – 338 | Elizabeth Wishart – 312.5
  9. Guilherme Malheiros – 333 | Rebecca Fuselier – 303.5
  10. Spencer Panchik – 316 | Emily Rolfe – 303.5

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Saturday’s schedule of events: Below is the schedule for the TYR Wodapalooza, Day 3. 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 Team Event 1: Bike Race (Off-Site) — 5:00 AM PT | 8:00 AM ET | 1:00 PM GMT
  • Elite Team Event 2: Worms Can’t Swim (Bayside)  — 12:46 PM PT | 3:46 PM ET | 8:46 PM GMT
  • Elite Team Event 3: Uno. Dos. Tres. (Flagler) — 3:37 PM PT | 6:37 PM ET | 11:37 PM GMT

Saturday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions below. 

Elite Team Event 1: Bike Race

  • For time:
    50/40 Cal Echo Bike
    5k Trail Run

Elite Team Event 2: Worms Can’t Swim 

  • For Time:

    30 Worm C&J
    Athlete 1: Swim
    Athlete 2&3: 50 Synchro Burpees over the worm

    20 Worm C&J
    Athlete 2: Swim
    Athlete 1&3: 50 Synchro Burpees over the worm

    10 Worm C&J
    Athlete 3: Swim
    Athlete 1&2: 50 Synchro Burpees over the worm

    5 Worm C&J

Elite Team Event 3: Uno. Dos. Tres. 

  • For time:

    20 Wall Walks
    40 Strict HSPU
    60 HSPU
    *1 holds HS, 1 works, 1 rests

    240 Synchro Double Unders
    *2 work, 1 rests

    60 Deadlifts
    40 Hang Cleans
    20 Front Squats
    *All 3 synchro

    M: 135, 155, 165 pounds
    F: 95, 105, 115 pounds


By the Numbers

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

  • 1.5 – After Event 1, Emma Cary had an average event finish of 1.5.
  • 2 – After the first event, Emma Cary finished all events in 2nd or better.
  • 3 – After the first event, Sam Kwant had an average finish of just over 3rd place.
  • 5 – Only two of the top 5 men from Event 1 were still in the top 5 at the end of the competition (Fikowski, Farlow).

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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:  Elizabeth Cox Photography,


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