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Teams GOWOD and RX Performance Top the Leaderboard after Day 1 at 2024 TYR WZA

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January 14   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. The Elite Teams kicked off their competition yesterday with three events. They have three more lined up for today before winners are crowned for both the men and the women, and we put a bow on the 2024 TYR Wodapalooza.


Saturday dawned at Bayfront Park with heat and humidity on tap for the day and the potential for rain to return in the afternoon.

The Elite Teams took on an off-site workout, “Bike Race,” to kick off competition before returning to the venue for “Worms Can’t Swim” at Bayside, finishing off the day at Flagler under the lights, for “Uno. Dos. Tres.”

Community members, including individuals, teams, adaptive, masters, and gauntlet athletes continued their competition into the weekend.

It’s a tight race at the top of the Women’s Elite Team leaderboard, with some surprise teams on top, including RX Performance in first (made up of Antonia Falt-Kottulinsky, Maria Langfors, and Camilla Salomonsson Hellman) and Lycan Gang (featuring Laura Sanchez, Maria Quintero, and Dayana Vicentelli) in second.

On the men’s side, the Two-time Fittest Man, Justin Medeiros’ Team GOWOD with Jay Crouch and Willy Georges holds a slight, four-point lead over Team PICSIL featuring Roman Khrennikov, Saxon Panchik, and Jorge Fernandez, all from CrossFit Mayhem.

One big number: 1 – One event placement means the difference between first and second on the Men’s Elite Team leaderboard. On Day 1, Team GOWOD took a first, second, and third, while Team PICSIL took a first, third, and third.

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: With one final day of competition, it’s anyone’s game at the top of the team leaderboards. Only 32 total points separate the top four teams on the women’s side, 44 separate the top four for the men. With three events on tap for Sunday and more rain in the forecast, anything can happen.


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The first event of the final for the Elite Teams and the 2024 TYR WZA kicks off at 10:43 AM ET with “The Sandbag Send.” Each day, we will have the top scores detailed below. This leaderboard will be updated throughout the competition.

At the end of Day 1 of the team competition:

  1. Team GOWOD – 288 | RX Performance – 272
  2. Team Picsil – 284 | Lycan Gang – 264
  3. Ombré Hombres – 272 | Stronger Than a 90s Trend – 244
  4. Team TYR – 244 | Team Scandinadian – 240
  5. The Strapping Young Lads – 224 | Team Bareen – 229
  6. Tres Leches – 216 | NGH – 216
  7. Conquer Athlete – 216 | Team Ice Barrel – 213
  8. PICSIL Traincult – 188 | Team Frog Grips – 204
  9. Canadians from the East – 187 | Kolesnikov Team – 204
  10. CrossFit Mayhem The Empire – 184 | Mile High Muscles – 196

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Sunday’s schedule of events: Below is the schedule for the TYR Wodapalooza, Day 4. 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 4: The Sandbag Send (Tina Hills) — 7:43 AM PT | 10:43 AM ET | 3:043 PM GMT
  • Elite Team Event 5: Waterfall by the Bay (Bayside)  — 11:12 PM PT | 2:12 PM ET | 7:12 PM GMT
  • Elite Team Event 6: Worm Fran (Flagler) — 3:01 PM PT | 6:01 PM ET | 11:01 PM GMT

Sunday’s Workouts: Workout descriptions below. 

Elite Team Event 4: The Sandbag Send

  • For time:

    Buy-in: 360-feet Sandbag Carry (120-feet each)

    Each athlete performs relay style 9-7-5:
    Sandbag Cleans
    Sandbag Squats
    (150/100 pounds)

    Buy-out: 360-feet Sandbag Carry (120-feet each)

Elite Team Event 5: Waterfall by the Bay

  • 3 Rounds Each, Waterfall Style:

    24/18 Cal Echo Bike
    8 KB Step-Overs
    12 Double KB Hang Snatches

Elite Team Event 6: Worm Fran 

  • For Time:

    21 Worm Thrusters
    Each athlete performs:
    8 PU – 7 C2B – 6 BMU

    15 Worm Thrusters
    Each athlete performs:
    6 PU – 5 C2B – 4 BMU

    9 Worm Thrusters
    Each athlete performs:
    4 PU – 3 C2B – 2 BMU

    6 Worm Thrusters
    Each athlete performs:
    3 PU – 2 C2B – 1 BMU

    *While 1 athlete is on the rig, the other 2 are holding the worm.

    Time Cap: 13 Minutes


By the Numbers

Here are some key numbers from the first day of the Elite Team competition at 2024 TYR Wodapalooza:

  • 1 – Only one second separated the top-five men’s teams in “Elite Team Event 1: Bike Race”
  • 2 – Panchik brothers (Scott and Spencer) took on “Elite Team Event 3: Uno. Dos. Tres.” without their third teammate, Nick Mathew who suffered a rolled ankle in “Bike Race.”
  • 4 – Only four men’s teams finished “Uno. Dos. Tres.” finished the event under the time cap in heat one, the most affected by the rain.
  • 10 – After the first event, there were 10 different countries represented in the top 10 in the Women’s Elite Team division.

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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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4/20: Barbells For Bullies: Community Workout Savannah (Savnnah, Georgia, US)
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4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Masiphumelele (Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa)
4/20: Festivus Games (Goderich, Canada)
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