Read the latest Morning Chalk Up articles on BarBend
Your Coffee is ready.

What is the Impact of Adrian Bozman Programming the CrossFit Games?

Morning Chalk Up

April 4   |   POWERED BY


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • Incorrect shuttle runs throw Quarterfinal leaderboard into question
  • Miami chef Giorgio Rapicavoli is doing CrossFit and loving it
  • Why CrossFit athletes need to be on top of rules and regulations
  • What is the impact of Adrian Bozman programming the CrossFit Games?
QUOTE OF THE DAY + Send us a Quote

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso

  Incorrect Shuttle Run Scores Throw Finalized Quarterfinals Leaderboard into Disarray  

Incorrect Shuttle Run Scores Throw Finalized Quarterfinals Leaderboard into Disarray

The CrossFit community and a number of athletes have raised concerns about the shuttle run scoring in workout 3 of the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Quarterfinals. The subsequent impact on the leaderboard for Semifinals placements–which CrossFit confirmed is finalized–has also become a point of contention given the potentially high number of incorrect scores.

An athlete who completed workout 3, and spoke to the Morning Chalk Up on condition of anonymity said they completed the shuttle run portion of the workout incorrectly, however, their score remains valid and they sit in a top 20 spot on the first page of the leaderboard in North America for workout 3.

Remind me: Workout 3 was for time:

  • 8-16-24-32-24-16-8 Wall Ball Shots
  • 4-8-12-16-12-8-4 Shuttle Runs
  • 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 Rope Climbs

The shuttle run is a 50 foot (15.24 meters) shuttle run and the official scorecard reads: “One repetition of the shuttle run = down the length of the competition floor and back.”

The athlete shared a text exchange between themselves and their accredited judge after completing the workout:

  • “I did that workout wrong, you need to invalidate my score,” they communicated to their judge after completing workout 3.
  • “Literally nowhere for me to invalidate it,” the judge replied, noting it was after the time of submission deadline, but before CrossFit finalized the leaderboard, and the judge was unable to invalidate the score via CrossFit.
  • “Well, they will watch it and be like [bleep] this dude. Obviously, I wouldn’t do this on purpose.”

On April 1 (the day the leaderboard was finalized) Morning Chalk Up reached out to long-time head judge and now CrossFit Games Competition director Adrian Bozman. Morning Chalk Up then presented a rundown of the approximate potential impact on the leaderboard (below) due to people incorrectly completing the shuttle run, which included:

  • Among the top 150 men in North America at least 25% of the scores appear inaccurate.
  • Among the top 150 women in North America at least 22% of the scores appear inaccurate.
  • Among the top 100 men in Europe at least 46% of the scores appear inaccurate.
  • Among the top 100 women in Europe at least 28% of the scores appear inaccurate.
Continue Reading...
SPONSORED Beam_1579283615
A Delicious Way to Catch Some More Zzz’s

A Delicious Way to Catch Some More Zzz’s

If you’re looking to get better, deeper sleep, meet Dream Powder from Beam.

Dream Powder is packed with zzz-promoting ingredients, like nano CBD, reishi, magnesium, l-theanine, and melatonin. Swirls of cinnamon mix with creamy milk chocolate for the guilt-free hot cocoa of your dreams – it has only 5 calories and no added sugar.

Just put one scoop into a mug of warm milk or hot water and blend using your Beam frother for a cozy finish. Sip 20-30 minutes before bedtime to enjoy your deepest night’s sleep.

After taking Dream Powder:

  • 98% of people feel an improvement in quality of sleep.
  • 91% of people notice increased productivity the following day.

MCU Exclusive: Try 10 Nights of Dream for Only $35.


CrossFit Quarterfinals 2022

Here are the official top five men and women on each continent as of Sunday at 12pm PT. See the full leaderboard here:

  • North America
    1)  Justin Medeiros (91) | Mallory O’Brien (71)
    2) Chandler Smith (116) | Alexis Raptis (77)
    3) Jeffrey Adler (1119) | Danielle Brandon (87)
    4) Noah Ohlsen (151) | Amanda Barnhart (91)
    5) Scott Panchik (178) | Brooke Wells (120)
  • Oceania
    1) Ricky Garard (31) | Tia-Clair Toomey (7)
    2) Jay Crouch (32) | Kara Saunders (14)
    3) Bayley Martin (46) | Ellie Turner (26)
    4) Bayden Brown (51) | Bailey Rogers (51)
    5) Ben Fowler (77) | Madeline Sturt (55)
  • South America
    1) Guilherme Malheiros (15) | Luiza Marquez (27)
    2) Agustin Richelme (33) | Julia Kato (31)
    3) Nicolas Bidarte (37) | Melina Rodriguez (37)
    4) Kaique Cerveny (67) | Valentina Rangel (39)
    5) Anderon Primo (87) | Victoria Campos (47)
  • Europe
    1) Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson (98) | Gabriela Migala (46)
    2) Willy Georges (117) | Emma McQuaid (71)
    3) Lazar Dukic (126) | Sara Sigmundsdottir  (73)
    4) Jonne Koski (152) | Jacqueline Dahlstrom (75)
    5) Moritz Fiebig (217) | Lucy Campbell (79)
  • Asia
    1) Roman Khrennikov (18) | Seungyeon Choy (16)
    2) Aleksandar Ilin (29) | Shahad Budebs (26)
    3) Hamzeh Tarefi (36) | Seher Kaya (27)
    4) Denis Samsonov (42) | Svetlana Veselova (32)
    5) Anthony Haynes (81) | Dawon Jung (34)
  • Africa
    1) Jason Smith (30) | Michelle Merand (28)
    2) Ruan Duvenage (36) | Michelle Basnett (42)
    3) Kealan Henry (39) | Lee Keyrouz (45)
    4) Richard Wollboldt (43) | Gemma Rader (51)
    5) Darren Zurnamer (67) | Dina Swift (57)

Ben Smith and CrossFit Krypton are raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anikha Greer spoke to Lauren Kalil, the host of The Bottom Line, about the scoring issue that has cost her the 2022 CrossFit Games season.

  • “I was like, ‘Where is my score? What is going on?'”

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, consuming one avocado weekly may help prevent a heart attack. More avocado toast please. 🥑 🍞

  Miami Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli Gets Cooking with CrossFit  

Miami Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli Gets Cooking with CrossFit

Last August, Miami chef Giorgio Rapicavoli knew he needed a change. He’d been keeping in relatively good shape, hitting the gym, playing roller hockey with his buddies and completing a few triathlons. But he was finding it hard to incorporate daily workouts into his schedule, which has his day start late and end late in the kitchen with access to all kinds of food.

He’d slowly packed on 40 pounds, and soon found that keeping in shape was getting away from him. Rapicavoli knew Daniel Lopez-Calleja, who runs CrossFit Soul in Miami, and was always egging him on to come in and try out a CrossFit class.

  • “He’d always tell me and I always made excuses,” said Rapicavoli, 36, who most famously won the television cooking show Chopped at 26 and made Forbes’ 30 Under 30. “And then finally I put my son Luca in school last August and went.”

Rapicavoli said his competitive personality was a perfect fit, hitting late morning classes before he headed off to the restaurant.

  • “I said I’m gonna do this, I’m gonna commit to this and I’m going to diet and lose weight, I just didn’t think I would love CrossFit the way I ended up. I had no idea, and I had the same mentality that so many people had that CrossFit is just what you see at the Games on TV, you know, ‘How am I ever going to do that?’ And I think that’s what happens when many people see CrossFit, they don’t see the scalability and how you can level up and grow.”

Rapicavoli recently opened Luca Osteria, an Italian restaurant named after his son, and is in the process of moving his first restaurant, Eating House, a Cuban-styled restaurant, into a new location close to Luca. He said CrossFit has slid perfectly into his busy life, and gives him a daily hit of exercise in a style suited for him.

  • “I am very competitive, and a lot of what has brought my career to me was winning Chopped on the Food Network, so I’ve always loved competition. And finding CrossFit, I mean there is camaraderie and a little competition amongst the group, but you are competing against yourself, with trackable data, which I love. I can see what I did, I can see my growth.”

One of Miami’s most beloved chefs was soon finding CrossFit presented small challenges he could attack every day before heading to the restaurant. He noted doing his first wall walk, his first rope climb and stringing together four double unders as wins he’s taken to the bank already.

  • “First the gym disrupts your life, then you are going to get to a point where no gym disrupts your life. And it has become such a cool mentality to think like that and I think also the box setting is so different than the traditional gym where there is no intimidation. How do you not want to start your day with not only a challenge, but motivation and everybody there has the same goal, to be better, to do better and take care of themselves.”

He’s also eating keto, which he said is odd given he runs an Italian restaurant, but his mood and energy levels rising as a result have kept him on the straight and narrow even with plates of pasta flying through his face on a daily basis.

Of course, after Noah Ohlsen–a regular at Eating House and Luca–won the Wodapalooza team competition, Rapicavoli invited him in for a celebratory dinner. He said Ohlsen is one of the nicest guys he’s ever met, and gave him some sage advice moving forward in the sport.

  • “Right now it’s such a fun stage in CrossFit,” Rapicavoli said Ohlsen said to him. “Everything is a new PR, but the goal is to still have that fun and excitement when you plateau.”

Ohlsen’s partner Joann Leigh also had some great advice for him, a saying Rapicavoli said he has been unable to shake.

    • “Joann said CrossFit is P.E. for adults, it’s the same kind of thrills. When do you have a chance to do so many random things a day and have fun with it?”
  Opinion: Score Submission Word To The Wise, Cross Your T's and Dot Your I's  


Opinion: Score Submission Word To The Wise, Cross Your T's and Dot Your I's

There has been significant chatter online regarding issues on the athlete’s end with score submissions and getting their performances turned in before the deadline. There is a simple solution to all of this, and it starts and stops with personal accountability. I’ll expand on this momentarily but first a word to the wise.

Athletes, turn your scores in on time. Triple check, screenshot, and do not consider the job finished until you do. If there is an issue with submitting it, and you do your due diligence to not wait until the 11th hour, then believe it or not the Games support staff is there to help you.

  • At the risk of sounding callous, if you do not meet the agreed upon standard for score submission, something that no one seemed to have an issue with beforehand, then you must take accountability for your actions in what you had control over as an athlete, and accept the consequence thereafter.
  • Responsibility in the sport has always been three-fold for me. First it is the organization’s role to provide the rules and regulations clearly. Second, it is the participating parties (athletes) responsibility to adhere to those rules. Lastly, it is the organization’s responsibility to regulate accordingly when those rules are not met. In the instance of score submission deadlines only one piece of this equation did not hold up their end of the bargain.
Continue Reading...
  Opinion: Score Submission Word To The Wise, Cross Your T's and Dot Your I's  

VIDEO: Impact of Adrian Bozman As the New Programmer of The CrossFit Games

Watch Now...


Upgrade Your Push Ups

Push-ups are one of the ultimate pushing exercises you can do, but doing them all the time gets tedious fast. Upgrade your push-ups today by adding this core activating, shoulder stabilizing, and balance challenging variation next time you do them.




The Top Adjustable Weighted Vest by Hyperwear

Got a weighted vest WOD coming up? Running, pull ups, push ups, and squats, the Hyper Vest ELITE is sized, adjustable, and simply the best fit for all of your training needs. Shop now for 20% off the Hyper Vest ELITE in Hyperwear's sitewide sale. No code needed.



How Your Diet Affects Your Sleep

We know that Mountain Dew and Cheetos are probably not the best for healthy sleep, but what should we eat? And what else should we be avoiding? Check out the cheat sheet on what you should be eating and drinking to promote awesome sleep.



Yo' Free Beef

The search for high-quality meat ends here. Amazing taste. Humanely raised. Delivered to your door. And as a Morning Chalk Up reader, sign up today and you'll get two pounds of free 100% grass-fed, grass-finished ground beef in every order for the life of your membership.



How To Eyeball Your Macros Like a Pro

Tired of weighing how many baby carrots you're going to have for snack #3.5 of the day? Yeah, it's not for everyone. Save yourself time (oh so much time) with these tips on how to eyeball your macros.


Celebrating a PR, hosting a fundraiser, this, that, or otherwise. Send us a tip.

  • 🎂 Happy birthday, Adee CazayouxRebecka Vitesson, and Sam Kitching.
  • Games teen athlete, Kaiden Hogan, hit (another) new squat clean PR at 236 pounds/107kg.
  • Sara Sigmundsdóttir hits this heavy clean with a very healthy looking ACL.
  • Kristóf Horváth puts up a lifetime clean PR of 374.5 pounds/170kg.
  • Matt Dlugos rowed 30 calories in :40 during Quarterfinal Workout 5; he then went on to finish the entire workout in 2:19, the best time in the world.
  • Austin Cahoy of Valor Strength and Fitness finished Quarterfinal Workout 4 in first place worldwide with an Other Total score of 1136 pounds/515kg.
  • 🥲 Congratulations to Veronica from CrossFit Invictus in San Diego, CA on getting her first ring muscle-up.
4/6 - 4/7: Landifornian Battle (Seignosse, France)
4/6: Two Peas in a Pod: Mixed Gender Partner Comp (Burlington, MA)
4/6 - 4/7: SeaDog Summer Showdown (Jupiter, Florida)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Minnesota (Austin, Minnesota)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Kentucky (Richmond, Kentucky)
4/6: Girls Gone Rx Ohio (Lancaster, Ohio)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, Alabama)
4/6: Best Babes 608 (Janesville, Wisconsin)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beufort, South Carolina)
4/6: Best Babes Tampa (Tampa, Florida)
4/6: Best Babes Wyoming (Cheyene, Wyoming)
4/6: War Off I-4 (Deland, FL)
4/6 - 4/7: No Pain No Game (Legnano, Italy)
4/6 - 4/7: Shack Team Edition (Rome, Italy)
4/6: Best Babes South Carolina (Beaufort, SC)
4/6: Best Babes Decatur (Decatur, AL)
4/6: Best Babes Houston (Houston, Texas)
4/13: Queens of Oly East Tennessee (Bulls Gap, TN)
4/13: Queens of Oly Rockledge (Rockledge, FL)
4/13: Fittest on Main (Boaz, AL)
4/19 - 4/21: Crash Crescendo (Spartanburg, SC)
4/20: Barbells For Bullies: Community Workout Savannah (Savnnah, Georgia, US)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Masiphumelele (Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa)
4/20: Festivus Games (Goderich, Canada)
4/20: Festivus Games (Clermont, FL)
4/20: Festivus Games @ The Gym – CrossFit Kilo (Cedar Falls, IA)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CBM Sirens (Caledonia, MS)
4/20: Festivus Games @ Coyote Valley (San Jose, CA)
4/20: The Fittest 4 (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
4/20: Embrace the Challenge (Mentor, Ohio)
4/20: Festivus Games @ CrossFit Pagosa (Pagosa Springs, CO)
4/20: First EVER Adaptive Festivus Games Competition (Waterford, United States)
4/20: Festivus Games (WAUKESHA, WI)
4/20 - 4/21: BGR Contest Spring Edition (Bergerac, France)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada)
4/20 - 4/21: Okanagan Valley Throwdown (Penticton, British Columbia)
4/25 - 5/12: Raised by Grace (Virtual, )
4/26 - 4/28: Crash Crescendo (Spartanburg, SC)
4/27: Cap Crown Throwdown (Gladstone, Australia)
4/28: 249 Spring Throwdown (Sittingbourne, Kent, England)
5/4: Masters Equalizer Co-Ed Team of 4 Comp (Oceanport, United States)
5/4: The Battle on Bedford (Lynchburg, VA)
5/4: CHLKDUP Classic (Nashville, TN)
5/4 - 5/5: Pavia Spring Challenge ’24 (Pavia, Italy)
5/4 - 5/5: Italian Bulls Games (Lido di Ostia, Italy)
5/4: Team Challenge Texas (San Antonio, Texas)
5/4: The Strong and Courageous (Cullman, Alabama)
5/11 - 5/12: Finest City Weightlifting Open – Presented by The Strength Tank (San Diego, CA)
5/11: True Fitness Trials (Cherry Hill, NJ)
5/11: Queens of Oly Hawaii (Wailuku, Hawaii)
5/11: Queens of Oly Hudson (Hudson, NY)
5/11: Queens of Oly Philadelphia (West Chester, Philadelphia)
5/18: Girls Gone RX Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)
5/18: Thrive Throwdown (Lynchburg, VA)
5/18: Imperial CrossFit’s Spring Fit Fest (Kent, WA)
5/18 - 5/19: The Rainhill Spring Trials (Manchester, UK)
5/18: Luminate the Day (Nonprofit comp for Windy Willow Foundation) (Grand Rapids, MI)
5/18: Girls Gone Rx Chicago (Alsip, Illinois)
5/18: Girls Gone Rx Wilmington (Wilmington, North Carolina)
5/18: Girls Gone Rx San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
5/18: Code 3 Clash (Eagle, ID)
5/27 - 6/9: Turun Tuomiopäivä 2024 Qualifiers (Turku, Finland)
5/31 - 6/2: The Atlantic Coast Classic (Daytona Beach, Florida)
6/1: NOVA Throwdown 2024 (Sterling, VA)

See all upcoming events

Your Coffee is ready.