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What’s in Store for Games Day 3

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“In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.” — Rich Froning


Day 3 Preview

Tabs you’ll want to keep open on your browser Saturday.

A few highlights from last night:

  • Noah Ohlsen won his first ever CrossFit Games event. The milestone finally comes in his sixth CrossFit Games appearance and we caught his reaction on film. He edged out Mathew Fraser by two reps in event 5 “Mary.”
  • Fraser with subtle dig at the post event presser…”That was about as in [Ohlsen’s] wheelhouse as it could be.”
  • Kari Pearce completed 695 reps in event 5’s AMRAP, that breaks down to 1 rep every 1.72 seconds.
  • Sigmundsdottir’s still alive. She just squeaked in under the top 20 cut line. “Time to turn on the BEASTMODE” she posted to Instagram.

Current Standings

1. Noah Ohlsen (409) | Tia-Clair Toomey (431) | Mayhem Freedom (465)
2. Mathew Fraser (404) | Kari Pearce (419) | CrossFit Krypton (374)
3. Jacob Heppner (364) | Kristin Holte (416) | Invictus (339)
4. Scott Panchik (355) | Jamie Greene (391) | OC3 Black (318)
5. Adrian Mundwiler (332) | Anna Fragkou (355) | Central Beasts (311)
6. James Newbury (328) | Amanda Barnhart (346) | Invictus X (290)
7. Will Moorad (325) | Brooke Wells (346) | Don’t Stop (255)
8. BK Gudmundsson (323) | Bethany Shadburne (344) | PRO 1 (234)
9. Matt Mcleod (316) | Haley Adams (336) | CrossFit Alioth (227)
10. Patrick Vellner (312) | Annie Thorisdottir (330) | Team JST Compete (220)

How tomorrow might play out:

  • The cut to 10 athletes is coming after the first event on Saturday.
  • There appear to be three events scheduled: two outside and one inside the coliseum. That would put us on track for 11 or 12 total events, the lowest there’s been since 2013.
  • But get this: the final time slot of the day is 1 hour, 15 minutes for each division. This makes it seem more likely that we’re going to see a multi-part scored event opportunity.

Do the math: The point-per-placement spread widens to five.

  • First place still gets 100 points but drops by five points every placement down.
  • Right now, there are only 71 points separating 10th and 20th on the female side, and 66 points on the men. The 5-point delta will help athletes make up some ground if they’re able to convert an event win; it’s also going to create a much larger separation at the bottom.

Event 6

For time:
Sprint through the course
Athletes will race in heats of 5 for a 3-round bracketed tournament.
The first round will have 4 heats, the second round will have 2 heats, and five athletes will advance to the final round.
Places 1-5 will be awarded to the athletes in the final round, based on their finishing order. Places 6-10 will be awarded to the athletes from the second round, based on their times. Places 11-20 will be awarded to the remaining athletes based on the time it takes them to complete the course in the first round.


Quick Reads for the Day

1. Omar Martinez Interview: Omar Martinez, national champion of Venezuela, was cut from Event 1 after his judge tallied the wrong number of rounds. He sat down with Tommy Marquez on the Morning Chalk Up Show to share his story

2. A Modified Version of Event 1 with WIT + FITAID: Once the events wrapped up at the Alliant Energy Center, Morning Chalk Up teamed up with FITAID athlete Logan Aldridge and WIT to do a modified version of Event 1. 

3. Day Two Wrap-Up: We closed out Day Two with a rundown of what we know on the Morning Chalk Up Show with our Day Two Wrap-up.

4. Hosting the Games in Madison: The Wisconsin State Journal published an article on what it’s like being made an international destination thanks to CrossFit. 

5. Turf Temperatures Test Athletes Over Four Events: Day two of the CrossFit Games dawned with more outdoor events in the sun. Four straight outdoor events over two days, including a 6,000m weighted ruck, started to take a toll.

6. Ten Years Later: Annie Thorisdottir reflects on ten years of competing in the CrossFit Games.


CrossFit Games by the Numbers

3: The number of women vying for their third time being crowned Fittest on Earth.

3: The number of former Games Teenager Competitors competing as Individuals that made it to Day Two: Haley Adams, George Sterner, and Guilherme Malheiros.

11: The number of Games appearances that Ben Smith has made.

7: The number of years between Games appearances for Cheryl Nasso.

10: Number of countries with both national champs left competing at the start of Day Two.

700: The weight in pounds of the snail in Team Event 4.

20: The total number of athletes cut after the ruck event.

20: The total number of athletes cut after the sprint couplet.

1: The number of individuals that did not finish the ruck: Jacqueline Dahlstrom.

13: The number of years since the CrossFit Games started.

19: The age of the youngest individual male athlete: Guilherme Malheiros.

17: The age of the youngest individual female athlete: Ava Zalman.

THINGS TO GET: The New FITAID ZERO. For smarter recovery, grab one of FITAID’s clean, nutritional blends to help supplement your active lifestyle, like their new sugar-free recovery blends FITAID ZERO or FITAID RX ZERO with creatine. If you’re in Madison for the 2019 CrossFit Games, come by the FITAID booth to get some or grab some online. RECOVER SMARTER.

Photo of the Day: Ohlsen and Fraser in Event 5 (Photo Credit: Athletes Eye Photography)

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Broadcast Schedule and Heat Times.

We are streaming all individual and team events live on Facebook and YouTube.

Day 3 Live Stream: YouTube | Facebook

  • 9:25 AM CT: Morning Chalk Up Show YouTube | Facebook 
  • 10:00 AM CT: Team Event 6 (North Park)
  • 10:30 AM CT: Individual Women Event 6 ( North Park)
  • 11:00 AM CT: Individual Men Event 6 (North Park)
  • 12:00 PM CT: Team Event 7 (North Park)
  • 12:25 PM CT: Morning Chalk Up Show YouTube | Facebook
  • 1:30 PM CT: Individual Women Event 7 (Coliseum)
  • 2:05 PM CT: Individual Men Event 7 (Coliseum)
  • 3:00 PM CT: Individual Women Event 8 (Coliseum) 
  • 4:10 PM CT: Individual Men Event 8 (Coliseum)
  • 5:10 PM CT: Morning Chalk Up Show YouTube | Facebook 

All workout details and heat times in your local time zone are on

Things to do around Madison.

Here’s how to keep yourself busy in and around Madison today.

  • C.T. Fletcher meet and greet at the FITAID booth from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
  • OUTWOD Games Edition at 12:30 and 1:00 at Partner Row. A suggested donation of $20 will get you a limited edition OUTWOD 2019 T-shirt.
  • Power Monkey gymnastics handstands and core with Dave Durante from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Ragnar Sunset Relay at the 2019 CrossFit Games at the CrossFit Games Partner Row at 5:30 PM.
  • Workout at the Assault Fitness Spectator Workout Area the Alliant Energy Center. You’ll need to sign-up with Zen Planner to reserve your spot in the classes, featuring workouts programmed in conjunction with SugarWOD programming partners CrossFit Invictus, Mayhem Athlete and CompTrain.
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