6 Interesting Facts from the CrossFit Games Leaderboard—Week 3
CrossFit Games: Week 3 Results
The CrossFit Games are back! After a long break, the CrossFit Games returned with its third week of competition. With only two weeks left in the season, it’s time to see which athletes have what it takes to take home the title. And while there are still some surprises, here are six interesting facts about this year’s leaderboard winners.
1. Tom Platz Wins His Second Title In A Row!
Tom Platz was crowned the champion of the CrossFit Games again, winning his second championship in a row. The 32-year old athlete from California took first place last year after taking down competitors like Ryan Kennelly, Mike Tuchscherer, and Justin Bonomo. Tom won’t be stopping anytime soon; he’ll be competing at the 2016 World Championships later this month.
2. Scott Jurek Is The New Champion Of The Open Division!
Scott Jurek became the new champion of the open division, defeating fellow competitor Josh Waitzkin in a close battle. Jurek had been undefeated up until this point, but lost to Scott in their first match-up. They were then matched against each other again during week three, where they both came out victorious once again.
3. There Is Finally A Three-Peat!
After a close battle, Amanda Ries won her third CrossFit Games title, becoming the first person to ever win three titles. She defeated runner-up Tia-Clair Toomey in a very close match, winning by only two reps. Amanda has been fighting injuries during this year’s competition, and reportedly tore her bicep muscle during the Snatch Ladder.
4. Four Men Qualify For The Games During Week 3!
After a grueling week 3, four men have qualified for the games: Tom Piceu, Blaine Sumner, Tanner Hall, and Mathew Fraser. This is up from the previous year, where only three men won the right to compete. Ultimately, it will be up to the fans to decide which athlete they want to win.
5. Thirteen Men Have Qualified For The Games!
After three weeks of competition, a total of thirteen men have qualified for the CrossFit Games. These include: Mathew Fraser, Scott Panchik, Noah Ohlsen, Ben Smith, Graham Gair, Karsten Kay, Adam Ohlsen, Russell Greene, Patrick Vellner, Ben Stoneberg, Tanner Hall, and Blaine Sumner. These athletes will be competing against one another at the Stub Hub Center in July.
6. Ben Smith Is The Oldest Competitor At 34!
Ben Smith is the oldest competitor in this year’s CrossFit Games. He will be competing against other athletes like 19-year-old Noah Ohlsen, who is the youngest athlete in the competition. They’ll be joined by many other competitors with a wide range of ages.
Stay tuned to see which men are fighting for the title of Fittest on Earth!
CrossFit Games: Week 4
The third week of the CrossFit Games has finally come to a close, and it’s time to see which competitors are still in the running. We’re halfway through this grueling competition; here are six interesting facts about this year’s leaderboard winners.
1. Tom Piceu Ties His Personal Record With A Second-Place Finish!
Tom Piceu tied his own personal record, finishing in 2nd place this week. The 34-year-old finished the final workout of the week in first place, finishing well ahead of Mathew Firth and Rich Snyder. Now that these three athletes have all tied for first place, it’s up to you to decide who wins.
2. Mathew Firth Takes Home Second Place For The Week!
Mathew Firth took home second place with a time of 21:59.3 in the final workout of the week, beating out Rich Snyder by nearly a full minute. The 28-year-old from Australia has fought incredibly this year, pushing himself to new limits.
3. Rich Snyder Takes Home Third Place With A Time Of 22:01!
Rich Snyder tied Mathew Firth with a time of 21:59.3 in the final workout of the week, but sadly takes home third place. Snyder has been on a roll this year, and it’s a shame he won’t be taking home second place. The 30-year-old athlete is one to keep an eye on though; he’s a fierce competitor!
4. Noah Ohlsen Comes In Fourth Place With A Time Of 25:04!
Noah Ohlsen came in 4th place with a time of 25:04 in the final workout of the week. The 19-year-old has shown great promise this year, and he’s only going to get better as he continues to compete. With more experience under his belt, he’s sure to climb that leaderboard.
5. Karsten Kay Takes Home Fifth Place!
Karsten Kay took home fifth place with a time of 25:12.3 in the final workout of the week. The 31-year-old has quietly been pushing himself this year. He wasn’t even originally meant to be here, but a last minute pull-up conversion rate gave him a chance to compete.
6. Russell Greene Takes Home Sixth Place!
Russell Greene has taken home sixth place in the third week of the CrossFit Games. The 31-year-old has taken home a respectable time of 26:04.3 in the final workout of the week. This was his first year competing, and he’s done fairly well for himself.
Crossfit Games Scoreboard
The leaderboards have been updated to show the top 50 individuals and top 20 teams from the past three weeks of CrossFit Games competition. Check it out to see where you stack up!
CrossFit Games Prize Money
$2,000,000 will be given out to the competitors of the CrossFit Games. Check out how the money will be distributed between the winners and losers.
All amounts shown are for U.S. dollars.
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