How Do the Day 1 Top 5 Fare The Rest of the Games?

August 4, 20232 min read

The elite men and women have competed in three events on day one of the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. There are still three days of competition and two cuts ahead of the athletes. The question we’re after today is, how do the top five athletes after day one perform for the rest of the Games?

2021 CrossFit Games

MenAfter Day 1OverallWomenAfter Day 1Overall
Brent Fikowski13Tia-Clair Toomey11
Justin Medeiros21Haley Adams25
Jonne Koski36Kristin Holte34
Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson44Kristi Eramo O’Connell48
Patrick Vellner52Danielle Brandon511

2022 CrossFit Games

MenAfter Day 1OverallWomenAfter Day 1Overall
Ricky Garard13Emma Lawson16
Jeffrey Adler25Tia-Clair Toomey21
Justin Medeiros31Haley Adams39
Roman Khrennikov42Mallory O’Brien42
Saxon Panchik511Danielle Brandon54

Day 1 of the 2023 CrossFit Games

Both elite individual divisions are led by athletes wearing the leader jersey for the first time in their careers: Alexis Raptis and Roman Khrennikov. They are joined by some old, and some new faces at the top of the leaderboard.

MenAfter Day 1Women
Roman Khrennikov1Alexis Raptis
Jay Crouch2Emily Rolfe
Spencer Panchik3Arielle Loewen
Moritz Fiebig4Emma Lawson
Samuel Cournoyer5Annie Thorisdottir

In both 2021 and 2022, 9 of the 10 athletes remained in the top 10 at the end of the competition with one athlete being just outside in 11th place. Four of the top 5 men remained in the top 5 each year and three of the women remained in the top 5 as well.

If a similar pattern holds this year, we’d only expect three of the current top 5 athletes to slip out of the top 5, two for the women and one for the men. This is quite a specific scenario that has occurred for both divisions and it will be as exciting as the next three days of competition to see if this trend continues for a third year. With some exciting new faces gracing the top 5 so far, we will see who can defend their place at the top for the remainder of the competition.

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Barclay Dale

A rising analyst in the CrossFit space, Barclay seeks to find data-driven answers to questions that athletes may not consider asking. He's passionate about spreading the CrossFit methodology and growing the sport through insights and analysis of athlete performance to increase the understanding and accessibility of CrossFit. Barclay started CrossFit in 2020 at CrossFit Gambit to complement his training as a collegiate swimmer. In 2022, he received his L1 and currently coaches at CrossFit Levo. Image Credit: @drawyourdagger


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