Justin Medeiros won the men's competition, Tia-Clair Toomey won the women's competition and Crossfit Mayhem won the team's competition. In the first event of the Games, athletes take a dip and then hop on a kayak to paddle with their hearts. Chandler Smith entered the top five for the first time at this year's Games, and Vellner clung to fifth place. Over the past 10 years, the CrossFit Games have not only grown as a spectacle, but the interest of the media and the general public in the event has also flourished.
As promised, the Games were a wide-ranging fitness test, from a first cardiovascular event, a mile of finswimming, followed by a three-mile kayak paddle, to the CrossFit “home run derby”, the maximum start of a repetition, to more classic chippers, such as the four rounder for rope climbing, erg skiing and sandbag transport. Rich Froning also led CrossFit Mayhem to its fifth Affiliate Cup victory, while Scott Panchik was named the winner of the Spirit of the Games after suffering a shoulder injury to win several events and finish in the top 20. Cary, who is 17, hung himself just 10 seconds away from the most dominant female CrossFitter in existence, which is quite a big achievement for a high school student. Tributes continue for former CrossFit Games athlete Becky Conzelman, who passed away at age 47 over the weekend.
This is Toomey-Orr's fifth consecutive CrossFit Games title, which ties her with Mat Fraser in most CrossFit Games titles and remains the most winning woman in sports history. Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr took the victory with ease, but Fraser withdrew from competitive CrossFit, leaving the top of the podium open. This year was also special for CrossFit, as it saw the return of an in-person event, after last year's Games were held online due to the Covid pandemic. For everything related to the CrossFit Games, you can use this page as a hub to view in-depth coverage of the BarBend Games in the form of event summaries, daily summaries, athlete profiles and more.
The women's event was dominated by Tia-Claire Toomey, but Annie Thorisdottir's performance broke a third place in the standings to claim her third place overall at this year's Games. Spectators were also allowed to attend this year's Games, which gave the event a different feel to last year's isolated and dusty adventure at The Ranch. Toomey-Orr won its 32nd CrossFit Games event, surpassing the event with the fastest overall time. Dunne failed 305 and then, before a roaring audience, the Brazilian snatched the weight to win his third event of the Games.