The 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games are back! From Aug. 3-7, hundreds of athletes across 27 divisions will flock to Madison, WI, to compete for the title of Fittest on Earth®.
After the first day of competition, Mal O’Brien leads the women and Ricky Garard leads the men. Surprisingly, Tia-Clair Toomey sits in eighth place overall and logged her lowest Games event placing since 2015.
2022 CrossFit Games Leaderboard
Editor’s Note: On Feb. 24, 2022, CrossFit released a statement in which they said they would not recognize the governments of Russia or Belarus throughout the 2022 season. As a result, CrossFit has removed Russian and Belarusian flags and names from the profiles of Individual and Team competitors.
- Ricky Garad [Australia] —270 points
- Justin Medeiros [USA] — 255 points
- Patrick Vellner [Canada] — 237 points
- Jonne Koski [Finland] — 237 points
- Roman Khrennikov [Russia] — 231 points
- Lazar Dukic [Serbia] — 231 points
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson [Iceland] — 211 points
- Nick Matthew [USA] — 200 points
- Noah Ohlsen [USA] — 198 points
- Uldis Upenieks [Latvia] — 192 points
- Will Moorad [USA] — 174 points
- Jeffrey Adler [Canada] — 167 points
- Colten Mertens [USA] — 163 points
- Guilherme Malheiros [Brazil] —157 points
- Spencer Panchik [USA] — 157 points
- Enrico Zenoni [Italy] — 154 points
- Samuel Kwant [USA] — 149 points
- Jay Crouch [Australia] — 142 points
- Dallin Pepper [USA] — 132 points
- Austin Spencer [USA] — 128 points
- Moritz Fiebig [Germany] — 126 points
- Cole Sager [USA] — 125 points
- Guillaume Briant [France] — 122 points
- Willy Georges [France] — 121 points
- Brent Fikowski [Canada] — 118 points
- Alexandre Caron [Canada] — 116 points
- Travis Mayer [USA] — 110 points
- Andre Houdet [Denmark] — 105 points
- Henrik Haapalainen [Finland] — 102 points
- Saxon Panchik [USA] — 100 points
- Timothy Paulson [USA] — 97 points
- Jayson Hopper [USA] — 97 points
- Cole Greashaber [USA] — 93 points
- Alex Vigneault [Canada] — 90 points
- Kealan Henry [South Africa] — 60 points
- Bayden Brown [Australia] — 52 points
- Giorgos Karavis [Greece] — 46 points
- Agustin Richelme [Argentina] — 46 points
- Tudor Magda [USA] — 20 points
- Arthur Semenov [Russia] —16 points
- Mallory O’Brien [USA] — 270 points
- Emma Lawson [Canada] — 243 points
- Arielle Loewen [USA] — 237 points
- Kristi Eramo O’Connell [USA] — 228 points
- Haley Adams [USA] — 225 points
- Alexis Raptis [USA] — 219 points
- Danielle Brandon [USA] — 213 points
- Tia-Clair Toomey [Australia] — 209 points
- Kara Saunders [Australia] — 207 points
- Rebecca Fuselier [USA] — 183 points
- Laura Horvath [Hungary] — 183 points
- Carolyne Prevost [Canada] — 183 points
- Emma McQuaid [Ireland] — 169 points
- Baylee Rayl [USA] — 168 points
- Elisa Fuliano [Italy] — 164 points
- Dani Speegle [USA] — 164 point
- Thuridur Erla Helgadottir [Iceland] — 161 points
- Paige Semenza [USA] — 153 points
- Jacqueline Dahlstrom [Norway] — 149 points
- Brooke Wells [USA] — 142 points
- Amanda Barnhart [USA] — 135 points
- Matilde Garnes [Norway] — 132 points
- Christine Kolenbrander [USA] — 126 points
- Ellie Turner [Australia] — 119 points
- Gabriela Migala [Poland] — 117 points
- Victoria Campos [Brazil] — 103 points
- Lucy Campbell [United Kingdom] — 97 points
- Karin Freyova [Slovakia] — 95 points
- Seher Kaya [Turkey] — 92 points
- Paige Powers [USA] —92 points
- Julia Kato [Brazil] — 88 points
- Alex Willis [USA] — 74 points
- Seungyeon Choi [Republic of Korea] — 70 points
- Freya Moosbrugger [Canada] — 68 points
- Caroline Conners [USA] — 58 points
- Solveig Sigurdardottir [Iceland] — 48 points
- Michelle Merand [South Africa] — 46 points
- Sydney Michalyshen [Canada] — 42 points
- Elena Carratala Sanahuja [Spain] — 18 points
- Emily Rolfe [Canada] — 61 points [Withdrawn]
Wednesday, Aug. 3 marks the first day of the Games; only Individuals and Teams will be competing today. There are three events scheduled.
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Event One Results — “Bike to Work”
Toomey, who is the five-time defending champ, was the favorite going into the event. She got second (and 96 points), and it was American Haley Adams who came with with the win — finishing three seconds faster than Toomey. This was Adams’ first career event win at the CrossFit Games.
After the event’s completion, judges took an opportunity to review several questionable performances and adjusted the standing accordingly. Danielle Brandon and Elena Carratala Sanahuja were found to have not completed the entire bike course and had their times increased, while Seungyeon Choi was found to have completed an extra lap and had her time decreased accordingly.
Individual Women’s Results
- Haley Adams — 38:23.74
- Tia-Clair Toomey — 38:26.64
- Emma Lawson — 38.30.48
- Alexis Raptis — 39.01.04
- Laura Horvath — 39.01.25
- Mal O’Brien — 39.06.04
- Matilde Garnes — 39.07.12
- Lucy Campbell — 39.43.56
- Kara Saunders — 39.59.64
- Emma McQuaid — 40:19.55
Individual Men’s Results
- Ricky Gerard — 36:47.61
- Jonne Koski — 36:49.34
- Justin Medeiros — 36:53.65
- Jeffrey Adler — 37:06.17
- Spencer Panchik — 37:17.00
- Roman Khrennikov — 37:18.52
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson — 37:24.35
- Willy Georges — 37:25.29
- Moritz Fiebig — 37:29.71
- Lazar Dukic — 37:48.00
Event 1 Breakdown
Time cap: 50 minutes
Event Two | Two 100-Point Workouts
From 0:00-2:00 (two minutes)
- Run 400 meters
- Max Jerks
Rest one minute.
From 3:00-6:00 (three minutes)
Rest two minutes.
From 8:00-12:00 (four minutes)
Women: 200 pounds
Men: 300 pounds
In each round, athletes will perform the run and then complete as many jerks (shoulder-to-overheads) as possible in the time remaining. This will be scored as two separate 100-point events. The first Shuttle to Overhead workout (A) score will be an athlete’s total time to complete the three runs. The second Shuttle to Overhead workout (B) will be the total number of jerks completed across the three rounds.
Event Three — Skill Speed Medley
The Skill Speed Medley was a series of three rounds of progressively more challenging combinations of pegboard climbing, jump rope, pistol squats, and handstand walks. Each round had a three-minute time limit.
The first round required athletes to climb a pegboard, perform 75 unbroken reps of jump rope, perform 10 unbroken pistol squats with each leg, and end with a handstand walk. The 20 best performers moved on to the second round which called for a more strict pegboard climb, 50 unbroken jump rope double-unders, 10 unbroken pistol squats per leg, and a handstand walk beginning with a pirouette spin.
The competitors with the five best times progressed to the final round: a strict pegboard climb, 50 unbroken jump rope double-unders with a hand crossover, 10 unbroken pistol squats per leg, and a a handstand walk beginning with an L-sit on parallel bars.
The biggest surprise of this round was the relatively poor performance from five-time Games champion Tia-Clair Toomey, who struggled with the unbroken jump rope in the first round and was unable to progress to round two.
Individual Women’s Results
- Danielle Brandon — 1 point
- Rebecca Fuselier — 2 points
- Emma Lawson — 3 points
- Elisa Fuliano — 4 points
- Mallory O’Brien — 5 points
Individual Men’s Results
- Nick Matthew — 1 point
- Guilherme Malheiros — 2 points
- Justin Medeiros — 3 points
- Patrick Vellner — 4 points
- Ricky Gerard — 5 points
Event Four — Elizabeth Elevated
The fourth event of this year’s CrossFit Games are an amped up version of the classic Elizabeth WOD frequently seen in typical CrossFit programming. For a regular workout, Elizabeth is a straightforward combination of cleans and ring dips for 21 reps, 12 reps, and nine reps.
At the Games, Elizabeth Elevated required athletes performed squat cleans followed by parallel bar dips in a sequence of 21 reps per exercise, 15 reps per exercise, nine reps per exercise, nine reps per exercise, and a final nine reps per exercise. Women used a 95-pound barbell and had a 12-minute time limit while men used a 135-pound barbell with a 10-minute time cap.
Individual Women’s Results
- Arielle Loewen [USA] — 10:17.06
- Kara Saunders [Australia] — 10:31.72
- Mallory O’Brien [USA] — 10:33.77
- Kristi Eramo O’Connell [USA] — 10:37.31
- Emma McQuaid [Ireland] — 10:42.96
Individual Men’s Results
- Patrick Vellner — 8:42.16
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson — 9:20.11
- Colten Mertens — 9:24.49
- Noah Olsen — 9:39.12
- Uldis Upenieks — 9:46.81
Here, we’ll keep track of all the athletes who withdraw during the competition.
- Emily Rolfe (Individual Women)
- Tom Muhlbeier (Men 65+)
How to Watch the 2022 CrossFit Games
There are a few options on how to watch the Games for fans who can’t make it to Madison.
Those who elect to catch the action on YouTube can choose from five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian.
Below are the streaming times for when viewers will be able to watch the Games on the CrossFit Games app, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Pluto TV. The two-hour time slot during both Individual Finals is exclusive to the CBS Television Network. Each of the listed times are in Eastern Standard Time.
Note: Viewers can find the schedule for their local time in the CrossFit Games app:
- Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 — 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. EST
- Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 — 10 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. EST
- Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 — 10 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. EST
- Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 — 9 a.m. – 9:20 p.m. EST
- Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 — 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
- Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 — 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST on CBS Television Network | Exclusive to CBS TV
The Individual and Team divisions will start the Games on Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022. Then there will be a short rest day before the rest of the competition from Friday, August 5, to the Finals on Sunday, August 7. The Games will begin with 40 Individual Men and Women each and 38 Teams. There will only be one significant cut of these athletes on Saturday, August 6.
By the time the Finals begin on Sunday, August 7, just 30 Individual competitors will remain for both the Men and Women, while only 20 Teams will be left standing. The Age Group and Adaptive divisions will begin on Thursday, August 4, and power through to the end of the weekend.
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