CrossFit Games 2013: Daily Results, Leaderboard Standings and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJuly 23, 2013

Photo Credit: Games.CrossFit.com
Photo Credit: Games.CrossFit.com

In an extensive search to find the fittest humans on the planet, the CrossFit Games will test competitors in a series of unique challenges at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Competitors face challenges that incorporate running, lifting weights, climbing ropes, jumping ropes, and gymnastics.

To earn the honor of competing in these taxing tasks, each competitor is already part of an extensive process.

In March, 140,000 competitors participated in the CrossFit Open Games. The top finishers then advanced to regionals in May and June. Now all that is left in this competition is to find a champion among the fittest of the fittest. 

The competition begins with the masters divisions. This is for elder competitors and is broken up into male and female groups in these age brackets: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60 and over.

The masters events will take place July 23 to 25. Then we will advance to the individual and team competitions, which will be held July 26-28. All of the results can be tracked right here. 

All leaderboard information via CrossFit's official website.

 

UPDATE: Sunday, July 28, at 11:50 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

Rich Froning Wins Men's Individual Title

The CrossFit Games sent out a familiar tweet on Sunday:

This was Froning's third straight title in the competition, and it was an impressive one. 

Froning got off to a terrible start in this tournament. He finished in 30th in the first event of this competition and battled all the way back. As you can see, he saved his best for last. 

Jason Khalipa gave Froning all he could handle, but in the end, Froning left little doubt as to who the fittest man on the planet is.

Here is the final leaderboard: 

 

Sam Briggs Wins  Individual Women's Title

Samantha Briggs used three event wins to take the individual women's title by 79 points over Lindsey Valenzuela.

Briggs entered this tournament as one of the favorites, and she certainly showed why. She didn't finish any of the days lower than second on the leaderboard, and wound up with the convincing win.

In the process, Briggs proved she is a quick learner: 

Have a look at the final leaderboard:

 

Hack's Pack UTE Cruises to Team Title

Hack's Pack UTE used a strong finish to this tournament to pull out a 105-point win over CrossFit New England. 

Entering this event as the defending champions, Hack's Pack got off to a solid start and then slammed the door closed as the event wound to a close. This fit group of athletes won three of the last four events. 

Here is how the final leaderboard for the team competition looks at the end of this event: 

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UPDATE: Sunday, July 28, at 12:30 a.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

An action-packed showcase of sheer athleticism yet again defined the CrossFit Games on Saturday, as the team and individual events continued.

Team

Fort Vancouver won the Squat Burpee—an intense examination of cardio and endurance—but Hack's Pack UTE are now the team to beat after a wonderful effort in the second day of the team competition.

In the Squat Burpee, the leaders came in third, and then won both Ascending Wood Chipper events.

CrossFit New England overtook prior leader Dallas Central for second place, as the Texas team had a tough day in finishing 24th, 24th and 11th in the three events respectively.

 

Men's Individual

Individual leader Rich Froning maintained his lead with consistent efforts in all three events, placing second in the Naughty Nancy, third in the Clean and Jerk and tied for fourth in the 2007 workout.

However, Josh Bridges was the standout performer, winning two of the three men's events, including the 2007 finale in which the competitors completed a workout performed at the inaugural CrossFit Games.

In his winning performance, the 165-pound Bridges managed 125 pull-ups in his winning time of eight minutes and 30 seconds, which demolished the standard previously set by Lacee Kovacs (09:10.4).

After winning the final event on Friday, Bridges claimed victory in the first one on Saturday, too, in the Naughty Nancy, which requires the men to scale and descend from a 600-meter berm. Between those four climbs and descents, 25 overhead squats are done.

Being sixth in the overall standings means Bridges has work to do, but he's won three of the past four events. 

 

Women's Individual

Kaleena Ladeairous kicked things off by winning her third event of the competition in the Naughty Nancy, improving to 11th in the point standings.

However, in five of her other six efforts, Ladeairous has unfortunately finished outside the Top 30, so she's not a threat to the overall lead.

The woman at the top is Samantha Briggs, but she's being closely pursued by Valerie Voboril, who ascended to third thanks to a third-place finish in the Naughty Nancy just behind Briggs and a win in the 2007.

In by far her best showing in the games, Amanda Goodman turned in a triumph in the Clean and Jerk, hoisting 235.20 pounds. That was enough to edge out Elisabeth Akinwale and Lindsey Valenzuela (sixth place overall) by one-tenth of a pound.

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UPDATE: Friday, July 26, at 9:33 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

With the Masters competition concluding on Thursday the individual and team classifications took the spotlight on Friday. 

Team

One day into the team competition it appears that Dallas Central and Hack's Pack will be engaged in a tight race to the finish as just one point separates the two teams after five events. 

Dallas vaulted themselves into the top spot on the leaderboard when they dominated the legless competition to pass Hack's Pack. As the games tweeted out, the team had trailed Hack's Pack by nine points. 

 

Men's Individual

On the men's side, two-time defending champion Rich Froning will have his work cut out for him as the competition progresses. Jason Khalipa, the 2008 champion appears primed to give him a strong run for the title as he holds the lead through six events. 

Watching the two battle it out the rest of the way will definitely be a top storyline to watch. 

Women's Individual

With two-time defending champion Annie Thorisdottir not competing in this year's games the Women's individual side is wide open. Here's the leaderboard after Friday's action.

Christy Phillips got off to a great start by finishing in the top five in four of six event including a second place finish in the legless. However, she'll have plenty of challenges holding onto her lead. Samantha Briggs and Alessandra Pichelli are right behind her with five more events remaining.

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 25, at 2:38 p.m. ET by Brian Mazique

The Masters competition is over and here's a look at the awards ceremony:

Here is a breakdown of the final leaderboard in the Masters division.

Men's Masters 40-44

On the final day of competitions in the Masters division, Michael Moseley won the 40-44 men's age bracket. He didn't finish lower than seventh in any of the six events. He held off John Lynch by 37 points to finish in first place.

Here's a look at the final leaderboard:

 

Women's Masters 40-44

Amanda Allen maintained her edge over Becky Conzelman. The 42-year-old Australian prevailed by just 29 points in an exciting duel between two of the most fit athletes in any sport in the world.

The final leaderboard:

 

Men's Masters 45-49

In one of the more dramatic moves up a leaderboard, 47-year-old firefighter, Ron Ortiz vaulted past Gene LaMonica to win the division by 22 points.

His first-place finish in the clean and jerk powered him to the win.

The final leaderboard:

 

Women's Masters 45-49

Lisa Mikkelsen didn't need to do much in the clean and jerk to win her division. A fifth-place tie was sufficient after winning two previous events and she claimed the win by 64 points over Terry Maceachem.

The final leaderboard:

 

Men's Masters 50-54

In one of the closest competitions of the games, Craig Howard prevailed with a first-place finish in clean and jerk and second-place finish in the final. He nipped Steve Parsoneault who finished one behind him in each event.

Both men had 507 overall points, but Howard earned the win with the better performance on the Thursday.

The final leaderboard:

 

Women's Masters 50-54

Colleen Fahey wins her division as Elaine Polito is unable to make up any ground on the final day. Fahey actually extended her lead from 15 points to 22 in the final tally.

The final leaderboard:

 

Men's Masters 55-59

A strong finish in the final helped Hilmar Hardarson hold off Denny Hawkins by nine points to claim victory. A miserable 11th-place finish in pullgatory and seventh-place mark in clean and jerk left the door open, but Hardarson proved to be the fittest of the near 60s men.

The final leaderboard:

 

Women's Masters 55-59

Gabriele Schlicht saw some of her lead evaporate on the final day, but she ultimately held off a strong challenge from Lisa Long.

Long won the clean and jerk, but finished fifth to Schlicht's third in the final. Thus the 55-year-old finished with a 20-point advantage and the victory.

The final leaderboard:

 

Men's Masters 60+

Scott Olson won going away as he finished first in clean and jerk and the final. His performance was perhaps the most dominating of any competitor in the entire games.

Garry Jones came in a distant second at 60 points behind Olson.

The final leaderboard:

 

Women's Masters 60+

Sharon Lapkoff finished strong and took over the top spot on the final leaderboard from Donna Walters. Lapkoff finished first in clean and jerk and the final while Waiters took third in each event.

Lapkoff saved her best for last and it won her the division.

The final leaderboard:

 

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Day 1 Individual Men

The big news coming out of Day 1 in the individual competition is that two-time defending champion Rich Froning stumbled out of the blocks to a 30th-place finish in the pool event. 

He bounced back with a second and sixth in the two row events. That was good enough to move him into sixth in the overall standings, and while he still has a ways to go to get back to the top, it is not a situation completely unfamiliar to him. 

Meanwhile, Jason Khalipa may not allow Froning to catch him. The 27-year-old was dominant on Day 1. He was solid in the pool and then won the two row events to open up a 40-point lead.

 

Day 1 Individual Women

 

Samantha Briggs entered this competition as one of the favorites and she showed why in her first day of action. 

With a first in both row events and a fourth in the pool, Briggs has a 54-point lead on her closes challenger, Rory Zambard. 

Meanwhile, another favorite, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet did not get off to a good start. She sits in 28th place after placing 10th in the pool, 30th in the first row and 41st in the second. 

 

Day 2 Masters

 

Men 40-44

 

With a solid fourth-place showing in both of the day's masters events, Michael Moseley retained his overall lead. However, second-place John Lynch is coming on strong as he was second in both the pullgatory and the deadlift-box jump.

 

Women 40-44 

 

After finishing first in the first three events, Amanda Allen had to "settle" for third in the deadlift-box jump. This has her with a 49 point lead after two days of competition.

 

Men 45-49 

 

With a second and third-place finish on the day, Gene LaMonica jumped from third place to first, as Day 1 leader Cliff Lewis struggled and dropped to fourth. 

 

 

Women 45-49

 

Lisa Mikkelsen was just as dominant on Day 2 as she was on Day 1. She picked up a third in the pullgatory and a first in the deadlift-box jump. She now has a massive 59-point lead. 

 

 

Men 50-54 

 

With a second and first on the day, Will Powell made a jump all the way to first in the overall standings. Day 1 leader Steve Parsoneault was solid but his sixth and tenth on the day have him in third.

 

Women 50-54

 

Colleen Fahey wasn't as dominant as she was on the first day, but her fifth and third-place finishes were enough for her to retain her lead, but it is a slim 15 points over the hard-charging Elaine Polito. 

 

 

Men 55-59 

 

With an 11th in the pullgatory, it looked like Hilmar Hardarson was going to plummet down the leaderboard. However, the Day 1 leader proved he had more in the tank by winning the deadlift-box jump. He now has a 16-point lead on the consistent Denny Hawkins. 

 

 

Women 55-59 

 

Gabriele Schlicht and Lisa Long began the second day tied atop the leaderboard. However, while duplicating her Day 1 performance of a second and first, while Long had a sixth and fourth on the day, Schlicht opened up a 35-point lead.

 

Men 60+ 

 

Gary Jones is trying to keep Scott Olson in sight. However, Olson now has three seconds and a first in his four events and has opened up a 30-point lead.

 

Women 60+

 

After finishing second to Sharon Lapkoff in both of the Day 1 events, Donna Walters swept Day 2 to move into the lead. However, with a solid third and second on Day 2, Lapkoff trails by just five points.

 

Day 1: Masters

On the first day of competition, the athletes battled in the Nancy and the push, drag, pull. As you can expect, it was a grueling day. 

 

The athletes will be back for more tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is how the standings shake out. 

 

Men 40-44

 

 

Michael Moseley made a big statement by following up his win in the Nancy with a third in the push, drag, pull. The 40-year-old proved this is his title to lose. 

 

Women 40-44

 

Ex-firefighter Amanda Allen, 42, was dominant on Tuesday. She finished first in each event. However, Becky Conzelman is sticking right behind as she was second in both events. 

 

Men 45-49

 

 

Cliff Lewis, 48, put on a solid showing to open up a slight lead on his three closest competitors. After an eighth in the Nancy, Jerry Hill stormed up the leaderboard with a second in the push, drag, pull. 

 

Women 45-49

 

 

With a first and a third in her two events, Lisa Mikkelsen opened up a commanding lead. The 47-year-old will have to fall well off pace for her competition to have a shot. 

 

Men 50-54

 

 

After the first day, this is one of the tighter groups. There was a big change in the finishing results in the first two events, and this is still anyone's title. 

 

Women 50-54

 

Colleen Fahey, 50, was dominant on the first day. She came in second in the Nancy, and was an even better first in the push, drag, pull. She is going to be tough for anyone to catch. 

 

Men 55-59

 

 

Hilmar Hardarson and Donald King are threatening to turn this into a two-man race. However, Hardarson, and his diversity of strengths, looks to have the upper hand at this point. 

Meanwhile, Scott Snarr isn't going to win this title, but he's definitely a winner:

 

 

Women 55-59

 

This may be the most exciting race out of all the age groups. Lisa Long and Gabriele Schlicht proved to be head-and-shoulders above the competition on the first day, and should go back and forth for the remainder of the competitions. 

 

Men 60+

 

 

At 61, Scott Olson looks like he's found the fountain of youth. Even among the fittest men of his age, he is still a marvel. 

 

Women 60+

 

 

Winning both of the day's events, Sharon Lapkoff was still unable to open a very big lead. That is because Donna Walters is determined to stay on her heels and finished second in both events.