CrossFit Games 2021: Who Are The Fittest Adaptive Athletes on Earth?

Who is the Fittest Adaptive athlete on Earth? Check out all the winners from the 2021 CrossFit Games Adaptive Division!

For the first time in CrossFit history, Adaptive divisions have been included alongside the Masters, Teens, Teams and Individual divisions, making 2021 the most inclusive CrossFit Games to date. Today, the first Adaptive athletes were crowned Fittest on Earth 2021. Here’s your Adaptive Division Day 3 recap.

Adaptive Division Day 1 recap
Adaptive Division Day 2 recap

No cuts were made to the adaptive divisions throughout the day unlike in the Age Group divisions.

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Adaptive Division: Who are the Fittest on Earth?

Who are the Fittest Adaptive athletes on Earth? Here are the results after 3 days of tough competition!

It was all to play for in the Women’s Neuromuscular Division with just 40 points between the top 3 going into the final event. Valerie Cohen (LE) had won all but one event so far, and was far and away the favourite to win the event, which she did in 8:03. It was Amy Bream who absolutely rocked the final minutes for the Adaptive division, closing out the day with a final push and an emotional finish.

In the Men’s Upper Extremity it was Casey Acree‘s to lose from the start. Winning all but one event, Acree is definitely the fittest in his division, the same can be said Valerie Cohen (LE) who also only let one event slip over the last three days.

Overall the Adaptive event brought together some of the most tenacious athletes in CrossFit, and we can’t wait to see where this division goes in the future.

Results could still be subject to updates.

Men: Upper Extremity

Casey Acree655
Josue Maldonado490
Logan Aldridge305
Victor Castro385
Xabier Osa Mendes225

Women: Upper Extremity

Sabrina Daniela Lopez575
Eileen Quinn435
Anne-Laure Coutenceau415
Charlotte Coburn390
Elizabeth Bride145

Men: Lower Extremity

Ole Kristian Antonsen565
Seraphin Perier510
Elliot Young415
Felipe Maturana infante390

Women: Lower Extremity

Valerie Cohen655
Natalie Bieule470
Sarah Rudder345
Beth Tannatt345
Amy Bream265

Men: Neuromuscular

Brett Horchar675
George Simmonds-Gooding365
Jcruz Gudino365
Sylvania Harrod290
Mijail Pedrini290

Women: Neuromuscular

Shannon Ogar515
Letchen Du Plessis500
Alisha Davis395
Ebby Isbill305
Rebecca Shingledecker265

In the inaugural Adaptive Division at the 2021 CrossFit Games, we saw some truly incredible feats of strength and skill.

Adaptive Division Day 3 Recap: Events

Event 7

Upper Extremity

  • 30 burpees to target
  • 40/35-cal. ski erg
  • 135 double-unders
  • 24 burpees to target
  • 30/25-cal. Ski Erg
  • 108 double-unders
  • 18 burpees to target
  • 20/15-cal. ski erg
  • 81 double-unders

Time cap: 16 min. *Ski erg performed with one arm only. Athletes must use the same arm throughout the workout.

*Double-unders may be two arms or monorope.

Lower Extremity

  • 15 bar muscle-ups (men) | chest-to-bar pull-ups (women)
  • 45/36-cal. ski erg
  • 100 double-unders
  • 12 bar muscle-ups | chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 36/30-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders
  • 9 bar muscle-ups | chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 27/24-cal. ski erg
  • 50 double-unders

Time cap: 16 min. 


  • 15 pull-ups
  • 40/35-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders
  • 12 pull-ups
  • 30/25-cal ski erg
  • 50 double-unders
  • 9 pull-ups
  • 20/15-cal. ski erg
  • 25 double-unders

Time cap: 16 min. 

Letchen Du Plessis
South Africa’s Letchen Du Plessis

Upper Extremity

Men: Casey Acree (CAP +6)
Women: Anne Laure Coutenceau (CAP +148)

Lower Extremity

Men: Ole Antonsen (13:58)
Women: Valerie Cohen (CAP +161)


Men: Brett Horchar (12:31)
Women: Shannon Ogar (CAP +29)

The double-unders in Event 7 proved to be a hang up for most of the competitors, with only Brett Horchar and Ole Antonsen — both firm leads to win overall — completing the workout in the time cap.

Event 9 – The Final

Upper Extremity

Alternating pistols
30-24-18-12-6 reps

Dumbbell thrusters (70/50 lb.)
10-8-6-4-2 reps

Lower Extremity

10-8-6-4-2 reps of:

Strict HSPU (M) | Kipping HSPU (W)
Push Press (155/115 lb.)


10-8-6-4-2 reps of:

Burpee Box Jump-Overs (16/12 in.)
Thrusters (115/85 lb.)

The Men in all three Divisions took to the floor of the Colosseum. Both Casey Acree (UE) and Ole Antonsen (LE) and been consistently dominant, with Brett Horchar grabbing another win for the Neuromuscular Division miles ahead of the rest of the competition floor. Acree blazes through the final event, winning all but one event over the weekend. Ecuador’s Victor Castro finishes second.

Former Rugby player Elliot Young (LE) from the UK lead the floor throughout, beating Antonssen in the final event of the week. Perrier closely follows. Coutenseu wins her first event of the weekend in the Upper Extremity Division.

South Africa’s Letchen Du Plessis lead in the NM Division, chasing down Shannon Ogar for the Championship title. Du Plessis beat Ogar for the final event of the weekend, Ogar came in second, hanging on to the overall points lead, earning herself a Fittest on Earth title.

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