Age Group and Adaptive Divisions Day 1 Full Recap

Check how it all went down.

This was the first day of competition for teens, masters and adaptive athletes.

This Thursday was the debut for teens, masters and adaptive athletes competing for the title of Fittest on Earth. Check out the full recap of day 1 for these divisions.

Thursday was packed with events as every teen, masters and adaptive athlete stepped on the competition floor. Each division performed 3 workouts out of 8 and we can begin speculating who could stand on top of the podium when they finish their last event inside the Coliseum.

Below you will find the top 5 in the leaderboard in each division and a small recap in case you missed on the action.

Workouts Programmed

Just as a reminder, the events programmed for today for all athletes (with some minor tweaks depending on the division) were:

“Three Ways Down”

For time:

  • 1,400-m run
  • 3 rope climbs (20 ft)
  • 21 DB shoulder-to-overheads
  • 1,200-m run
  • 2 rope climbs (20 ft)
  • 15 DB shoulder-to-overheads 
  • 800-m run
  • 1 rope climb (20 ft)
  • 9 DB shoulder-to-overheads

“Max Trio”

  • Max bike calories in 5 minutes
  • 1-rep-max weighted pull-up
  • 1-rep-max front squat 

“Skill Chipper”

For time:

  • 50 double-unders
  • 25 burpees to target
  • 50 double-unders
  • 25 single-leg squats
  • 50 double-unders
  • 25 GHD sit-ups
  • 50 double-unders
  • Handstand walk

Day 1 Full Recap


35-39 Years


Rogelio Gamboa220
Nick Roberts210
Josh Marunde200
Bryan Wong180
Brett Stanhope170


Aneta Tucker250
Chyna Cho230
Christelle El Debs220
Angelica Bengtsson210
Emilia Leppanen210

In the men’s division, sadly, we only saw Sam Dancer performing the first run of the exercise. According to commentators from CrossFit, he suffered an injury on his biceps and was unable to continue competing.

In the women’s division, Chyna Cho just dusted the competition in the first event and maintained the leadership in the second event, Christelle El Debs was closing in, but the last event in the day put Aneta Tucker in the top.

40-44 Years


Rudolph Berger250
Alexandre Jolivet230
Michael Laverriere220
Caine Hayes210
Justin King190


Kelly Friel260
Jenn Ryan260
Rebecca Voigt Miller240
Kajsa Ojala200
Julia Kenyon190

Last year’s winner for the women’s division is doing it again despite being 44 years old (towards the end of the age limit). Kelly Friel was on a path to glory in her last chance at this age group after winning the first two events, but Jenn Ryan managed to tied at the last event.

45-49 Years


Mike Kern270
Vlad Liashkevich270
Jason Grubb260
Alan Bates170
Justin Lasala160


Merituuli Kallio210
Marina Novelli200
Ali Crawford190
Jessica Manfro180
Jennifer Dieter170

The 45-49 years old women’s division is making Americans eat dust. The top 3 athletes at the moment are from Finland, Italy and the U.K.

50-54 Years


Erik Solen270
Richard Stevenson230
Sean Patrick220
Eric C. Smith190
Clint Paddock180


Cheryl Brost250
Kim Purdy230
Nathalie Connors230
Tea Gebbie210
Tracy O’Connell190

The race for 1st place in the men’s division is tight. Before the third event, Sean Patrick and Eirik Solen were tied in the top, with only 30 points ahead of 3rd place Richard Stevenson. Solen got the best in the third event.

55-59 Years


Mike Egan260
Leonardo Wernersbach Lima250
Antonio Boldrini210
Anders Amren200
Andy Kuhlmann170


Joanne McCullough260
Leigh Coates250
Alexia Fineman190
Shanna Bunce180
Kim Stambaugh180

Mike Egan hasn’t been to the Games since 2018 when he came shy in 2nd place. So far, he is on the path to glory but followed closely by Brazilian athlete Leonardo Wernersbach Lima.

60-64 Years


Shannon Aiken250
Christian Galy240
Tom Fameree230
William Powell220
Tony Turski200


Mary Beth Prodromides260
Patricia McGill 190190
Shelly Chapple180
Lynne Knapman180
Anne-Marie Blinco180

3x Games champion as a Master athlete, Mary Beth Prodromides is looking to get herself back in the top spot of the podium. The last time she won was in 2018.



Cal Cherrington260
Ken Ogden210
John Mariotti190
Kenneth Scherdell190
Osvaldo Tupinamba180


Pia Gund280
Marcia Yager240
Patti Walkover190
Framboise Labat190
Terry Carey170

Cal Cherrington is putting the competition in the rear mirror as he won the first two events in the 65+ division.


16-17 years


Johan Roberts230
Caleb McClure220
Ty Jenkins210
Elijah Subiono200
Morgan Christensen170


Olivia Kerstetter260
Sophia Shaft210
Trista Smith210
Hayleigh Kanthack190
Jadzia Onorati-Phillips180

You should not be surprised if Olivia Kerstetter wins the Games this year. Although she is only 16 years old, she took a chance at the Individual Quarterfinals and finished 8th in North America. However, she chose to compete as a teenager, postponing her first individual appearance in Madison for some year in the future.

14-15 Years


 RJ Mestre 290
 Tal Simson 250
 Yousef Diab 250
 Kaiden Steyn 180


Lucy McGonigle240
Rylee Beebe230
Caroline Sabatini210
Reese Littlewood200
Lili-Gabrielle Deroulede180

American athlete RJ Mestre is having his best year in CrossFit, even though he is only 15 years old. He finished 1st in the Open worldwide, 1st in the Online Qualifier, 1st in the Semifinals and has won all events this afternoon.

Adaptive Divisions

Upper Extremity


Casey Acree300
Josue Maldonado225
Samuel Pera125
Alexis Fiorucci105
Xabier Osa Mendes85


Camille Vigneault275
Christina Mazzullo230
Anne-Laure Coutenceau170
Elizabeth Bride105
Eileen Quinn85

Casey Acree is on the path to getting a season sweep in the upper extremity division. He finished 1st at the Open, 1st in the Semifinals and has won the first 3 events today.

Lower Extremity


Charles Pienaar190
Elliot Young190
Rogan Dean185
Ole Kristian Antonsen145
Luke Reeson130


Valerie Cohen300
Amy Bream185
Natalie Rovirosa165
Molly Moore145

Athlete Amy Bream is the only above-the-knee amputee competing at the CrossFit Games. She currently sits in 2nd place and showed tremendous character and will to continue competing after the 1st event “three ways down.” On the last rep of the rope climb, her prosthesis fell off. She quickly put it back on and race to the finish line to receive the standing ovation from the crowd.



Brett Horchar275
Jeremie Perera185
Kevin Maijer150
Benjamin Fallon145
Bart Walsh85


Morgan Johnson275
Alyssa Kobela230
Lauren Taylor145
Letchen Du Plessis105
Leila Ives85

The women in the neuromuscular division is fighting to the last minute to see who stands on the podium in the evening hours on Saturday. Before the third event today, the 1st place was tied between Morgan and Alyssa Kobela, and the 3rd place also had a tied between Letchen Du Plessis and Lauren Taylor.

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What is CrossFit?

“CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance.

The program works for everyone — people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.”

What are CrossFit Workouts?

“The magic is in the movement. CrossFit workouts are different every day and can be modified to help each athlete achieve their goals. The workouts may be adapted for people at any age and level of fitness.”

What is the CrossFit Community?

“Your support network. At thousands of affiliates around the world, people encourage and motivate each other in every class as they work toward their goals. Start training with friends. Make new friends. The fun is in the community.”

Is CrossFit for me?

“Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. Grandparents and Olympians can perform modified versions of the same general workout.”

Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?

“No. CrossFit is the program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit.

As you become fitter, workouts will become more challenging. Every workout is designed to help you succeed, improve fitness and move you toward your goals.”

Is CrossFit safe?

“Yes. CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is actually incredibly dangerous.

In CrossFit boxes, credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help people move safely and efficiently, helping people avoid all the diseases that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition.”

What about Nutrition?

“To accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat.

By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates and measuring your intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat, you will see dramatic, measurable increases in health.”

How will CrossFit affect my health?

“CrossFit LLC holds a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing the world today: chronic disease.

The CrossFit program—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease.

If you are not sick, know that fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness.” To improve or preserve your health, do CrossFit.”

How will I get fitter with CrossFit?

“CrossFit improves general physical preparedness (GPP). We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible.

CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

CrossFit was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. People who do CrossFit are prepared for all challenges, whether they come in the gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.”

Where can I do CrossFit?

“You can use resources to do CrossFit anywhere—even with minimal equipment. To work with a credentialed coach in a dedicated, fully equipped facility, find a local CrossFit affiliate.”

Where can I find CrossFit workouts?

“A workout of the day—WOD—can be found here. Each day’s workout post is accompanied by carefully selected resources and reference materials that will help you become healthier and fitter.”

“Use a weight that’s manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Replace movements you can’t do with those you can. For more information on scaling and modifying workouts, review the “CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide.”

The CrossFit Journal also contains resources to help you scale the workout to your level.”

Is the WOD enough? Should I do more?

“The WOD is a starting point, and each person will need to experiment to determine what “enough” means. Experienced athletes with specific competition goals might need additional work to improve their fitness, while beginners might need to reduce the volume of the WOD to optimize results.

The exact amount of work can be determined with the assistance of an expert coach at a CrossFit affiliate or by carefully logging your workouts and evaluating the results.

The demands of sport and active living will affect what you can do in each WOD, and you will need to balance your work/rest cycles to allow for recovery.”

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