Banned Athlete Ricky Garard Claims he would Have Finished 5th on CrossFit Games Leaderboard After Completing all Events

Australian Athlete Ricky Garard was stripped of his 3rd place podium finish at The 2017 CrossFit Games after testing positive for PEDs. He was banned from CrossFit competitions for 4 years. 

After issuing a challenge to Mat Fraser on social media (see below), Garard posted his unofficial times and thoughts about the 2020 CrossFit Games.

“Firstly, I want to thank & respect @thedavecastro @crossfitgames for defying the odds & finding a way to run this years CFG during these crazy times.

Obviously all of my attempts are unofficial. I didn’t have a professional judge fly out, I didn’t get the proper athlete briefing, I had the upper hand of knowing other athletes scores in advance, I chose to do the workouts over Saturday/Sunday (because that’s when I wasn’t working & the gym was available). I did do my absolute best to simulate the same competition environment, standards & time constraints over 2 consecutive days.

A big congratulations to all the athletes that competed in CFG 2020 & especially the offical Top 5 that are heading to the Ranch to determine this years Fittest.

Here are my unofficial times, placings & points for each event:

Day 1:

Friendly Fran: 4:05, 9th/72pt
1RM Front Squat: 367lbs, 28th/7pts
Damn Diane: 5:00, 19th/34pts
1km Row: 2:56, 9th/68pts

TOTAL: 181points/17th Place

Day 2:

Nasty Nancy: 17:43, 1st/100pts
Handstand Hold: 1:22, 6th/80pts
Awful Annie: 9:28, 6th/80pts

TOTAL: 441 points/5th Place

I was very grateful for this unique opportunity to simulate this competition, after all I did this to get feedback on exactly what I needed to work on over the next 12 months. I am honestly stoked to stack up in the top 5 after the emotional roller coaster I have been on over the last 3 years. I still have a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to dial things in 100%.

CrossFit Games Stage 1 is Complete – Find Out Who Won and Who will Advance to The Ranch

Thank you to everyone that reached out to me showing your support this weekend, it means a lot. Shout out to the loyal @bentongym community for always having my back & bringing out the best in me. ??”

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