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Who Won the Masters Fittest on Earth?

The 2021 CrossFit Games has officially finished for master athletes this Thursday. We now know who are the Fittest on Earth aged 35 years and over. Here is your Masters Day 3 Recap.

The 2021 CrossFit Games has officially finished for master athletes this Thursday. We now know who are the Masters Fittest on Earth. Here is your Masters Day 3 Recap.

On all age divisions, the roster of athletes competing for the title of Fittest on Earth was cut to 10 before the last event. For athletes on the 35-39 and 40-44 age division, that meant that only 10 athletes competed on event 9. It happened similarly to athletes from divisions 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65+ on event 7.

CrossFit Games Masters Overall Results

Men 35-39Women 35-39
Kyle Kasperbauer (775)Whitney Gelin (755)
James Hobart (745)Lauren Gravatt (710)
Adrian Conway (705)Aneta Tucker (665)
Dusty Sulon (660)April Payne (650)
Nick Bloch (625)Colleen Lehane (590)
Men 40-44Women 40-44
Maxime Guyon (720)Kelly Friel (775)
David Johnston (680)Rebecca Voigt Miller (710)
Alexandre Jolivet (670)Kelly Marshall (690)
Nathan Beveridge (655)Stephanie Roy (670)
Josh Petlowany (585)Laura Nielsen (605)
Men 45-49Women 45-49
Jason Grubb (610)Annie Sakamoto (550)
Mike Kern (520)Ali Crawford (545)
Justin Lasala (510)Jennifer Dieter (540)
Alan Bates (490)Jessica Manfro (525)
Jason Luukkonen (485)Janet Black (445)
Men 50-54Women 50-54
Bernard Luzi (615)Tia Vesser (595)
Kevin Koester (605)Joyanne Cooper (530)
Brent Maier (550)Carrie Sandoval (525)
Christian Biagi (510)Cindy Hinkle (505)
Rob Ruano (470)Marianne Hojbjerg (495)
Men 55-59Women 55-59
Vincent Diephuis (570)Laurie Meschishnick (565)
Ron Ortiz (490)Karen Lundgren (545)
Bruce Young (460)Rose Wall (485)
Jody Clements (435)Ann Marie Hubbard (475)
Perry Siplon (405)Shanna Bunce (470)
Men 60-64Women 60-64
Will Powell (570)Susan Clarke (670)
Carl Giuffre (485)Bianca Williams (630)
Gus Vandervoort (485)Patricia McGill (575)
Tim Lafromboise (485)Lynne Knapman (470)
Christian Galy (480)Susanne Olvback (425)
Men 65+Women 65+
Ken Ogden (590)Patty Bauer (585)
George Koch (580)Lidia Beer (495)
David Hippensteel (550)Polly McKinstry (490)
Thomas Ackerman (535)Pia Gund (485)
Rodrigo Dominguez (500)Marilyn Wuest (470)
Source: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
Patty Bauer, Lidia Beer and Polly McKinstry on the podium.

Check out the official leaderboard to find out every athlete’s placement.

Find out how much cash prize each athlete won.

In case you missed it, check out the recap of Masters Day 1 and also Masters Day 2 here.

Masters Fittest on Earth Day 3 Recap

Event 7

Ages 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54

For time:

  • 15 bar muscle-ups
  • 30/24-cal. ski erg
  • 100 double-unders
  • 12 bar muscle-ups
  • 30/24-cal. ski erg
  • 100 double-unders
  • 9 bar muscle-ups
  • 30/24-cal. ski erg
  • 100 double-unders

Ages 55-59

For time:

  • 9 bar muscle-ups
  • 25/20-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders
  • 7 bar muscle-ups
  • 25/20-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders
  • 5 bar muscle-ups
  • 25/20-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders

Ages 60-64, 65+

For time:

  • 15 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 20/18-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders
  • 10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 20/18-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders
  • 5 bar muscle-ups
  • 20/18-cal. ski erg
  • 75 double-unders

On the first event for masters athletes, the dividing exercise was the muscle-ups. Not a single woman in the 65+ division managed to complete a single muscle-up and, therefore, everyone capped this event. Susan Clarke and Lynne Knapman were the only women aged 60-64 that finished the event.

65-year-old David Hippensteel stole the show by finishing the event in 14:26. The only other athlete from that division that finished the event was Thomas Ackerman.

The fight for the crown on the men’s 40-44 division was close with Nathan Beveridge winning the event 5 seconds ahead of 2nd place Alexandre Jolivet. They both climbed up the leaderboard to 1st and 2nd overall, respectively.

Kelly Marshall (women 40-44) smoked the competition finishing the event in under 13 minutes. Second place finished more than 2 minutes later.

After event 7, divisions 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ had its roster cut down to top 10 athletes.

Masters Fittest on Earth Day 3 RecapSource: Photo Courtesy of CrossFit Inc

Masters Fittest on Earth Day 3 Recap

Event 8

Ages 35-39, 40-44

7-minute AMRAP of:

  • 10/8-cal. Echo bike
  • 10 burpee box jump-overs (24/20 in.)

The only AMRAP for Masters in the entire Games this year put many athletes close to exhaustion. The difference between the best across both age divisions was not that significant.

For the men, James Hobart (35-39) finished 1st with 113 reps, while Maxime Guyon (40-44) did 110 reps. In the women’s division, Whitney Gelin (35-39) finished the workout with 96 reps and Kelly Friel (40-44) did 94.

After event 8, only the top 10 athletes were allowed to continue competing for the title of Fittest on Earth.

Masters Fittest on Earth Day 3 Recap

Event 9

Ages 35-39

For time:

  • 10-8-6-4-2
  • Wall walks
  • Thruster (185/135 lb.)

Ages 40-44, 45-49

For time:

  • 10-8-6-4-2 
  • Wall walks
  • Thrusters (165/115 lb.)

Ages 50-54

For time:

  • 10-8-6-4-2 
  • Wall walks
  • Thrusters (135/95 lb.)

Ages 60-64, 65+

For time:

  • 9-7-5-3-1
  • Wall walks
  • Thrusters (95/65 lb.)

The event started from oldest to youngest in the Masters division. Patty Bauer came in the event 1st place overall and she was one of two athletes who finished the event, which secured her at the top in the podium. For the men, only Ken Ogden managed to finish under the 11-minute cap.

Susan Clarke has won the last event and put her among the best of the best in the world among CrossFitters. She has won the Games every single year she competed, a total of five times – this time in the 60-64 category.

Gus Vandervoort (60-64) had an amazing day winning event 7 and 9, which put him in 3rd overall.

Vincent Diephuis came into the last event of the night knowing he was the champion. He took it easy and capped the workout. Ron Ortiz, on the other hand, finished 1st the event and 2nd overall.

The women in the 55-59 ended up having a convoluted overall leaderboard. Laurie Meschishnick started the event in 1st place, with 30 points ahead of 2nd place Karen Lundgren. It was Karen Lundgren who won event 9 and Meschishnick finished 3rd. In the end, Meschishnick was crown the fittest by mere 10 points.

Tia Vesser won the last event and jumped to 1st position overall to win the Games at the 50-54 division. Kevin Koester also won the event for the men 50-54, but unlucky for him Bernard Luzi came in 2nd, which guaranteed Luzi 1st place overall.

The biggest nail-biter came at the Women 45-49 division with Jennifer Dieter winning the event, but 1st place overall was Annie Sakamoto (550), followed by Ali Crawford (545) and finally Dieter (540).

Kyle Kasperbauer won the last event for 35-39 men and cemented his 3rd Games win in his career. Chelsey Hughes won for the women division, her only event win at the Games.

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