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CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap

Check out all the action from day 1.

Check out all the action in our CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap.

You can also find out who won the Teens, Masters and Adaptive Divisions, which have now been concluded.

CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap – Final Leaderboard

The dust has settled after the first day of competition. Here is the leaderboard.

PositionTeam
1CrossFit Mayhem
2CrossFit Pro1
3CrossFit Genas
4CrossFit Urban Energy
5CrossFit Nordic
6Plus64 CrossFit
7CrossFit Awaside
8CrossFit Surbiton
9CrossFit Oslo
10CrossFit Resurrection

CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap – Events

CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap – Event 1

PositionTeam
1CrossFit Mayhem
2CrossFit Pro1
3CrossFit Surbiton
4CrossFit Butchers Lab
5CrossFit Awaside

For time:

FF 500-m swim
FF 1,000-m kayak
MM 500-m swim
MM 1,000-m kayak

Time cap: 90 min.

Rich Froning and CrossFit Mayhem have never won a swimming event at the CrossFit Games so it is pretty clear that have been working on their weaknesses. They secured victory in a solid time of 43:49.35.

This was both an intriguing and tactical event. Some teams chose to stick together, to draft each other on the kayak (saving energy and improving efficiency) and some did not.

CrossFit Pro1 and CrossFit Surbiton, in second and third respectively finished only seconds apart to wrap up their confident and encouraging start to the 2021 CrossFit Games Teams Division.

CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap – Event 2/3

Event 2 and Event 3 were back to back workouts that tested the capabilities and fortitude of the athletes under the blistering Madison son.

Event 2

PositionTeam
1CrossFit Mayhem
2Omnia CrossFit
3CrossFit Urban Energy
4CrossFit Genas
5Plus64 CrossFit

Event 3

PositionTeam
1CrossFit Mayhem
2CrossFit Genas
3CrossFit Pro1
4CrossFit Urban Energy
5CrossFit Nordic

For time:

168-ft. Bob push 
25 synchro bar muscle-ups (pairs) | cheese curd hold, 100 | 70 lb. 
336-ft. Bob push 
50 synchro bar muscle-ups (pairs) | cheese curd hold, 100 | 70 lb. 

Time cap: 12 min.

Then, at the 12-min. mark:

4 rounds of:
42 synchro toes-to-bars (pairs) | cheese curd hold, 100 | 70 lb. 
42-ft. Bob drag 

Time cap: 12 min.

Many of the teams have learned how to handle Big Bob, despite not having access to that exact piece of equipment. Having the stronger athletes at the front allows the front to be slightly elevated and pushed with less friction and resistance.

The Norwegian government gave CrossFit Oslo elite athlete status during the pandemic so that they were able to train togther. Many other teams were not able to train together as much as they would have liked due to COVID-19.

Seeing them out on the field at North Park the Scandinavians, worked intelligently and collectively with powerful teamwork.

The event taxed the anterior and posterior of the body and destroyed the core. Athletes were required to hold the Rogue “Cheesecurds” whilst resting, so this was a true test of strength and skill under fatigued conditions.

CrossFit Mayhem chalked up two more wins during these back to back events.

CrossFit Games 2021 Teams Day 1 Recap – Event 4

PositionTeam
1CrossFit Mayhem
2CrossFit Pro1
3Backcountry CrossFit
4Plus64 CrossFit
5CrossFit Awaside

For time:

F/M pair 1

7 rounds of:
5 synchro wall walks
5 synchro thrusters, 135 | 185 lb.

F/M pair 2

5 rounds of:
7 synchro wall walks
7 synchro thrusters

Time cap: 27 min.

The adaptation of this brutal event for the Teams division was no less of a physical sledgehammer than the Individuals.

The syncho element meant that athletes had to communicate and control their movements even whilst severely fatigued.

Mayhem took the win to go four for four on day 1. Their official time was 25:37.73.

They are the only team in CrossFit Games history to win all four of the first events in a row.

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