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CrossFit Semifinal Copa Sur: How to Watch, Predictions

Copa Sur will combine the fittest CrossFit athletes from South America.

Copa Sur is the only South American CrossFit sanctioned event that will grant a Games’ invitation to athletes from the continent. Check out who’s competing, who we are excited to see, the workouts programmed, and how to watch it.

According to the rulebook, the top 2 men, women and teams will receive an invitation to the CrossFit Games. Individuals placed 3rd, 4th and 5th can continue to the Last-Chance Qualifier.

How to Watch Copa Sur CrossFit Semifinal

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Copa Sur Roster

Men

  1. Guilherme Domingues
  2. Bruno Marins
  3. Joao Pedro Barcelos
  4. Williams Rios
  5. Martin Gonzalez
  6. Lucas Arce
  7. Guilherme Malheiros
  8. Pablo Chalfun
  9. Anderon Primo
  10. Piero Gorichon
  11. Luiz Henrique Alves Moreira
  12. Agustin Ezequiel Guinazu
  13. Igor Lino
  14. Fabio Dechichi
  15. Thaina Toma
  16. Bruno Grigoleto
  17. Lucas Da Rosa
  18. Nicolas Bidarte
  19. Pedro Martins
  20. Kalyan Souza
  21. Kaique Cerveny
  22. Santiago Comba
  23. Vitor Caetano
  24. Esteban Ospina
  25. Agustin Richelme
  26. Gustavo Errico
  27. Nicolas Canil
  28. Juan Manuel Seitun
  29. Omar Martinez
  30. Maximiliano Arigossi

Women

  1. Mailen Mauccione
  2. Gabriela Marrafon
  3. Tassia Dadda
  4. Giovanna Magnani
  5. Bruna Fernandes
  6. Carol Colling
  7. Melina Rodriguez
  8. Kiara Priscilla Schneider
  9. Amanda Fusuma
  10. Jane Silva
  11. Luiza Marques
  12. Evelin Alvarez
  13. Bruna Baxhix
  14. Maisa Ghanem
  15. Amanda Bacetti
  16. Julia Kato
  17. Barbara Caravello
  18. Claudia Espinosa
  19. Lucy Pacheco
  20. Caroline Ferreira
  21. Alexia Williams
  22. Victoria Campos
  23. Claudia Amaral
  24. Emily Andrade
  25. Constanza Cabrera
  26. Laura Gonzalez-Marin
  27. Emiliana Guerra
  28. Valentina Rangel
  29. Andreia Pinheiro
  30. Thais Nunes

Teams

  1. CrossFit Berrini Team Treta
  2. CrossFit Boqueirao X-Force
  3. Cavaleiros CrossFit
  4. Avanti CrossFit SPL
  5. Mapana CrossFit Mapana
  6. CrossFit Pinda
  7. Q21 CrossFit
  8. Vittoria CrossFit Morereps
  9. CrossFit Ribeirao Preto
  10. Bull Box MDE CrossFit We Blessed
  11. BXP CrossFit Team BXP
  12. CrossFit Marilia CFMRLA
  13. Kingbull CrossFit Paraguay
  14. CrossFit Tyranno
  15. CrossFit Tavros Tavros Team
  16. CrossFit Villa Luiro
  17. CrossFit Praia Grande Team CFPG
  18. CrossFit Tuluka
  19. CrossFit Caserna
  20. CrossFit SP

Copa Sur Predictions

Men

Who Should Win?

Guilherme Malheiros snatch win CrossFit Games
Guilherme Malheiros

In the men’s division there really isn’t much discussion that Guilherme Malheiros will maintain his reign over South American athletes. The current 7th Fittest Man on Earth took the world by surprise with his strength and determination.

Malheiros has recently become a Mayhem Athlete and everyone is excited to see how much more can he improve under Rich Froning’s guidance.

Who Will Fight For Podium?

Another name that stands from the crow is Argentinian athlete Agustin Richelme. Richelme has actually won last year’s South American CrossFit Semifinal (Brazil CrossFit Championship) with 12 points ahead of Malheiros.

Dark Horse

Two other Brazilians can fight for a place on the podium. Kaique Cerveny and Anderon Primo are both incredibly strong athletes who could pose a threat to Malheiros and Richelme. Running not far behind we could see Nicolas Bidarte and Omar Martinez, from Argentina and Venezuela respectively.

Women

The women’s division is a bit trickier to predict as both women who have qualified last year through Semifinals are not on the roster this year. Larissa Cunha was banned for 2 years after failing a drug test although she proved her innocence. Sasha Nievas decided to go team this year.

Who Should Win?

Melina Rodriguez

Melina Rodriguez is a 3x Games athlete (once as a team member) and should be the frontrunner this weekend at Copa Sur. In 2020 she finished 17th at the Games, her best placement to date.

Who Will Fight For Podium?

Without Sasha Nievas or Larissa Cunha on the roster, it’s an opportunity to see many up-and-coming athletes fighting for their chance to be under the spotlight. This is where Valentina Rangel, Julia Kato and Victoria Campos can battle for that Games’ invitation.

All three athletes have narrowly missed their opportunity last year by finishing 5th, 4th and 3rd respectively.

Dark Horse

The 20-year-old Luiza Marques can shine this year. She has only been to the Games as a team member or as a teenager, but since she finished 1st at the Quarterfinals recently, many are speculating it is her moment.

Copa Sur Workouts

Individuals

Event 1 – Chipper 22

For time:

  • 50 wall-ball shots (30/20 lb)
  • 50 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 100 double-unders
  • 50 deadlifts (90/60 kg)

Time cap: 12 minutes

Event 2 – Run Swim Run

For time:

  • 2,000-m run
  • 500-m swim
  • 2,000-m run

Time cap: 40 minutes

Event 3 – Barbell Complex

3 attempts for max load of:

  • 3 cleans
  • 2 front squats
  • 1 jerk (shoulder-to-overhead)

Event 4 – Regional 2014 Event 5

10 rounds for time:

  • 1 legless rope climb (15 ft)
  • Run 170 ft

Time cap: 11 minutes

Event 5 – Too Many Rings

For time:

  • 100 thrusters (45/30 kg)

Every 2 minutes on the minute complete:

  • 5 ring muscle-ups

Time cap: 10 minutes

Event 6 – Last One Standing

Part I (all athletes)

For time:

  • Row (30/20 cal)
  • 24-m handstand walk
  • Row (15/10 cal)
  • 12-m handstand walk

Time cap: 4 minutes

Fastest 10 athletes advance to Part II

Part II

For time:

  • Row (20/15 cal)
  • 12-m handstand walk

Time cap: 2 minutes

5 elimination rounds

Teams

Event 1 – Team Diane

For time:

  • 21-15-9
  • Deadlifts (310 kg)
  • Synchro handstand push-ups

Time cap: 9 minutes

Event 2 – Run Board Run

For time:

  • 1,000-m run
  • 500-m swim with paddleboard
  • 1,000-m run

Time cap: 40 minutes

Event 3 – Thrusters + Legless Rope Climbs

For time, starting with the female pair:

  • 40 thrusters (61/43 kg)
  • 6 legless rope climbs
  • 30 thrusters (61/43 kg)
  • 4 legless rope climbs
  • 20 thrusters (61/43 kg)
  • 2 legless rope climbs

Time cap: 15 minutes

Event 4 – Team Snatch Ladder

For heaviest successful lift:

(Weight in kilograms)

  • M: 84/88/93/98/102/107/111/115/120/124 (11th platform staged at 129)
  • F: 61/63/65/68/70/72/75/77/79/81 (11th platform staged at 84)

Event 5 – Anaconda Row

For time:

FF/MM

  • 16/24-cal row

(rest of team Anaconda hold)

Then, the entire team performs:

  • 50 Anaconda clean and push press
  • 16-m Anaconda lunge

Time cap: 15 minutes

Event 6 – Up and Sides Down 2022

For time:

2 pairs each perform alternating

2-4-6-8

  • Synchro ring muscle-ups

4-8-12-16

  • Synchro handstand walk (meters)

Time cap: 11 minutes

CrossFit Semifinals Dates

There are 10 Semifinals events spread worldwide. Four in North America, two in Europe, and one in Africa, South America, Oceania and Asia. Unlike last year, this time all Semifinals are in-person.

This is the last weekend of CrossFit Semifinals.

DateCompetitionLocation
May 20-22Syndicate CrownTennessee (U.S.)
May 20-22CrossFit Lowlands ThrowdownAmsterdam (Netherlands)
May 20-22Torian ProBrisbane (Australia)
May 27-29Mid-Atlantic CrossFit ChallengeTennessee (U.S.)
May 27-29CrossFit Fittest in Cape TownStellenbosch (South Africa)
June 3-5Far East ThrowdownBusan (South Korea)
June 3-5Granite GamesMinnesota (U.S.)
June 10-12CrossFit Atlas GamesQuébec (Canada)
June 10-12CrossFit Strength in DepthEngland (U.K.)
June 10-12CrossFit Copa SurVitória (Brazil)

The Last-Chance Qualifier is an online competition that takes place from June 29th to July 1st.

The Games will take place on August 3-7 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States.

Check out the results of past Semifinal events and who already qualified for the Games this year.

Who Won the 2022 Torian Pro CrossFit Semifinal? (All Results)

CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Results – Podium & Last-Chance Qualifiers

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Results

CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town Semifinal Crowns Champions

Syndicate Crown – Who Is #GamesBound?

Top 3 Moments from the Granite Games

Krennikov and Choi Are Undisputable Champions at the Far East Throwdown

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