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CrossFit Games News – Kari Pearce Beats All The Boys in “Mary”

The final Event at the 2019 CrossFit Games on Friday was “Mary”.


Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

  • 5 handstand push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats, alternating
  • 15 pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes


The event took place in The Coliseum, with two heats each for the Female and Male Athletes. One of the most impressive aspects of this workout was that Kari Pearce won. She beat everyone. All the men, all the women. In a CrossFit workout.

She chalked up 695 reps in 20 minutes. She beat first place male finisher, Noah Ohlsen, by 18 reps and Mat Fraser by 20 reps. 


  1. Noah Ohlsen 677 reps
  2. Mat Fraser 675 reps
  3. Jacob Heppner 660 reps
  4. Scott Panchik 645 reps
  5. Matt Mcleod 622 reps


  1. Kari Pearce 695 reps
  2. Kristin Holte 675 reps
  3. Jaime Greene 664 reps
  4. Tia-Clair Toomey 656 reps
  5. Anna Fragkou 627 reps

Dave Castro paid his respects to this incredible achievement. 

“Congrats to Kari Pearce for completing more rounds and reps on Mary (5 hspu, hers were strict, 10 pistols, 15 pull-ups) than any athlete, male or female, tonight at the CrossFit Games. Cool to see.”


This is also unique in the sport of CrossFit. Often in the endurance based events, such as the trail run at the ranch or the swimming events, it is common for athletes like Toomey, Holte and Briggs to beat many of the male athletes, however this was a classic CrossFit workout. 

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