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Vellner, Sigmundsdottir, Briggs and Many More Out – CrossFit Games Day 3 Recap

EVENT – CLEAN

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For load:

1-rep clean 

*Tiebreak with 5 reps for time

♀ 215-220-225-230-235-240-245-250-255-260 lb. with 195 lb. tiebreak
♂ 315-325-335-345-355-365-370-375-380-385 with 295 lb. tiebreak

Athletes will lift in order of their placing (10th-1st), with the weight increasing each round. Each round, those who fail the lift will race through 5 reps at the tiebreak bar.

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Each round, any athletes that have not completed the lift are entered into the tiebreak. They must clean a lighter weight for 5 reps quicker than the other athletes that also failed the lift during that round.

Athletes lined up and worked their way through the lifts. They each had 1 minute to make the lift and advance to the next round.

The event took the form of a weightlifting event. Tia-Clair, having won medals at the Commonwealth Games, was no stranger to this format and atmosphere. Her and Amanda Banhart battled it out but the reigning champion eventually took victory. 

Female Results

  1. Tia Clair Toomey 265 lb
  2. Amanda Banhart 260 lb
  3. Anna Fragkou 260 lb
  4. Katrin Davidsdottir 230 lb
  5. Kristin Holte 225 lb
  6. Jaime Greene 220 lb
  7. Thuri Helgadottir 215 lb
  8. Kari Pearce 0 lb
  9. Bethany Shadburne 0 lb
  10. Haley Adams 0 lb

The Male Competition

Adrian Mundwiler attacked every lift, looking pumped and focused. BK Gudmundsson was clinical, technically excellent and calm. Fraser was focused. Both Panchik brothers lifted with exceptional confidence and poise.

Mundwiler and Newbury even looked like they were having fun, smiling and laughing after lifts. There was also an intriguing atmosphere between the athletes, a shared camaraderie.

BK was pumped, acknowledging and saluting to his Icelandic retinue of friends and family in the audience.

Finally, the field narrowed down until only Mat Fraser and Scott Panchik remained. It went like this. 

  • 370 lb completed by both Panchik and Fraser.
  • 375 lb completed by Scott Panchik and Fraser.
  • 380 lb failed by Scott Panchik. 380 is completed by Mat Fraser.

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Mat Fraser wins the event.

Asked about it afterwards, Fraser said.

“I did not wanna race Scott on power cleans. I was nervous about this. The most I’ve cleaned this year is 345 lb”

When asked about how he is feeling about being in second place, Mat replied:

“It is what it is. I had a couple of shit events and now I’m putting all the chips on the table.”

FINAL LEADERBOARD FOR DAY 3

WOMEN

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey 721
  2. Kristin Holte 636
  3. Jamie Greene 591
  4. Kari Pearce 564
  5. Katrin Davidsdottir 534
  6. Anna Fragkou 500
  7. Amanda Banhart 476
  8. Haley Adams 471
  9. Thuri Helgadottir 471
  10. Bethany Shadburne 459

MEN

  1. Noah Ohlsen 649
  2. Mathew Fraser 634
  3. BK Gudmundsson 568
  4. Scott Panchik 565
  5. James Newbury 488
  6. Jacob Heppner 484
  7. Adrian Mundwiler 482
  8. Matt McLeod 461
  9. Saxon Panchik 447
  10. Will Moorad 435

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