The action continued on day two of the 2023 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, as the athletes faced three workouts in each of the men’s, women’s, and team divisions. Day two marked the final stretch for certain athletes, with CrossFit implementing a roster cut. Following the completion of every workout on day two, the leaderboards were finalized, and those who ranked below 30th place were cut out of the lineup. On the other hand, Roman Khrennikov extended his lead in the men’s division, while the 18-year-old Emma Lawson took over the top sport among the women.
On day two, Roman Khrennikov has defended his position and looks forward to leading the division on day three. Alexis Raptis lost her lead on day two. Emma Lawson takes the lead on the overall leaderboard by the end of day two of the 2023 CrossFit Games. Anticipate more action and surprises on day three.
2023 CrossFit Games Point Standings
Men (Top 15)
- Roman Khrennikov — 543 points
- Jeffrey Adler — 443 points
- Chandler Smith — 432 points
- Jay Crouch — 411 points
- Brent Fikowski — 405 points
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson — 401 points
- Patrick Vellner — 392 points
- Jelle Hoste — 364 points
- Bayley Martin — 363 points
- Jonne Koski — 357 points
- Dallin Pepper —357 points
- Colten Mertens — 354 points
- Spencer Panchik — 336 points
- Lazar Đukić — 333 points
- Noah Ohlsen — 324 points
Women (Top 15)
- Emma Lawson — 477 points
- Alexis Raptis — 458 points
- Laura Horvath — 457 points
- Alex Gazan — 450 points
- Arielle Loewen — 432 points
- Jamie Simmonds — 388 points
- Annie Thorisdottir — 388 points
- Bethany Flores — 370 points
- Emma Tall — 361 points
- Paige Powers — 350 points
- Danielle Brandon — 345 points
- Emily Rolfe — 341 points
- Gabriela Migala — 337 points
- Karin Freyova — 336 points
- Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir — 322 points
Teams (Top 10)
- CrossFit Invictus — 455 points
- CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue — 443 points
- CrossFit East Nashville PRVN — 410 points
- No Shortcuts CrossFit — 395 points
- CrossFit Mayhem Independence — 383 points
- CrossFit Prestanda — 363 points
- CrossFit Oba — 352 points
- CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy — 347 points
- CrossFit Walley Athlete — 344 points
- CrossFit Franco’s Misfits — 318 points
Day Two Workout Recap For Individuals
The Alpaca Redux
The first event on day two of the 2023 CrossFit Games was all about the heavy sled push. The competitors had to really dig in their heels and push as hard as possible. The rope climbs presented a unique twist to the event, as those who are more proficient in them were able to make up a lot of time.
- 126-foot sled push, starting with all six kettlebells
Then 3 rounds for time:
- 2 legless rope climbs
- 12 kettlebell clean and jerks
- 42-foot sled push, starting with two kettlebells* (53/70 lb)
*add two kettlebells to the sled after each round
After experiencing what it is like to be the overall leader at the 2023 CrossFit Games, Roman Khrennikov decided that he did not want to let go of his first place. So, with a large desire for the title, Roman left everything on the sunny grass pitch in Madison and won the workout with a time of 12:34. Once the event was finished, Roman did not have the strength to walk, but instead crawled to the nearest fan to cool down.
Unlike the majority of other athletes, Jack Farlow did not mind the sun and the heat since he was able to claim second place in this event. He was the only other man, apart from Roman, to finish in under 13 minutes. Brent Fikowski was also close, but he ended up with a time of 13:21 minutes, which secured him third place.
- Roman Krennikov — 12:34.59
- Jack Farlow — 12:54.31
- Brent Fikowski — 13:21.91
- Dallin Pepper — 13:57.83
- David Shorunke — 14:04.63
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson — 14:23.84
- Justin Medeiros — 14:31.17
- Jeffrey Adler — 14:33.78
- Chandler Smith — 14:49.37
- Ant Haynes — 15:02.37
Only five women managed to complete the event, and Emma Tall was the fastest by over 40 seconds. She put her head down on the final sled push and did not stop until she reached the finish line.
Laura Horvath came second in a late charge on the sled push, as she overtook Alex Gazan, who was initially on pace for gold.
Unfortunately for Alex Gazan, who led the race from the start, one of her shoes fell off just meters before the finish line. She tried to just keep going, but her feet kept slipping on the grass. After being overtaken by both aforementioned women, Alex put on her shoes and pushed the sled over the line.
- Emma Tall — 15:54.01
- Laura Horvath — 16:36.18
- Alex Gazan — 17:25.97
- Emma Lawson — 17:35.41
- Alexis Raptis — 17:45.74
- Jamie Simmonds — CAP+3
- Rebecka Vitesson — CAP+3
- Abigail Domit — CAP+4
- Annie Thorisdottir — CAP+9
- Alexia Williams — CAP+9
The Ski-Bag event put everyone’s core muscles on fire, as they were constantly activated throughout both exercises. However, both of these exercises were also a staple in every CrossFit athlete’s training, making it very competitive.
- 30-calorie SkiErg
- 30 sandbag squats (125/200 lb)
- 20-calorie SkiErg
- 20 sandbag squats (125/200 lb)
Colten Mertens picks up his first event victory in what is his third appearance at the CrossFit Games. He has been a victim of the Roster Cut in both previous years, but things are looking up for him this year as these 100 points have given him the boost on the leaderboards.
The only person who tried to match Colten was Samuel Kwant, who set a time of 4:34, which made it impossible for the others to catch him.
Third place went to Justin Medeiros, and it seemed that competing in a closed space suits him much better than underneath the scorching sun.
- Colten Mertens — 04:30.60
- Samuel Kwant — 04:34.75
- Justin Medeiros — 04:51.88
- Jelle Hoste — 04:53.48
- Bronislaw Olenkowicz — 04:54.44
- Patrick Vellner — 04:55.13
- Chandler Smith — 04:57.11
- Jeffrey Adler — 04:59.86
- Roman Khrennikov — 05:00.83
- Jake Douglas — 05:05.72
“If you blinked, you might have missed Laura Horvath” is what the official CrossFit games commentator had to say about Laura’s mind-blowing performance. Horvath, who is a seasoned veteran, put up the most dominating event victory at this year’s Games yet. After securing victory in the event, she engaged in a post-workout interview, where she openly expressed her unwavering determination to attain the esteemed title of Fittest Woman On Earth.
It is absolutely crazy to think that Laura finished with a time of 04:36, while the next fastest woman, Alex Gazan, clocked a time 1:15 minutes slower. Moreover, only three other women managed to finish the event before the time cap, with Olivia Kerstetter placing third.
- Laure Horvath — 04:36.18
- Alex Gazan — 05:50.32
- Olivia Kerstetter — 05:50.91
- Ella Wunger — 05:54.35
- Ellie Turner — 05:58.87
- Amanda Barnhart — CAP
- Karin Freyova — CAP+3
- Gabriela Migala — CAP+3
- Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir — CAP+4
- Paige Semenza — CAP+4
The Helena workout might have looked simple at first glance, but due to it being three rounds long, the pacing played a big factor. This workout was in between a sprint and endurance event, so picking up speed at just the right time proved to be crucial.
3 rounds for time:
- 400-meter run
- 12 bar muscle-ups
- 21 dumbbell snatches (35/50 lb)
Jeffrey Adler had an amazing day two at the 2023 CrossFit Games and crowned it with an event victory at the very end. He finished the iconic Helena workout in under eight minutes, and was the only man to do so. This helped move him to second place overall going into day three.
Will Moorad opened day two very poorly, but closed it with an amazing second-place finish ahead of many other elite athletes. He was ten seconds slower than Adler, but also three seconds faster than the third-place finisher, Lazar Đukić.
- Jeffrey Adler — 07:56.58
- Will Moorad — 08:05.63
- Lazar Đukić — 08:08.12
- Noah Ohlsen — 08:12.55
- Roman Khrennikov — 08:13.25
- Patrick Vellner — 08:16.52
- Chandler Smith — 08:17.72
- Jay Crouch — 08:18.36
- Uldis Upenieks — 08:19.90
- Ant Haynes — 08:21.29
Jamie Simmonds’ performance at the 2023 CrossFit Games has been significantly improved by her victory in the final event of day two. She encountered some setbacks in the previous events, but still did not spare herself one bit and finished with a time of 08:27.
Emma Carry grabbed her best finish in the 2023 CrossFit Games, crossing the finish line just over ten seconds after Jamie. Thus, she narrowly outperformed the third-place finisher, Alexis Raptis.
- Jamie Simmonds — 08:27.12
- Emma Cary — 08:38.61
- Alexis Raptis — 08:40.85
- Arielle Loewen — 08:42.74
- Emma Lawson — 08:44.92
- Bethany Flores — 08:46.27
- Paige Powers — 08:50.70
- Alex Gazan — 08:53.66
- Seher Kaya — 08:55.34
- Elisa Fuliano — 08:56.06
Day Two Workout Recap For Teams
All of the members of the team had to put up their max Snatch and Clean & Jerk, and their results were then added up. So, whoever came out with the heaviest Total was awarded the max points.
- 1-rep-max snatch
- 1-rep-max clean and jerk
The CrossFit East Nashville PRVN came up with the heaviest total after each member of their team performed two attempts on the snatch and two attempts on the Clean & Jerk. Their end score was 2,115 pounds, which made them the only team to cross the 2,100-pound milestone.
CrossFit Walleye Athlete finished in second with a total of 2,085 pounds, and gained 97 points to move up the leaderboard.
CrossFit Invictus took third place, which was incredibly important since they prevented CF East Nashville PRVN from taking the overall lead.
- CrossFit East Nashville PRVN — 2,115 pounds
- CrossFit Walleye Athlete — 2,085 pounds
- CrossFit Invictus — 2,055 pounds
- CrossFit Milford Team Conquer — 2,035 pounds
- CrossFit Oba — 2,030 pounds
- CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue — 2,025 pounds
- No Shortcuts CrossFit — 2,020 pounds
- Templo SA CrossFit — 2,020 pounds
- CrossFit Prestanda — 1,995 pounds
- CrossFit Mayhem Independence — 1,995 pounds
The simplest workout for the Teams at the 2023 CrossFit Games was the Cross-Country, as all they needed to do is run 5,000 meters as a team.
- Run 5K as a team.
In order to complete the 5k run as a team, all four members had to hold onto the same rope between them. So, the Teams had to run at a pace tthat was comfortable for every member, and CrossFit Trondheim found a perfect synergy between them. All four members displayed incredible resilience as they did not slow down, finishing with a time of 19;04 minutes.
CrossFit Invictus, who are sitting in first place overall, grabbed another second-place workout finish with a time of 19:39. A team with a similar name, CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable, finished an additional ten seconds later and grabbed third place.
- CrossFit Trondheim — 19:04.81
- CrossFit Invictus — 19:39.13
- CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable — 19:49.41
- CrossFit CLT The Grit Haus — 19:50.73
- CrossFit Toria Mayhem — 19:51.37
- CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue — 20:03.12
- CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy — 20:08.20
- CrossFit Prestanda — 20:10.79
- CrossFit Mayhem Independence — 20:16.88
- CrossFit Genas — 20:23.99
Bike, Row, Hold
The final Teams workout of day two at the 2023 CrossFit Games was based on cooperative performance. While one part of the team burned calories on the bike and the rower, the other part of the team had to hold a handstand or ring support.
- 150-calorie bike + handstand hold
- 125-calorie row + seated muscle-up and ring support
- 100-calorie bike + handstand hold
CrossFit East Nashville dominated the event, largely due to their explosive performances on the Assault Bike. They were mindful not to overuse the machines, avoiding burnout, yet each of them displayed remarkable dedication and effort. They ended up reaching the calorie goal at the 10:54 mark, which was comfortably ahead of everyone else.
CrossFit Prestanda was caught in no man’s land, not able to catch up to CF East Nashville, but also comfortably sitting in second place. The first rivalry really came for the third spot, as CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue reached the finish line just six seconds faster than No Shortcuts CrossFit.
- CrossFit East Nashville PRVN — 10:56.46
- CrossFit Prestanda — 11:34.67
- CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue — 12:05.97
- No Shortcuts CrossFit — 12:11.92
- CrossFit Invictus — 12:19.00
- CrossFit Oba — 12:27.41
- CrossFit Mayhem Independence — 12:28.44
- Rhino CrossFit Dawgs — 12:33.78
- CrossFit Walleye Athlete — 12:41.10
- Koda CrossFit Redemption — 12:42.95
With Tia-Clair Toomey not even taking part in the 2023 CrossFit Games, we are guaranteed to see a new women’s champion after six years. However, the reigning men’s champion, Justin Medeiros, faced a challenging start to the competition with a poor performance. With his chances of reclaiming the top position seeming slim, the likelihood of a new champion being crowned in the men’s division is quite significant.
2023 CrossFit Games First Cut
*Men, Women, and Teams listed below placed below 30th on Friday, August 4th, and have been cut from the roster. This means that they won’t compete on the remaining two days.
- Jayson Hopper
- Kaylan Souza
- Cole Greashaber
- Cole Sager
- Alex Vigneault
- Michal Wesolowski
- Kaique Cerveny
- Jake Douglas
- Arthur Semenov
- Kelly Baker
- Feeroozeh Saghafi
- Matilde Garnes
- Ella Wunger
- Manon Angonese
- Michelle Basnett
- Victoria Campos
- Shahad Budebs
- Emily De Rooy
- Emma McQuaid
- Cape CrossFit Wofpack
- AB CrossFit – Mayhem
- Templo SA CrossFit
- CrossFit Roterham
- Q21 CrossFit
- CrossFit Fly High Kolesnikov Team
- CrossFit Marvel Black
August 5th, 2023 (Saturday)
- Teams — 9:00 A.M. to 6:10 P.M.
- Individuals — 10:10 A.M. to 4:55 P.M.
August 6th, 2023 (Sunday)
- Teams — 9:00 A.M. to 2:55 P.M.
- Individuals — 10:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.
2023 CrossFit Games Coverage
- 2023 CrossFit Games Results, Recap, & Leaderboards
- 2023 CrossFit Games Final Day Results — Jeffrey Adler & Laura Horvath Win
- 2023 CrossFit Games Results — Individual & Teams Day Three
- 2023 CrossFit Games Results — Individual & Teams Day One
- 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Withdrawals
- How To Watch 2023 CrossFit Games
- 2023 CrossFit Games Workouts For Individuals & Teams Revealed
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