Watch Out for Little Panchik
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Saxon Panchik came into the weekend after putting in a lot of work since his first Regionals appearance last year. We expected big things from him this weekend after his Open finish, and he didn’t disappoint. Last year, he got 23rd; this year, he took 11th. His average finish jumped up from last year too. In 2015, it was 21; this year, it’s 14.6. What are they feeding those Panchiks?
Consistency Pays Off
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Stacie Tovar was chasing her seventh trip to the Games this year, and her second-place finish punched her ticket. She did it without any event records or wins—consistency sealed her spot. Her average finish this weekend came out to 5.6.
For Julie Foucher, “Having Fun” is Serious Business
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Although Foucher made it known she was out there to have fun this weekend, that didn’t stop her from bringing the heat. Aside from one poor finish in Event 5 (32nd), she left this weekend with a finish as high as seventh place. Her average event finish (excluding Event 5) was 12.7. Not too shabby!
Everything Froning Touches Turns to Gold
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It’s no surprise that CrossFit Mayhem Freedom had a great weekend. Rich Froning’s team grabbed three event wins and a couple of second and third event finishes sprinkled in. Did anyone happen to notice their lowest event finishes (let’s use the term “lowest” loosely) were events Rich Froning didn’t participate in? They took fifth in Event 4, which was contested by all-female groups. In Event 5 (the male version), they took second. Their lowest event finish of the weekend was in Event 7, where they took 11th. The event was done in a two-male, one-female grouping, sans Froning. But he was part of the group that took third in Event 8. I’m not going to say The Champ could have something to do with it, but…