4 Things We Learned from the Central Regional

The 2016 CrossFit Games Regionals are over with and while we know who's going to the Games and how they compare, we've also learned some important things from the events themselves. Here are our takeaways from the Central Regional.

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…

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CrossFit Games Athletes Are Supporting the Community During Coronavirus

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The 2020 West Coast Classic is postponed due to coronavirus.  See the event's update below:

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Toomey, Vellner Back-To-Back Wodapalooza Champs, Mayhem Freedom Claim Title

Wodapalooza 2020 is officially a wrap. Let’s talk about what went down on the fourth and final day of competition and who’s walking away with the CrossFit Games invites. The Elite individuals and teams competed two events on the Sunday. The first event, ‘Down-Up,’ put athletes through a brutal couplet of heavy deadlifts and bar-facing burpees. The second and final event of the day, ‘Celebrate Life,’ was a chipper that required high-power output and sound strategy. 

Day 3 Wodapalooza Recap: Sager, Toomey & Mayhem Freedom Lead The Way

It’s hard to believe but we are already through three days of competition at Wodapalooza 2020. Just one day and two events remain before we find out who our 2020 Wodapalooza champions are and who will be earning their ticket to the 2020 CrossFit Games. While the elites only competed in two events today, a lot has happened during those three events that we need to recap heading into the final day. 

Sigmundsdottir, Williams & Mayhem Freedom Grab Leads Day 2 At Wodapalooza

We are four events and two days deep into Wodapalooza 2020 and the action has been nothing less than incredible. Just four points separate first place from second place in both the men and women’s divisions, and a margin of just two points separates first from second in the team division. While there are 34 divisions, four stages, and a million other things going on at Wodapalooza, we’re going to take a minute and focus on the Elite Individuals and Teams. 

Patrick Vellner Talks the Open, 2020 Wodapalooza & More

Patrick Vellner’s season couldn’t have started any better than it did at the 2020 CrossFit Open. He concluded the five weeks as the overall men’s champion. To have the qualification for the CrossFit Games wrapped up so quickly means he has options as to how he moves forward for the rest of the year.