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While you were busy at work on a typical Friday in September, some of the nation’s most ridiculously fit athletes spent the day crushing a list of grueling workouts.
Fresh off some very good news, the 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games bulldozed through the first day of full competition in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where athletes across all divisions showed off their best stuff. This year’s edition may lack the star power of names like Mat Fraser or Patrick Vellner, but the competitors tore up the three venues all the same.
Whether you caught the action live in St. Cloud or tuned in on FloElite, tune in here for everything you need to know. Heck, even if missed the event because you were stuck at the office, you can catch up here. Below are the results, top social media posts, and directions to the Day 1 archives.
Results: Travis Mayer Storms Back
Travis Mayer, who narrowly missed qualifying for this year’s CrossFit Games, returned to elite fitness in a rage, apparently. The 27-year-old has finished in the top 30 in the Games on three separate occasions, and he’s putting that experience to good use here in Minnesota, as he cruised to a cool 200 points through the first two workouts by winning both the Swim, Row, Run as well as the Everest. Not bad for a day’s work.
Mayer fell behind, however, on the obstacle course after winning his first heat, but took the lead once more with the day's final workout. He's your leader at the moment with 366.5 points, a hair above Streat Hoerner's 365. Luke Schafer is in third with 353.
The women’s side sees three athletes separated by 20 points at the top, with Andrea Swenson, Colleen Fotsch, and Chantelle Loehner leading the way. Through the first two events Alison Stall had been leading the way but, like Mayer, the obstacle course knocked her off the top; she currently sits in fifth.
Here are the top 10 in the men’s and women’s individual pro as well as the men’s and women’s pro teams. For the complete results all divisions, click here.
Female Pro Individuals
Male Pro Individuals
Female Pro Teams
|2||Jen, Cassidy, & Jess||588|
|3||Two Misfits & A Mere||558|
|5||Southeast Beasts Powered By Chike||530|
|8||Girls from the South||456|
Male Pro Teams
|1||Bearkomplex Team Pink||564|
|3||Team Simply Pre||548|
|7||Threat Level midnight||456|
|10||Boys and La Croixs||432|
Top 3 Social Media Posts, Including One Amazing Fall
FloElite is on-site in Minnesota capturing the best moments of the Granite Games, and while we can’t include them all here you can head over to the FloElite Instagram and Twitter accounts to make sure you get all the juice.
For now, here are three moments we loved:
1. Yeah, he's gonna feel that tomorrow . . .
2. The Future Of Female Fitness
3. Obstacle course shakes up the male individual pro standings
Did You Miss The First Day Of Action? Check Out The Archives
Not everybody had the luxury of spending Friday at the gym — *understatement alert* — but we’ve got you covered: Go to the 2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games event page for archives. We’ve already got hours up, and there are many more on the way.
Here's just a taste to whet your appetite:
Don't forget to tune in again tomorrow morning to FloElite to watch the Granite Games live.