2018 Kill Cliff Granite Games: Day 1 Recap, Results, & More

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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.

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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

PlaceNamePoints
1Andrea Swenson368
2Colleen Fotsch356
3Chantelle Loehner348
4Sarah Viets342
5Aliston Stall340.5
6Hayley Murillo338
7Taylor Streid336
8Lindsey Valenzuela312
9Carleen Matthews304.5
10Kelly Bruehl295

Male Pro Individuals

PlaceNamePoints
1Travis Mayer366.5
2Streat Hoerner365
3Luke Schafer353
4Taylor Self332
5Benjamin Johnson329.5
6Samuel Cournoyer328.5
7Jeff Evans316.5
8Anthony Davis209.5
9Josh Gervais309
9Stephane Cossette309

Female Pro Teams

PlaceNamePoints
1NOBULL594
2Jen, Cassidy, & Jess588
3Two Misfits & A Mere558
4Invictus552
5Southeast Beasts Powered By Chike530
6Fondly Brewed512
7Team SPSL477
8Girls from the South456
9Cereal Killers441
10Bluegrass Fillies435

Male Pro Teams

PlaceNamePoints
1Invictus X564
1Bearkomplex Team Pink564
3Team Simply Pre548
4Team Regicide508
4417Bros508
6Rise464
7Threat Level midnight456
8Fittist454
9Icon FTW446
10Frozen Tundra432
10Boys and La Croixs432

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:

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