RPM Central Beast Lead Granite Games Team Competition Day 1

It’s possible that the Granite Games team competition is the most exciting team competition of the season as super teams are coming together for another chance to punch a ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games or simply work out some kinks before the Games.


A star-studded field featuring athletes like Dani Speegle, Travis Williams, Rachel Garibay, and Alec Smith has made for a really entertaining competition. 


Currently the top team spot is held by RPM Central Beasts (Zach Sowder, Joseph Tortora, Emma Chapman, and Nicole Holcomb), a group that currently still needs to capture an invite for the 2019 Games. After having their females struggle on the snatch ladder, Central Beasts rebounded and showcased incredible teamwork taking the top times on worm shoulders and longest mile 2.0. Two event wins have jettisoned the Beasts to the top of the leaderboard to close out day 1.


Teams To Lookout For 


CrossFit Krypton—composed of Alec Smith, Cody Mooney, Jessica Griffith, and Dani Speegle—currently sits in second place. But with a roster featuring three members who were on the Wodapalooza 2019 championship team, don't be surprised if they rally and take the top spot.


Team Alexis Jen Travis & Roy are poised to make a run for the top of the leaderboard as well. Travis Williams and Roy Gamboa kicked things off well with an event win on the snatch ladder. A team with this much talent threatens to take up a lot of the available points on Saturday.


Invictus X—featuring Sam Dancer, Holden Rethwill, Margaux Alvarez, and Kristi Eramo—had a slow start on day 1 with the men's snatch ladder, but regrouped and finished the day in fifth. The Invictus squad will need to continue its consistent top event finishes Saturday to be in a position to win on Sunday. 


Pro team action kicks off at 9 AM CT.

FloElite To Live Broadcast Leading CrossFit®, Inc. Sanctional™ Events

AUSTIN, Texas (January 23, 2020) - Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and Loud And Live Sports announced an expansion of their partnership heading into 2020. FloSports will exclusively stream the Loud And Live Sports events set to occur in the United States, Spain and Mexico. The partnership will bring live and on-demand content and coverage of five high-profile events to a global audience on FloElite. The multi-year deal will include the West Coast CrossFit® Classic, Madrid CrossFit® Championship (Spain) and the Mayan CrossFit® Classic (Mexico) in addition to the Wodapalooza CrossFit® Festival and the Granite Games for which the two had previously partnered. With a prize purse totaling nearly $1.3M USD, these five events have already attracted some of the top athletes within the sport including Tia-Claire Toomey, Patrick Vellner, Lauren Fisher, Noah Olsen, Brooke Wells, Ben Smith and Brent Fikowski among others. 

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In case you missed the news earlier this week, the scores from the CrossFit Open are now official. The national champions have been crowned and the top 20 are now established. You can see the scores for yourself at the CrossFit leaderboard website. 

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FloSports Rebrands, Launches Android App

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You may have noticed something different about FloElite this week… 

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