2018 CrossFit® Games Regionals Week 1 Recap

One down, two to go.

The first weekend of the 2018 CrossFit® Games Regionals competition has come and gone, and we now have the first 15 individual competitors for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.

This past weekend hosted three Games qualifiers which included the East, South, and Europe Regional groups. Going into the competition, many speculated about the bench press and handstand obstacles, and they both lived up to their expectations. The handstand obstacle course without a doubt proved to be the most difficult for athletes.

Who came out on top?

Familiar names top the leaderboard for both the men and women, but also some relatively new names have staked their claim to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games. Below we’ve attached the top five male and female athletes from each Regional, along with the top five teams.

[Want to tune in this weekend? Here’s how. Also, check out the full 2018 CrossFit Games schedule to know who’s competing when!]

East Regional

The East Regional was a little different this year and lacked a couple of its normal big named athletes. Mat Fraser normally competes in the East, but has since moved into the Midwest Region, and James Hobart had to withdraw due to a broken foot.

East Regional MenEast Regional Women
1. Patrick Vellner1. Katrin Davidsdottir
2. Tim Paulson2. Kari Pearce
3. Craig Kenney3. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
4. Alexandre Caron4. Dani Horan
5. Marquan Jones5. Chloe Gauvin-David


Top 5 East Teams

  • Invictus Boston
  • Reebok CrossFit ONE
  • East Woodbridge 
  • Team Fiternity
  • Pro1 Montreal

South Regional

South Regional MenSouth Regional Women
1. Sean Sweeney1. Margaux Alvarez
2. Rogelio Gamboa2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
3. Brandon Luckett3. Brista Mayfield
4. Logan Collins4. Tennil Beuerlein
5. Jared Enderton5. Bethany Shadburne


Top 5 South Teams

  • Don’t Stop
  • Salt Lake City CrossFit Black
  • Salt Lake City CrossFit Gold
  • Lone Star CrossFit
  • CrossFit Omnia

Europe Regional

Europe Regional MenEurope Regional Women
1. Roman Khrenninkov1. Annie Thorisdottir
2. Adrian Mundwiler2. Laura Horvath
3. Lukas Hogberg3. Sara Sigmundsdottir
4. Andrey Ganin4. Kristin Holte
5. Karl Gudmundsson5. Camilla Solomonsson Hellman


Top 5 Europe Teams

  • Maxpuls Spartan
  • Team Punt Uit
  • Team RX Performance
  • CrossFit Fabrican
  • Team Butchers Lab

Featured image via @trexpaulson and @crossfitgames.


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