Reebok CrossFit Games Individual Day 2 Recap: Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey Lead

We’re officially halfway through the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games for the individual athletes, and we’ve definitely seen our fair share of surprises. After starting the Games with the four-event “hardest day one ever in Reebok CrossFit Games history,” there have been plenty of major turning points worth calling attention to.

Today, individual athletes kicked off the day with Event 5, “The Battleground”, which included dragging a Rescue Randy doll, a lot of rope climbs, and of course the infamous obstacle course. Soon after, Dave Castro announced Event 6, the Clean & Jerk Speed Ladder composed of three rounds of progressively loaded cleans. To conclude day two, individual athletes finished with Fibonacci (Event 7), a 5-8-13 rep themed triplet.

After seven individual events, the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Champions are both holding the leader’s white jersey and are proving that their spot is not going to be easily taken. Fraser and Toomey both put on commanding performances today, but can they hold them tomorrow?

Individual FemalesIndividual Males
1. Tia-Clair Toomey1. Mat Fraser
2. Laura Horvath2. Lukas Hogberg
3. Annie Thorisdottir3. Patrick Vellner
4. Katrin Davidsdottir4. Brent Fikowski
5. Kara Saunders5. Cole Sager

2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Day 3

Tomorrow entails three events and kicks off bright and early in the morning with a swim, paddle, and run event. The second event of the day “Chaos” has yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like the first day’s premonitions, then we’re in for a big surprise. To conclude day two, individual athletes will partake in a Bicouplet 1 & 2 workout.

Below, we’ve included the times for Saturday’s events and have attached their respective times. Remember, if you plan on tuning in, then adjust your times accordingly, as Madison, Wisconsin is in the Central Daily Timezone.

Individual Female Day 3 TimesIndividual Male Day 3 Times
Madison Triplus: 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Madison Triplus: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Chaos: 12:15 PM – 12:30 PMChaos: 12:40 PM – 12:55 PM
Bycouplet 1 & 2: 6:00 PM – 8:42 PM

Bycouplet 1 & 2: 7:00 PM – 8:18 PM

What’s Happened Thus Far At the Reebok CrossFit Games

If you’re late to the action and you’ve missed some of the breaking stories from Day 1 & 2, then we’ve linked a couple relevant articles below to help bring you up to speed!

Feature image from @crossfitgames and @tiaclair1 Instagram pages. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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