This weekend, the first CrossFit Sanctionals competition for 2020 wrapped up down in Cookeville, Tennessee.
The CrossFit Mayhem Classic kicked off on Friday and ran through Sunday and it was an absolutely electrifying competition. For months, top athletes and fans have looked forward to this highly anticipated Sanctionals competition — and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Some of the biggest names in the sport of CrossFit threw down their best, and at the end of it all, two more athlete have earned invites to the 2020 CrossFit Games.
The stream went down on CrossFit Mayhem’s YouTube channel, but in the event you missed the action — we’ve provided the final results below. If you want to see the full results — check out this page!
CrossFit Mayhem Classic Results
- Chandler Smith
- Luke Schafer
- Jeffrey Adler
The men’s competition was stacked with 30 great athletes and every athlete had to battle until the finish to earn their respective positions. Unlike the women’s competition, there wasn’t a truly dominant athlete the whole weekend. There were plenty of fantastic performances, but event wins were much more spread out over the course of the weekend.
Heading into the seventh event, only 10 points separated Chandler Smith and Luke Schafer, but it was Smith who was able to hold onto his lead with a 8th place finish in the seventh event. However, since Smith has already qualified for a Games invite through placing highly on the Open leaderboard, it was Schafer who earned the official invite.
- Tia-Clair Toomey
- Kristi Eramo O’Connell
- Danielle Brandon
Tia-Clair Toomey came into the Mayhem Classic with one thing on her mind, and that was to dominate. Toomey recorded 6 event wins and controlled a fairly untouchable lead early on in the competition. We think it’s safe to say that training down in Tennessee has certainly been great for Toomey’s performances this season.
Second place Eramo put on a strong performance, but unfortunately couldn’t make up the gap Toomey had established due to all of her first place event finishes. However, since Toomey and Eramo have already qualified for the Games through the Open and a National Championship, the invite will go to either third place Danielle Brandon or fourth place finisher Feeroozeh Saghafi. This is largely due to which athletes ultimately receive qualification spots out of the 2020 CrossFit Open, as Brandon may qualify through that competition instead.
Feature images from @tiaclair1 and @blacksmifff Instagram pages.