Medeiros Snags the Lead, Toomey-Orr Cruises — 2021 CrossFit Games Day Two Results

Justin Medeiros and Toomey-Orr are in the lead after the five-event day two.

Day two is done, and while the women’s leaderboard remains ruled by Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr, Games sophomore Justin Medeiros has ascended to the top spot on the men’s side. Toomey-Orr has 773 points, Kristin Holte is in second place with 662 points, and Laura Horvath is in third with 629 points. Behind Medeiros is Brent Fikowski with 723 points and Patrick Vellner with 674 points. At this point, Toomey is has secured a very dominant lead, which was apparent as she seemed to cruise through Events Five and Nine at a slower-than-usual pace.

It was a long day for the athletes. Unfortunately, Kara Saunders, Sean Sweeney, Dani Speegle, and Adrian Mundwiler all withdrew. five events, which ran from noon to 9:00 p.m. EST, just 30 competitors remain. Check out the top 10 men and women on the leaderboard below:

2021 CrossFit Games Top 10 Leaderboard

Rank Country Name Points
1 Tia-Clair Toomey 1435
2 Laura Horváth 1179
3 Annie Thorisdottir 1099
4 Kristin Holte 1064
5 Haley Adams 995
6 Gabriela Migała 972
7 Mallory O'Brien 963
8 Kristi Eramo O'Connell 959
9 Amanda Barnhart 936
10 Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir 921

[Related: 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games Results and Leaderboard]

Event Five Results

Vellner and Horvath stole the show during Event Five and essentially rode the momentum of this event win to a successful overall Day Two. This event was a test of upper-body strength, with the athletes performing 16 total 20-foot rope climbs, 2,000-meters of SkiErg work for the men and 1,600 meters for the women, and then a strongman-inspired Husafell sandbag carry. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Notably, Toomey-Orr failed to place within the top five (let alone the top two) for the first time. Instead, Kristin Holte, Haley Adams, and Kristi Eramo O’Connell gained some ground. Unfortunately, Dani Speegle injured her ankle after dismounting from the rope during one of the rounds and withdrew from the competition. 

Individual Event Five — Top Five Men

  1. Patrick Vellner — 11:53.08
  2. Brent Fikowski — 12:01.27
  3. Royce Dunne — 12:01.53
  4. Justin Medeiros — 12:05.77
  5. Henrik Haapalainen — 12:09.89

Individual Event Five — Top Five Women

  1. Laura Horváth — 11:41.55
  2. Gabriela Migała — 11:56.87
  3. Haley Adams — 12:03.29
  4. Kristin Holte — 12:13.69
  5. Kristi Eramo O’Connell — 12:14.22

Event Five

Four rounds for time:

  • Four 20-foot rope climbs
  • Ski erg — Men: 500 meters | Women: 400 meters
  • 42-foot sandbag carry — Men: 200 pounds | Women: 150 pounds

Event Six Results

Event Six was a brutal combination of five heavy cleans sandwiched between 200-meter runs in and outside of the colosseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. A Canadian CrossFitter known for his strength, Jeffrey Adler put on an absolute clinic with smooth cleans and smartly-paced runs. Adler’s strength really came to light during the 2020 CrossFit Games when he out-totaled Mat Fraser in the CrossFit Total event. Clearly, he’s kept up with his strength training. That said, Bayden Brown nipped at his heels and finished a second and a half behind him. This was also the event that saw Saxon Panchik begin to propel himself to a temporary number three spot overall. 

Toomey-Orr isn’t just a CrossFit GOAT but also an accomplished weightlifter. She’s won gold at the Commonwealth Championships and repped Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games. So obviously, the clean is a familiar movement for the four-time reigning champion. As impressive as Toomey’s win, though, was Eramo O’Connell finishing less than two seconds behind here. Horvath finished in fifth, which was one of her top five finished for the day. 

Individual Event Six — Top Five Men

  1. Jeffrey Adler — 5:45.01
  2. Bayden Brown — 5:46:56
  3. Travis Mayer — 5:51.30
  4. Alex Vigneault — 5:52.50
  5. Saxon Panchik — 5:53.66

Individual Event Six — Top Five Women

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr — 5:43.17
  2. Kristi Eramo O’Connell — 5:45.88
  3. Kristin Holte — 6:07.08
  4. Gabriela Migała — 6:12.36
  5. Laura Horváth — 6:09.73

Event Six

Five rounds for time of:

  • 200-meter run
  • one clean (short bar)
    • Men: 245 | 265 | 285 | 305 | 315 pounds
    • Women: 165 | 175 | 185 | 195 | 205 pounds

Event Seven Results

Maybe Castro was in a bad mood when he thunk this one up, but with little to no rest Event Seven saw athletes complete the same workout as Event Six but with heavier weights. Adler stayed in the top two and finished with a faster time than Event Six, making his final 350-pound clean look like butter. Brazilian Guilherme Malheiros logged his second event win at the 2021 Games (his first being the Event Three sprint). Saxon Panchik stayed in the fifth spot.

Toomey crushed — we mean crushed — the second iteration of this strength-endurance challenge and left Horváth trailing 13 seconds behind her. Haley Adams, who struggled with the weight of the cleans in Event Six, appeared frustrated as she couldn’t get past the first 210-pound clean. 

Individual Event Seven — Top Five Men

  1. Guilherme Malheiros — 4:51.61
  2. Jeffrey Adler — 4:59.78
  3. Alex Vigneault — 5:23.83
  4. Royce Dunne — 5:37.32
  5. Saxon Panchik —5:43.34

Individual Event Seven — Top Five Women

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr —4:44.93
  2. Laura Horváth — 4:57.22
  3. Gabriela Migała — 5:13.84
  4. Alessandra Pichelli — 5:50.33
  5. Regan Huckaby — 5:52.77

Event Seven

Five rounds for time of:

  • 200-meter run
  • one clean (short bar)
    • Men: 325 | 335 | 340 | 345 | 350 pounds
    • Women: 210 | 215 | 220 | 225 | 230 pounds

Time cap: eight minutes for both divisions. Each division had four heats.

Event Eight Results 

After two very tough strength and endurance tests, Castro decided to test the athlete’s skill and dexterity during Event Eight with a handstand obstacle course for time. No athlete completed the course unbroken, but Danielle Brandon put on a clinic, finishing the course in 1:43.91, nearly 20 seconds faster than Haley Adams. It was impressive to watch as Brandon traversed a series of ramps and a set of parallel bars before crossing the finish line. Brooke Wells got third, with Toomey in fourth and Holte in fifth.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Scott Panchik earned his third ever Games event win in what he’s said will be his final Games appearance for the Men. Medeiros widened his lead even more with a second-place finish, 10 seconds behind Panchik, and Canadian Samuel Cournoyer got third. Malherios also stayed consistent with a top-five placing. 

Individual Event Eight — Top Five Men

  1. Scott Panchik — 2:05.21
  2. Justin Medeiros — 2:15.33
  3. Samuel Cournoyer — 2:19.58
  4. Royce Dunne — 2:39.72
  5. Guilherme Malheiros — 2:45.87

Individual Event Eight — Top Five Women

  1. Danielle Brandon — 1:43.91
  2. Haley Adams — 2:04.47
  3. Brooke Wells — 2:08.08
  4. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr — 2:54.30
  5. Kristin Holte — 3:00.37

Event Eight

For time:

There was a time cap of five minutes for both divisions. Athletes had to traverse the course, turn around, and traverse it back.

Event Nine Results

The 21-15-9 rep scheme is nothing new in the CrossFit world, but this twist was savage — athletes had to burn those number of calories and perform those number of snatches for time. Fikowski and Barnhart both won their divisions by six seconds. Also, because the two competitors donned Reebok shoes, they claimed an extra $10,00 each. If you didn’t know, Reebok made the controversial decision to offer $10,000 to event winners wearing Reebok shoes and two grand to second-place finishers.

Two-times Games winner Annie Thorisdotter placed second in Event Nine, 15 seconds ahead of Laura Horváth. Toomey, though no one can say for certain, seemed to be taking her foot off of the gas pedal, seeing as she led by 111 points going into Event Nine. Like Panchik, this was also Barnhart’s third-ever Games event win. 

Individual Event Nine — Top Five Men

  1. Brent Fikowski — 3:31.25
  2. Alex Vigneault — 3:37.93
  3. Chandler Smith — 3:39.77
  4. Travis Mayer — 3:40.07
  5. Patrick Vellner — 3:41.08

Individual Event Nine — Top Five Women

  1. Amanda Barnhart — 4:01.79
  2. Annie Thorisdottir — 4:07.26
  3. Laura Horváth — 4:22.04
  4. Ellie Turner — 4:25.98
  5. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr — 4:45.20

Event nine

For time, 21-15-9 reps of the following:

  • Echo bike (calories)
  • Snatches (short bars)
    • Men — 105 pounds
    • Women — 75 pounds

Time cap: eight minutes.

Athletes Cut

Cascading athlete cuts are back this year. All athletes had nine events over the course of Wednesday and Friday to secure a place in the top 30. On Saturday, the top 30 compete to reach the top 20 in the first event of the day, and the top 20 will compete throughout the rest of the competition.  Here is who got cut:

Women

  1. Sasha Nievas
  2. Michelle Basnett
  3. Dani Speegle
  4. Caroline Connors
  5. Seungyeon Choi
  6. Kara Saunders
  7. Kari Pearce
  8. Bethany Shadburne
  9. Svetlana Kubyshikina
  10. Larissa Cunha

Men

  1. Colten Mertens
  2. Agustin Richelme
  3. Giorgos Karavis
  4. Rogelio Gamboa
  5. Adrian Mundwiler
  6. Sean Sweeney
  7. Sam Stewart
  8. Aleksander Ilin
  9. Stas Solodov
  10. Roman Khrennikov

The Games Continue

There are still two more days of Individual competition to go before a Fittest Man, and Woman on Earth® are crowned. In total, Individual athletes will compete in 15 events by the end of the Games. That means there are six events left for the top 30 athletes in both divisions to make moves up the leaderboard.

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