2021 CrossFit Open Workout 21.1 Results

The first of three workouts for the 2021 CrossFit Open is in the books.

The 2021 CrossFit Open kicked off on March 11, 2021, with Dave Castro announcing workout 21.1 which consisted of 605 total reps of double-unders and a movement making its Open debut — the wall walk. After a head-to-head matchup between Kristi Eramo O’Connell and 2020 CrossFit Games bronze medalist Kari Pearce, it was clear that 21.1 was no easy feat. Pearce finished with a time of 13:05 and Eramo O’Connell was unable to finish the workout within the 15-minute time cap. Eramo O’Connell would go on to redo the workout for a score of 13:47.

Many other athletes around the world took on the challenge and the unofficial results are in. Here’s the list of names occupying the first 20 spots in the Women’s and Men’s divisions on the Open leaderboard after workout 21.1:

Editor’s Note: The results listed below are verified by CrossFit HQ.

Women’s Division

  1. Johanna Julia Juliusdottir, Iceland — 11:02
  2. Andrea Solberg, Norway — 11:03
  3. Danielle Brandon, USA — 11:o5
  4. Mallory O’Brien, USA — 11:06
  5. Alexis Raptis, USA — 11:14
  6. Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr, Australia — 11:21
  7. Arielle Loewen, USA — 11:22
  8. Haley Adams, USA — 11:33
  9. Manon Saint-Maxent, France — 11:35 (T-ninth)
  10. Ellie Tarence Hiller, USA — 11:35 (T-ninth)
  11. Alizee Andreani, France — 11:41
  12. Katelyn Teager, USA — 11:45 (T-12th)
  13. Matilde Garnes, Norway — 11:45 (T-12th)
  14. Emma Cary, USA — 11:48
  15. Gina Delucia, USA — 11:51 (T-15th)
  16. Linn Finstad, Norway — 11:51 (T-15th)
  17. Jamie Simmonds, Australia — 11:59
  18. Tracy Johnson, USA — 12:01
  19. Kristin Holte, Norway — 12:02
  20. Isabella Vallejo, Australia — 12:08 (T-20)
  21. Emma Wilkinson, United Kingdom — 12:08 (T-20)

Dipping just beyond the top 20, the 2020 CrossFit Games fifth-place finisher Brooke Wells of the USA ranks 26th with a time of 12:22. Just a bit further down the leaderboard sits the 2020 CrossFit Games runner-up Katrin Tanja Davíðsdóttir of Iceland in 28th with a time of 12:30. Pearce’s time scored a 53rd-place rank.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Men’s Division

  1. Jonne Koski, Finland — 11:08
  2. Felipe Costa, Argentina — 11:14
  3. Jacob Wheeler, Australia — 11:19
  4. Brian Horwath, USA — 11:24
  5. Saxon Panchik, USA — 11:25
  6. Justin Medeiros, USA — 11:31
  7. Jordi Rosello Knabe, Spain — 11:32
  8. Spencer Panchik, USA — 11:37
  9. Jay Crouch, Australia — 11:40 (T-10th)
  10. Ruan Potgieter, South Africa — 11:40 (T-10th)
  11. Noah Ohlsen, USA — 11:41
  12. Zac Thomas, Australia — 11:43
  13. Mitchell Stevenson, USA — 11:46
  14. Björgman Karl Guðmundsson, Iceland — 11:47
  15. Jake Berman, USA — 11:48 (T-15th)
  16. Brent Fikowski, Canada — 11:48 (T-15th)
  17. Victor Hoffer, France — 11:51
  18. Hal Fisher, USA — 11:53 (T-18th)
  19. Joshua Hong, Republic of Korea — 11:53 (T-18th)
  20. Stephen Mischewski, Australia — 11:55 (T-20)
  21. Jeffrey Adler, Canada — 11:55 (T-20)

Pat Vellner of Canada finished with a time of 12:39 for a 47th-place rank, Four-time Fittest Man on Earth® Rich Froning — who will continue competing with CrossFit Mayhem in the Teams division — finished in a tie for 58th with a time of 12:45.

With five-time Fittest Man on Earth® Mat Fraser not competing in the Open this year since he announced his retirement from competitive CrossFit, the title of new Fittest Man on Earth® is up for grabs. 2020 Rookie of the Year Medeiros lived up to the expectations of those who believe he is in line for the crown, but it is still anyone’s game at this early stage.

Between the men’s and women’s divisions, 12 different countries were represented by the athletes ranking in the top 20 after workout 21.1.

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Top 10 Percent

The Quarterfinals will also be virtual. Those who finish in the top 10 percent of their respective continent at the conclusion of the Open qualify for their respective quarterfinal. The number of athletes that translates to for each continent is as follows:

Women’s Division

  • North America — 5,359 athletes
  • Europe — 1,904 athletes
  • Oceania — 779 athletes
  • South America — 388 athletes
  • Asia — 359 athletes
  • Africa — 278 athletes

Men’s Division

  • North America — 7,327 athletes
  • Europe — 3,402 athletes
  • Oceania — 990 athletes
  • Asia — 812 athletes
  • South America — 703 athletes
  • Africa — 421 athletes

Workout 21.2 — “Youth vs. Experience” has already been announced. The announcement for workout 22.3 titled “Sibling Rivalry” will be delivered on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. PST.

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