Mal O’Brien, Saxon Panchik Top the 2022 CrossFit Open Leaderboard

After three workouts, O'Brien bested Tia-Clair Toomey by two points.

After the three-week-long 2022 CrossFit Open, the creme has risen to the top of the leaderboard. 2021 CrossFit Rookie of the Year Mal O’Brien, who finished seventh overall at the 2021 CrossFit Games, is atop the 2022 CrossFit Open leaderboard with only five points — lower point totals rank higher. She won Workout 22.1 and earned back-to-back runner-up finishes in Workout 22.2 and Workout 22.3 to reigning five-time Fittest Woman on Earth® Tia-Clair Toomey. Toomey scored wins in the latter two workouts and a fifth-place finish in 22.1 to finish second overall with seven points.

On the men’s side, Saxon Panchik continues his family’s legacy at the elite level of the sport with a first-place finish in the 2022 Open via 25 points — ranking third, 13th, and ninth across the three Open workouts, respectively. Matt Poulin stirred a strong runner-up finish just three points behind Panchik. The reigning Fittest Man on Earth® Justin Medeiros rounds out the podium with 31 points. Here are the 2022 CrossFit Open results below:

2022 CrossFit Open Results

Athletes are scored by their worldwide ranking. Each rank coincides with equivalent points (i.e., a first-place finish earned one point, a second-place finish earned two, and so on.) The lower the score, the higher the overall rank.

Women’s Division

  1. Mal O’Brien — Four points
  2. Tia-Clair Toomey — Eight points
  3. Haley Adams — 38 points
  4. Laurie Clément — 41 points
  5. Brooke Wells — 43 points
  6. Emma McQuaid — 58 points
  7. Alexis Raptis — 66 points (T-seventh)
  8. Ellie Turner — 66 points (T-seventh)
  9. Andrea Solberg — 84 points
  10. Jamie Simmonds — 86 points

Men’s Division

  1. Saxon Panchik — 25 points
  2. Matt Poulin — 28 points
  3. Justin Medeiros — 31 points
  4. Colten Mertens — 35 points
  5. Phil Toon — 38 points
  6. Victor Ljungdal — 46 points
  7. Jay Crouch — 53 points
  8. Scott Tetlow — 72 points
  9. Cédric Lapointe — 84 points
  10. Dallin Pepper — 87 points

Other notable finishes for the men include Jeffrey Adler in 12th, four-time Fittest Man on Earth® Rich Froning in 13th, and Chandler Smith in 20th. Gabriela Migała and Dani Speegle finished in 13th and 14th, respectively, and two-time Fittest Woman on Earth® Annie Thorisdottir finished in 18th place for the women.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2022 CrossFit Open Recap

Each Open workout was released on a Thursday, with submissions due on the following Monday. Workout 22.1 was released on Feb. 24, 2022, Workout 22.2 was released on March 3, 2022, and Workout 22.3 was released on March 10, 2022. Below are the recaps for the Rx’d divisions:

Workout 22.1

15-minute AMRAP of the following triplet:

  • wall walks
  • 12 dumbbell snatches — Men: 50 pounds | Women: 35 pounds
  • 15 box jump-overs — Men: 24-inch box | Women: 20-inch box

In the Women’s division, O’Brien blitzed out of the gate with 392 reps for the overall victory to display how training under the tutelage of five-time Fittest Man on Earth® Mat Fraser pays dividends. Ljungdal put his stamp on the Open with a win hitting two more reps than Lapointe — 390 for Ljungdal and 388 for Lapointe.

Women’s Division

  1. Mal O’Brien — 392 reps
  2. Gabriela Migała — 390 reps
  3. Emma Cary — 381 reps

Men’s Division

  1. Victor Ljungdal — 390 reps
  2. Cédric Lapointe — 388 reps
  3. Saxon Panchik — 380 reps

Workout 22.2

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:

Time cap: 10 minutes

Women’s Division

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey — 7:05
  2. Mal O’Brien — 7:09
  3. Carolyne Prevost — 7:17

Men’s Division

  1. Uldis Upenieks — 7:20
  2. Noah Ohlsen — 7:25
  3. Dakota Rager — 7:29

Workout 22.3

For time:

  • 21 Pull-ups
  • 42 Double-unders
  • 21 Thrusters — Men: 95 pounds | Women: 65 pounds
  • 18 Chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 36 Double-unders
  • 18 Thrusters — Men: 115 pounds | Women: 75 pounds
  • 15 Bar muscle-ups
  • 30 Double-unders
  • 15 Thrusters — Men: 135 pounds | Women: 85 pounds

Time cap: 12 minutes

Women’s Division

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey — 4:07
  2. Mal O’Brien — 4:12
  3. Kara Saunders — 4:26

Men’s Division

  1. Scott Tetlow — 4:07
  2. Agustin Richelme — 4:15
  3. Giorgos Karavis — 4:22

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2022 CrossFit Quarterfinals

The online Quarterfinals will start on March 24, 2022, and last through April 24, 2022. Athletes who finished in the top 10 percent worldwide in their division in the Open are eligible to compete to potentially earn a spot to a Semifinals event on their home continent. The Semifinals span four weeks from May 20, 2022, through July 1, 2022. The 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games will be held Aug. 3-7, 2022, in Madison, WI. Toomey will attempt to become the all-time winningest Individual athlete in CrossFit history should she qualify for the Games.

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