2022 CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal Full Results and Recap

Many of Europe's finest and fittest athletes competed for a chance to make their way to Madison.

CrossFit is back in action. Last year’s Lowlands Throwdown was virtual, so hearing the roar of the crowd as athletes from all around the world came together to compete was a next-level experience, even if you were tuning in from behind your phone screen.

The 2022 Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal was held over the weekend of May 20-22, 2022, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with powerful athletes and nigh-unstoppable teams showing up to conquer legless rope climbs, sandbag carry relays, devils presses, and a whole lot more. 

Below is a rundown of the events and a final leaderboard that will help determine who makes it to Madison this August. 


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2022 Lowlands Throwdown Overall Leaderboard

Note: The top five men, women, and teams qualify for the 2021 CrossFit Games. The Games qualifiers below are noted in bold.


  • Lazar Đukić (544pts)
  • Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (512pts) 
  • Uldis Upenieks (451pts) 
  • Moritz Fiebig (449pts) 
  • Enrico Zenoni (448pts) 
  • Luka Đukić (435pts) 
  • Adrian Mundwiler (420pts) 
  • Fabian Beneito (381pts) 
  • Luka Vunjak (374pts) 
  • Haraldur Holgersson (369pts) 


  • Laura Horvath (560pts) 
  • Karin Freyová (504pts)
  • Gabriela Migała (496pts)
  • Matilde Garnes (496pts) 
  • Lucy Campbell (484pts) 
  • Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir (428pts) 
  • Elena Carratala Sanahuja (428pts) 
  • Mia Hesketh (363pts) 
  • Oihana Moya (362pts) 
  • Claudia Gluck (334pts) 

Brute strength and perseverance led these individuals to the top. Laura Horvath, who had yet to have an event win until Saturday night, took first over Karin Freyová by 56 points. Horvath showcased her strength at the Barbell Complex event, putting her then in the lead by almost 50 points. 

Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson took second by just 32 points below Lazar Đukić, who placed fourth place or better in every event besides the Barbell Complex.

2022 Lowlands Throwdown Individual Event Results

The six individual events at the Lowlands Throwdown were meant to test the athletes’ strength, stamina, speed, and even included a blast from the past with a 2014 Regionals 14.5 workout. 

Laura Horvath finished strong, taking first in events four and six, and Lazar Đukić placed third or better in four of the events. Below, we’ve listed the top three finishers in each event.


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2014 Regional Event 5 

10 rounds for time

  • 1 legless rope climb (15 feet)
  • Run (170 feet)
  • 11-minute time cap


  1. Lazar Đukić (2:50.59)
  2. Michael Smith (2:51.63)
  3. Luka Đukić (2:52.02) 


  1. Karin Freyová (3:44.41) 
  2. Laura Horvath (3:47.94) 
  3. Matilde Garness (3:52.46)


For time:

  • 1200-meter air runner
  • 3 rounds of 12 axle bar deadlifts (121/89 kilograms), 6-meter out-and-back handstand walk, 1200-meter air runner
  • 3 rounds: 12 axle bar deadlifts (121/89 kilograms), 6-meter out-and-back handstand walk.
  • 600-meter Concept2 row
  • 22-minute time cap


  1. Uldis Upenieks (17:11.00)
  2. Lazar Đukić (18:20.91)
  3. Luka Vunjak (18:29.26)


  1. Gabriela Migała (18:41.75)
  2. Laura Horvath (18:54.67)
  3. Matilde Garness (19:21.05)


  • 2.5 minutes to perform: 27 chest to bar pull-ups, 27 dumbbell thrusters (22.5/15 kg per hand), max reps burpee box jump overs (24/20in)
  • 2 minutes to perform: 21 chest to bar pull-ups, 21 dumbbell thrusters (22.5/15 kg per hand) max reps burpee box jump overs (24/20in).
  • 1.5 minutes to perform: 15 chest to bar pull-ups, 15 dumbbell thrusters (22.5/15 kg per hand) max reps burpee box jump overs (24/20in).
  • 1 minute to perform: 9 chest to bar pull-ups, 9 dumbbell thrusters (22.5/15 kg per hand) max reps burpee box jump overs (24/20in)
  • 1 minute of rest between segments


  1. Luka Vunjak (200 reps)
  2. Uldis Upenieks (196 reps) 
  3. Lazar Đukić (195 reps)


  1. Lucy Campbell (194 reps)
  2. Oihana Moya (194 reps)
  3. Claudia Gluck (193 reps)

Barbell Complex

Three attempts for max load of:

  • 3 cleans
  • 2 front squats
  • 1 jerk (shoulder to overhead)


  1. Kevin Jurs (332.9 pounds)
  2. Fabian Beneito (321.9 pounds)
  3. Iurii Marincenco (315.3 pounds) 


  1. Laura Horvath (233.7 pounds) 
  2. Mia Hesketh (224.9 pounds) 
  3. Karin Freyová (222.7 pounds)

Devil’s Advocates

For time:

  • 50 devil’s press (22.5/15 kilograms per hand)
  • 40 handstand push-ups
  • 30 sandbag to shoulder (70/45 kilograms)
  • 20 handstand push-ups
  • 25 devil’s press (22.5/15 kilograms per hand)
  • 11-minute time cap


  1. Uldis Upenieks (CAP+22) 
  2. Lazar Đukić (CAP+31)
  3. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (CAP+31)


  1. Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir (CAP+14)
  2. Gabriela Migała (CAP+15)
  3. Matilde Garness (CAP+15)


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Die Hard with a Vengeance

  • 40/32 calorie Echo bike
  • 20/16 bar muscle-up
  • 10 overhead squats (100/70 kilograms)
  • 5-minute time cap


  1. Moritz Fiebig (3:15.73)
  2. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (3:29.70)
  3. Haraldur Holgersson (3:32.72)


  1. Laura Horvath (3:24.50)
  2. Karin Freyová (3:43.50)
  3. Lucy Campbell (3:47.63)

2022 Lowlands Throwdown Team Results 

CrossFit Reykjavik showed up to win, and that they did — with every single event. CrossFit Zarautz Training Culture held their own in Devil’s Advocate, taking 2nd place, and CrossFit Portti stayed close behind CrossFit Reykjavik in Insidious, taking 2nd place by merely eight seconds.

CrossFit Reykjavik will likely be the team to beat this year in Madison if they keep this up, but with other teams trailing close behind, it will be a Games that keeps you on the edge of your seat.    


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Overall Leaders


  1. CrossFit Reykjavík (600pts)
  2. CrossFit Zarautz Training Culture (505pts) 
  3. CrossFit Portti (480pts) 
  4. CrossFit Oslo Purple Red (460pts)
  5. CrossFit 2150 Team Norce BL (460pts)

Coming Up 

As the first weekend of the semifinals come to a close, there’s still more work ahead for other athletes competing for a spot in the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Throughout the rest of May and June, athletes will be competing all over the world.

Next up is the Fittest in Cape Town in South Africa, the Far East Throwdown in South Korea, the Granite Games in Minnesota, the Atlas Games in Canada, Strength in Depth in London, and, lastly, Copa Sur in Brazil.

With Madison just a couple months away, the athletes are already proving what a great year it will be for the CrossFit Games. Only 40 men and 40 women will make the final cut, and the next month will show the world who has what it takes.

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