One event was left on Saturday night for the Individual athletes at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games on Aug. 5, 2023, in Madison, WI: “Olympic Total.” Athletes would post heavy weights on the barbell to establish their one-rep max snatch and max clean & jerk.
Emma Lawson wore the leader’s jersey for the women for the entirety of Day Five. She scored a win in the “Intervals” event to further her overall lead over Arielle Loewen, who sat 37 points back in second overall.
Roman Khrennikov held a dominant lead entering the day. Still, a pair of critical blunders during “Intervals” let Jeffrey Adler bite a significant chunk out of Khrennikov’s lead, down to 59 points. Below are the results for “Olympia Total”:
2023 CrossFit Games Event Nine — “Olympic Total”
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Individual Women’s Results — “Olympic Total”
- Laura Horvath — 470 pounds
- Christine Kolenbrander — 447 pounds
- Karin Freyová — 446 pounds
- Amanda Barnhart — 444 pounds
- Gabriela Migała — 436 pounds
- Olivia Kerstetter — 434 pounds
- Emma Lawson — 433 pounds
- Emma Cary — 428 pounds
- Kelly Baker — 427 pounds
- Paige Powers — 426 pounds (T-10th)
- Abigail Domit — 426 pounds (T-10th)
- Shelby Neal — 423 pounds
- Annie Thorisdottir — 422 pounds (T-13th)
- Arielle Loewen — 422 pounds (T-13th)
- Emma Tall — 422 pounds (T-13th)
- Elisa Fuliano — 422 pounds (T-13th)
- Rebecka Vitesson — 420 pounds
- Caroline Stanley — 420 pounds
- Alex Gazan — 416 pounds
- Katrin Davíðsdóttir — 412 pounds
- Alexia Williams — 410 pounds
- Alexis Raptis — 404 pounds
- Sydney Wells — 400 pounds
- Paige Semenza — 399 pounds
- Seher Kaya — 385 pounds
- Danielle Brandon — 382 pounds
- Baylee Rayl — 380 pounds
- Jamie Simmonds — 365 pounds
- Emily Rolfe — 365 pounds
- Bethany Flores — 362 pounds
Individual Men’s Results — “Olympic Total”
- Jack Farlow — 701 pounds
- Bronislaw Olenkowicz — 680 pounds
- Nick Mathew — 644 pounds
- Jeffrey Adler — 642 pounds (T-fourth)
- Moritz Fiebig — 642 pounds (T-fourth)
- Fabien Beneito — 637 pounds
- Spencer Panchik — 635 pounds
- Brent Fikowski — 629 pounds (T-8th)
- Dallin Pepper — 629 pounds (T-8th)
- Chandler Smith — 628 pounds
- Samuel Cournoyer — 625 pounds
- Patrick Vellner — 623 pounds (T-12th)
- Bayley Martin — 623 pounds (T-12th)
- Luke Parker — 622 pounds
- Justin Medeiros — 621 pounds
- Will Moorad — 617 pounds (T-16th)
- Roman Khrennikov — 617 pounds (T-16th)
- Henrik Haapalainen — 615 pounds
- Jay Crouch — 610 pounds
- Lazar Đukić — 607 pounds
- Noah Ohlsen — 605 pounds
- Colten Mertens — 597 pounds
- Samuel Kwant — 591 pounds
- Jonne Koski — 582 pounds
- David Shorunke — 575 pounds
- James Sprague — 572 pounds
- Uldis Upenieks — 562 pounds
- Jelle Hoste — 545 pounds
- Ant Haynes — 530 pounds
- Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson — 190 pounds
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Olympic Total Recap
Kerstetter entered the event in 21st overall, meaning that she would be the first athlete cut at the end of the night if she failed to score a big Olympic total. Athletes were charged to load their own weight plates between lifts.
Every athlete in the first heat for the women cleared their opening lifts. Baker missed her first two attempts but locked out a third lift right before the buzzer.
Williams was out at 175 pounds after failing her second attempt. Domit stomped the floor to rev herself up for her second attempt at 206 pounds but failed out at 196 pounds. Barnhart easily cleared 207 pounds.
Rayl, Wells, Stanley, and Vitesson all cleared their second lifts. Kerstetter cleared 197 pounds on her second lift before Neal failed out at 191 pounds. Kaya was eliminated at 175 pounds shortly thereafter.
Semenza missed her first attempt at 183 pounds. The crowd roared her on, but 172 was locked in as her final result. Powers missed at 197 pounds despite nearly having it on her second rep.
Kolenbrander cleared her 236-pound clean & jerk opener. Domit followed with a clean 230-pound clean & jerk. Barnhart scored a 237-pound clean & jerk opener.
Stanley split-jerked her opener to lockout. Wells cleared her 230-pound opener. Vitesson and Kersetter’s first clean & jerks were successful. Neal recovered from her previous snatch to lock in a clean & jerk. Kaya did as well, clearing 210 pounds.
Baker made 222 pounds look easy. Fuliano locked out a single pound less than Baker. Semenza cleared 217 pounds right before Powers finished the first round of clean & jerks with 225 pounds.
Kolenbrander held the lead at 447 pounds entering the final lifts. She missed 251 pounds on her first attempt and couldn’t finish the clean on her second. Domit bounced her clean twice but couldn’t lock it out.
Barnhart missed 257 pounds on her second attempt. Stanley cleared 240 pounds. Wells struggled on her clean but successfully locked out her second attempt.
Rayl cleared 210 pounds to further her total. Vitesson hauled 235 pounds to a successful clean and make easy work to jerk it overhead.
Kerstetter attempted 237 pounds, and it was child’s play to lock out overhead. Neal went for 240 pounds, and it was smooth as could be. Kaya battled through a 225-pound clean, but the jerk was too much.
Baker cleared 236 pounds without issue. Fuliano finished with 235 pounds, and it was her best lift yet. Semenza struggled to clean 227 pounds but made smooth work of the jerk. Powers closed the heat at 241 pounds and locked it out.
Freyová opened successfully at 195 pounds to open the second heat for the women. Cary cleared 187 pounds on her first snatch. Tall cleared 176 pounds to get on the board.
Brandon missed her first attempt at 175 pounds but locked out her second attempt. Thorisdottir made easy work of 180 pounds. Davíðsdóttir was solid with 175 pounds. Flores started lighter at 156 pounds but locked it out.
Rolfe maneuvered 165 pounds well to get on the board. Simmonds followed with a fluid 160 pounds. Migała loaded 175 pounds on her barbell and made it look like a warm-up.
Gazan opened successfully at 168 pounds. Horvath opened at 190 pounds and it was no problem. Raptis opened at 177 pounds, and it was clinical. Loewen moved up the boards with a smiling 187 pounds.
Lawson, in the red and white, opened at 185 pounds, and though it nearly collapsed to her left, she saved it to lockout. Freyová moved up to 206 pounds, and there was plenty left in the tank.
Cary locked out 195 pounds. Tall did the same at 186 pounds. Brandon recovered well from her opening lift to lock out 187 pounds but appeared disappointed.
Thorisdottir missed at 190 pounds but found her composure and cleared it on her second attempt. Davíðsdóttir’s second lift was clean at 186 pounds.
Rolfe missed her second lift and fell way back on the platform. She tried to recover but ran out of time. Simmonds, at 175 pounds, missed her first attempt. She bailed on her second and grabbed her right elbow in pain but waived off medical.
Gazan missed both attempts at 178 pounds. Horvath made easy work of 205 pounds. Raptis missed 187 pounds and did not appear comfortable. She tried again within the time cap and locked it out with speed under the bar.
Loewen held a big smile as 191 pounds went overhead. Lawson finished the round with 193 pounds overhead. Freyová started the clean & jerks at 230 pounds without issue.
Cary opened at 222 pounds, and it was technically sound. Tall loaded 236 pounds and ground through the clean but made easy work of the jerk.
Brandon opened at 195 pounds with no problems. Thorisdottir’s first clean & jerk of 225 pounds was slow and steady to a lockout. Davíðsdóttir ground out a 217-pound opener.
Flores squat cleaned 181 pounds and certainly had more in the tank. Rolfe forced her opening attempt overhead. Simmonds scored a balanced 175-pound opener.
Migała moved up the board with 225 pounds on her first clean & jerk. Gazan, at 235 pounds, recovered well and locked it out. Horvath took the overall lead with a 245-pound lift.
Raptis was clean with 217 pounds. Loewen was as well at 221 pounds. Lawson finished the first round of clean & jerks with a successful 227 pounds.
Freyová loaded 240 pounds on her second attempt, and it was smooth. Cary cleared 233 pounds on her second attempt. Tall cleaned 246 pounds but couldn’t lock it out overhead.
Brandon finished the night with a miss at 215 pounds and didn’t make a second attempt. Thoridottir cleaned 232 pounds with grit and was successful overhead. Davíðsdóttir was clean at 226 pounds.
Flores closed her night with a 196-pound lift. Rolfe made her final attempt at 212 pounds and sat in the squat of the clean for years. She bailed on the jerk.
Simmonds was smooth at 205 pounds. Migała scored 245 pounds to end her evening. Gazan loaded 248 pounds successfully. Horvath locked out 265 without issue to take the event win.
Raptis, at 222 pounds, failed the clean. She made a second attempt, but it wasn’t to be. Loewen cleared 231 pounds. Lawson finished the event at 240 pounds successfully.
Farlow opened with 287 pounds and snatched it overhead. Olenkowicz made easy work of 295 pounds. Shorunke opened successfully at 255 pounds.
Parker cleared 276 pounds with ease to get on the board. Haynes cleared a 235-pound snatch in his opener. Beneito loaded 255 pounds and locked it out.
Fiebig opened successfully with 275 pounds. The pace was blistering on the competition floor — it fueled Mathew through a 265-pound opener.
Cournoyer missed 277 pounds but had time for a second attempt. He took it and locked it out. Haapalainen cleared 265 pounds moments later. Sprague missed 257 pounds in an awkward fashion and bailed his second attempt.
Panchik cleared his opening lift without issue. Kwant opened at 253 pounds easily. Upenieks was smooth at 245 pounds. Medeiros was on the board with his successful 272-pound opener.
Round two opened with Farlow at 305 pounds. A wide base helped him smoke the lift and pump up the crowd.
Olenkowicz moved up to 315 pounds and had plenty left in the tank, offering some showmanship by balancing on one leg. Shorunke missed his second weight and had no time to recover.
Parker missed at 291 pounds. He made a second attempt to no avail. Beneito was clean at 281 pounds. Fiebig was as well at 285 pounds. Mathew upped the ante to an easy 287 pounds.
Cournoyer made a last-second adjustment up to 288 pounds, leaving only enough time for a single attempt. He put it to good use and locked it out.
Haapalainen snatched 275 pounds smoothly. Sprague stuck with 257 pounds to ensure he could get on the board. He cleared it with his first attempt.
Panchik bailed at 285 pounds but made a second successful attempt. Kwant missed at 278 pounds twice. Upenieks missed his second attempt as well. Medeiros was hungry and cleared 286 pounds with ease.
Farlow opened the clean & jerks with 277 pounds successfully. Olenkowicz moved easily through 365 pounds. Shorunke was lower at 305 pounds but successful nonetheless.
Parker cleaned 326 pounds and jerked successfully overhead. Haynes loaded 285 pounds for his opening clean & jerk and was on the board. Beneito did the same with 325 pounds.
Fiebig loaded 340 pounds to the rack position and jerked it overhead with stiff arms. Mathew continued to impress with 335 pounds.
Cournoyer opened with 337 pounds and saved it at the very end to get on the board. Haapalainen cleared 340 pounds with slightly-shakey arms. Sprague opened with 315 and guaranteed himself a total.
Panchik opened 330 pounds in the clean & jerk to great success. Kwant loaded 323 pounds on his barbell and saved the clean with a big step forward. He had a shakey jerk, but it was successful nonetheless.
Upenieks stabilized 305 pounds overhead. Medeiros missed the jerk with 335 pounds and didn’t have time to recover. Farlow loaded 396 pounds and danced through the clean before bringing the crowd to their feet with a successful jerk — a new CrossFit Games clean & jerk record.
Olenkowicz missed at 385 pounds and waived off a second attempt. Shorunke, at 320 pounds, was successful, as was Parker at 346 pounds. Haynes closed his night by missing 306 pounds.
Beneito stayed the course with a successful 356 pounds and a roar to the crowd. Fiebig loaded a single pound more and had no issue moving it overhead despite a shakey jerk.
Mathew was clinical to lock in a 644-pound total. Cournoyer missed 358 pounds and called it a night. Haapalainen finished the night with 365 pounds, grinding through the clean but missing the jerk.
Sprague needed to hit 335 pounds to stay in the competition but missed, and that was the end of his Games. Panchik cleared 350 pounds smoothly. Kwant closed with 338 pounds — it was painful but successful.
Upenieks finished with 317 pounds on the barbell, and it was fundamental. Medeiros stayed at 335 pounds and secured it overhead to save a total.
Heat two opened with Ohlsen missing his first snatch of 260 pounds. He recovered to lock it out within his time. Mertens hit 271 pounds to get on the board.
Moorad opened at 266 pounds and cleared it overhead with ease. Koski opened at the same weight as Moorad successfully. Đukić cleared 270 pounds to open the event.
Martin loaded 250 pounds as his appetizer lift, and it went down smoothly. Hoste bellowed his way through a successful opener. Fikowski fell backward with 286 pounds and missed his second attempt.
Gudmundsson appeared to not be at 100 percent as he opened with 95 pounds. Crouch cleared 245 pounds right before Vellner missed his first attempt at 271 pounds. Vellner recovered well to get on the board.
Smith made 280 pounds look like cake. Adler did the same with 276 pounds. Khrennikov finished the round with a successful 265-pound opener.
Ohlsen moved up to 275 pounds, hooked in, and locked it out. Mertens missed 286 pounds twice, but Moorad locked it out. Pepper had two more pounds on the bar at 288 and stuck it clean.
Koski moved up to 280 pounds and dropped it after his left arm gave out. He missed his second attempt. Đukić was clean at 277 pounds, as was Martin.
Hoste bumped up to 275 pounds and bailed it behind him. He had time to go again, but it was a repeat of the first. Fikowski got on the board at 286 pounds with a fist-pump to the crowd.
Gudmundsson did not increase the weight, confirming that something was awry. Crouch cleared 265 pounds. Vellner moved up to 281 pounds but needed to lock it out to get on the board. He came in the clutch and posted a score.
Smith made 291 pounds look like child’s play and mouthed, “I should’ve gone up,” with a shrug. Adler stuck 282 pounds without issue. Khrennikov loaded 276 pounds and smiled on the way up.
Ohlsen cleaned 315 pounds to open the round and jerked it clean to post a total. Mertens opened at 326 pounds flawlessly. Moorad did the same with 315 pounds.
Pepper opened with the same weight as Mertens. A shotty clean was met with a perfect jerk. Koski cleared 316 pounds to post a total. Đukić did the same with 317 pounds.
Martin opened two pounds lighter than Đukić, bouncing his way to a lockout. Hoste came in just under 300 pounds and locked it out.
Fikowski loaded 330 pounds and hyped up the crowd. A deep breath sent the barbell overhead, and Fikowski took the lead.
Gudmundsson stayed at 95 pounds to post a total. Crouch clean & jerked 325 pounds to secure a total. Vellner had two more pounds and locked it out with a quick side step out at the end.
Smith muscled through 325 pounds successfully. Adler loaded 340 pounds and made it look routine. Khrennikov stayed 10 pounds lighter than that and locked it out with a shrug to the crowd.
Ohlsen closed his evening with 330 pounds successfully. Mertens bailed 340 pounds behind his head. Moorad maneuvered 331 pounds overhead. Pepper loaded 341 pounds and locked it into his total.
Koski finished the day with 336 pounds but failed the jerk. Đukić was good t 330 pounds. Martin made a 31-pound jump to 346 pounds successfully.
Hoste moved into the 300s with a 315-pound clean but couldn’t stick the jerk. Fikowski moved up 13 pounds with ease. Gudmundsson passed on his second attempt.
Crouch closed his evening with 345 pounds, looking smooth. Vellner’s second lift was at 342 pounds, and it was clean. Smith upped to 335 pounds. The clean was sloppy, but the jerk was successful.
Adler went up to 360 pounds for his final lift, and it was as clinical as it gets. Khrennikov aimed to close with 341 pounds, and he did. Adler lopped another chunk off Khrennikov’s overall lead, and the final day of the Games got even more interesting.
One Day More
Only a single day remains for Individual competitors to move up the leaderboard. The only event known at the time of this article’s publication is the “Muscle-up Logs,” comprised of muscle-ups and heavy sandbags over a trio of logs.
We’ll see if Khrennikov can continue to hold his lead to claim the title of Fittest Man on Earth®. Likewise, the crowds in Madison will see who will be the first Fittest Woman on Earth® other than Tia-Clair Toomey for the first time in seven years.
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