Event five of the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza — called “Double Shot With a Splash” — featured a staple of the annual CrossFit competition: an open water swim off the event’s signature Bayside stage.
To make things more interesting (or downright difficult), the approximately 150-meter swim was sandwiched between 50 heavy wall balls and 150 drag rope double unders. Each athlete had to perform the triplet of exercises two times in order to finish. Here’s how it shook out.
Women’s Division Results
- Paige Powers — 15:34.22
- Brittany Weiss — 16:05.57
- Aimee Cringle — 17:20.34
- Katelin Van Zyl — 17:27.18
- Emma Cary — 17:46.25
- Paige Semenza — 17:59.34
- Freya Moosbrugger — 18:08.25
- Sara Sigmundsdottir — 18:11.69
- Dani Speegle — 18:15.84
- Sydney Michalyshen — 18:22.85
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- Roman Khrennikov — 14:02.88
- Ricky Garard — 14:04.00
- Brent Fikowski — 15:31.57
- Tudor Magda — 15:43.00
- Guilherme Malheiros — 16:07.00
- Nick Mathew — 16:13.00
- Fernando Llaneza — 16:24.14
- Cole Greashaber — 16:37.65
- Samuel Paquin — 16:41.65
- Henrik Haapalainen — 16:43.95
Individual Event Five Workout — “Double Shot with a Splash”
Two Rounds for Time:
- 50 Wall Balls — Men: 30 pounds | Women: 20 pounds
- Open Water Swim
- 150 Drag Rope Double Unders
Time cap: 20 minutes
Nineteen-year-old Paige Powers’ swimming background paid off in this event as it featured two 150-meter swims out in the bay. Powers was near the front of the pack into the water after completing her 50 wall balls in the opening round. She took the lead at the first buoy and maintained it through the last round en route to picking up her first event win of the competition.
Powers finished nearly 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Brittany Weiss with a time of 15:34.22. For Weiss, it was her best finish of the competition. Aimee Cringle placed third with a time of 17:20.34.
The battle between Ricky Garard and Roman Khrennikov for the top of the podium continued from the get-go. Khrennikov entered the water first but got caught up adjusting his goggles as Garard sprinted down the ramp and dove right in for the early lead. That played out again in round two as Khrennikov was the better athlete in the wall balls while Garard was the better swimmer.
That led to the 150 drag rope double unders being the difference-maker, especially in the final round as the two 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games podium finishers went rep-for-rep. Both took strategic breaks, but it was Khrennikov who held on to his rope longer and crossed the finish line ahead of his rival by less than two seconds, finishing in 14:02.88.
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Garard finished in 14:04.00, his third top-two finish thus far in the competition, helping the Australian maintain his lead over Khrennikov. Brent Fikowski placed third with a time of 15:31.57.
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