Brent Fikowski, Kristin Holte, and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom Win Asia CrossFit Championship

The action packed Asia CrossFit Championship just wrapped, here's who came out on top!

Over the weekend, the Asia CrossFit Championship wrapped up in Shanghai, China and big name athletes walked away with first place finishes. With the conclusion of the Asia CrossFit Championship this weekend, there are now only eight CrossFit Sanctional™ Events left for the 2019 CrossFit Games season.

Like every Sanctional competition we’ve seen thus far, the Asia CrossFit Championship was packed with action until the very final event.

[For more information about the remaining CrossFit Sanctional competitions, check out the 2019 CrossFit Games schedule!]

Men’s Top 3 Finishers

For the men, 3-time CrossFit Games athlete Brent Fikowski took home first place with a commanding performance. Fikowski, who finished 184th in the CrossFit Open, really needed this win to earn his ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games. After placing first in almost every event, it’s safe to say Fikowski has bounced back well after his Open finish.

  1. Brent Fikowski
  2. Josh Woodhull
  3. Ant Haynes

Women’s Top 3 Finishers

On the women’s side of the competition, Norway’s Kristin Holte and Iceland’s Eik Gylfadottir dominated the Sanctional competition from start to finish. Holte ended up bringing home first, however, she has already tentatively received an invite to the 2019 CrossFit Games via winning her country’s National Championship, so second place Gylfadottir will be receiving the invite.

  1. Kristin Holte
  2. Eik Gylfadottir
  3. Chelsie Guardado

Remember, CrossFit HQ announced that the National Champion verification is still in process and will be shared on May 1st according to their press release.

Team Top 3 Finishers

For the team side of the event, Rich Froning’s team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom consisting of himself, Dre Strohm, Tasia Percevecz, and Chyna Cho absolutely crushed the weekend. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom fended off second and third placing teams Invictus Grown Strong and Project X to earn their ticket for the 2019 CrossFit Games.

  1. Mayhem Freedom
  2. Invictus Grown Strong
  3. Project X

What a Sanctional the Asia CrossFit Championship shook out to be. With only eight CrossFit Sanctional events left, athletes’ opportunities to receive invites to the 2019 CrossFit Games are quickly coming to a close!

Feature image from @asiacrossfitchampionship Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

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