CrossFit Games Central Regional Day 1: Griffith & Castillo in First, Sigmundsdottir Sitting in 2nd

Big names sit toward the top of the Central Region leaderboard after Day 1, but some of the sport’s best-known names are still on the outside looking in as athletes fight for a coveted qualification spot to the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games.

On the women’s side, Jessica Griffith sits in first, but two-time CrossFit Games podium finished Sara Sigmundsdottir is just ten points behind her in second place. Multi-time CrossFit Games competitors Stacie Tovar, Sheila Barden, Brooke Wells, and Jennifer Smith are sitting in 6th, 10th (T), 10th (T), and 12th places, respectively.

The men’s side is proving even deeper than many had imagined. R. Paul Castillo sits in first, with Games veterans Dan Bailey, Graham Holmberg, and Sam Dancer still fighting for qualification spots in 6th, 17th, and 25th places, respectively.

Unfortunately, multi-time Games competitor Nick Urankar appeared to suffer a pec injury — another in the rash of tears and pulls we’ve seen on Event 2 — and has withdrawn from the competition.

The team portion of the competition is no surprise thus far, as Rich Froning’s CrossFit Mayhem squad took commanding victories in both the day’s events. We’ve embedded a video of Team Event 2 at the bottom of this article.

The top 5 standings for Women, Men, and Teams are below:


1. Jessica Griffith
2. Ragneidur Sara Sigmundsdottir
3. Kristi Eramo
4. Katie Trombetta
5. Kelley Jackson


1. R. Paul Castillo
2. Shane McBride
3. Luke Schafer
4. Alex Anderson
5. Scott Panchik


1. CrossFit Mayhem
2. OC3 Black
3. CrossFit 417
4. Detour
5. Timberwolf CrossFit

Featured image: CrossFit® on YouTube