CrossFit Games East Region Day 1: Mat Fraser, Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault, and Injuries on the Ring Dips

Day 1 of the 2017 CrossFit Games East Regional finished with some familiar names on top of the leaderboard in Albany. 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Champion Mat Fraser leads the men’s standings, and Games veteran Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault is at the top for the women, with 2-time defending Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir hot on her heals.

Reason-Thibault is off to an incredible start, winning the first two events in a stacked East Regional with some of the world’s top athletes. Davidsdottir finished 3rd on Event 1 and 2nd on Event 2, less than six seconds behind Reason-Thibault. Two-time CrossFit Games competitor Kari Pearce is sitting in third.

Event 2 for the day — a couplet of dumbbell snatches and ring dips — proved especially taxing on the men’s side. The day before competition, top-ranked Alex Vigneault injured his pec practicing the event. During the event itself, East Regional competitors Christian Harris, Chase Smith, Kyle Cant, and Corey Lunney appeared to injure their pec areas on the ring dips, which could lead to their withdrawal from the competition.

We’ve embedded the East Individual Event 2 video below in this article.

The top 5 standings after Day 1 for Women, Men, and Teams are below:

Women:

1. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
2. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
3. Kari Pearce
4. Dani Horan
5 Chelsey Hughes

Men:

1. Mathew Fraser
2. Patrick Vellner
3. Tim Paulson
4. Max Bragg
5. Austin Spencer

Teams:

1. Team Back Bay
2. Team CrossFit Milford
3. Reebok CrossFit One
4. CrossFit Queens
5. Pro1Montreal

[Read here to learn how to watch the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals!]

Action resumes tomorrow and Sunday at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

Featured image: CrossFit® on YouTube

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