CrossFit Games East Region Day 2: Fraser Still Ahead, and Another Big Name Withdraws

With only one day to go in the East Region, familiar names top the leaderboard, though one defending CrossFit Games Champion is still fighting for a first place spot.

On the women’s side, Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault continues her impressive run and still sits in first, five points ahead of Katrin Davidsdottir. However, Davidsdottir finished in first on Events 3 and 4, one spot ahead of Reason-Thibault. With just a slim margin separating the Games veterans, it will be interesting to see who comes away on top after Sunday’s events.

On the men’s side, it’s still the Mat Fraser show, with the defending Games Champion showing virtually no signs of weakness as he leads over last year’s Games bronze medalist, Patrick Vellner. Regionals veteran Tim Paulson sits in third overall as he fights to punch his first ticket to the Reebok CrossFit Games.

In a disappointing development for longtime fans of the sport, multi-time CrossFit Games competitor Lucas Parker has withdrawn from the competition.

The top five standings after Day 2 for women, men, and teams are listed below. We’ve embedded footage from Individual Event 4 later in this article.


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


1. Mathew Fraser
2. Patrick Vellner
3. Tim Paulson
4. Cody Mooney
5. Marquan Jones


1. Team CrossFit Milford
2. Team Back Bay
3. Reebok CrossFit one
4. CrossFit Queens
5. Pro1 Montreal

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