CrossFit Games East Region Recap: Fraser & Reason-Thibault Win, Davidsdottir Finishes Second

To no one’s surprise, Katrin Davidsdottir is headed back to the Reebok CrossFit Games. What may surprise fans is that the 2-time defending Games Champion didn’t win the East Region like many assumed she would.

Games veteran Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault finished first overall in the East, with Davidsdottir close behind in second place. Rounding out the Top 5 for the women were Games veterans Kari Pearce and Dani Horan, followed by Chelsey Hughes, who will make her first Games appearance as an individual.

On the men’s side, Mat Fraser dominated the weekend, winning four events and finishing in 2nd and 3rd place on the other two. 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games 3rd place finisher Patrick Vellner finished in second, with Tim Paulson finishing in third. Cody Mooney and Michael Palomba rounded out the Top 5.

The final Top 5 standings for Men, Women, and Teams are posted below. We’ve also embedded Individual Event 6 below in this article.


1. Mat Fraser
2. Patrick Vellner
3. Tim Paulson
4. Cody Mooney
5. Michael Palomba


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


1. Team Back Bay
2. Team CrossFit Milford
3. Reebok CrossFit One
4. CrossFit Queens
5. Ocean States Finest

It was a weekend filled with excitement and heartbreak in Albany, New York, as numerous elite men suffered pec injuries on Event 2.

Longtime fan favorite Lucas Parker also withdrew from competition and posted the below update on his Facebook page to keep viewers updated on his situation.

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