CrossFit Announces Top 20 Men and Women in the 2019 Open

The 40 athletes all qualify for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games.

CrossFit announced the Top 20 men and women in the 2019 Open, and all of the athletes named have qualified for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games this summer in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Top 20 list includes the highest-ranked male and female athletes who are not National Champions. CrossFit sent out the invitation to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games on Thursday, and athletes were given a deadline of 5 p.m. PT on Monday,  May 6 to accept or decline the invitation. The CrossFit Games Leaderboard will be updated in the near future with athletes confirmed for the Games.

2019 Open Leaderboard (Men)

*Bold = Top 20 

1MATHEW FRASERUSANat’l Champ
2BJÖRGVIN KARL GUÐMUNDSSONIcelandNat’l Champ
3JACOB HEPPNERUSATop 20
4LEFTERIS THEOFANIDISGreeceNat’l Champ
5JEAN-SIMON ROY-LEMAIRECanadaNat’l Champ
6COLE SAGERUSATop 20
7ULDIS UPENIEKSLatviaNat’l Champ
8GEORGE STERNERUSATop 20
9SAMUEL COURNOYERCanadaTop 20
10RICHARD FRONING JR.USATop 20
11SCOTT PANCHIKUSATop 20
12JASON CARROLLUSATop 20
13ZACHERY BUNTINUSATop 20
14TRAVIS MAYERUSATop 20
14STREAT HOERNERUSATop 20
16RICHARD CASTILLOUSATop 20
17BAYDEN BROWNAustraliaNat’l Champ
17FREDERIK AEGIDIUSDenmarkNat’l Champ
19SAMUEL KWANTUSATop 20
20SIMON MÄNTYLÄSwedenTop 20
21LUKAS HÖGBERGSwedenNat’l Champ
22LOGAN COLLINSUSATop 20
23ERIC CARMODYUSATop 20
24CASPER GAMMELMARKDenmarkTop 20
25ALEX VIGNEAULTCanadaTop 20
26JEFFREY ADLERCanadaTop 20
27DEVIN FORDUSATop 20
27DEAN LINDER-LEIGHTONAustraliaTop 20

Devin Ford, a six-time East Regional athlete made the Top 20 list, but has declined his invitation to the Games. He posted on Youtube a response to controversy that surfaced after he was assessed a major penalty “for performing only 40 handstand push-ups in 19.3.” The penalty adjusted Ford’s score from 8:24 to 9:34. [19.3]

2019 Open Leaderboard (Women) 

*Bold = Top 20 

1RAGNHEIÐUR SARA SIGMUNDSDOTTIRIcelandNat’l Champ
2ANNIE THORISDOTTIRIcelandTop 20
3KRISTIN HOLTENorwayNat’l Champ
4JAMIE GREENENew ZealandNat’l Champ
5DANI SPEEGLEUSANat’l Champ
6BROOKE WELLSUSATop 20
6=TIA-CLAIR TOOMEYAustraliaNat’l Champ
8KARISSA PEARCEUSATop 20
9AMANDA BARNHARTUSATop 20
10CAROL-ANN REASON-THIBAULTCanada<Nat’l Champ
11MEKENZIE RILEYUSATop 20
12KARIN FREYOVÁSlovakiaNat’l Champ
13KATRIN TANJA DAVIDSDOTTIRIcelandTop 20
14CAROLYNE PREVOSTCanadaTop 20
15EMMA MCQUAIDIrelandNat’l Champ
16DANIELLE BRANDONUSATop 20
17MCKENZIE FLINCHUMUSATop 20
18BROOKE HAASUSATop 20
19ALEXIS JOHNSONUSATop 20
20SAMANTHA BRIGGSUnited KingdomNat’l Champ
21ALESSANDRA PICHELLIItalyNat’l Champ
22JACQUELINE DAHLSTRØMNorwayTop 20
23CHANTELLE LOEHNERUSATop 20
24FEEROOZEH SAGHAFIUSATop 20
25TASIA PERCEVECZUSATop 20
26KRISTI ERAMOUSATop 20
27CAMILLA SALOMONSSON HELLMANSwedenNat’l Champ
28KATIE TROMBETTAUSATop 20
29CARRIE BEAMERUSATop 20
30GABRIELA MIGAŁAPolandNat’l Champ
31KATELIN VAN ZYLAustraliaTop 20
32HALEY ADAMSUSATop 20

It’s been a busy last couple weeks in the CrossFit world, and now only seven CrossFit Sanctional events remain. The action packed Asia CrossFit Championship wrapped up earlier this week with Brent Fikowski, Kristin Holte, and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom all taking home big victories.

The Italian Showdown also concluded over the weekend with Roman Khrennikov and Erin Vandendriessche winning the event. The winners of the Asia CrossFit Championship and Italian Showdown all received invites to the 2019 CrossFit Games.

Feature image from @anniethorisdottir Instagram page.
Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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