Familiar Names Sit Atop the CrossFit Team Series Leaderboard

The annual CrossFit Team Series has come to a conclusion with big names sitting atop the leaderboard in the men’s, women’s, and mixed pairs divisions. This online competition takes place every year and offers CrossFit athletes the chance to create their own teams consisting of two members, which can be male, female, or mixed.

This year, the event took a slightly different format, and allowed athletes much more variety when creating their teams. To perhaps no one’s surprise, all of the top pairs from each team category consisted of CrossFit Games veterans with histories of success. First place teams walked away with $10,000 USD, second were awarded with $5,000, and third $3,000.

Check out the top three results below from the men’s, women’s, and mixed pairs from all age groups worldwide.

Men’s Pairs

1. Travis Mayer + Noah Ohlsen
Mayer finished 12th at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, and Ohlsen finished fourth. Both of these athletes are multi-Games veterans.

2. Ben Smith + Scott Panchik
Smith (the 2015 Games Champion) took home seventh place at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, while Panchik took home sixth, and both are multi-time Games veterans.

3. Alexandre Caron + Stephane Cossette
Both Caron and Cossette have competed at the Regional level, but haven’t made Individual appearances at the Games yet.

Women’s Pairs

1. Annie Thorsidottir + Kartin Tanja Davidsdottir
Thorisdottir took home third at this year’s CrossFit Games, while Davidsdottir took home fifth. Both of these athletes are multi-time Reebok CrossFit Games winners — the only women who can boast such a distinction — and are multi-time Games veterans.

2. Alessandra Pichelli + Whitney Heuser
Pichelli took home 11th at this year’s Games, and is a multi-time Games Veteran. Heuser has competed at the Games three times.

3. Samantha Briggs + Ragnheideur Sara Sigmundsdottir
Briggs won the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games and is almost always a fixture near the podium. Sigmundsdottir took home third back-to-back in 2015 and 2016, and is a multi-time Games veteran.

Mixed Pairs

1. Alex Vigneault + Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
Vigneault and Reason-Thibault have both competed at the Games multiple times. Reason-Thibault took home 15th at this year’s Games.

2. Travis Williams + Alexis Johnson
Williams placed 24th, and Johnson placed 33rd at this year’s Games. Both athletes have competed multiple times at the Games level.

3. Daniel Petro + Emily Bridgers
Petro competed at the 2013 CrossFit Games, and Bridgers has competed multiple times, in addition to taking home 16th at this year’s Games.

Fun facts about the 2017 CrossFit Team Series top three finishing groups.

  • 16 of the 18 top three finishers are Individual CrossFit Games veterans.
  • 4 of the 18 have won a Reebok CrossFit Games Championship.

Feature image from @annitthorisdottir Instagram page, photo taken by @tannernicoletrujillo.

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