Norwegian CrossFit Championship Results: Qualifiers and More

More athletes will be going to the CrossFit Games.

The global journey to the 2020 CrossFit Games made its latest stop in Gol, Norway for the 2020 Norwegian CrossFit Championship. The fans in attendance of this Sanctional were pleased with the action and athleticism on display by the competitors looking to punch their tickets to Madison. In the end, we now know the names of another man, woman, and team that will move on to the Games later this summer.

Men’s Results

After seven events it appeared that Nicolay Billaudel was going to be the last man standing but a late surge proved to be a worthy one for American Griffin Roelle. He took first place in both Events 8 and 9 to not only take the overall victory by 25 points, but also earn his qualification for the Games. The 28 year old will make his individual debut when he competes at the Games. He did compete as a part of CrossFit Dwala in the Teams division in 2018. They finished 31st.
Second place overall went to fellow American Josh Woodhull and Viktor Langsfed rounded out the podium. Billaudel would finish the competition in 4th place.

Men’s Top 3

Winner: Griffin Roelle*
2nd Place: Josh Woodhull
3rd Place: Viktor Langsfed

*Qualifies for 2020 CrossFit Games

Women’s Results

Gabriela Migala came into this weekend as one of the favorites and didn’t disappoint those who were favoring her. Even though she only won one event throughout the weekend, she finished no lower than 10th in any of them so her ability to stay near the leaders of each event was what led her to being on top in points. She was already qualified for the Games but this victory certainly will boost her confidence going forward for the rest of the season.

The runner-up was Andrea Solberg. The only point she appeared to struggle was in the 8th event which was a three rep max (3RM) in the front squat. She finished 22nd there which may have been what cost her the victory. Sanna Venäläinen of Finland finishes the weekend in the bronze position but she also gets a greater prize than that. As the highest finisher not yet qualified for the Games, she gets the qualification spot here.

Winner: Gabriela Migala
2nd Place: Andrea Solberg
3rd Place: Sanna Venäläinen*

*Qualifies for 2020 CrossFit Games

Teams Results

As for the teams, “The Progrm” took the overall victory thanks to finishing either first or second in six of the eight events. They never finished lower than 7th in any contest. With the win also comes the qualification for the CrossFit Games. The Athlete Program are the runners-up here this weekend with Team Finland taking third place.

Winner: The Progrm*
2nd Place: The Athlete Program

3rd Place: Team Finland
*Qualifies for 2020 CrossFit Games

Featured Image: Instagram/norwegiancrossfitchampionship by Peter Ostrowski

Roger Lockridge

Roger Lockridge

Roger "Rock" Lockridge has been writing professionally for 10 years and has been training for 20. His work in the fitness industry has been seen in numerous outlets and has been a part of coverage for several events including the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, the CrossFit Games, and the Olympics. He's also shared his own personal success story in several interviews and articles. Lockridge lives in West Virginia with his wife and son.

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