Going into the second day of Wodapalooza, the fans in Miami, Florida knew that they were seeing some incredible feats of fitness being performed. It would be tough to follow the intensity and performances of Thursday, but Friday delivered and the anticipation will only grow going into the weekend. Here’s a look back at the second day of competition.
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Incredible performance by the ladies of CrossFit Mayhem Freedom on "Pump Sesh Triplet,” presented by @romwod. Locked in a fierce battle with GOWOD until pulling ahead for the event win in the final round! 1st: Mayhem Freedom, 15:54 2nd: GOWOD, CAP + 275 3rd: WIT, CAP + 254
The day started with “Pace Race” which is a 12 minute max distance effort on boat. In the women’s field, Katelin Van Zyl took the victory with Savannah Carter coming in second and Haley Adams running out the top three. Sara Sigmundsdottir and Tia-Clair Toomey went into the day tied for the points lead but thanks to Sigmundsdottir finishing 6th and Toomey coming in 11th, Sigmundsdottir moved ahead on points with the Fittest Woman on Earth in second. Kari Pearce rounded out the overall top three.
As for the men, Reggie Fasa pulled off the upset victory over Travis Williams who started the day in the overall lead. Albert-Dominic Larouche from Canada took bronze in this event. Other notable finshers included Patrick Vellner who came in 7th and Cole Sager one position behind him. Williams, Cole, and Vellner finished this event in the top 3 overall in that order.
In the Elite Teams, Team Wit and Team GoWod finished in 1st and 2nd respectively with Team Nordvest Vikings completing the event in third place overall. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom finished this event in 13th place but remained atop the points standings.
Pump Sesh Triplet
This event included rope climbs, dumbbell bench presses, and thrusters. The teams went first and the top 3 leaders overall finished this event in that order. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom took the W and were the only team to finish below the time cap. Team GoWod and Team Wit took 2nd and 3rd which results in them maintaining those overall positions.
Next up were the ladies and Kari Pearce emerged victorious in this event with a time of 4:44.11. Toomey finished in second almost a minute later and coming in third was Amanda Barnhardt. Sigmundsdottir finished in fifth place but was still clinging to a four point overall lead on Toomey at this stage of the competition.
Finally it was the men’s turn and Logan Collins took the win by less than one second over Nycolas Joyal. Spencer Panchik finished in 3rd place. As for the leaders, Cole Sager took 4th while Patrick Vellner finished in 6th. Overall leader Williams would end this event in 12th place. He still finishes the day with a four point lead over Sager.
Top 3 Leaders
The top 3 men, women, and teams are below with 3 more events to come for the major divisions on Saturday. This is still anyone’s Sanctional to win and the qualifications for the CrossFit Games are still up for grabs.
Top 3 Women
- *Sara Sigmundsdottir – 344 points
- *Tia-Clair Toomey – 340 points
- *Kari Pearce – 312 points
Top 3 Men
- Travis Williams – 328 points
- *Cole Sager – 324 points
- *Patrick Vellner – 312 points
Top 3 Teams
- *CrossFit Mayhem Freedom – 365 Points
- Team GoWod – 363 Points
- Team Wit – 357 Points
*Denotes an athlete or team already qualified for the 2020 CrossFit Games
Smith, Georges Out of WZA
2015 CrossFit Games Champion Ben Smith was originally scheduled to be in Miami but withdrew before the competition started. There’s been no word from Smith as of this writing about why he is not competing.
Also out of Wodapalooza is four-time Fittest Man in France Willy Georges. There has also been no reason given for why he is not taking part in this Sanctional.
Featured Image: Instagram/Wodapalooza of Team Mayhem Freedom