Meanwhile in California …
Amazing performances all around.
Rich Froning made his way back to the top and won his 4th Consecutive CrossFit Games Title.
Check last year’s Games post here.
And it’s been 4 years in the making, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is 2014 CrossFit Games Champion!
Update: 90 minute Documentary about the 2014 CrossFit Games.
Rich’s and Camille’s Results After Each Event
What was Your Favorite Event and Why? Vote ->
I think I have to vote for the Speed Clean Ladder. Even though I enjoyed the “pure” Crossfit events a lot as well. Hard to choose one.
Overall I liked this year’s games a lot. Probably better than last years.
Very entertaining selection of events that made it interesting until the last second of the last workout.
Prize Money: Both cyborgs take home $275,000.
- 2nd – $75,000 for Annie Thorisdottir and Mathew Fraser
- 3rd – $45,000 for Julie Foucher and Jason Khalipa
… and it doesn’t stop there. Even 20th place gets some cash.
- are embedded below or on games.crossfit.com
- (US residents Install Zen Mate Chrome Extension, set country to UK to watch them)
If you want to comment on a specific event, look out for the top level comment (like “Overhead Squat Event”).
On Comments: If you don’t enjoy watching CrossFit, don’t comment. You can still critique the events, of course, but as usual I won’t tolerate useless hatred.
Crossfitters are strong! 171kg Overhead Squats (377 lb), 202kg Deadlift (445 lbs) by Ayo Anise during the Deadlift 1RM event for the teams. There was also Sam Dancer who got a 297 kg Deadlift (655 lb).
Final Day: Midline March + Thick’n Quick + Double Grace
|Event Results Thick’n Quick:|
- Rich Froning
- Mathew Fraser
- Ben Smith
- Jenn Jones
- Annie Thorisdottir
- Emily Carothers
- 4 rope climbs
- 3 overhead squats (245 / 165 lb.) 111 / 74 kg
- Time Cap: 4 minutes
- begins 2 minutes after the time cap of Thick ‘n Quick.
- 60x Ground to Shoulder to Overhead for time
- 135 / 95 lb. = 61 / 43kg
- Time Cap: 7 minutes
|Event Results Double Grace:
Changes of Overall Standings after Each Event
The Charts show the changes in Overall Standing over time. (lower = closer to first place)
That looked Brutal! Rich won that suckfest… by over a minute!
||3 rounds for time of:
Day 3 Saturday: Muscle-Up Biathlon + Sprint Carry + Speed Clean Ladder + Push Pull
… and just like that Rich Froning is in first place again (5pt lead).
For time of:
Each round the deficit for the strict
Time Cap: 11 minutes
Speed Clean Ladder
I am glad they had another weightlifting ladder this year. This was as exciting event!
This was a race. Definitely NPFL / NPGL inspired. Competition is a beautiful thing.
Here is Dmitry Klokov’s recording of the event.
Froning 9th. Didn’t advance to 3rd round.
|Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final Format:Athletes will be ranked by their time to complete
each ladder, or by the heaviest weight cleaned.
Quarterfinal Round: For time:
Time Cap: 2 minutes
Top 24 athletes advance
Semifinal Round: For time:
Time Cap: 3 minutes
Top 8 athletes advance
Final Round: For time:
Time Cap: 4 minutes
|Sprint Carry For time:
Muscle Up Biathlon
Froning 13th here
|Muscle Up BiathlonFor time:
Each time the athlete breaks a set
Day 2 Friday: Triple 3 + Sprint Sled 1&2 + 21-15-9 Complex
Overall Placing after Day 2:
|For Time: (7 min Time Cap)
Sled Sprint 1 & 2
|Event Results: Sled 1 (Sled 2)
Froning got 15th (27th) here.
Oh boy, is Rich human after all? He takes some walking breaks.
He finishes the event in 38:31.38—37th place.
Overall Placings after Triple 3:
… Rich Froning now in 6th place
Day 1 Wednesday: Beach Event + 1RM Overhead Squat
Rich Froning finished in 8th place here.
|Beach Event – For time:
Overhead Squat Event
Athletes got 3 attempts to establish a 1 Rep Max Overhead Squat.
||Overall Results After Day 1
I think it takes a workout like “don’t be Rich Froning, for time” in order for this guy not to dominate the sport. But there are still plenty of workouts to go. and it only takes one really bad one to throw things of (like the Handstand Walk in regionals).