New home. New terrain. New continents represented. New names on the leaderboard.
The first day of the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games is in the books and it was nothing short of exciting. Individual athletes started the day with a pair of endurance tests, which brought some surprising shake ups to the leaderboard. Mid-day, the closing event was announced, a variation of Amanda which doubled the number of reps for a 13-11-9-7-5 rep scheme. With this event came history of not only a memory of an amazing athlete, Amanda Miller, but also as the first event programmed in 2010 when The CrossFit Games moved to Carson, California.
The leaderboards for the Individual Men and Women look a lot different than one might have thought with a lot of the usual subjects well out of the Top 10. The most surprising, however, is Josh Bridges who currently sits in 32nd after day 1. Another surprising twist to day one is Camille Leblanc-Bazinet withdrawing from competition after a fall on the Cyclocross course that dislocated her shoulder, a re-injury from a few weeks ago.
Here are your Top 10 Men and Women after Day 1:
On the Teams side of things, though there are almost 10 rookie teams competing this year, CrossFit Invictus and CrossFit Fort Vancouver, the only two teams in CrossFit Games history to compete for all nine eligible years, sit in first and third, respectively. Sandwiched in between is the crowd favorite and defending champs, CrossFit Mayhem. A notable moment for the Teams is for the first time, Great Britain is in the house as CrossFit JST makes it’s first ever CrossFit Games appearance.
Here is your Top 10 Teams going into Day 2:
Tomorrow, the Individual Men and Women will take the floor to test their 1RM in Event 5. Today, it was the Teenagers’ turn and two athletes set the bar with impressive numbers. It was 16-year-old Taylor Babb, the three time CrossFit Games’ athlete that snatched her way to a first place finish in the Girls 16-17 year old division with a huge 195lb lift. And on the boys’ side, 17-year-old Guilherme Malheiros opened his rookie Games debut with a 291lb snatch.
Team and Individual athletes will open Day 2 on the obstacle course. For all the information you need to know, head over to our viewing guide.
By Katie Ferraro