2017 CrossFit Games

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2017 CrossFit Games
Venue Alliant Energy Center
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Dates August 3–6, 2017
Men Mathew Fraser
Women Tia-Clair Toomey
Team Wasatch CrossFit
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The 2017 CrossFit Games are the eleventh CrossFit Games and were held on August 3–6, 2017, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2] This was the first Games held outside the state of California. It was also the first year for the Masters 35–39 division.

The men's competition was won by Mathew Fraser, the women's by Tia-Clair Toomey, and Wasatch CrossFit won the Affiliate Cup. Fraser won $309,000 for his efforts and Toomey won $298,000 for her title, as prize money includes both the $285,000 for winning and bonus money ($3,000 for winning, $2,000 for second, and $1,000 for third) in each event.[citation needed] This was the first CrossFit Games in which a podium finisher in the Individual competition was disqualified for using illegal performance-enhancing substances when Ricky Garard tested positive after the Games were complete.[3] As the Games had already concluded, all his finishes were simply voided with all other competitors moving up one position in the final standings as the event points were not redistributed.


Thursday, August 3, 2017[edit]

Event 1: Run Swim Run[edit]

  • 1.5 mile run
  • 500 meter swim
  • 1.5 mile run

Athletes ran to Lake Monona from the Alliant Energy Center, swam around a set of buoys, and then back to the arena. The event was won by Brent Fikowski and Tia-Clair Toomey.

Event 2: Cyclocross[edit]

The event was held nearby in Quann Park and had bikes supplied by Wisconsin-based Trek Bicycle Corporation.[4] The course's obstacles included logs, small wooden hurdles and a sand trap. The event was won by Ricky Garard*[5] and Kristin Holte.

Event 3: Amanda .45[edit]

Athletes performed 13 muscle-ups on gymnastic rings and then 13 snatches, followed by 11 muscle-ups and 11 snatches, etc. until finishing the sets of 5. This is a variation of the event "Amanda" introduced at the 2010 CrossFit Games as a tribute to former Games athlete, Amanda Miller, who died in 2010 and was known for the pistol tattoos on her hips.[6] The event was won by Dakota Rager for the men and by Jamie Greene for the women.

Friday, August 4, 2017[edit]

Event 4: Sprint O-Course[edit]

Competitors raced head-to-head in three rounds across an obstacle course consisting of a cargo net climb, wall climb, monkey bars, log balances, and a rope ladder. The event was won by Patrick Vellner and Tennil Reed-Beuerlein.

Event 5: 1RM Snatch[edit]

The event was won by Garret Fisher with a 305-pound lift and Kara Webb with a 203-pound lift.

Event 6: Triple-G Chipper[edit]

The event was a "chipper," a workout involving multiple exercises done sequentially without returning (as in "chipping away" at the number of repetitions) for the fastest time. After the 100 pull-ups, the competitors performed 80 sit-ups on a glute-hamstring developer (GHD), a piece of equipment where the feet lock in and the sit-up is performed at a greater range of motion. After the sit-ups, athletes performed 60 one-legged squats, also called "pistols", alternating the movement between each leg. The 40-calorie row was performed on a Concept-2 rowing machine. The dumbbells for the push press were 100-pounds for the men and 70-pounds for the women. The event was won by Mathew Fraser and Kara Webb.

Event 7: Assault Banger[edit]

The competitors started on the Assault bike and the calories were 40 for men and 30 for women. After the bike, the athletes used a sledgehammer to hit a weighted block on a recessed track until it had moved 20 feet. The event was won by George Sanchez and Samantha Briggs.

Saturday, August 5, 2017[edit]

Event 8: Strongman's Fear[edit]

  • Move a yoke, farmer's logs, and a sled across a field. Return down the field in a handstand walk

Competitors had to move a series of strongman elements; a yoke (500 pounds for men, 340 pounds for women), two farmer's logs (200 pounds each for men, 120 pounds each for women), and a sled (400 pounds for men, 310 pounds for women). The objects had to be taken halfway down the field (60 feet) and then the competitor returned using a handstand walk. Once all objects were at the halfway mark, the competitors took the objects to the end of the field, also returning to the middle of the field with a handstand walk. The objects could be moved in any order. Brent Fikowski won the event for the men and Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir for the women.

Event 9: Muscle-up Clean Ladder[edit]

Competitors performed each round beginning with four muscle-ups on a pull-up bar followed by two cleans. After each round the weight increased starting with 225 pounds for the men and 145 pounds for the women and ending with 350 and 235 pounds, respectively. Mathew Fraser won the event for the men and Tia-Clair Toomey won for the women.

Event 10: Heavy 17.5[edit]

  • 10 rounds for time of:
    • 9 thrusters
    • 35 double-unders

A heavier version of a previous Open qualifier event in 2017. A double-under is a jumping rope movement where the rope passes beneath the athlete twice per jump. A thruster in CrossFit is a combination of a front squat and push press in one continuous movement and the weights were 125 pounds for the men and 85 pounds for the women. Mathew Fraser won for the men and Kara Webb won for the women.

Sunday, August 6, 2017[edit]

Event 11: Madison Triplet[edit]

5 rounds for time of:

Athletes ran around a 450-meter path outside of the stadium. In the stadium, there were five rows of hay bale walls. The athletes would enter the stadium and clean a sandbag up and toss it over the hay bale wall. They would then perform a burpee and then jump over the wall. The hay bale clean burpee would be performed seven times at the same hay bale wall before moving the sandbag to the next wall. After the sandbag is moved, the athletes ran back to the path to make another lap. The sandbags were 100 pounds for the men and 70 pounds for the women. The event was won by Ricky Garard*[5] for the men and Samantha Briggs for the women.

Event 12: 2223 Intervals[edit]

4 rounds of:

  • 2 rope climbs
  • 10/7-calorie SkiErg
  • Maximum repetitions of overhead squats with remaining time

This was an interval event with the first three rounds consisting of two minutes of work and then one minute of rest. The final round was three minutes of work to get as many overhead squats as possible or a total of 75 through all rounds for time. For each round, competitors started with two 20-foot rope climbs. After the rope climbs, the competitors pulled 10 calories for men and 7 calories for women on a SkiErg, a machine built by Concept2 similar to their rowing machines but meant to simulate a cross-country skiing motion. With the remaining time in each interval, they accumulated as many squats as they could with 155 pounds for the men and 105 pounds for the women. The event was won by Mathew Fraser and Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir.

Event 13: Fibonacci Final[edit]



  • 3 Parallette handstand push-ups
  • 5 Deadlifts with two 124-pound kettlebells
  • 5 Parallette handstand push-ups
  • 8 Kettlebell deadlifts
  • 8 Parallette handstand push-ups
  • 13 Kettlebell deadlifts
  • 89-foot overhead lunge with two 35-pound kettlebells

This event was won by Logan Collins and Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir. In the men's event, only Collins finished within the six-minute time cap with 2017 Games champion Mathew Fraser ending one lunge from the finish to take second in the event. On the women's side, Kara Webb had been in second-place overall below Tia-Clair Toomey. She edged out Toomey on the event by 0.19 seconds but did not overtake her in total points, finishing two points behind on the final standings.

Podium finishers[edit]

Individuals and teams[edit]

Place Men Women Team
1st Mathew Fraser Tia-Clair Toomey Wasatch CrossFit
2nd Brent Fikowski Kara Webb CrossFit Mayhem
3rd Patrick Vellner[a] Annie Thorisdottir CrossFit Fort Vancouver

Masters men[edit]

Place 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60+
1st Kyle Kasperbauer Shawn Ramirez Robert Davis Kevin Koester Shannon Aiken David Hippensteel
2nd Neal Maddox Robbie Perovich Brent Maier Craig Eisman Robert Boshoven[b] Hilmar Hardarson
3rd Chris Spealler Yurii Hanson John Lynch Marco Casali Dewayne Sapp Rodrigo Dominguez

Masters women[edit]

Place 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60+
1st Stephanie Roy Helen Harding Cheryl Brost Marion Valkenburg[c] Susan Clarke Patty Failla
2nd Joey Kimdon Karen McCadam Kylie Massi Shellie Edington Mary Beth Prodromides Shaun Havard
3rd Rebecca Voigt Annie Sakamoto Tonia Osborne Diane Stuart Kelli Dean Marcia Yager


Place 14–15 Boys 14–15 Girls 16–17 Boys 16–17 Girls
1st Dallin Pepper Chloe Smith Angelo DiCicco Kaela Stephano
2nd Amir Fahmy Devyn Kim Guilherme Malheiros Haley Adams
3rd Reece Mitchell Ellie Kerstetter Cole Greashaber Filippa Ferm
  1. ^ Ricky Garard originally finished third but was later disqualified for testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances. Vellner was moved up one position.[3]
  2. ^ Anthony Turski originally finished second but was later disqualified for testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances. The next two finishers were moved up one position.[3]
  3. ^ Josée Sarda originally finished first but was later disqualified for testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances. The next three finishers were moved up one position.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rodio, Michael (November 22, 2016). "Why the CrossFit Games Are Moving to Madison, Wisconsin". Men's Fitness.
  2. ^ "GAMES GO TO MADISON". CrossFit.com. January 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "RICKY GARARD DISQUALIFIED". games.crossfit.com. October 3, 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW: HOW CYCLOCROSS BECAME A PART OF THE 2017 CROSSFIT GAMES". Cyclocross Magazine. August 3, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Garard won this event prior to being disqualified. The points were not redistributed, the first place position for the event was voided, and no other event winner was named in his place.
  6. ^ "Amanda: The Woman & The WOD". Beyond the Whiteboard. September 8, 2016.

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