The last day of the Brazil CrossFit Championship saw athletes go “Up and Side Down” in a workout full of muscle ups and handstand walks. The last event – announced on the day – was unusual and very exciting.
“Last Man Standing” had athletes complete the same workout, a 20 Cal Assault Bike and 12m KB OH walking lunge, in seven elimination rounds with the last athlete who finished each round being eliminated.
FINAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
- Mekenzie Riley – 632 pts
- Paige Semenza – 564 pts
- Carolyne Prevost – 550 pts
- Cecilia Ramirez Villamil – 544 pts
- Alison Scudds – 520 pts
Dark horse Cecilia Villamil went out on round 3 of the last evet, allowing Paige Semenza to get the lead she needed over her and, finally, win an invitation to the Games.
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12:45 PM — Paige Semenza executing textbook muscle-ups that put her several places ahead of Cecilia Villamil, exactly where she needed to be. Midway through, she took a chance and extended the handstand walk another section but lost her balance, allowing a few athletes to close the gap. ___ _ #“I messed up,” Semenza said afterwards. The no rep allowed Villamil to finish only two places behind Semenza. Only two points separates the two athletes going into the final heat. ___ 1. Mekenzie Riley – 532 points 2. Paige Semenza – 470 points 3. Cecilia Villamil – 468 points ___ #crossfitgames #crossfit #morningchalkup
- Will Moorad – 578 pts
- Saxon Panchik – 572 pts
- Spencer Panchik – 520 pts
- Sean Sweeney – 512 pts
- Alexandre Caron – 476 pts
The last event was beautiful to watch, especially when everyone stepped in to cheer Saxon Panchik on during the last round of Last Man Standing when, exhausted, he stumbled on the floor having realised the event win wasn’t his anymore.
Moorland went into Sunday ranked first and held on to his place all the way to the end of the Brazil CrossFit Championship, he has therefore received an invitation to the Games.
FINAL TEAM RANKINGS
- Team PRO1 – 684 pts
- Team CRSC – 644 pts
- Invictus X – 600 pts
- Indomáveis – 448 pts
- East Woodbridge – 446 pts
Invictus X lost their chance to reclaim a spot at the Games, and it will be Canada’s Team PRO1 heading to Maddison this summer.
Have a look at the full leaderboard here.