The first day of Individual competitors on the 2022 NOBULL CrossMatch Games is within the books. Ricky Garard and Mal O’Brien lead the respective Individual divisions with 270 factors every and sit in first place after three occasions. Reigning Fittest Man on Earth® Justin Medeiros and 17-year-old rookie Emma Lawson are in second place, and Jonne Koski and Arielle Loewen are in third, respectively. 

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The rivals started their day at 10 a.m. Eastern time in Madison, WI. They have been energetic for probably the most half, save for a rain and lightning delay that pushed Individual Event Two — the “Shuttle to Overhead” — to Thursday, August 4. Thursday was initially meant to be a relaxation day for each Individual divisions and the Teams

2022 CrossMatch Games Individual Leaderboard

Editor’s Note: On Feb. 24, 2022, CrossMatch launched a press release during which they stated they might not acknowledge the governments of Russia or Belarus all through the 2022 season. As a consequence, CrossMatch has eliminated Russian and Belarusian flags and names from the profiles of Individual and Team rivals.

Here is the leaderboard of the highest 10 Individual athletes in each divisions after the primary day of the 2022 CrossMatch Games. 


  1. Ricky Garard [Australia] — 270 factors
  2. Justin Medeiros [USA] — 258 factors
  3. Jonne Koski [Finland] — 243 factors
  4. Patrick Vellner [Canada] — 237 factors
  5. Roman Khrennikov [Russia] — 231 factors
  6. Lazar Dukic [Serbia] — 231 factors
  7. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson [Iceland] — 211 factors
  8. Nick Mathew [USA] — 200 factors
  9. Noah Ohlsen [USA] — 198 factors
  10. Uhldis Upenieks [Latvia] — 192 factors


  1. Mallory O’Brien [USA] — 270 factors
  2. Emma Lawson [Canada] — 243 factors
  3. Arielle Loewen [USA] — 237 factors
  4. Kristi Eramo O’Connell [USA] — 228 factors
  5. Haley Adams [USA] — 225 factors
  6. Alexis Raptis [USA] — 219 factors
  7. Danielle Brandon [USA] — 213 factors
  8. Tia-Clair Toomey [Australia] — 209 factors
  9. Kara Saunders [Australia] — 207 factors
  10. Rebecca Fuselier [USA] — 183 factors

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Event One Results — “Bike to Work”

For time:

  • 75 Toes-to-Bars
  • Five-mile Bike
  • 75 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
  • Five-mile Bike

Time restrict: 50 minutes

The opening occasion for the Individual Men and Women noticed the athletes use a Trek bike with all-terrain tires. They left North Park and rode 5 laps round a one-mile course. A time restrict of fifty minutes meant this occasion was extra about sustaining a gentle and constant tempo earlier than finishing the requisite toes-to-bars and chest-to-bars. 

Saxon Panchik, Lazar Đukić, Danielle Brandon, and Elena Carratala Sanahuja every didn’t full all 5 laps and got penalties on the scoreboard accordingly. The time equal to the slowest lap was added to their respective closing scores. 

Editor’s Note: There was a mix-up relating to the variety of laps a number of athletes completed. The total leaderboard could change with an additional assessment that would penalize some athletes. 

Here are the highest 5 in each divisions for Event One:

Individual Women

  1. Haley Adams — 38:23.74
  2. Tia-Clair Toomey — 38:26.64
  3. Emma Lawson — 38.30.48
  4. Alexis Raptis — 39.01.04
  5. Laura Horvath — 39.01.25

Individual Men

  1. Ricky Garard — 36:47.61
  2. Jonne Koski — 36:49.34
  3. Justin Medeiros — 36:53.65
  4. Jeffrey Adler — 37:06.17
  5. Spencer Panchik — 37:17.00

On the Women’s aspect, Haley Adams, reigning five-time Fittest Woman on Earth®, Tia-Clair Toomey, and Lawson ultimately paced forward of the sector. While Toomey completed extra pull-ups and bought to the ultimate bike trip first, Adams stayed tight to Toomey as each lapped a number of teams of athletes driving just a little slower. Adams would pull forward, preserve a dominant place, and declare her first profession occasion win on the CrossMatch Games with a time of 38:23.74. Toomey completed second, whereas Lawson had a third-place consequence. 

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On the Men’s aspect, Medeiros, Koski, and Lazar Đukić traded the lead throughout the pull-ups, however Koski made it to the bike first. This was when a part of the rain started to fall on the competition. Koski would ultimately draw back by 22 seconds earlier than a gaggle he disguised himself in drafted off of his presence. At round this time, Spencer Panchik and Đukić got here into the world crossing the end line, however they’d skipped a whole lap. Koski would then cross the end line behind Garard, who additionally could have skipped a lap with Medeiros not far behind. 

After reviewing the complicated scenario, Panchik and Đukić have been penalized for not ending all 5 laps. Meanwhile, Garard was named the winner with a time of 36:47.61 forward of Koski. It was decided that Garard didn’t skip a lap. 

Event Three Results — “Skill Speed Medley”

Quarterfinal Round:

  • Pegboard Ascents — Men: Three ascents | Women: Two ascents
  • 75 Unbroken Single-Unders
  • 10 Unbroken Pistol Squats (Left)
  • 10 Unbroken Pistol Squats (Right)
  • Handstand Walk Course

Semifinal Round:

  • Strict Pegboard Ascents — Men: Two ascents | Women: One ascent
  • 50 Unbroken Double-Unders
  • 10 Unbroken Pistol Squats (Left)
  • 10 Unbroken Pistol Squats (Right)
  • Handstand Walk Course (Pirouette Start)

Final Round:

  • One Strict Pegboard Ascents
  • 25 Double-Unders Cross Overs
  • 10 Unbroken Pistol Squats (Left)
  • 10 Unbroken Pistol Squats (Right)
  • Handstand Walk Course (Low Start)

Time restrict: Three minutes

Event Three was the defacto second Individual occasion of the CrossMatch Games with the postponement of Event Two due to climate delays. Despite the confusion of Event One, Event Three went off on schedule with out a hitch. Emily Rolfe withdrew from the competitors after Event One, leaving 39 Individual Women and 40 Individual Men to compete in Event Three. 

Here are the highest 5 in each divisions for Event Two:

Individual Women

  1. Danielle Brandon
  2. Rebecca Fuselier
  3. Emma Lawson
  4. Elisa Fuliano
  5. Mal O’Brien

Individual Men

  1. Nick Mathew
  2. Guilherme Malheiros
  3. Justin Medeiros
  4. Pat Vellner
  5. Ricky Garard

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Event Three was the defacto second Individual occasion of the CrossMatch Games with the postponement of Event Two due to climate delays. Despite the confusion of Event One, Event Three went off on schedule with out a hitch. 


On the Women’s aspect, the Quarterfinal Round noticed O’Brien end with a time of two:02.31 after Lawson (second place/2:17.11) fell on the handstand stroll. In the SemiFinal Round that includes the highest 20 Women, Toomey didn’t qualify. She completed in twenty third place — the second-worst Games occasion results of her profession. Mal O’Brien additionally gained the SemiFinal with a time of 1:44.43, taking the lead on the finish of the pistol squats forward of Brandon. Ten athletes superior to the Final Round, the place none made it by way of the double-under crossovers. Brandon would win the general Event after reaching the bounce ropes first

On the Men’s aspect, Ohlsen used his gymnastics proficiency to tempo forward of the sector with a time of two:01.96. The SemiFinal, that includes the highest 20 males, noticed a back-and-forth between Ohlsen, Garard, and Medeiros. Garard would ultimately take the lead with a robust exhibiting within the pistol squats and handstand stroll to a first-place time of 1:59.97. Once the Final got here round, an early slip on the pegboard value Medeiros a good portion of time. Matthew would attain the bounce ropes first with a time of two:14.28, successful the occasion. Malheiros completed in second at 2:48.93. 

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Event Four — “Elizabeth Elevated”

21-15-9-9-9 reps for time of:

  • Squat Cleans
  • Dips with Parallel Bar Traverses

Time cap: Women — 12 minutes, Men — 10 minutes

Women: 95-pound cleans | Men: 135-pound cleans

Event Four, entitled “Elizabeth Elevated,” — the place the athletes accomplished squats and dips — closed out the primary day of the CrossMatch Games for Individual rivals. 

Here are the highest 5 in each divisions for Event Four:

Individual Women

  1. Arielle Loewen — 10:17.06
  2. Kara Saunders — 10:31.72
  3. Mal O’Brien — 10:33.77
  4. Kristi Eramo O’Connell — 10:37.31
  5. Emma McQuaid — 10:42.96

Individual Men

  1. Pat Vellner — 8:42.16
  2. Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson — 9:20.11
  3. Colten Mertens — 9:24.49
  4. Noah Ohlsen — 9:39.12
  5. Uldis Upenieks — 9:46.81

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On the Women’s aspect, within the fourth warmth, Arielle Loewen took the lead forward of Toomey and O’Brien with a strong efficiency on the parallel bars. In the second spherical, Loewen surged forward of Toomey, who fell again to fifth place within the warmth. With three reps left on the 10-minute mark, Loewen needed to beat Kara Saunders’ time of 10:31.72 from the third warmth. She did so, successful the primary Games occasion of her profession with a time of 10:17.06. O’Brien completed third total (10:33.77).

On the Men’s aspect, as soon as once more within the fourth warmth, Pat Vellner charged forward of Garard and Roman Khrennikov after the top of the second spherical of 9. Vellner had a minute and a half to spare when he reached the ultimate spherical of dips, having already matched Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson’s greatest time, who competed within the third warmth. Vellner gained the occasion with a time of 8:42.16. Gudmundsson (9:20.11) and Mertens (9:24.49) took second and third place, respectively. 

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Day Two is Next 

Thursday, August 2, 2022, was initially meant as a relaxation day for the Individual and Team athletes. However, resulting from a rain delay, Event Two (the “Shuttle to Overhead”) will happen after the opening ceremonies for the Age Group and Adaptive Divisions — who will begin their portion of the competitors. There are 10 occasions left for the Individual athletes to run all through the remainder of the competitors. After Day One, the Individual podium in each divisions seems comparatively open for any athlete to grab a promising alternative over the remainder of the weekend. 

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