2022 CrossFit Games Event Six “Up and Over” Results — Tia-Clair Toomey and Saxon Panchik Dominant

Five-time reigning Top Woman on Earth® Tia-Claire Toomey entered Event 6 of the 2022 CrossFit Games as the overall lead by two points, ahead of 2021 Rookie of the Year Mal O’Brien. Ricky Garrard won Event Five in a tight battle at Husafell bag cares up the capitol steps in Madison, Wisconsin, extending his lead over Roman Hrennikov and fending off Fittest Man on Earth® Justin Medeiros.

On Friday, August 5, Event Six of the Games challenged athletes with three rounds of GHD pull-ups, skipping and sit-ups, followed by weight slams. Saxon Panchik jumped out to an early lead in the men’s and never relinquished it, winning the second Games event of his career in impressive fashion.

Toomey also extended his overall lead by winning the 35th Games event of his career. However, O’Brien’s efforts stopped the bleeding to just three points clear of second place in Event Six.

Event Six — Up and Over Results.

Here are the full results from Up and Over at the NOBULL CrossFit Games 2022:

Individual results women

  1. Tia-Claire Toomey – 11:58.92
  2. Mal O’Brien – 12:58.91
  3. Emma Lawson – 13:29.56
  4. Haley Adams – 1:41.11 p.m
  5. Daniel Brandon – 13:41.83
  6. Cara Saunders – 1:46.47 p.m
  7. Matilda Garnes — 13:52.24 hours
  8. Bailey Rail – 14:15.70 hours
  9. Paige Semenza – 14:30.20 hours
  10. Ariel Loewen – 14:36.73

Individual results men

  1. Saxon Panchik – 12:40.00 p.m
  2. Justin Medeiros – 13:09.31 hours
  3. Ricky Garrard – 13:17.76
  4. Samuel Quant — 13:37.84
  5. Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson – 13:39.71
  6. Cole Sager — 13:44.84
  7. Noah Olsen – 14:05.20 hours
  8. Patrick Wellner – 14:09.22 hours
  9. Uldis Upenieks — 14:13.72
  10. Spencer Panczyk -14:13.97

Accommodation: [2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Results and Leaderboard]

Event Six — Up and Over

Three time rounds:


Women: jump 50-in log, 30-in box, 20-in Pig, jump 125-lb axle bar
Men: jump 50-in log, 42-in box, 20-in Pig, jump 185-lb axle bar

Time limit: 18 minutes

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Up and Over challenged not only the athletes’ cardiovascular capacity, but also their muscular endurance and posterior chain strength.

Event Six Recap

For the first time at these games, the men took the field before the women. During the first heat, Malheiros took a slight lead after the first round of muscles. He held that lead through the GHD sit-ups as Briant, Richelme and Fikowski battled for second place two reps back. Richele quickened her pace and took the lead at the start of the second lap.

Box jumping proved to be more difficult than expected as the athletes were not allowed to place their hands on the boxes. It was all lower body. Richelme allowed Zenoni and Briant to catch up a share of the lead.

Game commentators noted Mertens’ unique strategy of starting to move before the jump as a means of compensating for his lack of height (Mertens is 5’4″ tall and the box measures 42″).

By the start of the third round, Zenoni had a 10-rep lead. He finished the muscles by 9:40. Several athletes received no-rep calls, jumping over the pig, as they were not allowed to twist in the air – they had to land straight with their backs to the pig.

Zenoni reached the final GHDs first, still with a double-digit rep lead, and attacked the shots with ferocity. He remained uninterrupted for nearly three-quarters of the course. Zenoni finished in 14:18.12 to win the first heat.

Men’s second series

Judging by the athletes’ heavy breathing, the 81-degree heat was taking its toll. Regardless, Garrard aimed to extend his 78-point lead overall coming into the second heat, remaining in the mix of pace-setters. Garrard took the lead with a pair of reps on the log.

Saxon Panchik kept pace with Garard on the GHDs, with Medeiros, Koski, Ohlsen and Guðmundsson each a few reps behind. Panchik went straight through the pull-ups and took the lead for himself to start the box jumps. He immediately gave up before starting his second set of GHDs all by himself.

Close to 18 reps behind Panchik were Vellner, Guðmundsson, Kwant and Garard. Everyone kept pace with each other as they watched Panchik return to the platform for his final set of muscles. Panczyk was still alone on the muscles by the time the eight minutes were up. By the 10th minute, Panchik had started his final set of GHDs, more than a dozen reps ahead of second-placed Kwant.

Saxon hit their shots with just 11 minutes on the clock and immediately went to work. He went more than halfway uninterrupted with more than three minutes to spare against Zenoni’s winning time for the first heat. Panczyk had to break just before the finish line, but it was still a big win for him as he went 12:40.00.

Medeiros made a last ditch effort in the kicks to take second in the event with Garard moments behind. Kvant stayed fourth with Gudmundsson right on his tail. The top 10 finishes in heat two were faster than Zenoni’s time in heat one.

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First Series Women

Freyová opened up an early lead, with Gazan and Fuselier trying to catch up after recovering from a grueling Event Six session. Body height was the same for both men and women, and as a result shorter athletes were at a natural disadvantage. Fuselier, who struggled in Event Six, was right in the mix for the lead in Event Seven.

Before CrossFit, Fuselier’s background was as a gymnast and her skills were on display in the ring. Baylee Rayl moved into position to lead off. She and Freyova attacked the second round of show jumping together before the field. Rail reached the second set of GHD first in the seventh minute. Fuselier had a faster cycle speed on the GHD and made up a lot of Freyová’s time.

The race for first in the series came down to a battle between Rayl and Fuselier as they approached the platform for the third lap as a pair. Reil completed the muscle-ups in the 10th minute and reached the final series of jumps.

Rayl’s quick one step and turn technique on the pig jump added to her lead. She hit the final set of GHDs with 20 reps on a cushion over Fuselier.

Rail put on his lifting harness and tackled the axle bar dropouts. Carratala Sanahuja joined Fuselier fighting for second place as Rayl was the undisputed winner of the heat in 14:15.70, hitting his shots continuously. Fuselier almost didn’t break in the attacks either, but dropped the bar in the final stretch. She finished in second place with a time of 15:55.70.

Women’s Second Series

In the second series, Toomey boasted an early lead out of the gate. Eramo O’Connell, O’Brien, Brandon and Loewen were a handful of representatives behind the defending champions. Toomey was GHD’s first, moving with fire and purpose through the field.

She returned to the platform with a sense of urgency. Lawson, O’Brien and Adams were hot on Toomey’s tail. Toomey again went straight through the pull-ups and dove right into the box jumps. Her box cycle speed extended her lead to nearly double-digit reps.

Toomey approached GHD ahead of the rest for the second round in a row. Her crunch cycle rate was consistent from start to finish. Toomey tried to extend his streak of 34 Games tournament victories to 35 as he charged back to the platform for the final time.

The latest round of muscle-ups was the first time Toomey took a break. She had about half a minute to give as O’Brien trailed in second. Toomey barely broke in the strokes to record his second win of the Games – the 35th of his career – with a time of 11:58.92. O’Brien raced down the field with the bar for a second-place time of 12:58.91, three points behind Toomey in the overall standings.

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The rest of day three

There is one more event coming up on Day Three of the Individual Competition. As of this writing, Event Seven has not yet been revealed. There will be a reduction of 10 athletes in each individual division before the final day of competition on August 7, 2022. Event Seven is scheduled for 5:00 PM CDT.

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