Brent Fikowski missed the podium by the smallest margin possible. Fikowski tied Lukas Hogberg in points, but lost the tiebreaker. Hogberg would stand on the podium. Fikowski would not.
As he had for the previous days of competition, Fikowski recapped the events one by one. This time Fikowski discusses the events on Sunday and all of the thoughts and emotions that went through his head from the last event to finding out he would end up in 4th place.
Fikowski recounts after learning he was tied with Hogberg in points, “In a split second, I remember the ruling that in a points tie, the individual who has the highest event ranks throughout the weekend will win the tie break. I remember I had not won any events and that Lukas Hogberg had one the Two Stroke Pull in the morning. I smiled and was at peace.”
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Finished fourth place this weekend at the Reebok CrossFit Games, missed out on a podium spot on a tiebreak to the fit and handsome @hogberglukas Very similar situation I was in two years ago where I was outside third place by a few points. I went as hard as I could on the finale to close the gap and it wasn’t quite enough. In situations like these you can choose to be bitter by looking at what could have been, or you can be grateful for everything you have. Happiness is a choice, so I will choose to be thankful for this amazing weekend! My goal as always was to use my abilities to place as high on the leaderboard as I was capable, and block out any noise that didn’t align with that focus. I was able to do that and have a lot of fun competing against some great men. Lots of thank you’s are in order for making this season so great: CrossFit staff and volunteers, your tireless efforts create this amazing competition. My wife @Clairelouisefikowski for your unwavering support when most of the year is anything but glamorous. My coach @rawstrengthandconditioning for your year-round wisdom. Mr worldwide assistant coach @danielcondon My sponsors allowing me to take my training to new levels: @Ascent_Protein @ReebokCanada @sidekicktool @Zevia Home-town support team: @drbanman @kelownacrossfit @organicbonebroth @sabretoothlifestyle My friends, family, and fans for your encouragement all year. This pursuit of self-improvement can often be a selfish journey, beyond grateful I still have you all on my side. And last, certainly least, my #emotionalshepherd @MitchBarnard Like every year this one has presented new challenges mentally and physically, proud of my growth through it all and finish the season the way that I did. Excited already to continue growing for the next 12 months and prove again I’m one of the best in the world. This journey is far from over! #CrossFitGames