CrossFit Mayhem Freedom and Independence in 1st & 2nd After Day 1

CrossFit Mayhem Freedom and CrossFit Mayhem Independence
CrossFit Mayhem Freedom and CrossFit Mayhem Independence

While the individual athletes were riding their bikes during the Crit, the teams kicked off their 2018 CrossFit Games in the North Park Stadium with the Concept 2 BikeErg and Team Deadlifts. Rich Froning’s CrossFit Mayhem Freedom team started strong with an event win. CrossFit Mayhem Independence would take 8th place.

Between the two teams from Cookeville, Tennessee, were familiar teams like CrossFit OC3, Reebok CrossFit One and CrossFit Invictus X.

For the second and final event of the day, syncho muscle-ups, back squats, push press and box jumps were on the docket. While Mayhem Freedom was unable to pull off another event victory, they would take 5th on the event and cap Day 1 on top of the leaderboard.

CrossFit Vancouver during Event 1 of the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
CrossFit Vancouver during Event 1 of the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Mayhem Independence would vault up the leaderboard into 2nd place after taking 3rd on Event 2. CrossFit Invictus X, CrossFit OC3 and CrossFit 417 would round out the top 5 on Wednesday.

Current Standings after Day 1
1. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom (180)
2. CrossFit Mayhem Independence (156)
3. CrossFit Invictus X (156)
4. CrossFit OC3 (154)
5. CrossFit 417 (140)

Teams will have a rest day tomorrow, Thursday, and jump back into action on Friday morning with Team Battleground. Following that, teams will have a 1RM Snatch event and the Synchro Worm.