Last week we shared that several top CrossFit athletes were flying up to Minnesota to compete in the invitation-only Tough Mudder X competition. The shortened 1-mile course featuring both standard Tough Mudder obstacles and functional fitness stations was set up for a made-for-tv competition to be aired on CBS in 7 weeks.
Along with elite OCR’s (Obstacle Course Racers) and American Ninja Warriors competitors were CrossFit athletes including the Spencer Panchik, Stacie Tovar and Margaux Alvarez were Sam and Jenn Dancer. The event organizers said all three Panchik brothers would be competing in a podcast, but it appears that only Spencer and Scott Panchik’s wife, Christin, made the trek to Minnesota.
In the end, OCR athlete (and Broken Skull Ranch Champion) Hunter McIntyre won the men’s division. McIntrye also competed in the 2017 CrossFit Open finishing 4,437th in the world and 214th in the Southern California region. McIntyre’s worst finish in the Open was 17.3 featuring heavy snatches.
Life’s a whole lot better when there’s champagne involved!!! Thanks to @tough_mudder for putting on the amazing event and big congrats to all the amazing athletes who showed up to this crazy event! Thug love to my homies and sponsors @secondskingear @fitaid @beetelite #bicepswinraces #toughmudder #tmx #whenpigsfly
Spencer Panchik made it to the finals and ended up taking 5th place. One spot ahead of him was Jared Astle. Astle runs Black Magic Training alongside his girlfriend Jenn Jones.
In the women’s division, Corinna Coffin took home the $25,000 first place prize followed by Cassidy Lane Watton in second and Jenn Dancer in third. Both Coffin and Watten are primarily OCR athletes, Coffin is a high-level CrossFit athlete as well. Coffin finished 855th in the world (42nd in the South West region) during the 2017 CrossFit Open.
Dancer, also a top-level CrossFit athlete and finished 10th at the CrossFit Central Regional in Nashville, Tennessee. Dancer walked away with $1,000.
It’s official! Raced my first Tough Mudder And got 3rd 🥉place in the first ever Tough Mudder X! The community and athletes of this crew were outstanding. It was a blast going up against OCR champions, spartan champions, other CrossFit athletes and even Harlem Globetrotters. ⛹️♀️It was a battle to the end both runs. First episode airs on @cbssports Aug 27th and the finals on Sept 3rd! Don’t miss it! Thanks for having me. You definitely will see me around 😜 #toughmudderx #milesprint #10obstacles #10fitnessstations #alotofburns #champaign #🥉#nevergaveup #muddy #didntfallinwater #sorehands #illbeback
Here are some other photos found on Instagram from the competition.
What an incredible experience at @tough_mudder X! I’ve never done any obstacle coarse racing before and had no idea what to expect. The race, community and overall environment blew me away! Keep an eye out on @cbssports later this summer to catch all the race action and see how we did against elite OCR racers, Crossfitters, Ninjas and other so many other incredible athletes! Also grateful @spencer_panchik was there to push me! Shout out to everyone who made this event so successful I can’t wait to see what the future brings! I know you all lit a spark in me for more! #teampanchik #bethemonster #goodbyecomfortzone #worldstoughestmile
These two are a blast! Thanks “coaches” for all the advice, cheers, fun, honesty and laughs!! I finished my race and @lanemichael46 goes….we need to build you a mud crawl with barbed wire for you to practice with…aka a nice way of saying you sucked! Hahahah #bestcoachesever #toughmudderX #newfriends #roadtrip #charliethevan #racoonassintheeye #pussoozing #eyepatches #redginger #whatatrip