On Sunday, Ben Smith qualified for his 10th consecutive CrossFit Games. Smith, at just 28-years-old, finished 3rd in the Atlantic Regional to qualify for the 2018 CrossFit Games. The 10 CrossFit Games appearance ties the record with Rebecca Voigt, who also just qualified for her 10th Games appearance (although not consecutively).
The 2015 CrossFit Games champion made another comeback this weekend after another slow start at regionals. Smith’s best finish through two days of competition was 5th on Event 3. Sitting in 6th heading into Sunday, Smith ended with a surge.
Smith took 2nd on both events Sunday to move up to 3rd overall. Ben will be joined again this year by his brother, Alec, who finished 4th. Their brother, Dane, finished 12th.
Noah Ohlsen won his 2nd consecutive Atlantic Regional title and will make his 5th Games appearance. The Games veterans will be joined by two Games rookies, John Coltey and Ethan Helbig. Travis Mayer was unable to overcome his 29th place finish on Linda. Mayer finished 6th, 10 points behind Helbig.
1) Noah Ohlsen (488)
2) John Coltey (452)
3) Ben Smith (448)
4) Alec Smith (434)
5) Ethan Helbig (432)
6) Travis Mayer (422)