There’s one week left to make or break the 2017 CrossFit Games season. For those athletes who are on the qualifying bubble, 17.5 will be stressful.
Let’s take a look at some notable men who are outside the cut-off for a spot at Regionals.
- Spencer Panchick (24th in Central East). Brothers Scott and Saxon appear to be safe inside the top 10, but Spencer will need to make up some ground or have several athletes going team. Luckily for him, we know Rich Froning, Matt Hewett, Darwin Perez and Dex Hopkins are going team.
- Justin Allen (23rd in North Central). Allen made it to the CrossFit Games in 2012 & 2013 and just barely missed in 2014. He sits in 23rd, but is 29 points behind 20th place. Allen will likely need some help with individuals going team.
- Jordan Cook (23rd in North East). Cook changed regions for the 2017 season, moving from the South Central to the North East. The move may not have helped his bid to get back to the Games. Cook’s scores through 17.4 would have him in the top 10 in the South Central.
- Daniel Tyminski (35th in North East). 17.1 didn’t do Tyminski any favors. A time of 12:37 on the first Open workout put him in 161st in the region. Tyminski has recovered with three good performances, but he will need a great 17.5 score and some help.
- Jeff Evans (26th in South East). The Open has not been kind to Evans in the past. He missed qualifying for Regionals in 2015 after a 35th place finish in the Open. Last year, he squeaked into Regionals after several individuals went team. This year, Evans is in 26th place, even after his ridiculous 17:29 time on 17.3.
We also looked at the men that competed in the 2016 CrossFit Games. Only Spencer Hendel sits outside the top 20, but he is already declared that he is going team (which is safely in a qualifying spot).
|Athlete||2017 Open Ranking|
|Mathew Fraser||1||1 (North East)|
|Ben Smith||54||2 (Mid Atlantic)|
|Patrick Vellner||10||2 (Canada East)|
|Brent Fikowski||11||1 (Canada West)|
|Cole Sager||231||9 (North West)|
|Soctt Panchik||36||3 (Central East)|
|Bjorgvin Gudmundsson||5||1 (Europe)|
|Alex Vigneault||3||1 (Canada East)|
|Travis Mayer||83||6 (South East)|
|Alex Anderson||64||8 (Central East)|
|Josh Bridges||14||1 (Southern California)|
|Lukas Hogberg||24||5 (Europe)|
|Noah Ohlsen||4||1 (South East)|
|Samuel Kwant||13||1 (North West)|
|Rob Forte||26||3 (Australia)|
|Christian Lucero||76||3 (Southern California)|
|Travis Williams||41||2 (South Central)|
|Garret Fisher||119||6 (Southern California)|
|Lukas Esslinger||32||6 (Europe)|
|Lucas Parker||186||14 (Canada East)|
|Zak Carchedi||23||2 (North Central)|
|James Newbury||37||5 (Australia)|
|Rasmus Anderson||90||7 (Africa)|
|Albert-Dominic Larouche||89||7 (Canada East)|
|Gary Helmick||196||11 (Mid Atlantic)|
|Ben Stoneberg||128||6 (North West)|
|Jacob Anderson||28||2 (South East)|
|Sean Sweeney||102||1 (South West)|
|Logan Collins||43||3 (South Central)|
|Sam Dancer||18||3 (North Central)|
|Spencer Hendel (going team)||374||46 (North East)|
|Adrian Mundwiler||116||7 (Africa)|
|Roy Gamboa||27||1 (South Central)|
|Joseph Guesnier||362||18 (South Central)|
|Mitchell Sinnamon||34||4 (Australia)|
|Khan Porter||44||6 (Australia)|
|Zeke Grove||74||7 (Australia)|
|Jonne Koski||15||1 (Africa)|