Tag: Ben Smith

Ben Smith at the 2018 CrossFit Games Atlantic Regional. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Make it 10! Ben Smith Qualifies for 10th Consecutive CrossFit Games

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...
Spencer Hendel heading down to the Bahamas for the Reebok Athlete Summit 5. @spencer_hendel/Instagram

CrossFit Athletes Heading to Bahamas for Reebok Athlete Summit 5

A day after Wodapalooza wrapped up, Reebok and its sponsored athletes are heading down to the Bahamas for the 5th annual Reebok Athlete Summit. Some of the biggest names in CrossFit including Rich Froning,...
Noah Ohlsen and Travis Mayer win the 2017 CrossFit Team Series, Male Pairs. @nohlsen/Instagram. Photo by CTPCam

And Your 2017 CrossFit Team Series Winners Are…

As of Tuesday morning, the leaderboard is still being adjusted to correct the Event 8 scores that we entered improperly (marked as Rx instead of scaled), but the ranking should be settled. In the Male...
Ben Smith on his 1RM Back Squat attempt during the 2017 CrossFit Team Series. @bsmit13/Instagram

Everyone Seems Exciting About the Team Series’ 1RM Back Squat

The 1RM back squat made its long-awaited debut in Week 2 of the CrossFit Team Series. For the first time in a CrossFit-sanctioned competition, the 1RM back squat has been programmed and by the...
Annie Thorisdottir and Katrin Davidsdottir paired up to compete in the 2017 CrossFit Team Series. @anniethorisdottir/Instagram

Games Veterans at Top of Leaderboard Heading into Week 2 of Team Series

CrossFit Games veterans stand atop the 2017 CrossFit Team Series leaderboard as we head into Week 2 of the two week partner competition. Each of the three divisions (Male Pair, Female Pair and Mixed...

Ben Smith Does 88 Pull-ups Unbroken

Watch Ben Smith knock out 88 unbroken pull-ups in this quick 2-minute video. https://youtu.be/_RAYvYuUayk While obviously very impressive, it's still not as many as what Chris Spealler's 106 pull-ups! https://youtu.be/XPzAy3Kkj3E
Mekenzie Riley doing some ROMWOD on the beach after the 2017 CrossFit Games. @itskenzieriley/Instagram

How the Athletes Recover After the CrossFit Games

For the athletes competing at the CrossFit Games, the four (technically five) days of competition are grueling. From little sleep to an almost endless number of events, getting through the weekend is an accomplishment...

Alec Smith Reflects on Rookie CrossFit Games Experience

Alec Smith joined his brother, Ben Smith, on the competition floor of the CrossFit Games for the first time last week. Alec, the middle brother, had attempted to qualify for the CrossFit Games over...
Mat Fraser during Strongman's Fear at the 2017 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Mat Fraser Within $250,000 of Rich Froning on the CrossFit Games’ All-Time Earnings List

After the 2017 CrossFit Games payouts, Mat Fraser is less that $250,000 away from becoming the all-time leader in CrossFit Games earnings (as an individual). Fraser's two titles and two runner-up finishes, along with...
Mat Fraser during Cyclocross event at 2017 CrossFit Games

Mat Fraser in Familiar Spot After Day 1

Mat Fraser ended Day 1 just like he ended 2016. After three events on Day 1 of the 2017 CrossFit Games, Fraser is once again in 1st place and is 14 points ahead of...