One of the largest CrossFit Sanctional competitions, the Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival, just wrapped up in Miami, Florida. The whole weekend was packed with exciting events and record-breaking athletic performances for CrossFit’s toughest competitors, all of whom have their eyes set on the 2020 CrossFit Games later this year in August.
The competition concluded with Tia-Clair Toomey (reigning Fittest Woman on Earth) and Patrick Vellner repeating as overall champs in the women’s and men’s Elite divisions, respectively. This was the first time an athlete had successfully defended a Sanctional championship, and both Toomey and Vellner finished only one event out of nine outside the top 10. CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, four-time CrossFit Games champ Rich Froning’s squad, won the Elite team title.
The competition was also open to Teens, Masters, Adaptive, scaled and beginner athletes along with the Elites. Events included The four-day event finished up Sunday, and then winners were crowned.
For the men, the top 5 finishers were:
The men’s division came down to the wire. Patrick Vellner and Cole Sager were tied after the final event, with totals of 714 points— the first tie since the Sanctional format was introduced, according to Morning Chalk Up. But Vellner was able to defend his title with the tie-breaker rules, which stated that whoever had the best individual event finish would win, since he had won three of the events and Sager won none.
For the women, the top 5 finishers were:
Defending champion Tia-Clair Toomey held a slight lead over Sara Sigmundsdottir going into the final day, and held on to win the Sanctional. Toomey is the first athlete (man or woman) to win four Sanctionals in her career, going a perfect four-for-four, according to Morning Chalk Up.
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