Leaderboard update: Mat Fraser leads after day one, chasing his fourth ‘Fittest on Earth’ title.
The three-time defending champion is once again the man to beat at the CrossFit Games.

Fraser put in a strong performance in the first event earlier today, The first event was called First Cut, with a time of 15:07.70. The men’s field was cut down to 75 competitors after the initial round.

EVENT 1 – First Cut

4 rounds for time

  • 400m run
  • 3 legless rope climbs
  • 7 squat snatches

Women 130 lb
Men 185 lb
Time Cap: 20 mins

I was pretty comfortable with it, if I don’t get injured I’ll be fine,” said Fraser. “I just wanted to start collecting points as quick as I can.

Mat Fraser

EVENT 2 – Second Cut

Only 75 men and 75 women of the original competitors remain, and the field will be cut down once again after this round.

For time:

  • 800m row
  • 66 kettlebell shoulder-to-overheads
  • 132-ft. handstand walk

Women: two 16-kg KBs
Men: two 12-kg KBs
Time Cap: 10 minutes and the field will be cut to 50 athletes after this event

Watch the CrossFit Games 2019 live here as Fraser and Toomey defend their titles.

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