Day two at Wodapalooza 2022 dawned with a few clouds in the sky and a cool breeze off the bay. All divisions took on two events – “The MIA Bar Complex” and “The Bayside Chipper.” Spectators continued to run The Gauntlet and fans teemed through vendor village and filled the stands, enjoying the cool weather, while the free live stream broadcasted all the action, on all the stages, to fans at home.
Elite teams took on “The MIA Bar Complex” first, a descending rep scheme of hang cleans, front squats and shoulder-to-overheads with increasing load, and on the women’s side, Team GOWOD (Mia Hesketh, Julie Hougard, and Solveig Sigurdardottir) followed up third and second place finishes yesterday with an event win. MayFem (Andrea Nisler, Taylor Williamson, and Haley Adams) took second, while Team Kriger (Ingrid Hodemyr, Kristin Holte, and Lena Richter) took fourth, but all three teams remained tied with 291 total points.
On the men’s side, The Boys (Travis Mayer, Noah Ohlsen, and Chandler Smith) started the day off like they finished the previous evening–with an event win. Two and a Half men (Viktor Langsved, Ioannis Papadopoulos, and Kevin Winkens) took second, while Team Hercules (Logan Collins, Roy Gamboa, and Travis Williams) rounded out the event podium.
The elite men took the floor next for the barn-burner of a bar complex and when the dust settled, Anthony Davis took the event win in a scorching 1:46, 2 seconds ahead of second-place Phil Toon. Colten Mertens took third at 1:56.
The women put on a lifting clinic next, scorching through the complex faster than the men. Tayla Howe cleared the lane in 1:29 winning the event with Dani Speegle close behind at 1:33, while Emma Tall took third in 1:39.
“The Bayside Chipper” closed out day two and included box jump overs, front rack box step overs, rope climbs, burpee box jump overs, and kettlebell deadlifts. The teams were on the floor first and the top three teams battled it out once again. Team Kriger took first and ended the day in first overall, MayFem finished second, and Team GOWOD took third. At the end of day two, only 6 points separate all three.
The Boys maintained their overall first place position, taking third in the event, but it was Samsarellamann (Tyler Eggimann, Phillip Muscarella, and Denis Samsonov) who took the event win. Training Culture (Alexander Anasagasti, Pablo Cazalis, and Aniol Ekai) finished in third.
The elite women tackled the chipper next and the final heat featured a race between Emma McQuaid, Fee Saghafi, and Bethany Shadburne. The Fittest Woman in Ireland took the event, while Saghafi crossed the finish eight seconds later. Australian Ellie Turner maintained the overall lead at the end of the day with Emma McQuaid and Shadburne trailing.
Before a surprise fireworks show over the bay, the elite men displayed some fireworks of their own. Patrick Vellner regained the overall lead by taking the event win, while Alexandre Caron moved into second place. The youngster, James Sprague, took third.
There’s a full slate of events for all divisions on Saturday, as well as a HWPO workout with Mat Fraser, a spectator workout with Kristi Eramo-O’Connell and Pat O’Connell, a swim clinic with Ryan Lochte, Amanda Barnhart and Annie Thorisdottir, and a CrossFit Affiliates seminar with Gary Gaines, GM of Global Affiliates