There aren’t many constants in CrossFit, but Valerie Voboril is a rare exception. After sitting out the 2016 CrossFit Games season, the Games veteran and podium finisher is back to business and sits in second place overall in the California Region after Day 1.
Kirsten Pedri holds the top spot, with Games veterans Alessandra Pichelli, Maddy Myers, and Lauren Fisher rounding out the top 5 spots. Chyna Cho sits in 6th, and Jamie Hagiya is currently in 11th.
Rebecca Voigt — hopping to make her record 10th appearance as an Individual at the CrossFit Games — is currently in 9th place.
On the men’s side, Josh Bridges set an Event 1 record but sits in second place overall behind Christian Lucero, who set a blisteringly fast time on Event 2 to take the win. Jeff Patzer, Julian Alcaraz (who qualified for the Games in 2015 but missed out last year), and Ryan Fischer round out the top 5. Games veteran Garret Fisher sits in 6th, just two points behind Ryan Fischer.
Familiar names also top the current Team standings, with Invictus and NorCal sitting in 1st and 2nd, respectively.
We’ve embedded a video of Individual Event 2 at the bottom of this article.
1. Kirsten Pedri
2. Valerie Voboril
3. Alessandra Pichelli
4. Maddy Myers
5. Lauren Fisher
1. Christian Lucero
2. Josh Bridges
3. Jeff Patzer
4. Julian Alcaraz
5. Ryan Fischer
3. CrossFit 209 Sport
4. Bear Republic CrossFit
5. Paradiso Venice
Featured image: CrossFit® on YouTube
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