CrossFit HQ Employees Make Their Predictions for the Games

Speculation is running high as the first day of 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games approaches. The Games will commence this Thursday, August 3rd, and CrossFit HQ is strongly encouraging fans to take guesses as to who will come away with the coveted title of Fittest Man or Woman on Earth.

That’s why they’ve instituted CrossFit Pickem, HQ’s name for what essentially amounts to “Fantasy” CrossFit: you pick the top men, women, and teams you think will lead the Games and the closer you get to perfect, the more likely you are to win a prize.

To promote CrossFit Pickem, the CrossFit Games Update Show just aired a special episode in which presenters Rory McKernan, Sean Woodland, Pat Sherwood, and Tommy Marquez convened to discuss their top picks for this week’s ultimate test of fitness.

You can watch them below.

If you’re a big fan of CrossFit, it’s always worth spending the time to watch The Update Show, which does a really impressive job of locating talented athletes and experts from around the world to take part in their broadcasts.

But if you don’t have the time today, here are the final picks that the hosts came up with.

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Rory McKernan

Men

1) Bjorgvin Gudmundsson

2) Mat Fraser

3) Scott Panchik

Women

1) Katrin Davidsdottir

2) Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault

3) Annie Thorisdottir

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Sean Woodland

Men

1) Mat Fraser

2) Brent Fikowski

3) Ben Smith

Women

1) Tia-Clair Toomey

2) Sara Sigmundsdottir

3) Katrin Davidsdottir

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Pat Sherwood

Men

1) Mat Fraser

2) Patrick Vellner

3) Brent Fikowski

Women

1) Katrin Davidsdottir

2) Tia-Clair Toomey

3) Sara Sigmundsdottir

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Tommy Marquez

Men

1) Mat Fraser

2) Patrick Vellner

3) Scott Panchik

Women

1) Tia-Clair Toomey

2) Sara Sigmundsdottir

3) Katrin Davidsdottir

Are there any picks you found particularly strange? It’s remarkable that almost everyone has Mat Fraser coming in first place, but that’s about as consistent as these get. We were a little surprised that no one put Sara Sigmundsdottir in first place, even though she came first in the Open and third in the last two Games. But of course, competition is incredibly stiff at this level of the sport.

And hey, if you think these guys are wrong, head over to the CrossFit Pickem website and make your own predictions. First place wins a million bucks!

Featured image via @bk_gudmundsson on Instagram.

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