The 2018 CrossFit Open results are in and we’re excited to see what they do during Regionals this year!
The top ten finishers of the 2018 Open include some of the most dominant athletes in the CrossFit history such as Mat Fraser, Richard Froning Jr, and Patrick Vellner as well as some newer athletes like Willy Georges and Jean-Simon Roy-Lemaire.
Take a look at your Top Ten athletes of the 2018 CrossFit Open.
1 – Mathew Fraser
Mathew Fraser earned the title of Fittest Man on Earth at the 2016 and 2017 CrossFit Games. The 2016 victory was three years in the making, after he took back-to-back second-place finishes in 2014 and 2015. Fraser backed up his 2016 title with a historic victory in 2016, winning by the largest margin of victory in Games History. Beating his own mark he set the year prior. In 2014, Fraser’s debut Games appearance, he earned the Rookie of the Year award for his efforts. Known for his hatred of second place, Fraser was unsatisfied with his consecutive silver finishes, and though he won the worldwide Open in 2015 and swept his region (EAST) with a dominate performance in 2016, it wasn’t until he stood atop the podium at the Games in 2016 that he showed signs of celebration. A former U.S. Olympic Weightlifting team hopeful, with a return from major back surgery in 2011, retired from his weightlifting career and has been a CrossFit athlete since 2012.
2 – Alex Vigneault
Alex Vigneault is a two-time individual CrossFit Games athlete from Quebec. After starting CrossFit in 2013, he made his first regional appearance in 2014 at the Canada East Regional, where he missed Games qualification by one place and a tiebreaker at that. He made his Games debut in 2015 with an 11th-place finish, which he improved to ninth in 2016 with four top-10 event finishes. A former hockey player, Vigneault is currently studying to be a police officer.
3 – Willy Georges
Willy Georges has consistently improved throughout his CrossFit career, finishing 424th in the open just two years ago in 2016 and this year 2018 has climbed to number three spot in the world and the number one Frenchman.
4 – Jean-Simon Roy-Lemaire
Jean-Simon Roy-Lemaire is another athlete that has consistently improved, starting his career in 2014 with an Open finish of 13087th place to an impressive 4th place finish this year in the 2018 CrossFit Open.
5 – Patrick Vellner
Currently a full time chiropractic student in Toronto, Canada, I have an extensive sports background and have been competing in CrossFit since 2013. I made it to the games for the first time in 2015 on Team CrossFit Plateau 2 and have since been back in 2016 and 2017 to compete as an individual and placing 3rd both times. CrossFit has been a great way for me to challenge myself and escape from my studies while also being a great outlet for my competitiveness. In 2018 I am competing to be crowned the fittest on Earth.
6 – Alexandre Caron
Alexandre clinches the number 6 spot in this years 2018 CrossFit Open and the overall number 4 sot for the Canadian Men.
7 – Streat Hoerner
Streat Hoerner is the current 2018 Wodapalooza Champion and a true contender for this years CrossFit Games. He has improved each year he has competed since 2014 and has proven himself against some of the best in the sport.
8 – Logan Collins
Logan Collins is one of the best CrossFit athletes in the great state of Texas and has clinched the top spot for the state and the 8th overall spot in the 2018 CrossFit Open.
9 – Tim Paulson
Tim is one of the largest athletes in competition at 6’1″ tall and 215lbs but he has managed to prove himself among the best, finishing in 9th best in the world for the 2018 CrossFit Open, 3rd in the 2017 East Regionals, and finished 19th in the 2017 games. He co-owns CrossFit Pallas in Ithaca New York and is someone to watch out for this year during the 2018 CrossFit Games.
10 – Richard Froning Jr.
Recognizable by the tattoo of Galatians 6:14 scrawled from his left armpit to his hip, Rich Froning Jr. was dubbed the Fittest Man in History after winning four back-to-back individual CrossFit Games championships (2011-2014). Seemingly unbeatable, he also won the worldwide Open for three consecutive years (2012-2014), and when he retired from individual competition after the 2014 season, he captained his affiliate’s team, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, to two back-to-back Affiliate Cup championships in 2015 and 2016.