2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Semifinals Results and Recap: Who’s Going to Madison?

On the weekend of May 27-29, the 2022 CrossFit Semifinals continued across two continents: the CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town in Stellenbosch, South Africa and the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge in Knoxville, TN in North America. The second round of Semifinals saw some of the most famous athletes in the sport making it to one of the most famous Semifinals in sport: the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, affectionately known as the MACC.

The 2021 MACC hosted the three champions of the 2021 CrossFit Games: Tia-Clair Toomey, Justin Medeiros, and the Mayhem Freedom team. In 2022, Toomey absolutely dominated the first weekend of the Semifinals. The five-time Fittest Woman on Earth® won every event in the Torian Pro. Mederios and Mayhem Freedom emerged victorious in their own Semifinal that first weekend, the Syndicate Crown.

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But there were still plenty of dominant athletes to crush at this year’s MACC. Brooke Wells, Danielle Brandon, Noah Ohlsen, Cole Sager and Saxon Panchik helped make MACC 2022 a fight worth tuning into.

General classification of the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge 2022

Although last year’s champions crushed Torian Pro and Syndicate Crown to kick off the 2022 Semifinals, the stakes were high heading into the 2022 MACC. Eight-time Games mainstay Ohlsen made it to the final day of competition between the top five, which left many wondering if he would be able to climb high enough to secure his place at the 2022 Games. But placed second in both final events, earning fourth place and a ticket to the Games.

On the women’s side, Wells continued her triumphant return to elite competition after requiring reconstructive elbow surgery. She finished fifth in the world at the 2022 CrossFit Open and showed no signs of stopping her rise during the MACC. Wells finished 24th in the 2014 Regional Event 5 reenactment, but placed first in Midline Sadness, third in The MACC Mile, and second in Hardcore Parkour for a fourth place overall and a stamped ticket to Madison.

Note: Athletes moving on to the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games are highlighted in bold.

Men

  1. saxon panchik (540 points)
  2. dallin pepper (520 points)
  3. Cole Sager (484 points)
  4. Noah Ohlsen (470 points)
  5. spencer panchik (436 points)
  6. Jake Berman (424 points)
  7. Tyler Christophe (406 points)
  8. Mitchell Stevenson (405 points)
  9. Logan Collins (400 points)
  10. William Leahy IV (375 points)

Women

  1. Daniela Brandon (532 points)
  2. Sydney Michalyshen (512 points)
  3. baylee rayl (480 points)
  4. brooke wells (443 points)
  5. fuselier cardigan (442 points)
  6. Kelly Clark (441 points)
  7. Shelby Neal (433 points)
  8. Lindsey Porter (362 points)
  9. Taylor Rebber (362 points)
  10. Megan O’Donnell (342 points)

2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Event Results

Danielle Brandon, a three-time Games veteran, ranked 11th in the Games last year and made it through plenty of workouts at the MACC, coming first in the three events that ended the weekend. Canada’s Sydney Michalyshen made her first appearance at the 2021 Games, placing 25th overall. She put in a strong performance in the Semifinals, taking a first place finish at the 2014 Regional Event 5, second at the Barbell Complex, and working her way into the top five in the final two events of the weekend. She took home second place overall and her second ticket to the Games.

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On the men’s side, Dallin Pepper and Saxon Panchik each only ranked lower than fifth once. Saxon Panchik took home first place in three of the six events and the weekend’s overall win. On the other hand, Pepper never took first place, but he secured second place overall by never finishing below seventh. Luis Oscar Mora from Mexico put in a great performance, taking a strong draw to first place at the Barbell Complex and fifth in 2014 Regional Event 5. Ultimately, he finished 12th, which isn’t enough to earn a ticket to this year’s Games.

complex with bar

Three attempts for the maximum load of:

  • 3 clean
  • 2 front squats
  • 1 pull (shoulder to head)

Men

  • Zach Watts (335 pounds)
  • Luis Oscar Mora (335 pounds)
  • Nick Thomas (330 pounds)
  • Travon Benton (330 pounds)

Women

  • Callerina Key (235 lbs)
  • Keara Napoli (225 pounds)
  • Sydney Michalyshen (225 pounds)
  • Kyra Milligan (225 pounds)

midline sadness

For the time:

  • 50 GHD sit-ups
  • 30 foot walk handstand
  • 30 overhead squats (145/95lbs)
  • 30 foot walk handstand
  • 40 GHD sit-ups
  • 60 foot walk handstand
  • 20 overhead squats (165/115 pounds)
  • 60 foot walk handstand
  • 30 GHD sit-ups
  • 90 foot walk handstand
  • 10 overhead squats (185/135 pounds)
  • Time limit: 14 minutes

Men

  • Saxon Panchik (08:56.28)
  • Dallin Pepper (09:18.52)
  • Noah Olsen (09:31.93)

Women

  • Brooke Wells (09:04.13)
  • Danielle Brandon (09:20.94)
  • Shelby Neal (09:53.10)

2014 Regional Event 5

10 rounds per time:

  • 1 legless rope climb
  • 170 foot dash
  • Time limit: 15 minutes

Men

  • William Leahy IV (02:33.30)
  • Saxon Panchik (02:47.92)
  • Dallin Pepper (2:50.15)

Women

  • Sydney Michalyshen (03:43.60)
  • Baylee Rayl (03:51.68)
  • Taylor Babb (03:55.69)

The MACC Mile

Four rounds per time:

  • Trueform 400 meter race
  • 30 shots of wall-ball (20/14 pounds)
  • 20 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 80 foot tank thrust
  • 10 shoulder sandbags (150/100 pounds)
  • 80 foot tank thrust
  • Time limit: 25 minutes

Men

  • Saxon Panchik (24:50.46)
  • Mitchell Stevenson (CAP+2)
  • Cole Sager (CAP+4)

Women

  • Danielle Brandon CAP+11
  • Leah Irons CAP+49
  • Brooke Wells PAC +52

intense parkour

For the time:

  • 2km Echo Bike
  • 30 toes to the bar
  • 50 alternating dumbbell snatches (70/50lbs)
  • 30 toes to the bar
  • Box of 20 burpees overcome (48/40 inches)
  • Time limit: 15 minutes

Men

  • Jake Berman (08:22.81)
  • Noah Olsen (08:23.84)
  • Cole Sager (08:26.81)

Women

  • Danielle Brandon (08:48.88)
  • Brooke Wells (09:14.58)
  • Baylee Rayl (09:16.85)

turbo tunnel

For the time:

  • 18 ring muscle-ups
  • 15 front squats (205/145 pounds)
  • 40 foot front lunge (unbroken)
  • 12 bar muscle-ups
  • 9 from shoulder to head (165/115 pounds)
  • 40-foot overhead lunge (unbroken)
  • Time limit: 12 minutes

Men

  • Saxon Panchik (04:12.37)
  • Noah Ohlsen (04:25.09)
  • Spencer Panchik (04:28.80)

Women

  • Danielle Brandon (05:03.32)
  • Kelly Clark (05:38.07)
  • Rebecca Fuselier (05:46.65)

2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Team Results

CrossFit Mayhem continued its dominance in Knoxville during the second weekend of the Semifinals. During the first week of the Semifinals, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom fought their way to first place in the Syndicate Crown.

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There, CrossFit Mayhem Justice also earned a place in the Games with their fifth place finish. At the CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Challenge, CrossFit Mayhem Independence earned first place in four eventswith a second place finish in Event 2.

  1. Independence from the chaos of CrossFit (565 points)
  2. CrossFit Shoofly Storm Squad (520 points)
  3. Kamo Athletics CrossFit (485 points)
  4. Koda CrossFit States (480 points)
  5. CrossFit Kilo II (480 points)
  6. AB CrossFit (445 points)
  7. CrossFit Westchase Red (445 points)
  8. Koda CrossFit Iron View Allegiance (430 points)
  9. CrossFit Westchase Blue (365 points)
  10. CrossFit 417 (320 points)

CrossFit Shoofly Storm Squadron, Kamo Athletics CrossFit, Koda CrossFit United, and CrossFit Kilo II also ranked in the top five, giving them a place in the Games.

to the games

The 2022 CrossFit Semifinals will continue June 2-5 with the Adaptive Semifinals, Age Group Semifinals 2 (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+), the Far East Throwdown, and the Granite Games .. The Far East Throwdown will be held June 3-5 at the Busan Convention and Exhibition Center (BEXCO) in Busan, South Korea. The Granite Games are also scheduled for June 3-5 at Viking Lakes in Eagan, MN. The Adaptive Semifinals and the Age Group Semifinals will be virtual. In-person events will be streamed live so you can watch from anywhere in the world.

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