Full Results and Recap of the 2022 CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal

CrossFit is back in action. Last year’s Lowlands Throwdown was virtual, so hearing the roar of the crowd as athletes from around the world came together to compete was an experience of another level, even if you were tuning in from behind your phone screen.

The 2022 Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal took place over the weekend of May 20-22, 2022 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with powerhouse athletes and nearly unstoppable teams showing up to conquer legless rope climbs, legless sandbags, pressures of the devil and all a lot more.

Below is a summary of the events and a final leaderboard that will help determine who makes it to Madison this August.

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2022 Lowlands Throwdown Overall Standings

Note: The top five men, women and teams qualify for the 2021 CrossFit Games. The Games qualifiers below are listed in bold.

Men

  • Lazar Daukic (544 points)
  • Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (512 points)
  • Uldis Upenieks (451 points)
  • Moritz Fiebig (449 points)
  • Enrico Zenoni (448 points)
  • Luka Djukic (435 points)
  • Adrian Mundwiler (420 points)
  • Fabian Beneito (381pts)
  • Luka Vunjak (374 points)
  • Harold Holgersson (369 points)

Women

  • Laura Horvath (560 points)
  • Karin Frey (504 points)
  • Gabriela Miguela (496 points)
  • Matilde Garnes (496 points)
  • lucy campbell (484 points)
  • Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir (428 points)
  • Elena Carratala Sanahuja (428pts)
  • Mia Hesketh (363 points)
  • Oihana Moya (362pts)
  • Claudia Gluck (334 points)

Brute force and perseverance brought these individuals to the top. Laura Horvath, who had yet to win an event as of Saturday night, edged out Karin Freyová by 56 points. Horvath showed her strength in the Barbell Complex event, putting her in the lead by almost 50 points.

Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson took second place by just 32 points behind Lazar Đukić, who placed fourth or better in all events besides the Barbell Complex.

Lowlands Throwdown 2022 Individual Event Results

The six individual events at Lowlands Throwdown were meant to test athletes’ strength, endurance and speed and even included a blast from the past with a 2014 Regionals 14.5 workout.

Laura Horvath finished strong, taking first place in events four and six, and Lazar Đukić placed third or better in four of the events. Below we have listed the top three finishers for each event.

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2014 Regional Event 5

10 rounds per time

  • 1 legless rope climb (15 feet)
  • Running (170 feet)
  • 11 minute time limit

Men

  1. Lazar Djukic (2:50.59)
  2. Michael Smith (2:51.63)
  3. Luka Djukic (2:52.02)

Women

  1. Karin Frey (3:44.41)
  2. Laura Horvath (3:47.94)
  3. Matilda Garness (3:52.46)

Insidious

For the time:

  • 1200 meter air corridor
  • 3 rounds of 12-axle barbell deadlifts (121/89 kilograms), 6-meter walk handstand back and forth, 1200 meter air corridor
  • 3 rounds: 12-axis barbell deadlift (121/89 kilograms), 6-meter back-and-forth handstand walk.
  • Concept2 row of 600 meters
  • 22 minute time limit

Men

  1. Uldis Upenieks (17:11.00)
  2. Lazar Djukic (18:20.91)
  3. Luka Vunjak (18:29.26)

Women

  1. Gabriela Migala (18: 41.75)
  2. Laura Horvath (18:54.67)
  3. Matilda Garness (19:21.05)

Puzzle

  • 2.5 minutes to perform: 27 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 27 dumbbell thrusts (22.5/15 kg per hand), rep max burpee box jump overs (24/20 inches)
  • 2 minutes to perform: 21 chest to bar pull-ups, 21 dumbbell push-overs (22.5/15kg per hand) rep max burpee box jump overs (24/20in).
  • 1.5 minutes to perform: 15 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 15 dumbbell push-offs (50/30 lbs per hand) rep max burpee box jumps (24/20 inches).
  • 1 minute to perform: 9 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 9 dumbbell thrusters (22.5/15kg per hand) rep max burpee box jump overs (24/20in)
  • 1 minute break between segments

Men

  1. Luka Vunjak (200 repetitions)
  2. Uldis Upenieks (196 repetitions)
  3. Lazar Djukic (195 repetitions)

Women

  1. Lucy Campbell (194 repeats)
  2. Oihana Moya (194 repetitions)
  3. Claudia Gluck (193 repetitions)

complex with bar

Three attempts for the maximum load of:

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

Men

  1. Kevin Jurs (332.9 pounds)
  2. Fabian Beneito (321.9 pounds)
  3. Iurii Marincenco (315.3 pounds)

Women

  1. Laura Horvath (233.7 pounds)
  2. Mia Hesketh (224.9 pounds)
  3. Karin Freyova (100 kilos)

devil’s advocates

For the time:

  • 50 devil’s press (22.5/15 kilograms per hand)
  • 40 handstand pushups
  • 30 sandbags on the shoulder (70/45 kilograms)
  • 20 handstand push-ups
  • 25 devil’s press (22.5/15 kilograms per hand)
  • 11 minute time limit

Men

  1. Uldis Upenieks (CAP + 22)
  2. Lazar Djukic (CAP + 31)
  3. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (CAP + 31)

Women

  1. Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir (CAP + 14)
  2. Gabriela Migala (CAP + 15)
  3. Matilda Garness (CAP + 15)

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Die hard with a vengeance

  • 40/32 Calorie Echo Bike
  • Muscle-up of 20/16 bars
  • 10 overhead squats (100/70 kilograms)
  • 5 minute time limit

Men

  1. Moritz Fiebig (3:15.73)
  2. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (3:29.70)
  3. Haraldur Holgersson (3:32.72)

Women

  1. Laura Horvath (3:24.50)
  2. Karin Frey (3:43.50)
  3. Lucy Campbell (3:47.63)

2022 Lowland Shooting Team Results

CrossFit Reykjavik showed up to win, and they did, at every event. CrossFit Zarautz Training Culture held its own on Devil’s Advocate, taking second place, and CrossFit Portti held close to CrossFit Reykjavik on Insidious, taking second place by just eight seconds.

CrossFit Reykjavik will likely be the team to beat this year in Madison if they continue like this, but with other teams following closely behind, it will be an edge-of-your-seat Games.

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General Leaders

Team

  1. CrossFit Reykjavik (600 points)
  2. CrossFit Zarautz training culture (505 points)
  3. crossfit door (480 points)
  4. CrossFit Oslo Purple Red (460 points)
  5. CrossFit 2150 Team Norce BL (460 points)

Going up

As the first weekend of the semifinals draws to a close, there is still more work ahead for other athletes vying for a spot at the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Throughout the remainder of May and June, athletes will compete in all the world.

Next up is Fittest in Cape Town in South Africa, Far East Throwdown in South Korea, Granite Games in Minnesota, Atlas Games in Canada, Strength in Depth in London, and lastly Copa Sur in Brazil.

With Madison just a couple of months away, the athletes are already proving what a great year this is going to be for the CrossFit Games. Just 40 men and 40 women will make the final cut, and next month will show the world who has what it takes.

Featured Image: @crossfitlowlandsthrowdown on Instagram

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