Wodify wants to congratulate the elite male athletes competing in the 2017 CrossFit Games, but it’s no secret we’re rooting even harder for the guys using Wodify Core to prepare for the devious events making this competition so tough. Here are a few to watch:
It’s impossible to have missed Scott Panchik if you’ve been following the CrossFit Games. For the past five years, he’s been a fixture on the CrossFit Games leaderboard, finishing in the top six every year since 2012. He also finished first place in the Central Regionals back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Scott is the owner of CrossFit Mentality, located in Mentor, OH.
After back-to-back eighth place finishes in 2014 and 2015 — and a 16th place finish last year — Noah Ohlsen is hoping to make his mark on the CrossFit Games yet again. He looks to be in top form, as even a torn pectoral muscle couldn’t stop him from conquering the Atlantic Regionals leading up to this year’s Games.
“BK” qualified for the CrossFit Games for the last three years. He earned a spot on the podium in 2015 with a third place finish, and had an eighth place finish a year later in 2016. Leading up to last year’s event, he earned the top spot in the Meridian Regional, qualifying him for the Games. BK works as a trainer at CrossFit Hengill in Hveragerdi, Iceland when he’s not competing as a Games athlete.
Follow him on Instagram @bk_gudmundsson.
Elijah “EZ” Muhammad is back in limelight after missing qualification for last year’s Games by one spot, and is looking to improve on his 16th place performance in 2015. He earned that spot following a third place finish in the tough Atlantic Regional. When he’s not training for the Games, EZ works as a coach at This Is CrossFit Unorthodox in Las Vegas, NV. Welcome back to the CrossFit Games, EZ!
Zak is looking to make a big impact on this year’s CrossFit Games after debuting in 2016 with a finish in 23rd place. Strong showings as an individual athlete — and as part of the CrossFit Sioux City Falls Team in previous years — gave him the experience needed for this year’s competition. Zak also works as a trainer at Cobra Command CrossFit in Basehor, Kansas.