BarBend 2022 CrossFit Games Event Seven “Echo Press” Results — Moorad Wins With Flash-Like Speed

2022 CrossFit Games Event Seven “Echo Press” Results — Moorad Wins With Flash-Like Speed

Garard struggled through the event, conceding 62 points to Medeiros on the overall leaderboard.

Written by Phil Blechman
Last updated on August 5th, 2022

The final event of Day Three at the 2022 CrossFit Games for Individual competition had a lot of heat in the Women’s division. Reigning five-time Fittest Woman on Earth® Tia-Clair Toomey led the field by just five points. 2021 Rookie of the Year Mal O’Brien was in second overall and a remained a threat to dethroning the long-standing champion.

On the men’s side, Ricky Garard had a fairly firm hold on the overall leaderboard. There was an 87-point gap between him and defending Fittest Man on Earth® Justin Medeiros. However, after Garard’s worst performance thus far at the Games, Medeiros cut 62 points off Garard’s overall lead.

Event Seven — “Echo Press” Results

Here are the full results:

Individual Women’s Results

The Women’s heats are forthcoming.

Individual Men’s Results

  1. Will Moorad — 6:30.15
  2. Jayson Hopper — 6:57.82
  3. Roman Khrennikov — 7:02.22
  4. Enrico Zenoni — 7:07.08
  5. Justin Medeiros — 7:29.07
  6. Spencer Panchik — 7:38.91
  7. André Houdet — 7:44.44
  8. Colten Mertens — 7:55.89
  9. Patrick Vellner — 8:08.35
  10. Guilherme Malheiros — 8:10.35

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Event Seven — Echo Press

For time:

  • Echo BikeMen: 30 calories | Women: 25 calories
  • 10 block Handstand Push-up
  • Echo BikeMen: 20 calories | Women: 15 calories
  • 10 block Handstand Push-up
  • Echo BikeMen: 20 calories | Women: 15 calories
  • 10 block Handstand Push-up
  • Echo BikeMen: 30 calories | Women: 25 calories

Women: two-inch deficit
Men: 3.5-inch deficit

Time cap: 10 minutes.

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Event Seven Recap

The men were first on the floor in the Coliseum. Fiebig cleared the first 30 calories on the bike first and got started on his wall-facing handstand push-ups. Houdet was close by, followed by a wave of the athletes. Mertens was the first to get back to the bike, however, with Houdet keeping par.

Magda moved into the mix for the lead with Houdet by the five-minute mark. He and Houdet made their way to the final set of handstand push-ups together. They both broke at the 94-rep mark, letting Mertens catch up. Richelme was in a deep fourth, so it seemed to be a three-man race for the heat win. Magda failed a rep, and Mertens darted to the final bike sprint. Houdet tried to catch up to him and had the height advantage.

Mertens was peddeling for his life!

Ultimately, Houdet overtook Mertens on the bike and won the heat in 7:44.44 seconds. Mertens crossed at 7:55.89. Magda finished in third at 8:28.21, with plenty of time away from the rest of the field. Five of the nine men in the heat did not finish before the time cap.

Men’s Heat Two

The second of two heats got underway with a zoned in Fikowski in the center of the floor next to Malheiros. Crouch got to the wall first but was called for a no rep early on. Zenoni overtook the lead by the second round on the bike with Crouch moments behind him. The rest of the field fluttered in, and it seemed the handstand push-ups were already taking their toll.

Crouch made it to his second set of handstand push-ups first, but Zenoni’s reps looked to have the tighter position on the wall. So much so that Zenoni finished the set in under 40 seconds and headed to the third round on the bike alone. It quickly became his heat to win.

Zenoni sought to continue through the handstand push-ups unbroken as he had in the previous two sets. He did just that and flirted with the finish line with his final bike ride. A heat-winning time of 7:07:08 made him the new overall leader. Malheiros overtook Crouch in the final handstand push-ups and finished second in the heat with a time of 8:10.56.

Men’s Heat Three

The next 10 men towards the top of the leaderboard jumped on their bikes, and heat three was on. In synchronized fashion, Hopper and Moorad stepped to their respective walls first. The rest of the heat joined them, but Moorad got a trio of reps ahead to move on to the second round on the bike.

Hopper overtook the lead on the bike, using his height to his advantage, but conceded the lead right back to Moorad on the handstand push-ups. The two parried back and forth again, with Hopper reaching the third round on the wall first. At the 5:15 mark, Moorad got back to the wall and finished the set unbroken. He had a three-rep lead over Hopper.

Moorad sprinted through the final bike ride to cross the finish line first at a time of 6:30.15, eclipsing the best time in heat one by nearly 37 seconds. Hopper closed at 6:37.82 and seemed very happy with his performance as he thumped his chest to a cheering crowd. Spencer Panchik finished at 7:38.91, with a whopping 30 reps between him and the rest of the field.

Men’s Heat Four

The final heat consisted of the top 10 on the overall leaderboard. Lazar Đukić literally hopped onto his bike as though it was already moving and the final heat for the men on Day Three was off. Khrennikov made unbelievably fast work of the bike. He was four handstand push-ups in before anyone else joined him on the wall.

Khrennikov’s pace through the second round on the bike was a “blink, and you’ll miss it” speed. The event was nearly a runaway from the start. Ohlsen, Medeiros, and Saxon Panchik parried each other for a hold over second place. They all watched as Khrennikov extended his lead.

The overall leader entering the event, Garard, was noticeably lagging towards the back of the heat. Khrennikov was in a heat all his own, reaching the final set of handstand push-ups before the five-minute mark. He slowed a bit on his final handstand push-ups, but his lead was so great that it didn’t seem to matter. Khrennikov had about 16 seconds before Moorad’s time would hold as the overall winning.

Khrennikov closed at 7:02.22, strong enough for third overall in the event. A fifth-place overall time for Medeiros of 7:29.07 put a significant dent in Garard’s lead who was still way back in his final handstand push-ups. Garard finished 28th in the event, conceding 62 points of his overall lead to Medeiros.

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On To Day Four

The fourth day of competition will be similar to the third in that there are three Individual events on the schedule. At the time of this article’s publication, all three events remained mysteries. Event eight is scheduled for 11:00 a.m CDT. Events nine and 10 are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. CDT, respectively. There will be a cut of 10 athletes in each Individual division before the final day of competition on Aug. 7, 2022.

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