Tia-Clair Toomey, Mat Fraser Crowned 2017 CrossFit Games Champions
The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games have come to a close with the “Fittest Man and Woman on Earth” crowned for another year.
In the men’s half, American Mat Fraser claimed back to back titles finishing well ahead of his nearest opponent in Brent Fikowski. While it was a thrilling finish to the women’s division with Tia-Clair Toomey narrowly edging out fellow Australian Kara Webb to claim the crown.
This was the first time the CrossFit Games had been held outside of California, and Madison, Wisconsin sure didn’t disappoint. The new arena and backdrop proved a big hit for spectators, with the ‘fan experience’ improving yet again.
Heading into the fourth and final day of competition, Fraser had all but already secured the title in the men’s half. However, the four-time podium finisher was taking his foot off the accelerator finishing 3rd, 1st and 2nd respectively in the final three events.With Fraser well ahead the competition turned to the remaining two podium finishes. With three top five finishes in the final Events, Fikowski managed to claim the runner-up crown, while Australian Games debutant Ricky Garard (brother of Ben Garard) held on to claim third.Familiar names Noah Ohlsen, Scott Panchik and 2015 Games champion Ben Smith all finished inside the top 10.