First Cut - Individual Women Event 1 - 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games

  • Published: 02 August 2019
  • Complete coverage of all three heats of "First Cut," the opening individual women's event from the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin (Thursday, August 1). In a brutally challenging start to the weekend, the 20-minute time cap proves to be a monster hurdle for most competitors, but 2x defending champion Tia-Clair Toomey proves why she is still a cut above.

    First Cut includes 4 rounds consisting of:
    400-m run
    3 legless rope climbs
    7 squat snatches: 130 LB

    Time cap: 20 minutes
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Comments • 75

  • I'm Polling #1 Baby
    I'm Polling #1 Baby  6 days back

    Fat guy who can't do a single rope climb: "Man these women are out of shape."

      SURFER BY BLOOD  6 days back


        SURFER BY BLOOD  6 days back

        THE PED GAMES more like it.

          SURFER BY BLOOD  6 days back

          Should be the Title of these events.

          What a JOKE

          • the survivor
            the survivor  1 weeks back

            4:03 Wow! Poor girl, i would give up much faster if i had to be covered. Hell, she's admirable.

            • Tafoilapaper
              Tafoilapaper  2 weeks back


              • Chris Funderburk
                Chris Funderburk  2 weeks back

                Traveled halfway around the world to run 400 meters and attempt rope climbs. What a trip....

                • Brenton 2766
                  Brenton 2766  2 weeks back

                  So the fake grass will be destroyed after all the weight lifting/dropping on it?

                  • Kayla Hughes
                    Kayla Hughes  2 weeks back

                    The announcer sucks

                    • DutchPlayss
                      DutchPlayss  2 weeks back

                      You're telling me that no one finished in the first 2 heats. If you create a workout that can't be finished by your attendees, you're event is flawed.

                      • David G DMZ
                        David G DMZ  7 days back

                        Flawed ? Do you even understand this is the CrossFit Games ? Event one is BRUTAL. Horribly difficult which makes it a perfect Games event.

                      • Red Unicorn
                        Red Unicorn  1 weeks back

                        The point was to drastically cut the attendees. The system sucks but it's not flawed

                    • Michael K
                      Michael K  2 weeks back

                      Anyone know where, if anywhere, can watch the masters events?

                      • Deba Dev
                        Deba Dev  2 weeks back

                        Can’t take Queensland out of the girl go champ

                        • B Hatch
                          B Hatch  2 weeks back

                          I thought this was the women's competition

                          • Mark Ellis
                            Mark Ellis  2 weeks back

                            Good event, however, I think two rope climbs would have been enough for the women. No one finished in the first two heats.

                            • Max
                              Max  3 weeks back

                              Sounds more like a fashion commentary then anything else.
                              Where do they hire the commentary team?

                              • Mani Matter
                                Mani Matter  3 weeks back

                                The first cut is the deepest

                                • ginlyn39
                                  ginlyn39  3 weeks back

                                  Maybe if the announcer knew anyone's name except Emily people would have been more enthusiastic

                                  • Pedro Rivera
                                    Pedro Rivera  3 weeks back

                                    What's up with the crowd??? Where's the energy and enthuiasm of past years???

                                    • Martin Zubero
                                      Martin Zubero  3 weeks back


                                      • RoyalTee
                                        RoyalTee  3 weeks back

                                        Nothing sexier than a strong woman. 💪😏

                                        • VivaRevolucionDGS
                                          VivaRevolucionDGS  3 weeks back

                                          Looks more like a mens event with all the anabolics

                                          • Rifle Rehse
                                            Rifle Rehse  3 weeks back

                                            With anabolics you wouldnt beat the need to worry.

                                          • Jenny Galvis
                                            Jenny Galvis  3 weeks back

                                            VivaRevolucionDGS intimidated?

                                        • So So
                                          So So  3 weeks back

                                          10% Off iHerb House Brands. 👈👈👈

                                          • Lexi Sparkles
                                            Lexi Sparkles  3 weeks back

                                            My mum loves cross fit games her and my favourite athlete is tia Clair Toomey

                                            • graham kehoe
                                              graham kehoe  3 weeks back

                                              “First cut” is when “she” chopped her dick off.

                                              • Just_Bri
                                                Just_Bri  3 weeks back

                                                Toomy is a beast 😳💪🏾

                                                • Francisco Gonzalez
                                                  Francisco Gonzalez  3 weeks back

                                                  I think we all want to see all of the athletes. You guys should show a littler bit more time of the rest of the group. There’s awesome athletes that we didn’t see for even a second.

                                                  • Deba Dev
                                                    Deba Dev  2 weeks back

                                                    First year Tia competed they had no film of her and she came second

                                                • Angel Moon
                                                  Angel Moon  3 weeks back

                                                  Anyone else annoyed that he kept calling her Brittany? Her name is Bethany!!

                                                  • Michael Guest
                                                    Michael Guest  3 weeks back

                                                    At this point, Rogue needs to step in and take over the games from Greg Glassman.

                                                    • Rifle Rehse
                                                      Rifle Rehse  3 weeks back

                                                      He built an empire and you think he should lose it? What the fuck is wrong with you? Fuck your feelings

                                                    • Pedro Rivera
                                                      Pedro Rivera  3 weeks back

                                                      I thought exactly the same. The games are not what they used to be!!!

                                                  • Max Lucas
                                                    Max Lucas  3 weeks back

                                                    Really wish the commentators for the first two heats knew anything about the women besides their names...which they can't even get correct sometimes. 40:00 Bethany Shadburne (who is a regular at the games) gets announced as "Brittany Shadburne". I know everyone makes mistakes, but it just pales in comparison to the pro commentators of heat 3.

                                                    • Aude B
                                                      Aude B  3 weeks back

                                                      Anyone knows what happend with Sara??

                                                      • Where'sWally
                                                        Where'sWally  3 weeks back

                                                        Why did Laura bulk up so much? She was already one of the bigger girls. She may be stronger but she no longer has that crazy endurance and now she cant do handstand push ups at all. Bigger isn't always better.

                                                        • RPK74m
                                                          RPK74m  2 weeks back

                                                          @kiwii From what I have heard they planned to punt this year and focus on 2020. She still made it as national champ from Hungary and scored well enough in sanctionals and top 20 to get it that way, so she still appeared.

                                                        • kiwii
                                                          kiwii  2 weeks back

                                                          her body, her choice.

                                                        • Michael Guest
                                                          Michael Guest  3 weeks back

                                                          @Where'sWally I never said she was fat but rather that she did not train hard enough. Her coach said it straight up earlier in the year. The other thing to keep in mind is that events that include things like Legless rope climbs favor smaller women dramatically so. Laura will always be heavier than the rest of the girls. In events like that or even trying to do Handstand Pushups her upper body development to get her heavier frame upwards would have to be freakishly big to compete with the likes of Holte and Pearce.

                                                        • Where'sWally
                                                          Where'sWally  3 weeks back

                                                          @Michael Guest she has gained so much muscle though, it's not like she got fat. You don't gain that amount of muscle without trying to, especially for a female.

                                                      • tommy siy
                                                        tommy siy  3 weeks back

                                                        A bit of unfair w event 1 point system. Tia 1st one to finish event with i think only 4 other women but only 12 to 16 pts ahead of those who didn't complete.

                                                        • Demetrius Michael
                                                          Demetrius Michael  3 weeks back

                                                          We believe in you Sara, keep your head up!

                                                          • Van Miller
                                                            Van Miller  3 weeks back

                                                            Sigmundottir marry me

                                                            • Alexander Reyes
                                                              Alexander Reyes  3 weeks back

                                                              Laura Horvath is bulkier today compared to last year. Will it be a factor to her performance this year? I was wondering if it would slow her down somehow but I'm expecting another close finish in the finals. Good luck to all the ladies and go Tia Clair Toomey!

                                                              • kiwii
                                                                kiwii  2 weeks back

                                                                HER BODY, HER CHOICE.

                                                            • Flipntwist h
                                                              Flipntwist h  3 weeks back

                                                              just watched heat 3, well, i just watched tia... i'm not complaining lol

                                                              • PainterFRO
                                                                PainterFRO  3 weeks back

                                                                Haley Adams..Wow!

                                                                • Mel aronie
                                                                  Mel aronie  3 weeks back

                                                                  Tia flying through this event...doesn’t even struggle... like she has wings and shit when running.

                                                                  • Leslie Bradshaw
                                                                    Leslie Bradshaw  3 weeks back

                                                                    Heat 1 - 0:53
                                                                    Heat 2 - 22:08
                                                                    Heat 3 - 45:26 [professionally commentated by legends Sean Woodland, Annie Sakamoto, and Dan Bailey]

                                                                  • Cup & Cone
                                                                    Cup & Cone  3 weeks back

                                                                    Just rewatched the 2018 Womens. Laura is a good 10-15lbs heavier this year. Whenever she starts cutting she will be absolutely lethal.

                                                                    • tomdizzo
                                                                      tomdizzo  2 weeks back

                                                                      who goes to a competitive event on a bulk?

                                                                  • datrelle g
                                                                    datrelle g  3 weeks back

                                                                    LH takes the title dethroning TCT

                                                                    • randomnobody playthrough
                                                                      randomnobody playthrough  3 weeks back

                                                                      @Ana Rodriguez
                                                                      Ok, thank you.

                                                                    • Arpana Shrestha
                                                                      Arpana Shrestha  3 weeks back

                                                                      Last year I loved that a rookie did so well. I was a fan of Laura Horvath but she hasn't been doing well. I don't think she'll have a podium finish this year.

                                                                    • Ana Rodriguez
                                                                      Ana Rodriguez  3 weeks back

                                                                      @randomnobody playthrough I believe she was pregnant throughout the whole open and she had her baby back in May, so she was unable to compete

                                                                    • randomnobody playthrough
                                                                      randomnobody playthrough  3 weeks back

                                                                      Where's Kara Webb?

                                                                    • Wahid Waheed
                                                                      Wahid Waheed  3 weeks back

                                                                      Not with an extra 20lbs on her gut...but keep dreaming.

                                                                  • Imperial Sect
                                                                    Imperial Sect  3 weeks back

                                                                    Wonder if we will see Tia Toomey have a dozen or so half reps/ 3/4 reps counted like last year. Already seen a 3/4 rep counted.

                                                                    • Mark Ellis
                                                                      Mark Ellis  2 weeks back

                                                                      Not a fan I gather. Matt Fraser had a number of reps not counted in his heat, it is the luck of the draw. Some judges are more strict than others. Until we use computers that will always be the case. Get used to it.

                                                                  • gerrald
                                                                    gerrald  3 weeks back

                                                                    The games have truly gone Global.

                                                                    • Adarsh singh
                                                                      Adarsh singh  3 weeks back

                                                                      @gerrald..... Yeah buddy agree100%

                                                                  • Erick Buri
                                                                    Erick Buri  3 weeks back

                                                                    Al fin

                                                                    • Thomas Wright
                                                                      Thomas Wright  3 weeks back


                                                                      • Stoney
                                                                        Stoney  3 weeks back

                                                                        Finally been trying to watch the females

                                                                        • Leslie Bradshaw
                                                                          Leslie Bradshaw  3 weeks back

                                                                          You can also catch the Morning Chalk Up's channel:
                                                                          Solid coverage and commentating - no Sean Woodland and crew, but was up much faster today.

                                                                        • Thomas Wright
                                                                          Thomas Wright  3 weeks back


                                                                        • Jamie Pent
                                                                          Jamie Pent  3 weeks back

                                                                          same!! i think it must have just posted