Coming back to the Individual Competition after a year of team training with CrossFit Mayhem , 8 times CrossFit Games competitor, Scott Panchik has yet to stand on the podium. We think this may be Scott's year. After comfortably winning the CrossFit Games Open 21.3 and 21.4 live announcement comfortably, Scott's tools look sharper than they ever have. In an interview with CrossFit, Panchik credits a year of training with 4 times CrossFit Games Champion Rich Froning saying, “I’m a different athlete, I feel like I’ve continued to evolve in all of the areas.”
Scott Panchik has taken on the best to ever do it head to head in a number of different events, from the the One-Rep Max Clean at the 2018 CrossFit Games, to the nail biting finish to the Central Regional in 2013 against Rich Froning. Could Panchik be the next athlete to take the title 'The Fittest'? After finishing second in the worldwide CrossFit Open, you can't count the veteran out.
3rd Fittest Man on Earth, Justin Medeiros burst onto the CrossFit Games scene last year, landing himself on the podium in his Rookie year. The man with the most famous mullet in fitness looks to be a top contender to take over the title of the Fittest on Earth after pushing 5 x CrossFit Games Champion, Mat Fraser in numerous events at the 2020 CrossFit Games, not many people can say that!
Medeiros burst onto the CrossFit Scene in 2019, when winning Filthy 150, Ireland's CrossFit Sanctioned event. Since then Medeiros again relatively unknown shocked a number of CrossFit fans by finishing 3rd in phase one of the CrossFit Games and then continuing to do so in phase two. An all round phenomenal athlete with an exceptional engine, and at just at the age of 22, the future of CrossFit remains bright with the likes of Medeiros fighting for the reigns of the title 'Fittest on Earth'.
After a full year of training at CrossFit New England with the CompTrain Crew including Katrin Davidsdóttir, Chandler Smith and Amanda Barnhart, 2nd Fittest Man on Earth, Sam Kwant is looking to punch his ticket to Madison and regain a spot on the podium. In an interview with CrossFit, Kwant is looking for more in 2021. “There’s still one more spot to go, so I’m grinding for that first-place spot,”
Kwant flies under the radar at most events however since finishing second last year to the now retired Mathew Fraser, he will struggle to do so. At just 25, Kwant has already been to the CrossFit Games 3 times, looking to make is a fourth. Kwant is nothing short of a man mountain with enormous strength and power output so make sure to keep an eye out for him when the workouts get fast and the weights get heavy.