2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Semifinals Results and Recap — Who’s Going to Madison?

The weekend of May 27-29, the 2022 CrossFit Semifinals continued across two continents — the CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town in Stellenbosch, South Africa and the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge in Knoxville, TN in North America. The second round of Semifinals had some of the most famous athletes in the sport coming out to one of the most famous Semifinals in the sport — the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, affectionately known as the MACC.

The 2021 MACC played host to all three 2021 CrossFit Games champions — Tia-Clair Toomey, Justin Medeiros, and team Mayhem Freedom. In 2022, Toomey absolutely dominated the first weekend of the Semifinals. The five-time Fittest Woman on Earth® won every single event in the Torian Pro. Mederios and Mayhem Freedom both came out on top of their own Semifinal that first weekend, the Syndicate Crown.


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But there were still plenty of dominant athletes to crush it at this year’s MACC. Brooke Wells, Danielle Brandon, Noah Ohlsen, Cole Sager, and Saxon Panchik all helped make the 2022 MACC a fight worth tuning in to.

  1. 2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Overall Leaderboard
    1. Men
    2. Women
  2. 2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Event Results
    1. Barbell Complex
    2. Midline Sadness
    3. 2014 Regional Event 5
    4. The MACC Mile
    5. Hardcore Parkour
    6. Turbo Tunnel
  3. 2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Team Results
  4. Off to the Games

2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Overall Leaderboard

Even though last year’s champions crushed the Torian Pro and Syndicate Crown to kick off 2022’s Semifinals, the stakes were still high heading into 2022’s MACC. Eight-time Games mainstay Ohlsen came into the last day of competition out of the top five, leaving many wondering if he would be able to climb high enough to secure his spot at the 2022 Games. But he pulled off a second place finish in both final events and earned himself fourth place and a ticket to the Games.

On the women’s side, Wells continued her triumphant return to elite-level competition after needing reconstructive elbow surgery. She finished fifth world-wide in the 2022 CrossFit Open and showed no signs of stopping her ascent during the MACC. Wells finished 24th in the 2014 Regional Event 5 recreation, but came in first in Midline Sadness, third in The MACC Mile, and second in Hardcore Parkour for a fourth place overall finish and a stamped ticket to Madison.

Note: The athletes who will move on to the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games are highlighted in bold.


  1. Saxon Panchik (540 points)
  2. Dallin Pepper (520 points)
  3. Cole Sager (484 points)
  4. Noah Ohlsen (470 points)
  5. Spencer Panchik (436 points)
  6. Jake Berman (424 points)
  7. Tyler Christophel (406 points)
  8. Mitchel Stevenson (405 points)
  9. Logan Collins(400 points)
  10. William Leahy IV (375 points)


  1. Danielle Brandon (532 points)
  2. Sydney Michalyshen (512 points)
  3. Baylee Rayl (480 points)
  4. Brooke Wells (443 points)
  5. Rebecca Fuselier (442 points)
  6. Kelly Clark (441 points)
  7. Shelby Neal (433 points)
  8. Lindsey Porter (362 points)
  9. Taylor Rebber (362 points)
  10. Megan O’Donnell (342 points)

2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Event Results

Three-times Games veteran Danielle Brandon ranked 11th in the Games last year and crushed plenty of workouts at the MACC, coming in first in all three events that wrapped the weekend. Canadian Sydney Michalyshen made her first appearance at the Games in 2021, placing 25th overall. She made a strong showing in the Semifinals, earning a first place finish in the 2014 Regional Event 5 recreation, second in the Barbell Complex, and working her way into the top five for the final two events of the weekend. She took home second overall and her second-ever Games ticket.


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On the men’s side, Dallin Pepper and Saxon Panchik each only ranked lower than fifth once. Saxon Panchik brought home first place in three out of six events and the overall weekend win. On the other hand, Pepper never placed first, but secured himself second place overall by never finishing lower than seventh. Mexico’s Luis Oscar Mora made a strong showing, taking a strong tie for first place in the Barbell Complex and fifth in the 2014 Regional Event 5. Ultimately, he finished 12th, not enough to score himself a Games ticket this year.

Barbell Complex

Three attempts for max load of:

  • 3 cleans
  • 2 front squats
  • 1 jerk (shoulder-to-overhead)


  • Zach Watts (335 pounds)
  • Luis Oscar Mora (335 pounds)
  • Nick Thomas (330 pounds)
  • Travon Benton (330 pounds)


  • Callerina Key (235 pounds)
  • Keara Napoli (225 pounds)
  • Sydney Michalyshen (225 pounds)
  • Kyra Milligan (225 pounds)

Midline Sadness

For time:

  • 50 GHD sit-ups
  • 30-foot handstand walk
  • 30 overhead squats (145/95 pounds)
  • 30-foot handstand walk
  • 40 GHD sit-ups
  • 60-foot handstand walk
  • 20 overhead squats (165/115 pounds)
  • 60-foot handstand walk
  • 30 GHD sit-ups
  • 90-foot handstand walk
  • 10 overhead squats (185/135 pounds)
  • Time-cap: 14 minutes


  • Saxon Panchik (08:56.28)
  • Dallin Pepper (09:18.52)
  • Noah Olsen (09:31.93)


  • Brooke Wells (09:04.13)
  • Danielle Brandon (09:20.94)
  • Shelby Neal (09:53.10)

2014 Regional Event 5

10 rounds for time:

  • 1 legless rope climb
  • 170-foot run
  • Time cap: 15 minutes


  • William Leahy IV (02:33.30)
  • Saxon Panchik (02:47.92)
  • Dallin Pepper (2:50.15)


  • Sydney Michalyshen (03:43.60)
  • Baylee Rayl (03:51.68)
  • Taylor Babb (03:55.69)

The MACC Mile

Four rounds for time:

  • 400-meter Trueform run
  • 30 wall-ball shots (20/14 pounds)
  • 20 chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • 80-foot Tank push
  • 10 sandbag-to-shoulders (150/100 pounds)
  • 80-foot Tank push
  • Time cap: 25 minutes


  • Saxon Panchik (24:50.46)
  • Mitchel Stevenson (CAP+2)
  • Cole Sager (CAP+4)


  • Danielle Brandon CAP+11
  • Leah Irons CAP+49
  • Brooke Wells CAP +52

Hardcore Parkour

For time:

  • 2-km Echo bike
  • 30 toes-to-bar
  • 50 alternating DB snatch (70/50 pounds)
  • 30 toes-to-bar
  • 20 burpee box get over (48/40 inches)
  • Time cap: 15 minutes


  • Jake Berman (08:22.81)
  • Noah Olsen (08:23.84)
  • Cole Sager (08:26.81)


  • Danielle Brandon (08:48.88)
  • Brooke Wells (09:14.58)
  • Baylee Rayl (09:16.85)

Turbo Tunnel

For time:

  • 18 ring muscle-ups
  • 15 front squats (205/145 pounds)
  • 40-foot front rack lunge (unbroken)
  • 12 bar muscle-ups
  • 9 shoulder-to-overheads (165/115 pounds)
  • 40-foot overhead lunge (unbroken)
  • Time cap: 12 minutes


  • Saxon Panchik (04:12.37)
  • Noah Ohlsen (04:25.09)
  • Spencer Panchik (04:28.80)


  • Danielle Brandon (05:03.32)
  • Kelly Clark (05:38.07)
  • Rebecca Fuselier (05:46.65)

2022 Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Team Results

CrossFit Mayhem continued its dominance in Knoxville during the second weekend of the Semifinals. During the first week of the Semifinals, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom crushed its way to first place at the Syndicate Crown.


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There, CrossFit Mayhem Justice also earned a spot at the Games with their fifth place rank. At the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, CrossFit Mayhem Independence earned itself first place in four events, with a second place finish in Event 2.

  1. CrossFit Mayhem Independence (565 points)
  2. CrossFit Shoofly Storm Squadron (520 points)
  3. Kamo Athletics CrossFit (485 points)
  4. Koda CrossFit United (480 points)
  5. CrossFit Kilo II (480 points)
  6. AB CrossFit (445 points)
  7. CrossFit Westchase Red (445 points)
  8. Koda CrossFit Iron View Allegiance (430 points)
  9. CrossFit Westchase Blue (365 points)
  10. CrossFit 417 (320 points)

CrossFit Shoofly Storm Squadron, Kamo Athletics CrossFit, Koda CrossFit United, and CrossFit Kilo II also ranked in the top five, which gives them a spot in the Games.

Off to the Games

The 2022 CrossFit Semifinals will continue June 2-5 with the Adaptive Semifinals, Age Group Semifinals 2 (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+), the Far East Throwdown, and the Granite Games. The Far East Throwdown will take place from June 3-5 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) in Busan, South Korea. The Granite Games are also slated for June 3-5 at Viking Lakes in Eagan, MN. The Adaptive Semifinals and Age Group Semifinals will be virtual. The in-person events will be livestreamed so you can watch from wherever you are in the world.

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