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

  • Published on Aug 2, 2019
  • Complete coverage of all three heats of "First Cut," the opening individual men's event from the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin (Thursday, August 1). Includes full commentary tracking 3x defending champion Mat Fraser as he looks to make a statement on day one. Familiar names like Patrick Vellner, Ben Smith, and Cole Sager state their own cases, while newcomer Chandler Smith announces his arrival as a serious challenger.
    First Cut includes 4 rounds consisting of:
    400-m run
    3 legless rope climbs
    7 squat snatches: 185 LB
    Time cap: 20 minutes
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Comments • 191

  • Locket175
    Locket175 6 days ago

    tHyS iS nOt SpOrT

    ok boomer

  • Philip
    Philip 23 days ago

    This is not fitness test.. This is just a game for entertainment.

  • BBMustang514
    BBMustang514 29 days ago

    Ben Smith a beast, especially after surgery earlier in the year!

  • Fox Mind
    Fox Mind Month ago

    “Reebok Nano 10 Gallon” had me in tears

  • δούλος του Χριστού

    25:00 If he had to dump the bar behind him, that judge would have gotten a bit of a surprise...

  • Designer
    Designer Month ago

    Patrick was my chiropractor WOW !

  • Philip
    Philip Month ago

    That event is brutal.

  • Davey Socks *
    Davey Socks * Month ago +2


  • williamsxl
    williamsxl 2 months ago

    the perfect explanation off crossfit

  • xcvp GTo
    xcvp GTo 2 months ago +1


  • Philip
    Philip 2 months ago

    I hope It becomes legal to punish late students with the first WOD in this video.

  • Sahj Weichuke
    Sahj Weichuke 2 months ago +1

    Who is this host talking? He did a great job. Love his voice and excitement talking about the games. Pls let him host all the crossfit games.

  • M C
    M C 3 months ago

    Someone forgot to tell Vellner that only the rope climbs are legless, not the snatches.

  • TJ
    TJ 3 months ago +1

    Crossfit. LULULULULUL

  • RustyEquipment
    RustyEquipment 3 months ago

    a lot of new faces....

    echo echo echo

  • Евгений Трубников

    России нет

  • Chris Hebner
    Chris Hebner 3 months ago

    Did Sweeney grab Fraser’s butt at 50:05?

  • Son of Scotland
    Son of Scotland 3 months ago

    They use to bring the best in the world to the games. Now it's the best from every country. Majority of these men are terrible athletes. Multiculturalism seeps it's way into every avenue. It ruins everything.

  • David G DMZ
    David G DMZ 3 months ago +1

    This event is BRUTAL. Probably only 1 in 5 million men could do this in less than an hour

  • Adam Chance
    Adam Chance 3 months ago +12

    Commentator sounds like a strip club DJ.

  • Adam Chance
    Adam Chance 3 months ago +1

    The commentator ruined it for me.

  • thats f'ed up
    thats f'ed up 3 months ago +6

    I used to think this is cool until elgintensity showed me the truth

  • Kyle Shears
    Kyle Shears 3 months ago +3

    Do people really buy into this?

  • G Coy
    G Coy 3 months ago +3


  • Tafoilapaper
    Tafoilapaper 3 months ago +6


  • Mateo Homet
    Mateo Homet 3 months ago

    Tan tos dopao

  • Ben Paynter
    Ben Paynter 3 months ago +5

    Commentary made me wish I was deaf

  • Dušan Pavlík
    Dušan Pavlík 3 months ago

    The big difference between 2015 and now the lead guy had to beat over 40 guys in 2015. Now he has to beat only 9 guys, more than 40 guys can take some points from him. Not mention the fight on top 10/top 20.

  • The_Sports_Physiotherapist

    Proud as to see KILA in lane 1 representing his nation PNG!!!

  • Rob Wilde
    Rob Wilde 4 months ago

    Athletes? What a joke. Just watching this bunch of unfit chumps bumbling around the 400m "run" (jog) and you know what a shit show the whole thing is going to be.

  • Sleep WeaselR55
    Sleep WeaselR55 4 months ago +4

    No this wasn’t that devastating of an event just cause only 14 of first 2 heats finished it, just means 66 percent of the athletes there shouldn’t have been there, sorry but that’s just facts

    • Sleep WeaselR55
      Sleep WeaselR55 3 months ago +1

      Igor Valko lol spent thousands of dollars to run 400 meters and practice rope climbs

    • Igor Valko
      Igor Valko 3 months ago +1

      Sleep WeaselR55 some of them couldn’t even climb that rope after a 400m run 😂🤔

  • Gonzalo Gayoso
    Gonzalo Gayoso 4 months ago


  • TheMrbeastinside
    TheMrbeastinside 4 months ago +1

    the cuts ruined the games.

  • Jacky Z
    Jacky Z 4 months ago +2

    Is the commentary worse than last year or is it just me?

  • Jacky Z
    Jacky Z 4 months ago +23

    Poor marketing, I watched last years highlights a couple months ago and I didnt even know this was going on right now.

  • Knox McConnell
    Knox McConnell 4 months ago +3

    the games are a joke now

  • Ronnie Martillo
    Ronnie Martillo 4 months ago +14

    In the good ol days they sent the best in the world instead of one from every nation...Greg Glassman’s “diversity” mindset caused 80 athletes to embarrass themselves and not make the timecap.

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      name Month ago +1


  • Vox Daze
    Vox Daze 4 months ago

    Whites always dominate

  • Anderson T.
    Anderson T. 4 months ago +28

    Overall, I feel like Rogue did a good job with their coverage. I think the commentating was pretty weak compared to last year though

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  • TheYoyozo
    TheYoyozo 4 months ago +3

    The announcer’s voice is so annoying.

  • HAguayo
    HAguayo 4 months ago +1


  • A. Reyes
    A. Reyes 4 months ago +3

    The first heat was only to see ben Smith. The rest were totally inncesary.

  • Milton Blends
    Milton Blends 4 months ago
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  • marios kr
    marios kr 4 months ago +5

    Why you Change it? Cut is Balls hits.. So unfair For all of athletes... You choose first events that Some athletes made bad but They can win the Last events.. And scoring is idiot with cut.. We cant see amazing athletes like fikofski, sager etc...

  • VivaRevolucionDGS
    VivaRevolucionDGS 4 months ago +4

    more like the winnie, deca, and tren games

  • Barahonuh
    Barahonuh 4 months ago +7

    Was Sweeney making a move of Fraser? 😂😂😂 50:05

  • Alessandra Tullini
    Alessandra Tullini 4 months ago +48

    It’s so evident that most of the national champions are just not ready for this. I mean, it’s surely going to have a positive effect and CrossFit will keep growing, but the Games have lost something.

    • kefkapalazzo1
      kefkapalazzo1 3 months ago +3

      Chris Hebner are you really trying to equivocate right now lmao you’re not supposed to do heavy compound movements for reps in the damn sun. This is with cardio pushed in and calisthenics. I saw one competition they had people doing squats I believe in a slick surface. And just because there’s stupid dangerous shit doesn’t mean anything. The NFL has to change a lot of rules for their players health. Even the NBA is finally league wide taking action on mental health.You don’t get it, and you need to stop

    • Chris Hebner
      Chris Hebner 3 months ago +1

      kefkapalazzo1 dangerous is relative. It’s dangerous for me to enter a skateboard competition on a half pipe. It’s much less dangerous for a professional skateboarder.
      Is crossfit dangerous? Sure. So is baseball. So is football. So are many other sports. I’m not arguing that it doesn’t have its risks. But the risk drops significantly when your talking about professional athletes, the top crossfitters for example, versus less prepared, more inexperienced athletes.

    • kefkapalazzo1
      kefkapalazzo1 3 months ago +4

      Because they ask people to do dangerous things. Of course it has a low success rate

  • james ochieng
    james ochieng 4 months ago

    There is a Kenyan in the games, oh man now I'm excited

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    So So 4 months ago

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    Thatotherchannel 4 months ago


  • Danny Beatchild
    Danny Beatchild 4 months ago +1

    Ben Smith drinking game

  • Brent Dawgs
    Brent Dawgs 4 months ago +2

    Beeeeeeen smith....Ben smith. BEEEEEEEEEEN SMITH!!!!!!

  • Samuel Frazier
    Samuel Frazier 4 months ago +5

    Did no one else see Sweeney at the end of the run on round two? He acts like he’s grabbing Fraser’s butt.

  • Mat
    Mat 4 months ago +2

    This was horrible, I’m sorry.

  • Timothy Blackwell
    Timothy Blackwell 4 months ago +4


    • Timothy Blackwell
      Timothy Blackwell 3 months ago

      @Son of Scotland not only is he "black" he is in the military (not my branch of choice but..). Plus he worked his ass off to get an invite to this event..

    • Son of Scotland
      Son of Scotland 3 months ago

      I'm pulling for the black dude because he's black woooooo!

  • Kathy Drazsnzak
    Kathy Drazsnzak 4 months ago +4

    Where's Bill Grundler? That's what the commentary needs!

  • Elma Robberts
    Elma Robberts 4 months ago +5

    James Newbury is wearing NO SHIRT. Did y'all get that? No shirt. James. no shirt. Watch out for him. He's the one with no shirt.

    • Elma Robberts
      Elma Robberts 4 months ago

      @Daytona Says What?! The female commentator fell hard for his chest judged by the repetition. :)

    • Daytona Says What?!
      Daytona Says What?! 4 months ago +1

      Elma Robberts It’s a fashion show.

  • Elma Robberts
    Elma Robberts 4 months ago +30

    Why bother with a field of 50 if you're only going to show the leader? I always enjoy the games but please it's high time you get a clue about broadcasting and commentary.

    • Elma Robberts
      Elma Robberts 4 months ago +2

      @fitforlife Highlight, sure.if there's action up front or when he finishes.. This was too much. There was lots of time to show more of the others.

    • fitforlife
      fitforlife 4 months ago +5

      Have you seen any competitive race before? They always highlight the leader...

  • hamdus99
    hamdus99 4 months ago +3

    Looking forward to the highlights of the loser olympics this year