The CrossFit Games has announced that 44-year-old athlete Trevor Bachmeyer has set a new world record during the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games competition. Bachmeyer now holds the distinguished position of being the fastest athlete to move from first to last place in a pool of over 385,000 athletes.
Until this evening, Bachmeyer was ranked first worldwide in the Masters Men 40-44 Division, and second in the individual division in the NorCal Region. Through a careful strategy of submitting fake scores, backed by heavily edited videos, Bachmeyer was able to lead the competition for all five weeks before plummeting to last place.
Bachmeyer shattered the previous world record in this category, established by Fitness Lonnie in 2014. Unlike Bachmeyer, Lonnie came out of the gates hot, posting a score in 14.1 that put him 200 reps above Rich Froning. Bachmeyer’s pacing proved to be the key to his success.
“We want to recognize Bachmeyer’s accomplishment,” Said CrossFit Games Head Judge Adrian Bozman. “Finishing the Open in first place, and then being totally disqualified two weeks later is not an easy thing to do.”
The CrossFit Games is awarding Bachmeyer’s world-record performance by invalidating his Open scores, banning him from competing in any CrossFit-sanctioned event for four years, and sending him a fresh fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements™.