Heavy Murph 2024 Recap

The Heavy Murph 2024 Open, with took place April 4–10, delivered another thrilling competition, with neck-and-neck races in both donor categories that went right down to the wire.

The top spot in the men’s donor category was hotly contested. Garet Hil established an early lead, but on the last full day of the competition, Thomas Sullivan took over the top spot with his first attempt. Garet submitted a new attempt, beating Thomas’s score and recapturing the top spot with his 445-rep effort, putting Thomas in second place with 425 reps. Mike Ramsey rounded out the top three with 416 reps.

The women’s donor category is always competitive, and this event was no exception. Emmy Spencer Probasco’s first effort of 505 reps put her in first place, with Mimi Mahon’s first attempt only a few reps behind. Mimi then submitted a second attempt, vaulting her into first place. On the last day of the competition, both Emmy and Mimi submitted new attempts, only to be bested by a last-minute assault on the lead by Roni Hays, who submitted her first attempt just under the wire on Wednesday evening to take first place with 572 reps. Mimi’s second attempt of 569 reps earned her second place, and Emmy’s second attempt took the third-place spot with 542 reps.

Wilson Du represented the men’s transplant recipient division with 326 reps using a modified workout, and Merrill Walker took the women’s transplant recipient division with 260 reps, also using a modified workout.

In the general women’s category, Donor Games newcomer Mary Fisher took first place with 668 reps, Francheska Delgado Peraza took second with 608 reps, and Abigail Lauters took third with 513 reps.

In the general men’s category, Nick Bahr, who took the top podium spot in his first Donor Games event, the Fran Workout 2024 Open, repeated the feat in this event, taking first place with 629 reps. With his second attempt, Donor Games newcomer Mason Holmes took second place with 602 reps, beating out top-ranked CrossFitter Tony Lauters, who earned third place with 561 reps.

The U.S. Defense Department was well-represented, with veterans from all branches competing for the first time:

  • Army: Jon Sullenberger, Ryan Meehan
  • Marines: Garet Hil
  • Navy: Mason Holmes
  • Air Force: Jason Elmore

Final Leaderboard

Living Donor: Men
Rank Participant Age State Reps Video
1 Garet Hil 61 CT 445 Watch workout video
2 Thomas Sullivan 30 OK 425 Watch workout video
3 Mike Ramsey 51 WI 416 Watch workout video
4 Jason Elmore 43 TX 403 Watch workout video
5 Justin King 45 AL 372 Watch workout video
6 Jon Sullenberger 61 WA 321 Watch workout video
7 Steve Holmes 52 PA 298 Watch workout video
8 Cornelius Bornman 47 MI 435* Watch workout video
9 Brandon Cullen 25 NY 408* Watch workout video
10 Eusebio (EJ) Tamez 55 TX 200* Watch workout video
11 Jeffrey Woford 58 AR 112* Watch workout video
Anonymous Donor 44 ME DNC
Cody Maynard 28 TN DQ Watch workout video
Chris Sullivan 55 CO DNC
Living Donor: Women
Rank Participant Age State Reps Video
1 Roni Hays 27 MS 572 Watch workout video
2 Mimi Mahon 36 OH 569 Watch workout video
3 Emmy Spencer Probasco 43 MD 542 Watch workout video
4 Courtney Cox 40 MO 508 Watch workout video
5 McKenzie Hull 34 OH 495 Watch workout video
6 Radley West 52 SC 432* Watch workout video
7 Molly Cropp 43 CO 388* Watch workout video
8 Janet Walker 40 NY 281* Watch workout video
9 Andrea Alejandro 44 TX 258* Watch workout video
Karen Butts 49 SC DNC
Anna Cannington 56 MS
Julissa Castellanos 30 TX DNC
Joyce Collier 41 NY DNC
Marie Johnson 42 GA DNC
Amy Plourde 48 PA DNC
Victoria Rhodes 43 NY DNC
Transplant Recipient: Men
Rank Participant Age State Reps Video
1 Wilson Du 42 CA 326* Watch workout video
Transplant Recipient: Women
Rank Participant Age State Reps Video
1 Merrill Walker 67 TX 260* Watch workout video
2 Bridget Hargot-Ramsey 49 WI 200* Watch workout video
Lauren Streets 38 IL DNC
General: Men
Rank Participant Age State Reps Video
1 Nick Bahr 32 MS 629 Watch workout video
2 Mason Holmes 22 CA 602 Watch workout video
3 Tony Lauters 33 NE 561 Watch workout video
4 Nikolaos Kostakis 46 MD 485 Watch workout video
5 Justin Harris 41 WI 319 Watch workout video
6 Tony Sandoval 48 WI 291 Watch workout video
7 Ryan Meehan 41 CT 278 Watch workout video
8 Edson DaCosta 45 NY 270 Watch workout video
Kevin Fulton 31 CT DNC
Victor Pena 21 CT DNC
Miguel Person 45 NY DNC
Casey Schmitz 39 NY DNC
Keith Welch 57 CT DNC
General: Women
Rank Participant Age State Reps Video
1 Mary Fisher 41 WI 668 Watch workout video
2 Francheska Delgado Peraza 35 MD 608 Watch workout video
3 Abigail Lauters 37 NE 513 Watch workout video
4 Chadae McDonald 37 MD 510 Watch workout video
5 Elizabeth Borchardt 38 WI 473 Watch workout video
6 Shannell Sullenberger 30 WA 404 Watch workout video
7 Kiana Sullenberger 30 WA 403 Watch workout video
8 Jennifer Knispel 46 WI 293 Watch workout video

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* Athlete completed a modified workout.
DNC Athlete registered but did not complete the workout.

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