Super Murph 2023 Open Recap

The Super Murph 2023 Open, which took place May 10–16, brought the heat and the hurt, with a healthy mix of familiar faces as well as new names atop the leaderboard in this always grueling competition.

First-time participant Thomas Sullivan cruised to a first-place finish in the men’s donor category. After an approved first attempt of 16:23, he increased his lead with a second attempt of 16:08. The fight for second place was fierce. Chris Sullivan posted a strong time of 21:55 on his second attempt, putting him in second place over Justin King. After his second attempt was DQ’d on the last night of the competition, Justin submitted a third attempt, besting Chris with a time of 21:22. The men’s donor category also saw spirited efforts from Jason Elmore and David Ashley. Jason fought through injury to round out the top five while David performed a modified workout at the summit of the United Kingdom’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

In the women’s donor category, it was another Mimi Mahon victory with a winning time of 22:36. Mimi continued her dominant run in Donor Games events, avenging her second-place finish in last year’s Super Murph 2022 Open. This marks Mimi’s 10th Donor Games first-place finish. Donor Games veteran Darlene Magsino came in second with a time of 28:23 and Andrea Alejandro rounded out the top three with a 32:36 time.

Recipient regular Scott Claybrook capped off another win with an impressive 22:12 finish. Wilson Du took home second place with a modified workout.

In the women’s general category, there was a new name at the top of the leaderboard, but one that many were already familiar with. Sam Briggs was the 2013 CrossFit Games winner, earning the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth.” Sam posted an incredible time of 14:58 with impeccable pacing and form. It was an honor to have her participate in the Donor Games! Just behind Sam on the leaderboard was Francheska Delgado Peraza at 16:29. After two disqualifications, she showed great fortitude and perseverance, turning in a third competition video with excellent form. 

The general male category was jam packed at the top, with all top five finishes within three minutes and 10 seconds of each other. Nikolaos Kostakis set a blistering pace that lasted all five rounds. With added motivation to defend his Super Murph 2022 Open crown, Nikolaos put up the best time of any participant at 14:03. Newcomer Justus McGuire came in second with a time of 15:23.

Final Leaderboard

Living Donor: Men
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Thomas Sullivan 29 OK 16:08 Watch workout video
2 Justin King 45 AL 21:22 Watch workout video
3 Chris Sullivan 54 CO 21:55 Watch workout video
4 Cornelius Bornman 46 MI 24:16 Watch workout video
5 Jason Elmore 42 TX 26:30 Watch workout video
6 Jon Sullenberger 60 WA 31:52 Watch workout video
David Ashley ^ 48 VA EXB Watch workout video
Anonymous Donor 43 ME DQ Watch workout video
Jay Irwin 56 CO DQ Watch workout video
Kevin Kilkenny 53 NY DQ Watch workout video
Cody Maynard 27 TN
Jody Wilkins 51 WA
Living Donor: Women
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Mimi Mahon 35 OH 22:36 Watch workout video
2 Darlene Magsino 42 MD 28:23 Watch workout video
3 Andrea Alejandro 43 TX 32:36 Watch workout video
4 Molly Cropp + 42 CO 28:47 Watch workout video
5 Radley West + 51 SC 29:20 Watch workout video
6 Janet Walker + 39 NY 42:27 Watch workout video
Anna Cannington 55 MS
Sandra Garcia 53 FL
Jodi Harskamp 47 AK
Roni Hays 26 MS
Amy Plourde 47 PA
Emily Polet-Monterosso 36 MI
Transplant Recipient: Men
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Scott Claybrook 41 AL 22:12 Watch workout video
2 Wilson Du + 41 CA 40:23 Watch workout video
Transplant Recipient: Women
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
Merrill Walker 66 TX
General: Men
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Nikolaos Kostakis 46 MD 14:03 Watch workout video
2 Justus McGuire 29 OK 15:23 Watch workout video
3 Edward Blanch 36 CA 16:15 Watch workout video
4 Zack Simmons 29 OK 17:00 Watch workout video
5 Mike Harden 33 MD 17:11 Watch workout video
6 Greg Holt 37 CT 19:52 Watch workout video
7 Kory Waller 27 KY 23:06 Watch workout video
8 Brian Swazuk 38 IN 25:33 Watch workout video
9 Edson DaCosta 44 NY 29:18 Watch workout video
10 Mark Zimmer 42 CT 31:24 Watch workout video
Sebastian Harris 32 CT
Casey Schmitz 38 NY
General: Women
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Sam Briggs 41 OH 14:58 Watch workout video
2 Francheska Delgado Peraza 34 MD 16:29 Watch workout video
3 Shelby Donahue 34 CT 18:19 Watch workout video
4 Chadae McDonald 36 MD 19:12 Watch workout video
5 Laura Anderson 39 OH 28:03 Watch workout video
6 Kiana Sullenberger 29 WA 28:20 Watch workout video
7 Shanell Sullenberger 29 WA 29:43 Watch workout video
Rachel Baker 31 OH DQ Watch workout video
Tiana Bullock 21 CA
Ana Callejas 29 MA DQ Watch workout video
Rachael Harden 33 MD DQ Watch workout video
Lindsey Holden 41 OH
Jules Seroskie 39 MD DQ Watch workout video

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+ Modified workout completed.
^ Athlete performing an exhibition workout, not for competition

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