Fran Workout 2023 Open Recap

The Fran Workout 2023 Open, a new workout for the Donor Games that took place March 15-21, delivered another exciting event, with fierce competition in both donor categories and a new name appearing at the top of the Donor Men’s leaderboard.

In the men’s donor category, Justin King was comfortably in first place with his second attempt of 6:32 after an initial DQ. Jason Elmore had three straight DQs before his fourth attempt of 6:20 bested Justin’s time and catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard. On the last day of the competition, Justin submitted a third attempt of 6:03 but it was DQ’d. Because Justin was DQ’d on the last day, according to the rules he had 24 hours to submit another attempt, and he did so, winning the category with a final time of 6:09. Cornelius Bornman, in only his second Donor Games appearance, took third place with a time of 7:16.

In the women’s donor category, it was another battle between Mimi Mahon and Roni Hays. Mimi submitted a 5:48 first effort, putting her in first place. On the last day of the competition, Roni beat Mimi’s time with a 5:28 effort, but just minutes later Mimi submitted a second effort of 5:14 putting her back on top. Darlene Magsino took the third-place spot with a time of 7:50.

Donor Games veteran Scott Claybrook took first place in the transplant recipient men’s division with a time of 9:18.

We had six world-class times in the general categories—these times were less than a minute off of the world record set by CrossFit Games veteran Noah Ohlsen (2nd Fittest in the World in 2019). Shelby Donahue (women’s division) crushed her first workout, beating all of the men in the general category, but was DQ’d due to a sub-optimal camera angle that did not capture her chin going over the pull-up bar. In her second attempt, to ensure her chin was over the bar, she converted to chest-to-bar pullups (much harder) and still completed the workout in a blazing time of 2:36, beating all but three men in the general category.

Final Leaderboard

Living Donor: Men
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Justin King 44 AL 6:09 Watch workout video
2 Jason Elmore 42 TX 6:20 Watch workout video
3 Cornelius Bornman 46 MI 7:16 Watch workout video
4 Anonymous Donor 43 ME 8:34 Watch workout video
5 Chris Sullivan 54 CO 9:10 Watch workout video
6 Jay Irwin 56 CO 15:27 Watch workout video
7 Jon Sullenberger+ 60 WA 14:33 Watch workout video
David Ashley 48 VA
Cody Maynard 27 TN
Jody Wilkins 51 WA
Living Donor: Women
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Mimi Mahon 35 OH 5:14 Watch workout video
2 Roni Hays 26 MS 5:28 Watch workout video
3 Darlene Magsino 42 MD 7:50 Watch workout video
4 Molly Cropp+ 42 CO 9:50 Watch workout video
5 Janet Walker + 39 NY 12:20 Watch workout video
6 Emily Polet-Monterosso++ 35 MI 6:45 Watch workout video
7 Anna Cannington++ 55 MS 9:37 Watch workout video
Andrea Alejandro 43 TX DNF Watch workout video
Jodi Harskamp++ 47 AK DNF Watch workout video
Amy Plourde 47 PA
Transplant Recipient: Men
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Scott Claybrook 41 AL 9:18 Watch workout video
2 Wilson Du+ 41 CA 18:40 Watch workout video
Transplant Recipient: Women
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
Merrill Walker 66 TX
General: Men
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
T1 Henry Morales 32 MA 2:27 Watch workout video
T1 Jeremy Johnson 44 IN 2:27 Watch workout video
2 Zach Glaser 32 TN 2:31 Watch workout video
3 Greg Holt 37 CT 2:40 Watch workout video
4 Jedidiah Yousefi 30 MD 2:47 Watch workout video
5 Mike Harden 33 MD 3:04 Watch workout video
6 Mark Zimmer 42 CT 20:57 Watch workout video
Edson DaCosta 44 NY
Sebastian Harris 32 CT
Nikolaos Kostakis 45 MD
Casey Schmitz 38 CT
General: Women
Rank Participant Age State Time Video
1 Shelby Donahue 33 CT 2:36 Watch workout video
2 Francheska Delgado Peraza 34 MD 3:57 Watch workout video
3 Chadae McDonald 36 MD 4:37 Watch workout video
4 Laura Anderson 38 OH 4:50 Watch workout video
5 Michelle Danoff 45 MA 5:47 Watch workout video
6 Kiana Sullenberger 29 WA 9:15 Watch workout video
7 Shanell Sullenberger 29 WA 10:00 Watch workout video
Elida Loci 27 CT

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++ Modified workout completed for both workout elements.
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