March 29, 2017

For time:
50 double-unders (80 singles)
1000m row
30 pull ups
1000m run
30 toes to bar
50 double-unders (80 singles)

For time:
50 single-unders
500m row
20 bar rows
500m run
20 Abmat situps
50 singles

3 sets of:
:30 passive bar hang
1:00 each side twisted cross
:30 (each way) 3 way hamstring stretch


Open Recap 

Now that the worldwide leaderboard has been updated and we know where everyone stands, I wanted to do a quick recap of those who are moving on to the next level of competition.

Unfortunately, we won’t have a team at Regionals this year. A few injuries prevented our top guys (Hans and Marco) from completing the Open and without them, we lost a lot of ground. It just wasn’t in the

cards this year and, above all, we want everyone to be healthy!

Now for the good news…

  • McKenzie ended 26th in our region out of 13,560 registered women (top .19% in the South East). The top 20 individuals qualify for Regionals and she still has a shot, as some of the top girls will register on a team. As long as six girls do so (and there is a good chance of that), she’s in! This is totally incredible, as this is McKenzie’s first Open!
  • Once again, Chuck Sullivan will go to the next phase of competition, the Master’s Qualifier. He ended up tied for 4th worldwide out of 2,640

    men in the 60+ age group (top .15% worldwide).

  • Wendy will also compete in the Master’s Qualifier, ending up 48th worldwide out of 21,000 women in the 40-44 age group (top .22% worldwide).
  • And last but not least, Kitty Bagby will compete in the Teen Qualifier, finishing 153rd out of 2,640 girls age 16-17 (top 5% worldwide).

The Teens and Master’s Qualifier take place from April 20-24. Each person’s ranking in the open is worth a score and four workouts will be released and must be completed on video with a registered judge. From there, the top 20 athletes worldwide in each Masters and Teen age group will qualify for the CrossFit Games.

Regionals is the first weekend in June in Atlanta and will determine the teams and open individuals who makes it to the CrossFit Games.

Now, some honorable mentions:

  • Drew finished outside the top 200 qualifying spots in the 55-59 Master’s group at 263rd out of 4,380 (he was in the top 6% worldwide).
  • Bonnie Bailey was also outside the Qualifier, finishing 244th out of 3,480 registered athletes in the women’s 55-59 group (top 7% worldwide).

The Open isn’t all about qualifiers and regionals, as hundreds of thousands of people participate and only a few can move on. It’s really about personal progress, commitment and fun. I think most everyone displayed great sportsmanship and truly enjoyed the Open season. So…congrats to you all!


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