CrossFit 18.2 Recap

Rowing during the CrossFit Games Open 18.1 at CrossFit Bell
Bell Strong 3-9-18
March 8, 2018
Dumbbell Snatch during the CrossFit Games Open 18.1 at CrossFit Bell
Bell OCR 3-10-18
March 9, 2018
Dumbbell Front Squats during the CrossFit Games Open 18.2 at CrossFit Bell

Week two in the books.

Team CrossFit Bell

2821st Place

In The World


Week two has come and gone, and with the announcement of 18.3, let’s reflect on our previous weeks performance. Can Team Grey keep the lead going into 18.3? Let’s find out.

Just like 15.1, 18.2 was a two part workout that requires athletes to hit a heavy 1 Rep Max lift after a devastating conditioning piece. We know you can lift heavy, but can you do it under duress? This workout will count as two separate events, meaning athletes who are unable to finish the first portion will take a zero for the second half. Not only will this workout challenge you but it’s sure to shake up the in-house leaderboard. For once, Dave Castro’s clues were spot on, this one burned. 55 dumbbell front squats and 55 burpees over the barbell had our throats and legs on fire. We recently performed a dumbbell front squat workout with a similar amount of volume, and we’ve been cleaning heavy, often, in our Open Prep Cycle. The hard work and constant exposure to dumbbells have given us a level of familiarity with the recommended weights (55# and 35#) causing the vast majority of Bell athletes to go Rx in 18.2. In fact 97% of our Men went Rx, meanwhile 71% of our Women went Rx this week. Even more impressive was the fact that the entire Team Grey Men’s division went Rx.

97%

Number of Male Athletes Who Went Rx

71%

Number of Female Athletes Who Went Rx

Cleans during the CrossFit Games Open 18.2 at CrossFit Bell

Our team currently sits 2821st in the Region with Ant, Andrew, Lauren and Marissa leading the way with top scores in 18.2 and Chris H. assisting on 18.2A. Our male Rx athletes averaged 262 reps on 18.1 and the scaled athletes averaged 299 reps. On the ladies’ side we saw the Rx females average 200 reps with the scaled athletes averaging 233 reps. Team Grey’s Rx Men averaged 252 reps, and Team Black ‘s Rx Men averaged 270 reps. Team Grey’s ladies pulled through with 10 Rx ladies averaging 207 reps, beating out Team Black’s 14 Rx athletes who averaged 195 reps.

Male Athletes

9.36Rx

Average Men Time


Female Athletes

10.09Rx

Average Women Time


Male Athletes

205Lbs

Average Rx Men Squat Clean


Female Athletes

120Lbs

Average Rx Women Squat Clean


Team Black during the CrossFit Games Open 18.2 at CrossFit Bell

 

Our participation was still on point in week 2. Can we hold on, because week 3 is when people generally start to fall off. Team Black had 42 athletes (93%) complete 18.2, an increase of 2%. While Team Grey had a decrease in participation dropping from 97% to 95% this week with 43 of 45 athletes participating.

PARTICIPATION

93%

Team Black

95%

Team Grey

SPIRIT POINTS

Team Black came strong in week 2. There was no doubt that they took the spirit award this week with a bombardment of positive vibes and camaraderie in the form of a team entrance and warmup. Can the Team Grey captains, Francesca and Tony, turn this around or will Team Black once again show the world that spirit is the key to victory.

PODIUM

While Team Black was spending their time painting their faces and drawing up signs, team Grey attacked 18.2, dominating the leaderboard. Team Grey took 22 podium spots, leaving team Black with only 16 spots. This could very well have been the deciding factor in this weeks challenge.

18.2

MEN

Rx Men’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – J.P. (Team Grey)
2nd – Ant (Team Black)
3rd – Andrew (Team Black)

Rx Men’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)

1st – Colin (Team Black)
2nd – Tony (Team Grey)
3rd – Johnny (Team Grey)

Scaled Men’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – N/A
2nd – N/A
3rd – N/A

Scaled Men’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)
1st – Will I (Team Black)
2nd – N/A
3rd – N/A

WOMEN

Rx Women’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – Lauren L (Team Black)
2nd – Marissa (Team Grey)
3rd – Laura S (Team Black)

Rx Women’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)

1st –  Jackie (Team Grey)
2nd – Coleen (Team Black)
3rd – Autumn (Team Grey)

Scaled Women’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – Beata (Team Black)
2nd – Romina(Team Grey)
3rd – Alexa (Team Black)

Scaled Women’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)
1st – Jen L (Team Grey)
2nd – Carolyn (Team Grey)
3rd – Clara (Team Grey)



18.2A

MEN

Rx Men’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – J.P. (Team Grey)
2nd – Mike K (Team Black)
3rd – Haneef (Team Black)

Rx Men’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)

1st – Tony (Team Grey)
2nd – Nick  (Team Black)
3rd – Johnny (Team Grey)

Scaled Men’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – N/A
2nd – N/A
3rd – N/A

Scaled Men’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)
1st – Will I (Team Black)
2nd – N/A
3rd – N/A

WOMEN

Rx Women’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – Marissa (Team Grey)
2nd – Lauren L (Team Black)
3rd – Laura S (Team Black)

Rx Women’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)

1st – Jackie (Team Grey)
2nd – Shannon (Team Grey)
3rd – Autumn (Team Grey)

Scaled Women’s Podium (OPEN DIVISION)
1st – Alexa (Team Black)
2nd – Romina (Team Grey)
3rd – Beata (Team Black)

Scaled Women’s Podium (MASTERS DIVISION 35+)
1st – Carolyn (Team Grey)
2nd – Jen (Team Grey)
3rd – Alexandra (Team Grey)


Cleans during the CrossFit Games Open 18.2 at CrossFit Bell

Team Black

16

Podium Spots


Team Grey

22

Podium Spots


Team Black easily took the spirit award in week 2 which once again helped keep Team Black in the running. Team Grey doubled down on the fact that podium and participation points were doubled this week and dominated the leaderboards. Despite the runaway efforts by Team Grey, Team Black managed to hold them at bay with the spirit points being the deciding factor. Can Team Grey fight off a decrease in participation and lack of spirit? Can they turn it around in week 3 to run away with the competition? We’ll find out next week.

WEEK 2 WINNER

Week 2 Winner

163points

Team Black


OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER 2 WEEKS

Team Black

251

Points


Team Grey

251

Points


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