CrossFit Open 19.5 Recap

2019 CrossFit Open Individual Winners
March 25, 2019
Tuesday, March 26 2019
March 25, 2019

Workout 19.5

33-27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
95-lb. thrusters
Chest-to-bar pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes


Fight to the Finish

Number of Rx Athletes

81athletes

Rx


The open ends where it began, with, for most of us, a 20 minute workout. Once again we see thrusters at the capstone of the open. We’ve seen several different variations of thruster workouts before; the most devastating that comes to mind is 27-21-15-9 thrusters and calories, or the infamous 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 burpees and thrusters. This year they’ve pushed the threshold with a total of 105 thrusters coupled with 105 chest to bar pullups in what appears to be a “Fran” on steroids. 63 Men and 58 Women took on the challenge, but only 11 athletes were able to finish 19.5 within the time cap.

9%

Number of Athletes who Finished 19point5

Our top scores this week came from Victor who finished all 210 reps in 17:01 and Lauren who had the top overall score with a finish time of 16:33.

Men

30Athletes

Atleast 1 HSPU


Women

6Athletes

Atleast 1 HSPU


Top Score

136Reps

Rx Men


Top Score

133Reps

Rx Women


PARTICIPATION

The CrossFit Open is beginning to weigh on athletes. As happens each and every year, the workouts in the open become progressively more high skilled and challenging and we start to see athletes drop off. We offer ample opportunities for athletes to tackle the workouts yet they are nowhere to be found. Although, some athletes have valid excuses, the vast majority are avoiding the workouts because of the movements. Let’s hope the Team Captains can ratchet down the participation and get everyone back in for the last 2 weeks. 82% of Team Black performed the workout this week. 77% of Team Grey performed the workout.

82%

Team Black

77%

Team Grey

SPIRIT

Team black took to childish name calling, creating posters that made fools of the Grey Team leaders, and although accurate and funny was costly in the spirit department. Team black coordinated a S&M theme to their final week, perhaps because they felt they were spanking Team Grey in the standings but we’ll never know. Team Black could barely rally more than a handful of athletes to garner leather and whips and fell flat in the spirit award once again.

FITNESS CHALLENGE #5

When it’s all said and done, the fittest team will win. This week we had a secret Fitness Challenge to determine which team would accumulate the most reps for 19.5. Team Black managed to accumulate 7,677 reps of thrusters and pullups compared to 6,041 for Team Grey.

7,677

Team Black

6,041

Team Grey


PODIUM

The Men’s leaderboard had an interesting problem this week… not a single athlete in the Open or Master divisions went scaled, meaning we had no points to give out on the Men’s side. This was a huge problem for Team Grey who capitalized weekly on winning the master/open scaled division. Overall the Podium points went to Team Black this week with a decisive 12-6 victory.

MEN

Rx Men
1- Victor (B)
2- Danny (G)
3- lee (B)

Scale Men
1-

Rx Master Men
1- Colin (B)
2- Nick (B)
3- Tommy (B)

Scale Master Men
1-
2-
3-

WOMEN

Rx Women
1- Lauren (B)
2- Emily (B)
3- Diana (G)

Scale Women
1- Alexa (B)
2- Kelly (B)
3- Laura R (B)

Rx Master Women
1- Jess (B)
2- Jackie (G)
3- Lisa (B)

Scale Master Women
1- Camile (G)
2- Julie (G)
3- Luana (G)


Team Black

12

Podium Spots


Team Grey

6

Podium Spots


And The Winner Is…

Week 5 is in the books and Team Black took week 5 with a score of 22 – 11. They managed to hold off Team Grey from a comeback thus securing their second CrossFit Open victory in a row. Team Grey put forth a valiant effort. Grey capitalized on the bland and boring spirit of Team Black, sweeping spirit points week after week. However, Team Black showed Team Grey that you can’t just cheer and win you have to put in the hard work and earn those fitness and podium points.

Week 1 Winner

22points

Team Black


Overall

Total Points

100points

Team Black


Total Points

78points

Team Grey


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