Best Moments of the 2021 OPEN
The 2021 CrossFit OPEN has brought some interesting workouts and exciting moments on Friday nights! Our Strong community has rallied together to make this year’s OPEN an unforgettable experience. Here are some of our favorite highlights!
We had several athletes compete in the RX division for the first time in the OPEN including Stephanie Martin, Elizabeth Patrick, Anirudh Ghanta, Nicholas Titus, Julian Givens, Andrew Moore and Jordan Coffey! In addition, Madison Myers, Adam Richards, Ashley Marxen, Casey Sergent and Anthony Demanincor are competing in their first OPEN ever!
PRs AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Elizabeth Patrick hit a personal best on her clean and hang clean during 21.4! Ashley and the young Grayson Yocom hit PRs on their clean and jerk! Cecilia Wong also was able to get her first chest-to-bar pull up! Donavan Carrasquillo has been working with coach Amanda on split jerks and it has paid off with a smooth 205lb complex on 21.4!
Cecilia Wong is recovering from a recent ankle injury and decided she was not going to let box jumps slow her down! She took 21.2 head on in the RX division and was very close to completing the workout! Paige Gardenhire showed us her gymnastic skills in 21.1 completing 378 reps and a good enough performance to take 2nd place on the women’s side! Corey MacCallum had a stellar performance in 21.2 and 21.3 with a time of 14:13 and 14:25 respectively! This would take the 3rd and 2nd place spots on the men’s side! Dani Howel showed off her strength with a massive 215lb complex on 21.4! This was the 71st best score in the WORLD!
Our four Strong teams have been battling it out during the three weeks of the OPEN! Week one blindsided us with wall walks and double unders! After the close, it was The Wizards of Wods who were on top of the leaderboard with a total of 101 points. The Wizards showed their “wand” skills with the flick of the wrist on the rope! Bunz and Gunz and HWPO trailed closely behind. Week two brought a gruesome workout with burpee box jump overs and dumbbell snatches. This workout was all about Bunz and Gunz as they dominated with two top 3 finishes on the men’s side and a first place finish on the women’s side by Christine Johnston! The final week brought us two workouts, a gymnastics interval piece and a heavy complex. The Wizards of Wods were able to barely squeeze out a first place finish in both events by edging out Bunz and Gunz by 2 points and 1 point! Though the Wizards took the win in the final events, it was not enough to overcome to point gap to slide into first place! Team Bunz and Gunz are your 2021 CrossFit Strong OPEN CHAMPIONS:
1) BUNZ AND GUNZ -407 POINTS
2) THE WIZARDS OF WODS -399 POINTS
3) HWPO -312 POINTS
4) SANDBAGGERS -288 POINTS
ON TO THE NEXT:
Congratulations to our Strong Athletes who are advancing to Quarterfinals and the Masters Qualifier!
Men: Bradon Hull, Caleb Ward, Fayez Rabadi, Conrad Servin, Corey MacCallum, John Michell, Jonathan Speegle, Brad Pence, Matt Longhofer
Women: Alyson Hull, Dani Howell
The coaches, athletes and staff made this year’s CrossFit Open an unforgettable experience! The energy during Friday Night Lights was eventful! Thank you to everyone who made this years open a success!