2018 crossfit games Dave Castro
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BREAKING NEWS – Weightlifting Speed Ladder Announced for Next CrossFit Games Workout!

Athletes will race through a series of progressively heavier barbells, clean and jerking each bar once before crossing the finish line.

This event will be broken into 3 rounds: Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final. Athletes will be ranked by the time they take to complete each ladder, or by the heaviest weight they successfully clean and jerk. A squat will not be required on the clean.

Quarterfinal Round:
For time:
1 clean and jerk, 245 / 155 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 255 / 160 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 265 / 165 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 270 / 170 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 275 / 175 lb.

Time cap: 1 minute
Top 20 athletes advance

Semifinal Round:
For time:
1 clean and jerk, 280 / 180 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 290 / 185 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 300 / 190 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 305 / 195 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 310 / 200 lb.

Time cap: 2 minutes
Top 5 athletes advance

Final Round:
For time:
1 clean and jerk, 315 / 205 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 325 / 210 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 335 / 215 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 340 / 220 lb.
1 clean and jerk, 345 / 225 lb.

Time cap: 3 minutes