Athletes Competing in CrossFit Open Workout 17.3 Announcement – Cole Sager

In 17.3 three big Names will compete. Don´t miss this battle.

Cole Sager was always into competitive sports, playing four years at the University of Washington as a running back and special teams player for the Huskys. When his football days came to an end in 2013, Sager needed a new type of athletic challenge.

A friend suggested for him to try CrossFit and since qualifying for his first Regionals within months of entering the sport, Cole has been moving up the ranks with each following year. He finished 17th at his first CrossFit Games in 2014, improved to 7th place the next summer, and reached a 5th place finish in 2016, highlighted by a best overall time in The Separator event. This Event included ring handstand push ups, which were the exercise that gave the Event it’s title. Dave Castro had previously leaked a clue on social media that these would be included, so many athletes had been practicing, but now it was time to see how well everyone adapted.


  • For time:
  • 12 ring handstand push ups
  • 15 back squats (225 lbs)
  • 20 burpees
  • 9 ring handstand push ups
  • 18 front squats (205 lbs)
  • 20 burpees
  • 6 ring handstand push ups
  • 21 overhead squats (185 lbs)
  • 20 burpees

Cole Sager took first place in this Event in a heart-stopping final.

The men had to muscle up into the handstand position, as the rings were hung high.

Go to 2:18:20, to see Cole Sagers Heat


Personal Stats
Age 26
Weight 198
Height 5’10”
From Burlington, Wash
Began Crossfit January 2013

Barbell Stats
Squat 475
Clean & Jerk 345
Snatch 275
Deadlift 470
WOD Times
Fran 2:05
Helen 7:14
Grace 1:10
Pullups 75

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