CROSSFIT NEWS – What you Need to Know about the Open 2017 So Far

So far we see a European domination in the women's section of the Open 2017 while a Canadian leads the men. The field is extremely close, in 17.2 10 reps decide over almost 100 places!

CrossFit Open 2017

We have Patrick Vellner currently sitting in 1st place in the open 2017, after a great battle with Brent Fikowski at the live announcement for 17.1. Vellner later had to repeat the workout due to no-reps. He currently sits in second position in 17.2 with 224 reps.


He is followed by 24 year old Mark Oliver from CrossFit Sabal Park, Josh Bridges holds 3rd place. Mat Fraser and Rich Froning on 6th and 7th.  In 4th place currently sits Paweł Leśnikowski from Crossfit Genius in Warzawa/Poland. The 26 year old student has been into Crossfit since the end of 2014 and finished 28th and 13th in the two open workouts.

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Sam Briggs in on fire

Finishing 2nd in 17.2 with a time of 9.47 she was 10 seconds faster than the Scott Cotrill, who won the men section. She currently leads 17.2 with 240 reps (Pat Vellner: 224, would made him 5th in the female division), and so she sits on the top of the leaderboard of the Open 2017.


Kristin Holte and Thuri Helgadottir split 2nd place, Kari Pearce on 4th, Annie Thorisdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir on 5 and 6. Last years Champ Katrin Davidsdottir is ranked 30th after place 105 in 17.2 and 8th in 17.2

On 9th Place we have Kelley Jackson.

The 33year old competed in the Games 2014 and 2015 as an individual Athlete and with CrossFit 417 on last years Team Games, to get physically and mentally stronger for 2017.



For more information about The Open, check these articles and videos out:

New 17.1 Winner Announced as Top 3 Athletes Have Scores Adjusted for No-Reps!

Kara Webb Taking on CrossFit Open Workout 17.2 (Full Video)

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