Mat Fraser claiming a rope
This was right after the first workout, the First Cut.
- 400-m run
- 3 legless rope climbs
- 7 squat snatches (130 | 185 lb.)
Time cap: 20 minutes
Before the event they pulled everyone out in lanes of five and Heppner happened to be sharing a lane with Fraser. Whilst they all waited for the event to start and were feeling nervous, Heppner said that Fraser just looked at them and said: “that rope out there, that rope is mine” and threw his chalk at it.
Even if Heppner had wanted to steal that rope from Mat, the only time he could have done so was the first round, as afterwards the reigning champion was already on the rope by the time Heppner got to it, he said.