Source: CrossFit Inc

Find Out Who Won The CrossFit Open Workout 18.2 Live Announcement

Pat Vellner vs Noah Ohlsen. Find out how the showdown went and pick up some tips for your own performance.

Live Open Announcement 18.2

The live announcement of Open Workout #18point2. Watch Patrick Vellner 🇨🇦 vs. Noah Ohlsen 🇺🇸, live from R.A.W. Training ( CrossFit R.A.W) in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Posted by The CrossFit Games on Donnerstag, 1. März 2018

So firstly, let’s remind ourselves of what CrossFit Open Workout 18.2 is:

A two part workout with a 12 minute time cap.

The first part is 18.2.

CrossFit 18.2

  • 1 x Dumbbell Squat
  • 1 x Bar Facing Burpee
  • 2 x Dumbbell Squat
  • 2 x Bar Facing Burpee
  • 3 x Dumbbell Squat
  • 3 x Bar Facing Burpee
  • 4 x Dumbbell Squat
  • 4 x Bar Facing Burpee
  • Complete ladder up to 10 reps of both exercise

The dumbbell Squats will involve holding a dumbbell in each hand. 

  • Male 50 lb
  • Female 35 lb
Pat and Noah

Pat and Noah

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The second part is 18.2.

After Completing 18.2 Go Straight into 18.2 A

Use the remaining time from the 12 minutes to establish a 1RM Clean

Your score is a combination of both parts of the workout.


Noah was the first to finish 18.2. As a shorter athlete he had a faster squat. Pat Vellner performed his burpees at a quicker pace however a late no rep on the burpees cost him time and allowed Noah to take the win for the first section on the WOD. Pat’s advice afterwards was candid and concise:

“You can go always go faster on the burpees, you just don’t want to”


After giving themselves a minute to let their heart rate drop, both athletes started with a 220 lb Clean. They then moved to 275 and completed that lift with ease as well. The remaining lifts went as follows.

  • Noah fails 300
  • Pat hits 305
  • Noah hits 301
  • Pat fails 325
  • Pat hits 325
  • Noah hits 311

Pat Vellner wins 18.2A.

It is interesting to note that both athletes started with about 60% of their 1rm, so this can be worth thinking about for your own performance.

Open Workout 18.2A