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:
The first part is 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
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
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.