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Mat Fraser Crushes CrossFit Games Open Workout 15.5 (Video)

Mat Fraser Crushes CrossFit Games Open Workout 15.5 (Video)

Mat Fraser Crushes CrossFit Games Open Workout 15.5 (Video)

By: Alex Krieger | August 31st, 2013

In case you missed it, Mat Fraser took down the CrossFit Games Open Workout with a time of just under 16 minutes! That’s a new personal record for him and he did it without any assistance from anyone else. If you’re not familiar with what Mat does, here are some facts about him:

1. Mat is a professional athlete and a former collegiate football player at the University of North Carolina.

2. Mat was named to the 2009 ACC All-Freshman Team after rushing for 1,836 yards and 25 touchdowns on the season.

He finished his college career ranked second all-time in UNC history in both categories behind only quarterback Steve Fuller.

3. Mat played for Coach Mike Pressler at UNC where they won two national championships together in 2006 and 2007.

4. Mat was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (13th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft but didn’t make their final 53 man roster due to injury.

He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and made his debut against the San Diego Chargers on September 10, 2011 before being placed on injured reserve on November 28, 2011. After recovering from a torn ACL he went back to playing football for UNC Wilmington where he led them to a Sun Belt Conference Championship in 2012.

Now a post-collegiate, Mat currently trains under Coach Pressler with other professional and amateur athletes at ABC CrossFit inummies. You can read more about him in the Charlotte Observer and check out his workout from Thursday’s 15.5 Open workout here:

15.5: 16:01 (Video)

Let us know what you think about Mat’s new record and how long it might stand!

More about Mat:

Mat has an impressive athletic background and has been training with us at ABC for a few years now. He’s a former professional and collegiate football player and is currently a member of the US National Rowing Team! In fact, he attended UNC and played football there under head coach, Mike Pressler. He’s also currently in law school at the University of Colorado.

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The Workout:

Buy In = 1 mile run by the clock (1:50)

Then, 5 rounds of:

7 Clean and Jerks @ 135/93 (1:30 per round)

rest 3 minutes between rounds

Then, 1 mile run by the clock (1:50)

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At L1: Matt is wearing a blue shirt and grey shorts.

At L2: David is wearing an orange hat.

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At L3: Steve is wearing a blue and white striped shirt and black shorts.

At L4: Matt is wearing a blue shirt and grey pants.

At L5: David is wearing a blue shirt and gray pants.

The Magic Number is: 15m (15 minutes)

Top 3 Males and Females winners get some awesome prizes from some our awesome supporters!

1st place: Choice of Recovery Xtreme, Silly Bandz or $20 gift card from Amazon or Target

2nd place: Choice of Silly Bandz or $10 gift card from Amazon or Target

3rd place: Choice of Silly Bandz or $5 gift card from Amazon or Target

And EVERYONE that completes the Open WOD this week will get a special prize from us as well!

Remember, it’s not about just finishing the workouts, it’s about finishing and doing well! Get creative and have fun! Get to it and go crush the Open!!!

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Well done if you made it this far!

Let’s do this!!!

Blessings,

Matt & Team ABF

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