Reasons You Should Watch the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games
The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games will take place from July 30th to August 6th at the Fort Bragg Armory in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The event features over 2,000 competitors from all 50 states and 15 countries around the world. The competition will feature 5 weight classes: Open (135lbs), Masters (195lbs), Teen (145lbs), Women’s Classic (95kg) and Men’s Classic (105kg). The event will include a total of 40 athletes competing in each of these five weight classes.
In addition to the main competition, there are numerous other events held throughout the week including:
Open division – 10-minute warmup followed by 20 minutes of running with one minute rest between sets. Athletes must complete three rounds without stopping.
No equipment allowed except shoes and socks.
Rope Climb – Each athlete given three chances to complete a 12 foot rope climb. The height of the rope will be adjusted for each athlete according to their weight division.
Medicine Ball Throw – Each athlete must throw a 10 pound medicine ball over a wall (10 feet tall) in the shortest amount of throws possible. Athletes may not use their hands while throwing the ball.
Snatch – Each athlete must pick up a 135 pound barbell from the floor and lift it over their head in one motion. They may receive no assistance from other athletes or equipment.
Deadlift – Each athlete must lift a 330 pound barbell off of ground on their second attempt and a 360 pound barbell on their third attempt. Once the weight is locked out, they may receive no assistance from other athletes or equipment.
As you can tell, these events are going to be mental and physical challenges. Let’s take a look at some of the competitors.
Crossfit Open Winners
The top five male Open competitors are: Graham Holmberg (3rd place), Ben Smith (1st place), Scott Panchik (2nd place), Bjorgvin Gudmundsson (5th place) and Mikhaila Peterson (Newcomer).
The top five female Open competitors are: Tia-Clair Toal (1st place), Cassidy Lance (5th place), Karen Graham (2nd place), Kristine Andali (4th place) and Ragnhild Opshaug (Newcomer).
Crossfit Games Winners
The top five male Masters competitors are: Sam Dancer (3rd place), Graham Holmberg (1st place), Cole Sager (2nd place), Spenser Wells (4th place) and Ben Stoneberg (5th place).
The top five female Masters competitors are: Sam Dancer (3rd place), Tia-Clair Toal (1st place), Kari Ebel (2nd place), Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (4th place) and Jennifer Smith (Newcomer).
We will continue to provide information on this event as it becomes available. In the meantime, check out the official website here.
Main image: Crossfit Instagram
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