The 2013 Reebok CrossFit® Games Champion Samantha Briggs and 3-time Reebok CrossFit Games competitor Travis Mayer dominated 17.4, completing the grueling 13-minute AMRAP with 330 reps and 329 reps respectively.
Below, you can see the official announcement of the workout from CrossFit® HQ.
Yep, it’s a repeat of 16.4: as many rounds and repetitions as possible in 13 minutes of 55 deadlifts, 55 wall balls, 55 calories of rowing, and 55 handstand push-ups. The men’s Rx weight for deadlifts was 225 pounds and it was 155 pounds for the women. The Rx for the wall ball was a 20-pound ball and a 10-foot high target for men and a 14-pound ball and a 9-foot target for the women.
You can see CrossFit’s full video of rulings and guidelines below, which lasts about five minutes.
With Briggs completing one more rep than Mayer, this is the third Open workout in a row that the winning female’s result was higher than the men’s. (Though, of course, there’s a pretty significant difference in the weights used.) Briggs set a world record for rowing 1,000 meters in 3 minutes and 23.9 seconds last year, so her victory may not be surprising, but it’s certainly well-deserved.
You can watch all 330 reps of her 17.4 workout in the video below.
And while we can’t embed the video because of the privacy settings, you can watch the entirety of Travis Mayer’s 17.4 showing over on Vimeo right here.
Hot on their heels, Briggs is followed by Sara Sigmundsdottir in second place with 328 reps, Camille LeBlanc-Bezinet with 325 reps, and Kari Pearce and Emma McQuaid both finished with 320 reps (though Pearce finished ten seconds ahead of McQuaid).
Mayer, meanwhile, finished just ahead of the 2016 Fittest Man On Earth (and current first place holder in the Open overall) Mat Fraser who completed 327 reps, followed by Jason Carroll with 325 reps, Josh Bridges with 322 reps, and Alex Vigneault with 320 reps.
As for the Mexico City match-up between Brooke Wells and Fittest Woman in Mexico Brenda Castro, Wells came out ahead with 297 reps (22nd worldwide) and Castro completed 269 reps, putting her in 132nd place worldwide. Their epic struggle, accompanied by an ever-watchful Dave Castro, is here.
Worldwide and overall, after four Open workouts, the first five places among male competitors are Mat Fraser in first, followed by Rich Froning, Alex Vigneault, Noah Olsen, and Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson.
For female athletes it’s Kari Pearce in first, then Sara Sigmundsdottir, Camille LeBlanc-Bezinet, Annie Thorisdottir, and Jamie Greene.
Here’s to 17.5.
Featured image via CrossFit Fatal7ty on YouTube.
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