CrossFit Open 2019 Workouts & Results

CrossFit Open 2019

The CrossFit Open, the world’s largest participatory sporting event, is a five-week competition that kicks off the CrossFit Games season. It invites athletes from around the globe to compete in a series of demanding workouts, each designed to test their strength, agility, and endurance. The 2019 edition was no different, with over 200,000 athletes signing up to face the challenge. This blog post dives into the details of the CrossFit Open 2019 workouts, providing a breakdown of each workout, its standards, and top performances.

CrossFit Open Workout 19.1

This workout was a harsh yet effective opening salvo for the 2019 CrossFit Open. A fierce combination of wall-ball shots and rowing, 19.1 challenged athletes to balance precision, power, and cardiovascular endurance.

19.1 The Workout

As many rounds and repetitions as possible in 15 minutes of:

– 19 Wall-ball shots, 20-pound ball, 10 ft target (14-pound ball, 9 ft target for women)
– 19 Calorie row

Workout Standards

The workout required the athletes to perform a wall-ball shot and hit the specified target. When rowing, the athletes had to ensure they reached the required calorie count before moving on.

Open 19.1 Results

Men:
1. Snorre Fjaagesund – 411 reps
2. Alex Wertheim – 409 reps
3. Travis Mead – 400 reps
4. Jason Carrol – 400 reps
5. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson – 399 reps

Women:
1. Mikaela Norman – 366 reps
2. Danieller Sidell – 361 reps
3. Annie Thorisdottir – 358 reps
4. Karin Freyova – 358 reps
5. Samantha Briggs – 355 reps

CrossFit Open Workout 19.2

Workout 19.2 was a revision of 16.2, bringing back the increasing weight ladder of squat cleans, coupled with sets of toes-to-bars and double-unders. This workout tested the athletes’ strength, gymnastic skill, and cardiovascular endurance.

19.2 The Workout

Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:

– 25 Toes-to-bars
– 50 Double-unders
– 15 Squat cleans, 135 lb. (85 lb. for women)
– 25 Toes-to-bars
– 50 Double-unders
– 13 Squat cleans, 185 lb. (115 lb. for women)

If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed with:

– 25 Toes-to-bars
– 50 Double-unders
– 11 Squat cleans, 225 lb. (145 lb. for women)

Continue in this pattern, adding 4 additional minutes for each completed round, increasing weight, and decreasing reps for the squat cleans.

Workout Standards

The workout required the athletes to complete toes-to-bars, double-unders, and squat cleans with the specified weight within the time frame.

Open 19.2 Result

Men:
1. Rich Froning Jr – 16:10
2. Patrick Vellner – 16:11
3. Mat Fraser – 16:28
4. Zachary Buntin – 16:44
5. Lefteris Theofandis – 17:06

Women:
1. Brooke Wells – 14:20
2. Brooke Haas – 14:52
3. Candice Riffle – 15:06
4. Jadzia Truszowski – 15:08
5. Sara Sigmundsdottir – 15:20

CrossFit Open Workout 19.3

19.3 brought a unique challenge: a combination of overhead walking lunges, box step-ups, and the debut of strict handstand push-ups in the Open. Athletes were then asked to complete a handstand walk – a test of gymnastic skill, strength, and balance.

19.3 The Workout

For time:

– 200-ft. Dumbbell overhead lunge (50 lb. for men, 35 lb. for women)
– 50 Dumbbell box step-ups
– 50 Strict handstand push-ups
– 200-ft. Handstand walk

Time cap: 10 minutes

Workout Standards

The overhead walking lunge required athletes to hold a dumbbell above their head while lunging. For box step-ups, athletes held a dumbbell against their body. Strict handstand push-ups required athletes to achieve a full range of motion without kipping. Finally, the handstand walk required athletes to traverse the distance on their hands.

Open 19.3 Result

Men:
1. Mat Fraser – 7:27
2. Alec Smith – 7:35
3. Jacob Heppner – 7:38
4. George Sterner – 7:38
5. Brian Horwatch – 7:39

Women:
1. Kari Pearce – 6:46
2. Sara Sigmundsdottir – 6:59
3. Brooke Wells – 7:09
4. Carol-Ann Reason-Tibault – 7:23
5. Tia-Clair Toomey – 7:36

CrossFit Open Workout 19.4

Workout 19.4 consisted of two parts, with a rest in between. The first part was a combination of snatches and bar-facing burpees, and the second was muscle-ups and burpees. This tested athletes’ power, agility, and advanced gymnastic ability.

19.4 The Workout

For total time:

3 rounds of:

– 10 Snatches (95 lb. for men, 65 lb. for women)
– 12 Bar-facing burpees

Then, rest 3 minutes before continuing with:

3 rounds of:

– 10 Bar muscle-ups
– 12 Bar-facing burpees

Time cap: 12 minutes

Workout Standards

The workout required the athletes to perform snatches, bar-facing burpees, bar muscle-ups, and more bar-facing burpees, all within the given time frame. Proper form was crucial for the completion of all reps and rounds.

Open 19.4 Result

Men:
1. Jonne Koski – 8:03
2. Mat Fraser – 8:08
3. Noah Olsen – 8:13
4. Dakota Rager – 8:18
5. Cedric Lapointe – 8:23

Women:
1. Kari Pearce – 8:34
2. Jamie Greene – 8:35
3. Hilary Steele – 8:48
4. Kristin Holte – 8:49
5. Mckenzie Flinchum – 8:51

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5

The final workout, 19.5, was a grueling end to the 2019 CrossFit Open. It combined two fundamental movements: thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups. It was an arduous test of cardiovascular endurance, power, and gymnastic skill.

19.5 The Workout

For time:

– 33-27-21-15-9 reps of:
– Thrusters (95 lb. for men, 65 lb. for women)
– Chest-to-bar pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes

Workout Standards

The thrusters required athletes to squat and press a barbell from their shoulders to overhead in one smooth motion. The chest-to-bar pull-ups required athletes to touch their chest to the bar at the peak of their pull-up.

Open 19.5 Results

Men:
1. Mat Fraser – 6:53
2. Mauro Acevedo – 7:02
3. Lefteris Theofandis – 7:20
4. Jacob Heppner – 7:21
5. Colten Mertens – 7:31

Women:
1. McKenzie Flinchum – 7:14
2. Marisa De Los Santos – 7:28
3. Kristin Holte – 7:30
4. Sara Sigmundsdottir – 7:39
5. Jamie Greene – 7:39

And with that, the 2019 CrossFit Open came to a close. It was an unforgettable five weeks that tested the mettle of athletes across the globe. The journey to the earth’s fittest is paved with grit, sweat, and immense determination. Why not explore our guide to all of the Open Workouts throughout the years

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