Reebok CrossFit Games Open Workout 15.4

Second last WOD. Almost done!! It seems like more and more athletes go all out at their last chance on Monday night. Hot, vibrating and filled with primal screams, 15.4 went off and away.

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Workout 15.4

8-minute AMRAP:
3 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
6 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
9 handstand push-ups
3 cleans
12 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
15 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
18 handstand push-ups
6 cleans
21 handstand push-ups
9 cleans
Etc., following same pattern

M 185 lb.  F 125 lb.

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Rankings so far in Region Europe:

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Men Overall:

122. Benaja Wälchli

641. Fabian Tresch

700. Tom Schwander

1314. Jona Harder

1351. Joel Wächter

Men WOD 15.4:

267. Benaja Wälchli 104 Reps

462. Tom Schwander 96 Reps

482. Joel Wächter 96 Reps

866. Lukas Büel 84 Reps

1211. Fabian Tresch 77 Reps

Women Overall:

83. Alessia Wälchli

166. Nadine Steinger

230. Katrin Luethy

311. Jessica Preiss

380. Nora Jäggi

Women WOD 15.4:

66. Alessia Wälchli 115 Reps

94. Romina Wicki 94 Reps

216. Jessica Preiss 88 Reps

440. Katrin Luethy 71 Reps

461. Nadine Steinger 70 Reps

Here you can find the leaderboard of all Swiss athletes:

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Here you can find the leaderboard of all CFBS athletes:

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Words by Ramon Gysin about 15.4:

First time handstand push-ups in the Opens. Though I personally don’t like the handstand push-ups to be a dominant movement in a WOD because the result is pretty much determined by leverage (short arms better chances), I really like the way they did set the standards for this one. I know a lot of people dislike it, but in my opinion this was a very smart and fair way to set it up.

What I didn’t like: Many people had bad necks after this one (including me, still sitting on the chair with my head bend to the side). But again, like my friend Jami said: ‚ taken an adult decision‘.

WOD 15.4: Rank 37. This brought us up two spots, now sitting in 33. Special mention of Alessia’s result: She did 115 reps in this WOD, this was rank 66 in Europe. With this performance she is now sitting in spot 83 in Europe.

We are looking forward to the last WOD, trying to climb up the ranks and then wait what happens to the leaderboard once the individuals are out.

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Last WOD to come, let’s give it our all!!!