Reebok CrossFit Games Open 17.2

Dave. Really? Are you serious?

After 17.1 everyone was glad to have survived the #dumbbellgate. We were curious about 17.2- what will appear? Pull ups, Handstand Push ups, Burpeeees….NO! Dumbbells again! Two of them! Combined with walking lunges (like last year 16.1) ! A  logistical nightmare. Thank you, you evil „Hunchback“ .

Open Workout 17.2:

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
2 rounds of:
50-ft. weighted walking lunge
16 toes-to-bars
8 power cleans
Then, 2 rounds of:
50-ft. weighted walking lunge
16 bar muscle-ups
8 power cleans
Etc., alternating between toes-to-bars and bar muscle-ups every 2 rounds.

Men use 50-lb. dumbbells, women use 35-lb. dumbbells

But we made it. Sure we did! Great performances from our CFBS-warriors and Downtown-Outlaws, sore legs and butts and bloody hands and many RX’d attempts, chasing the first Muscle Up!


It was fun! What comes next? We’re equipped for everything!

Current standings of CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Basel Downtowns internal Open competition:

Spirit points goes to Team Bomb Squad and the Bully Buddies. Nice Team-work guys!

We had an awesome Sunday-Brunch…

Great poses, fun and fantastic cake…

…and there was a special guest:

Keep up the great work!


Top Ten at CrossFit Basel/Downtown:

Top Ten of CrossFit Basel Downtown:


Top Three Women:

  1. Alessia Wälchli
  2. Nora Jäggi
  3. Katrin Luethy

Top Three Men:

  1. Joel Wächter
  2. Tom Schwandner
  3. Sascha Albini

Alessia has still the chance to qualify for the Meridian Regionals! We’re keeping our fingers crossed!

On the leaderboard „Fittest women in Switzerland“  she sits on place 2. Nora owns the 10th!

Our masters keep on crushing it! We still have 8 Top Ten in the age division 35 – 60+ !

Nicole Reichmuth is even Top Ten in Europe!:

All that solid work effects that at the moment Team CFBasel is on Place 61 in Europe.

Y’all crushed it!

Thanks to Mike Wolff and Gee-Jay for the pictures! Find more here