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Reebok CrossFit Games Open 2017 – let’s do it again!

The Reebok CrossFit Games season 2017 begins with the worldwide CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN – on February 23 2017!! Our ambition is to qualify again for the CrossFit Regionals Europe where we were part of since 2011-2014 and just missed it by 2 points in 2015 – challenge accepted!!

What are the CrossFit Games?

Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks and post their scores online. There are several categories including a scaled one.

Last year, the Open reached more than 320’000 athletes from around the world. The next stage of the CrossFit Games season are the CrossFit Regionals. Competitors need to finish near the top of their region’s Leaderboard. The top five men, five women and five teams at the end of each three-day regional competition will receive invitations to the CrossFit Games in the US, where the fittest person on Earth will be crowned.

Whether you are a beginner, an advanced athlete, junior or master – the CrossFit Games Open are accessible for anyone. There is already a whole slew of athletes from CrossFit Basel who are currently prepping for the competition. Join them and let’s compete side by side!!

We’ve had people get their first pull-ups, first toes to bar, first muscle up, set a PR on a clean and jerk, and on and on and on, all during the Open, because of the atmosphere and the community. It’s hard to put into words. Kind of like when your friends say “So tell me what this CrossFit stuff is all about.”

On February 23, 2017 at 5pm PST (Fridaynight 1am for us) the first Open Workout will be released. Athletes have four days – until Mondaynight 1am – to absolve the workout. Judges will score the performance and you will have to submit your results to the Games site online. A new workout will be released every Thursdaynight within these five weeks (end of Open Games: March 27th, 2017). A scaled option of the Open workout will be released each week of the Open too. With reduced loading or less challenging movements, the scaled option will be designed to make the Open even more accessible.

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Basil doing 16.2

Let’s DO THIS!!

Because it was so much fun last year, we will again organise a so called „Intramural Open“-Event:

All of CrossFit Basel’s registered athletes will be divided in four teams. Every Team has a Captain. Our best athletes will be spread amongst those 4 teams in a draft (tbd).

CrossFit Basel Downtown will also have a team.

This years Captains are: Tiziano Nardella, Döne Bonina, Nicole Reichmuth and Daniel Hoffmann. CFBS DT will be lead by Lorenz Kuske.

Starting tonight, it is up to YOU: Go, sign up!!

Each team will come up with their own team name, colors, all that fun stuff! Want to make shirts – go for it! Noisemakers – go for it! The goal is to have as much fun as humanly possible while challenging yourself to be better than yesterday.

Talk to one of the Captains if you want to compete in their team, we will hang out registration sheets at the box starting next Tuesday!

Now, because we’re creating teams that will compete against one another, we’ve got to have a scoring system, right? To promote fun and encourage everyone to participate, here are how you can help your team score points:

1 point for showing up and posting a score online (no matter what category you compete).
5 points if all teammates earn an official score on the workout.
1-3 points per athlete that finishes in the top three in the box (male/female, 1st 3 points, 2nd 2 points, 3rd 1 point).
5 points for the team with the best spirit.
8 points (team) – Team Bonding: If your team gets together socially outside of the gym (ALL of you – pic posted on our FB page as proof)…you get points. This is a one time bonus, you can do it as many times as you like but it will only earn you points once. It can be done at any point during the 5 weeks.

After the final Open workout on Saturday March 25th, we’re going to host a big BBQ at the box and present awards. Details will be announced soon.

CrossFit Basel offers Workout Times at the box. These are as follows:

  • Friday, 8pm – 11pm
  • Saturday, 2:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Sunday, 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Monday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm (exclusively reserved for Competition-Athletes) / 8:30pm – 10pm

EACH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY THE NEW LOUNGE WILL BE OPEN!

We strongly recommend doing the workout Friday or Saturday.

Please be aware of workout time changes. Stay tuned on our Facebook page or ask the coaches!

We genuinely want to encourage all of you to register for this competition. Not only will it be challenging and a ton of fun to compete within the community, but it is the perfect chance to gather competition experience and to figure out your current position with your performance and strength in CrossFit.

15663676028_fff6d44525_kBecome a Judge!!

In order to keep up with the international standards, all workouts must be scored by certified judges. Anyone who is interested is allowed or better asked to take this course and become a judge! You can simply take the course of six modules here. This course includes general information on competition rules, regulations and common movements.

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And now let’s train, prepare, get strong and look forward to a strong CrossFit Games Open 2016!!

Recaps of last years Opens at CrossFit Basel:

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.5

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.4

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.3

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.2

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.1

CrossFit Basel at the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe since 2011!

Let’s take a quick review on CrossFit Basel’s performances at the CrossFit Games Open/Regionals:

The first time we sent athletes to the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe was back in 2011. Former Coach Claudia competed in the category Women Individuals and placed 18th. Read the article from back in the days here!

We did not miss out on the Regionals in 2012 and competed as a team and individual. The team placed 18th and Ramon Gysin who competed as Individual won Event 5, the ‚Snatch Ladder‘. He made it to the final and finished strong with a 15th place out of 60 athletes!

Also, see the teams in action!



Find the whole report about 2012:

REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES REGIONALS EUROPE: Team CrossFit Basel in Kopenhagen

2013: Tom Schwander (ranked 47) and Nadine Steinger (ranked 33) entered the Regionals as Individuals, plus we sent two teams!

This time the teams finished with a strong 19th and 23rd place.

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2014: A team of our best athletes travelled to Copenhagen to take the challenge of the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe. This time they came in 15th!!

We are certainly proud of our qualifications 4 times in a row and will give our best to be part of the Regional Games in Madrid this year as well. Also important to point out is that the teams of athletes varied from year to year. Overall, we sent TWENTY different athletes to the Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals Europe during these four years. This shows that we follow a concept and strategy that works. Considering that the qualifications get tougher each year, we can be proud to be well in the loop with the fittest people on Earth.

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.3

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Workout 16.3

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
10 power snatches
3 bar muscle-ups

Men use 75 lb.
Women use 55 lb.

All details here.

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Headcoach Ramon Gysin sums up the numbers, what, why and how of Open WOD 16.3:

Again a new movement. Dave Castro was making this one really exciting. At the announcement show he demonstrated the movements himself. Only a small group inside the HQ knows the WOD beforehand. At the time of the announcement he was hosting a party at our friends Box in Milano, Reebok CrossFit Officine. After demonstrating the snatches he then walked over to the rig and pointed to the rings, but then performed Bar Muscle-Ups instead. A nice twist.

Many people struggled with the grip and their ability to perform a Bar Muscle-Up when already tired and gassed and the Leaderboard was shuffled around quite a bit.

What I really liked, that many people, not only at our box, but world wide, got their first bar muscle up. We also had some athletes getting their first bar muscle up and then many more. That’s what we preach beforehand, the Opens really push and motivate people and many perform beyond their imagination. Great stuff.

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Rankings so far in Region Europe:

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Snatch yes, but not heavy enough. The team climbed up 2 spots, at least…

Official analysis from the games site.

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

WOD-Nit (Nicole) 67
Bully Buddies (Andi) 68
DT Outlaws (Lorenz) 85
Team Hoff 65
Bomb Squad (Döne) 90

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The spirit points go evenly to all teams.

Team bonding points will be awarded to Captain Döne and the Bomb Squad:

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KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Men Overall in Region Europe:

1. Tom Schwander (742)

2. Ramon Gysin (835)

3. Joel Wächter (895)

4. Fabian Keller (2133)

5. Jona Harder (2195)

Sascha Albini Masters 40-44 (48)

Women Overall in Region Europe:

1. Alessia Wälchli (86)

2. Pascale Herrmann (361)

3. Jessica Preiss (385)

4. Katrin Lüthy (444)

5. Aline Seebacher (581)

Nicole Reichmuth Masters 45-49 (23)

Men WOD 16.3

1. Ramon Gysin (104)

2. Tom Schwander (103)

3. Sascha Albini (99)

4. Jona Harder (97)

5. Fabian Keller (95)

Women WOD 16.3

1. Alessia Wälchli (98)

2. Jessica Preiss (88)

3. Pascale Herrmann (79)

4. Nora Jäggi (76)

5. Katrin Lüthy (76)

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CrossFit Basel Downtown Custom Leaderboard MEN:

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CrossFit Basel Downtown Custom Leaderboard WOMEN:

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Pictures and videos from 16.1 and 16.2, thanks Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny:

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Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.2

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Video Credit: Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny

Workout 16.2

Beginning on a 4-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
15 squat cleans, 135 / 85 lb.

If completed before 4 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
13 squat cleans, 185 / 115 lb.

If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
11 squat cleans, 225 / 145 lb.

If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
9 squat cleans, 275 / 175 lb.

If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
7 squat cleans, 315 / 205 lb.

Stop at 20 minutes.

All details here.

Headcoach Ramon Gysin sums up the numbers, what, why and how of Open WOD 16.2:

Yes, Toes to bars (many), Double Unders and Squat Cleans. Aaaaand a flow, that looks familiar:

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This workout was about pacing your ability in either one of the movements, mainly Toes to bars and Squat Cleans. Find the optimal pace for the Toes to Bar or the Squat Cleans. Get through the Double Unders quick. Try to survive one challenging round and give it your all in the last four minutes. Ending far in the Squat cleans in your final round, that hurt. But so it is.

From my own perspective it was a very painful workout, heck, I did it twice. Stupid me.

Some seemed to agree:

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photo credit Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny

Some visualised their Toes to bar in joy:

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Painfaces everywhere, it was no joke this workout:

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Rankings so far in Region Europe:

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Yes, our Team is back on page 1 of the Leaderboard. Let’s climb further up that ranking, come on Dave, bring that heavy Snatch in Workout 16.3b!

Official analysis from the games site.

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

WOD-Nit (Nicole) 47
Bully Buddies (Andi) 47
DT Outlaws (Lorenz) 58
Team Hoff 49
Bomb Squad (Döne) 59

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The spirit points go to Captain Lorenz and Team Downtown Outlaws, awesome shirts:

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Team bonding points will be awarded to Captain Andi and his Team BullyBuddies:

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KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Men Overall in Region Europe:

1. Joel Wächter (672)

2. Tom Schwander (863)

3. Ramon Gysin (1093)

4. Nikola Jevtic (2365)

5. Basil Bard (2480)

Special Shout out to Dark Horse Basil, his performance in the first two WODs was really strong!

photo credit Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny

photo credit Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny

Sascha Albini Masters 40-44 (73)

Women Overall in Region Europe:

1. Alessia Wälchli (85)

2. Pascale Herrmann (476)

3. Katrin Lüthy (551)

4. Jessica Preiss (553)

5. Aline Seebacher (588)

Nicole Reichmuth Masters 45-49 (35)

Men WOD 16.2

1. Joel Wächter (339)

2. Ramon Gysin (262)

3. Tom Schwander (259)

4. Jona Harder (177)

5. Manuel von Allmen (176)

Women WOD 16.2

1. Alessia Wälchli (341)

2. Katrin Lüthy (257)

3. Aline Seebacher (255)

4. Pascale Herrmann (253)

5. Jessica Preiss (253)

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photo credit Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny


CrossFit Basel Downtown Custom Leaderboard MEN:

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CrossFit Basel Downtown Custom Leaderboard WOMEN:

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Thanks Gabriel Gee-Jay Jenny for the pictures and videos! Find more here:

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Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 16.1

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Headcoach Ramon Gysin sums up the numbers, what, why and how of Open WOD 16.1:

One year ago I wrote:

„First week down. The box is literally vibrating. Five weeks in which everyone is nervous and the air is full of tension.

I love the opens and I hate it as well. I love it, because people seem to be more alive. They want to achieve something – they have goals they want to reach, they compete against each other. I love to see their smiles if they did much better than expected.

I also love to see their fear cause I know this experience will teach them a lesson in life as well.

I hate it (sarcasm right there ;)) because it is extremely time consuming and it’s hardly possible to get any other work done during these five weeks. Our team invests plenty of extra time and effort to make this happen for you!“

Well, this did not really change! It’s one of my favourite times of the year, people are alive, they share there success, they suffer together, workout together, have fun together!

104 athletes registered for our two boxes!

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Thursdaynight, February 25th 2016, the first WOD of the CrossFit Games Open was released. We were all eagerly waiting to see what they came up with this time. Here’s what we got:

Workout 16.1

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
25-ft. overhead walking lunge
8 burpees
25-ft. overhead walking lunge
8 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Men lunge 95 lb.
Women lunge 65 lb.

All details here.

This workout revealed, wether you have done your cardio homework or not. I quote Jami from „The Training Plan“: „Suckfest“.

With the lunges also a new movement has been introduced.

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photocredit Oli Franklin

Rankings so far in Region Europe:

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Ouch, page 2 on the leaderboard. We do not like this. But this is the reality. Team CrossFit Basel currently ranked 69. Part of this reality:

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27’000 entries in Europe. Almost 300’000 athletes put in a score for 16.1. CrossFit as a sport is getting bigger and bigger and also much more competitive. Whereas last year 390 teams battled for the 20 spots allowing them to compete at the Meridian Regionals, this year a whopping number of close to 480 teams registered (2014: 360). This shows the immense and accelerated growth in competitive CrossFit.

In some regions our score would be good enough for Top 20. In other regions Top 50. In EVERY other region we would rank higher than our current standing. This puts our efforts in perspective (but doesn’t help at all).

Other Teams struggle as well. CF Turicum, participating at the Games last year are currently sitting on rank 20 in a workout which is normally in their realm (high rep, bodyweight/low weight, cardio). Other new teams perform strong. Teams form, teams are built. Teams are built with ambition.

Official analysis from the games site.

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

WOD-Nit (Nicole) 26
Bully Buddies (Andi) 19
DT Outlaws (Lorenz) 29
Team Hoff 27
Bomb Squad (Döne) 34

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The spirit points go to Döne and Nicole, they supported and briefed their team all weekend long! Fantastic work guys!

Men Overall:

1. Tom Schwander (1151)

2. Joel Wächter (1186)

3. Basil Bard (1219)

4. Nikola Jevtic (1463)

5. Ramon Gysin (1976)

Sascha Albini Masters 40-44 (40)

Women Overall:

1. Alessia Wälchli (104)

2. Pascale Herrmann (298)

3. Jessica Preiss (443)

4. Aline Seebacher (685)

5. Nora Jäggi (795)

Nicole Reichmuth Masters 45-49 (12)

Men WOD 16.1

1. Tom Schwander (236 reps)

2. Joel Wächter (235)

3. Basil Bard (234)

4. Nikola Jevtic (230)

5. Sascha Albini (220)

Guest Coach Oli Franklin beat all of our athletes with an outstanding score of 247 reps. As he is registered at his home box CrossFit Lapa in Rio de Janeiro (where he co owns the Hostel Mambembe) his score will not count towards our team.

Women WOD 16.1

1. Alessia Wälchli (252)

2. Pascale Herrmann (225)

3. Jessica Preiss (215)

4. Aline Seebacher (200)

5. Nora Jäggi (195)

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photocredit: Oli Franklin



CrossFit Basel Downtown Custom Leaderboard MEN:

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CrossFit Basel Downtown Custom Leaderboard WOMEN:

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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!!!

Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 15.2

Two weeks in!! Our athletes got down to business on Friday, March 6th, 2015 with Workout 15.2:

For as long as possible:

0:00 – 03:00 – 2 rounds of:

10 Overhead Squats (95/65lbs)

10 chest-to-bar pull-ups

03:00 – 06:00 – 2 rounds of:

12 Overhead Squats (95/65lbs)

12 chest-to-bar pull-ups

06:00 – 09:00 – 2 rounds of:

14 Overhead Squats

14 chest-to-bar pull-ups

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Rankings so far in Region Europe:

Men Overall:

1. Benaja Wälchli

2. Ramon Gysin

3. Tom Schwander

4. Fabian Tresch

5. Claudio Gallasch

Women Overall:

1. Alessia Wälchli

2. Nadine Steinger

3. Nora Jäggi

4. Jessica Preiss

5. Katrin Luethy

Men WOD 15.2

1. Benaja Wälchli / Tom Schwander

2. Ramon Gysin

3. Fabian Tresch

4. Claudio Gallasch

5. Joel Wächter

Women WOD 15.2

1. Alessia Wälchli

2. Nora Jäggi / Jessica Preiss

3. Nadine Steinger

4. Romina Wicki

5. Bao-Uyen Luu

Recap from Headcoach Ramon Gysin:

‚ 15.2 is in the books. A repeat WOD from 2014, 14.2.

Our team did not perform up to our standards this time. Strategy was a big issue in this WOD and we should have done better. Rank 58 sets us back to a 35th place after three WODs. Three more to go. We will fight for it.

On a large scale, I am astonished by how many people worldwide did improve within a year. CrossFit is still not taken seriously by many other traditional sports. Yet I am sure that within some years only the sport will increase the competitive capacity and ability in a way that you either need to be a logistic/organisational ninja to be able to work full time and perform on the top – or you will have to be a semi-professional.

This affects us and our team as well. It simply means, step up your lifestyle game (sleep, nutrition, effort, dedication) or you will be left behind.

Now Dave, bring on this heavy WOD – here’s 15.3!! ‚

Workout 15.3

14-minute AMRAP:
7 muscle-ups
50 wall balls
100 double-unders

M 20-lb. ball to 10’
F 14-lb. ball to 9’

Reebok CrossFit Games Open 2015 – let’s do this!

It is THIS time of the year again!!

The season 2015 begins with the worldwide CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN – on February 26 2015!! Our ambition is to qualify for the CrossFit Regionals Europe where we were part of since 2011 – challenge accepted!!

 

What are the CrossFit Games? 

Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks and post their scores online. Last year, the Open reached more than 209,000 athletes from around the world. The next stage of the CrossFit Games season are the CrossFit Regionals. Competitors need to finish near the top of their region’s Leaderboard. The top five men, five women and five teams at the end of each three-day regional competition will receive invitations to the CrossFit Games in the US, where the fittest person on Earth will be crowned.

Whether you are a beginner, an advanced athlete, junior or master – the CrossFit Games Open are accessible for anyone. There is already a whole slew of athletes from CrossFit Basel who are currently prepping for the competition. Join them and let’s compete side by side!!

Are You Tough Enough 2014

On February 26, 2015 at 5pm PST (Fridaynight 1am for us) the first Open Workout will be released. Athletes have four days – until Mondaynight 1am – to absolve the workout. Judges will score the performance and you will have to submit your results to the Games site online. A new workout will be released every Thursdaynight within these five weeks (end of Open Games: March 30th, 2015). A scaled option of the Open workout will be released each week of the Open too. With reduced loading or less challenging movements, the scaled option will be designed to make the Open even more accessible.

Let’s DO THIS!! 

CrossFit Basel offers Workout Times at the box. These are as follows:

  • Friday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturday, 3pm – 5pm (no workout time on March 14 and March 21) / 7pm – 9pm
  • Sunday, 2pm – 4pm (no workout time on March 1st, March 15 and March 22) / 7pm – 9pm
  • Monday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm (exclusively reserved for Competition-Athletes) / 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Please be aware of workout time changes. Stay tuned on our Facebook page or ask the coaches!

We genuinely want to encourage all of you to register for this competition. Not only will it be challenging and a ton of fun to compete within the community, but it is the perfect chance to gather competition experience and to figure out your current position with your performance and strength in CrossFit. Go, sign up!!

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CrossFit Basel at the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe since 2011!

Let’s take a quick review on CrossFit Basel’s performances at the CrossFit Games Open/Regionals:

The first time we sent athletes to the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe was back in 2011. Coach Claudia competed in the category Women Individuals and placed 18th. Read the article from back in the days here!

We did not miss out on the Regionals in 2012 and competed as a team and individual. The team placed 18th and Ramon Gysin who competed as Individual won Event 5, the ‚Snatch Ladder‘. He made it to the final and finished strong with a 15th place out of 60 athletes!

Also, see the ladies team in action!

2013: Tom Schwander (ranked 47) and Nadine Steinger (ranked 33) entered the Regionals as Individuals, plus we sent two teams!

This time the teams finished with a strong 19th and 23rd place.

2014: Again last year, a team of our best athletes travelled to Copenhagen to take the challenge of the CrossFit Games Regionals Europe. This time they came in 15th!!

We are certainly proud of our qualifications 4 times in a row and will give our best to be part of the Regional Games in Copenhagen this year as well. Also important to point out is that the teams of athletes varied from year to year. Overall, we sent TWENTY different athletes to the Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals Europe during these four years. This shows that we follow a concept and strategy that works. Considering that the qualifications get tougher each year, we can be proud to be well in the loop with the fittest people on Earth.

Become a Judge!! 

In order to keep up with the international standards, all workouts must be scored by certified judges. Anyone who is interested is allowed or better asked to take this course and become a judge! You can simply take the course of six modules here. This course includes general information on competition rules, regulations and common movements. If you already absolved the course or have any questions about it, contact us at email at web@crossfitbasel.ch.

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And now let’s train, prepare, get strong and look forward to a strong CrossFit Games Open 2015!!