Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 15.1

Thursdaynight, February 27th 2015, 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 15.1

9 minutes AMRAP:

15 Toes to Bar

10 Deadlifts

5 Snatches

Workout 15.1A

6 minutes Time Cap:

1-Rep-Max Clean&Jerk

The first member on Friday 7am who tackled the challenge was our master member Esteban. In his usual ‚I-kick-my-ass-and-scream‘, he rocked that 15.1.


Rankings so far in Region Europe:

Men Overall:

1. Benaja Wälchli (350)

2. Joel Wächter (2549)

3. Claudio Gallasch (2385)

4. Ramon Gysin (2725)

5. Tom Schwander (2981)

Women Overall:

1. Alessia Wälchli (328)

2. Nadine Steinger (337)

3. Katrin Luethy (685)

4. Bao Luu (930)

5. Lynn Radusch (729)

Men WOD 15.1

1. Benaja Wälchli (205)

2. Claudio Gallasch (185)

3. Lukas Büel (168)

4. Fabian Tresch (162)

5. Joel Wächter (158)

Men WOD 15.1A

1. Ramon Gysin (137.5)

2. Tom Schwander (135)

3. Benaja Wälchli (130)

4. Joel Wächter (120)

5. Jona Harder (120)

Women WOD 15.1

1. Alessia Wälchli (183)

2. Katrin Luethy (176)

3. Jessica Preiss (163)

4. Nadine Steinger (160)

5. Bao Luu (150)

Women WOD 15.1 A

1. Nora Jäggi (91)

2. Nadine Steinger (88.5)

3. Lynn Radusch (81)

4. Alessia Wälchli (78.5)

5. Romina Wicki (78.5)


Headcoach Ramon Gysin’s recap of the first round of this year’s CrossFit Games Open:

‚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!

Enough philosophy, back to the numbers – basically the main task during these five weeks – leaderboarding. It’s all about the numbers in the end.

CrossFit is getting  more and more competitive and the qualifications toughen up every year. That is a good thing – we don’t want to get lazy or stand still, do we? This year, CrossFit Headquarters designed super regions. Only twenty teams from Europe will go to the Regional Games this year, together with ten teams from Africa!

The individual athletes will drop out of the teams AFTER the Opens. This way, it is very hard to predict which ranking has to be striven for to be qualified in the end. Last year, the leaderboard changed dramatically! Currently, we are sitting on place 26 in Europe out of over 400 registered teams. Together with the team from our friends of CrossFit Turicum we are the best teams in the german speaking area.

Part 15.1a (1-max-rep C&J) brought us rank eleven, which is actually the second best Open result ever. Technically, this means we have some of the best CrossFit weightlifters in Europe at our box. Obviously, the work in our very successful olympic weightlifting club, lead-managed by uncle Tom pays off!

Personally, I must say that I am very happy with my results – I was close to some of the youngsters and CrossFit specialists from my box.


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Let’s see what comes up next? Quoting my friend Jami: ‚It’s gonna be CrossFit.“

 Workout 15.2 is out!

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