Open Workout 18.2

Thursdaynight/ Fridaymorning, February 2nd 2018, the second WOD of the CrossFit Games Open 2018 was released.

Headcoach Ramon Gysin about 18.2

18.1 tested the aerobic system. 18.2 was short and fast. In the first half transitions mattered. Going from one movement to the other without loosing time in the transition. In the later rounds you needed the guts to keep executing the movements as fast as possible.
18.2a was right in our wheelhouse. I placed 6th in the region and our team as well. The team is now sitting in 17th position, close to a qualifying spot. We keep going.

Workout 18.2:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps for time of:
Dumbbell squats
Bar-facing burpees

Women use 35-lb. dumbbells | Men use 50-lb dumbbells

Workout 18.2a

1-rep-max clean

Time cap: 12 minutes to complete 18.2 AND 18.2a

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

All details here

How the CrossFit Basel athletes performed


Alessia Wälchli is placed 16th after 18.2 in Women Europe South, she is still 3rd  in Switzerland. Also good rankings in the category Women Switzerland have:

  • 16. Jessica Preiss
  • 32. Lani Messner

Women 35+

Dora Seebacher moved to the 7th place after 18.2 in Women 60+ in Europe South, she is still first in Women 60+ in Switzerland. After 18.2 Sarah „Särri“ Mentzen still holds the 9th place in Women 35-39 in Switzerland and Marie Lavina is currently 8th in Women 55-59 in Switzerland.


Sascha Albini is placed 4th after 18.2 in Men 40-44 in  Europe South, he moved forward on the 1st place in Men 40-44 in Switzerland.

After 18.2  Joel Wächter made it forward on the 12th place (from 28th after 18.1) and Tom Schwander fell a little back on 18th place in Men Switzerland. Robin Stocker fell back on the 33rd place in Men 35-39 in Switzerland.

In the category Men 55-59 are two athletes from CFBS – Adrian Gasser is currently third in Switzerland and David Stöckli is still on the 5th place. Esteban Pombo is 5th in Men 60+ in Switzerland.


The CrossFit Basel Team is currently on the excellent 17th place in Europe South! In Switzerland we are on the 3rd place.

How does the internal Leaderboard of CrossFit Basel look like

After 18.2 CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard looks like this:

Heaviest lift (Clean) goes tooooooooooo Ramon Gysin 160kg (352 lbs) and Alessia Wälchli 96kg(212 lbs)

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

18.1 Spirit points go to Team Atomic Flexor and the Bully Buddies. 18.2 Spirit points go to Team Downtown Outlaws. Nice Team-work guys!

Keep up the great work!

Let’s see what’s next! 18.3 is near (published Friday night 9th March 2018, 2am (am zwei am Morge unseri Zyt!) CET @

Thanks to Gee-Jay, Lucie Pfändler, Nicolas Gysin and Mike Wolff for the pictures! Find more here

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