2015 Live Open Announcement Venues and Athletes

February 13, 2015


Watch the announcements on Games.CrossFit.com Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT. 

Watch the announcements on Games.CrossFit.com Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT 

The workouts for the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open will be announced live from affiliates across the United States. Moments after each workout is released, two or more CrossFit Games competitors will go head-to-head to set the scores to beat.

15.1: Title Town Throwdown

Presented by LifeProof

It all starts on Feb. 26 in Canton, Massachusetts.

Reebok CrossFit One will host the match between four-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. and the man who might take his place at the top of the podium: 2014 silver medalist Mat Fraser.

15.2: AMRAP in ATX

Presented by Airrosti

The next week—March 5—we’ll travel to Austin, Texas.

The city known for its music, barbeque, and University of Texas Longhorns is also packed with CrossFit affiliates. Naturally, we picked the one with the hardest name to spell or pronounce.

We’re heading to CrossFit Jääkarhu (Ya•Car•Who), and we’re bringing the fourth- and sixth-ranked women of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games: powerhouses Michele Letendre and Emily Bridgers.

15.3: ChiTown Showdown

Presented by Rx Smart Gear

Blocks away from the frozen shore of Lake Michigan, we’ll announce 15.3.

CrossFit Chicago will host the competition between one of the most consistent women in the sport—four-time top-five Games finisher Julie Foucher and the second highest ranked rookie of the 2014 Games, seventh-place finisher Lauren Brooks.

Foucher is about to begin her final campaign to win the Games before she will turn her attention to her future work as a doctor. 

15.4: PacWest Test

Presented by Compex

From Chicago we’ll travel west until we reach Portland, Oregon.

CrossFit X-Factor will host a re-match between Josh Bridges and Scott Panchik.

These men have traded fourth place at the Games over the last two years, with Bridges edging out Panchik (by just four points) in 2014. Bridges displayed his slight lead over Panchik at the announcement of 14.4 earlier in the year.

The re-match will let us see where these closely matched rivals stand this season.

15.5: Three Queens

Presented by Progenex

What happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas this time. It will be streamed worldwide, and you won't want to miss it. 

The last three women to win the CrossFit Games—Annie Thorisdottir (2011, 2012), Sam Briggs (2013), and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (2014)—will be tested at Zach Forrest’s affiliate, CrossFit Max Effort.


Watch the livestream of the Open Announcements on Games.CrossFit.com. The stream will begin at 5 p.m. PT each Thursday night of the Open, starting Feb. 26.

After the athletes have completed the week's workout they'll take questions posted by the community on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter on the Cool Down Show. Get insight into the workout from some of the world's fittest athletes.   

15.1 | February 26 | Froning vs. Fraser | Reebok CrossFit One  | Canton, Massachusetts

15.2 | March 5 | Letendre vs. Bridgers | CrossFit Jääkarhu | Austin, Texas

15.3 | March 12 | Foucher vs. Brooks |  CrossFit Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

15.4 | March 19 | Bridges vs. Panchik | CrossFit X-Factor | Portland, Oregon

15.5 | March 26 | Leblanc-Bazinet vs. Briggs vs. Thorisdottir | CrossFit Max Effort | Las Vegas, Nevada