March 26, 2021
Dakota Rager and Emma Cary Win Open Workout 21.2
By CrossFit
The official results of Open Workout 21.2 are in.
The official results of Open Workout 21.2 are in.

The official results of Open Workout 21.2 are in, and the fittest have gotten fitter. 

The second workout of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Open was a repeat workout from 2017, and it challenged athletes to a spicy couplet of dumbbell snatches and burpee box jump-overs. 

In 2017, the fastest times were put up by Sara Armanius, who logged 9:46 for the women, and Scott Cottrill, who won the workout with a time of 9:57 on the men’s side.

Four years later, Emma Cary tops the women’s leaderboard with a time of 8:51, while Dakota Rager takes the win on the men’s side with a time of 8:48. 

Women: Emma Cary

Sixteen-year-old Emma Cary’s winning time on Open Workout 21.2 makes her the youngest athlete to ever post the top score on the worldwide leaderboard in an Open workout. Cary comes from Perform Overcome Excel CrossFit in Marshfield, Missouri, and is the 2019 CrossFit Games champion in the Teenage Girls 14-15 Division. 

Please note: In Cary's video the WODProof timer is one second fast (she used the timer in her gym). While it appears at first glance that she false starts, she actually does not because her time was based on the gym timer.

At the close of score submissions for 21.2, Mal O'Brien sat in first place in the event on the women's side. After video review it was determined that O'Brien had a 5-second false start, and also consistently failed to bring the dumbbell to the middle of the body when viewed from profile. O'Brien incurred a major penalty, and her posted time of 9:17 has been adjusted to 10:38, moving her from first to 165th in the event. 

Watch Cary’s impressive performance below:


Men: Dakota Rager

Twenty-nine-year-old Dakota Rager comes from CrossFit Restoration in Dubuque, Iowa. Rager is a three-time CrossFit Games athlete — two team appearances (2015-16), one individual (2017) — and placed 22nd overall at the 2017 Games. Rager won Open Workout 18.3 back in 2018, which also included dumbbell snatches. 

At the close of score submissions for 21.2, Alex Kotoulas sat in first place in the event on the men's side. After video review it was determined that Kotoulas had a 5-second false start, and failed to touch the dumbbell to the ground occasionally throughout the workout. Kotoulas incurred a minor penalty, and his posted time of 9:09 has been adjusted to 9:22, moving him from first to fourth in the event.

Watch Rager’s impressive performance below:

 

View the full CrossFit Open leaderboard