March 19, 2019
Fraser and Pearce Win 19.3
By CrossFit
For the second consecutive week, an American duo takes the top male and female spots in the Open. Mathew Fraser and Karissa Pearce win 19.3.
For the second consecutive week, an American duo takes the top male and female spots in the Open. Mathew Fraser and Karissa Pearce win 19.3.
 

CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 thrashed athletes' legs and shoulders with a 200-ft. dumbbell overhead walking lunge, 50 dumbbell box step-ups, and for the fittest few, 50 strict handstand push-ups, and a 200-ft. handstand walk. Each handstand push-up rep represented a leap up the leaderboard, but for the elite among us, this workout was judged according to speed, not reps.

Learn more about how the vast majority of athletes performed in 19.3 in this workout analysis by CrossFit btwb.

For the second consecutive week, an American duo takes the top male and female spots in the Open. Three-time Fittest Man on Earth Mathew Fraser and 2018 fittest American woman Karissa Pearce are the winners of 19.3.

On the men’s side, Jean-Simon Roy-Lemaire and Jacob Heppner both submitted leading scores at the close of registration with times of 7:20 and 7:25, respectively. After video review, Roy-Lemaire was assessed penalties for reps when his feet came off the wall prior to lockout. His score was adjusted from 7:20 to 7:40. Heppner was assessed a penalty during the handstand walk due to his foot touching before his hand crossed the line. His time was adjusted from 7:25 to 7:38. Fraser made a clean run of 7:27 to win US$2,019 for his performance in 19.3.
 

Open Workout 19.4: Mathew Fraser

 

Posted by The CrossFit Games on Monday, March 18, 2019


On the women’s side, Pearce, a former collegiate gymnast at Michigan, put on a show during 19.3, laying down a blazing time of 6:46. She wins 19.3 and US$2,019.
 

If you are a top athlete competing for a qualifying spot in the Open, record videos of your Open workouts. 

Section 1.28 of the Rulebook: “Any athlete who qualifies for the Games is required to have used a registered judge (that is, a judge who passed the online Judges Course) during the Open workouts. If no registered judge is available to this athlete during an Open workout, the athlete must submit a video of this workout for judging and score validation.

CrossFit Inc. is actively reviewing and verifying scores beyond the top finishers in each week’s workouts. 


The top 20 men and women at the end of the Open qualify for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. The blue line on the men’s and women’s worldwide leaderboard is drawn right after the 20th non-national champion athlete.

Those who finish as the fittest in the National Champions competitions in the Open also qualify for the Games. If a National Champion is also in the top 20, that athlete’s top 20 qualifying spot slides to the next athlete. Stay tuned for more updates on the 2019 Open.