March 8, 2019
Froning and Wells Win 19.2
By CrossFit
Rich Froning and Brooke Wells of the U.S. win 19.2.
Rich Froning and Brooke Wells of the U.S. win 19.2.

If you were in the Open three years ago, you may have started to stress sweat when you heard the announcement of 19.2. Open Workout 19.2 was a near-repeat of 16.2: a triplet of 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, and squat cleans with descending reps and ascending weight. Both workouts rewarded athletes who completed the round requirement within the designated time window with additional time and, of course, additional work. But whereas 16.2 had an initial cap of 4 minutes, 19.2 upped the ante with 8. 

You can learn more about how 19.2 shook out for the CrossFit community as a whole in the “19.2 Workout Analysis” by CrossFit btwb.

After all the weights were racked and the reps recounted, a couple of familiar names sat at the top of the Leaderboard. Four-time Fittest Man on Earth Rich Froning and fan-favorite Brooke Wells, both of the U.S., rose to the top with wins in week 2. 

Froning took the W for the men. He initially logged a time of 15:58. However, upon review, it was determined that Froning had completed only 47 double-unders in round 1 of the workout and 49 in round 3. He completed the rest of the rounds in their entirety and in the end was assessed a 3-second penalty for each missed double-under. With an adjusted time of 16:10, he still edged out second-place Patrick Vellner by 1 second. Froning wins the US$2,019 for his performance in 19.2.

On the women’s side, Wells sat in second place behind Atlantic up-and-comer Brooke Haas. Haas logged a time of 14:01, which was 19 seconds faster than Wells’ 14:20. But upon video review, only 47 double-unders were counted for Haas per round. After the 3-second penalties for each missing jump were assessed, Haas’ time was adjusted to 14:52. Wells took the win and earned the $2,019 prize.

Open Workout 19.3: Brooke Wells

Brooke Wells sat in second place behind Atlantic up-and-comer Brooke Haas. Haas logged a time of 14:01, which was 19 seconds faster than Wells’ 14:20. But upon video review, only 47 double-unders were counted for Haas per round. After the 3-second penalties for each missing jump were assessed, Haas’ time was adjusted to 14:52. Wells took the win and earned the $2,019 prize.

Posted by The CrossFit Games on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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.