Multi-year Games athletes Josh Bridges and Emily Bridgers have set the world’s best scores on Open Workout 16.1.
Athletes were given 20 minutes to accumulate as many reps as possible of 25-foot overhead walking lunges (95 lb. / 65 lb., 1 rep for every 5 feet), 8 burpees, 25-foot overhead walking lunges, and 8 chest-to-bar pull-ups.
Bridges and Bridgers pushed into the mid-300s, each completing more than 13 rounds. (To determine the number of rounds, divide an athlete’s total score by 26. There were 26 reps per round.)
Bridges, who took silver at the Games in 2011, racked up 365 reps. That breaks down to 14 completed rounds plus five feet of overhead walking lunges. The next closest competitors finished 15 reps behind (Jacob Heppner and Noah Ohlsen, 350 reps). Bridges has a history of winning Open workouts, securing one worldwide win each season that he has competed (16.1, 15.2, 14.5, 13.5, 11.4).
Bridgers, the sixth-ranked woman at the 2014 Games, completed 13 rounds and 16 reps (354 reps total). The former gymnast was able to hold off the 2013 Fittest Woman on Earth, Sam Briggs, surpassing Briggs' score by 6 reps.
Bridges and Bridgers will each be awarded $2,016 for their Open Workout 16.1 win.
Score submissions for Open workout 16.1 closed at 5 p.m. PT today, February 29. Affiliate managers will have the next 48 hours to validate scores (ending Wednesday, March 2 at 5 p.m. PT). NOTE: Since validation is ongoing, newly validated scores may appear on the Leaderboard.
The Live Announcement of Open Workout 16.2, presented by Assault AirBike, will be held at an undisclosed garage gym and streamed to Games.CrossFit.com at 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 3. Shortly after Director of the Games Dave Castro announces 16.2, Dan Bailey and Björgvin Guðmundsson will set the scores to beat.