"After overhead squats there's some shoulder fatigue, so I had to rely on that big kip," Christina Merlo said.
After taking on Jackie, competitors faced two back-to-back events.
Given only seven minutes to complete each event, the competitors had to race the clock.
Sam Dancer sped through the overhead squats, and early on appeared to be on track to break 300. To make it there, he would need to complete five sets and start his sixth within the seven-minute time cap (255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 305, 315). Dancer, however, failed on his third 295-lb. overhead squat to finish with a winning score of 295.20. Brandon Pastorek came in a close second with one overhead squat at 295.
Still high off of her Event Record performance on Jackie, Elisabeth Akinwale sealed her second consecutive win with two 195-lb. overhead squats (195.20). Like Pastorek, Stacie Tovar came one rep away from tying for the top score (195.10) and took second.
Next, only two women, Deb Cordner Carson and Christina Merlo, and 20 men would finish all 30 burpee muscle-ups within the time cap.
On the team side, CrossFit St. Paul and QCCF Live Uncommon tied for first on Event 2 with a 1250-lb. total. CrossFit Omaha returned to it’s traditional place at the top on Event 3 with 113 reps. Their performance beat the Event Record from Regional Weekends 1 and 2 (112 reps, Team CDR Redlands of Southern California). However, their new record wouldn’t last long. An hour later, Hack’s Pack UTE set a new record at the South West Regional in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Let’s take a closer look.