CrossFit Opens 2019

I’ve put in a ton of work this year. I’ve made progress on the peg board, gotten leg-less rope climbs, and gotten the muscle-up! So I was definitely excited to see how I would do in the Open this year. My goal is high 60th percentile (67-69%), which might be too ambitious, but gotta have goals, right? Here’s how it went:


Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
19 wall-ball shots, 14lb ball, 9ft target
19-cal. row

I had attempted it three times. I didn’t feel like I did my best any time, but I did continuously do better and, in the end, I’m happy with my score. My initial submission was 216 reps, then I upped it to 217, and then I ended with 219 reps. My goal was 6 rounds and I fell 9 calories short. However, I still ended up in the 71st percentile, so goal accomplished!


Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
  25 toes-to-bars
  50 double-unders
  15 squat cleans, 85 lb.
  25 toes-to-bars
  50 double-unders
  13 squat cleans, 115 lb.

And continue… (but I didn’t)

This one was tough! 115lbs is my max squat clean, so I was really hoping to get to that round of squat cleans and get… one? My toes-to-bars and double-unders have massively improved since last year. In my first attempt, I did my dubs on the wooden platform and that was… a mistake. Did it again, but I still got in my head with the toes-to-bars and only finished the first set of dubs 30 seconds faster. But I still got 8 more TTB in my second attempt. Just not enough to get to the second set of cleans. I ended up with a score of 103 which was REALLY not where I wanted to be, but I do feel like that is my best for right now. I think, maybe if I could have done it outside, I might’ve done better because I ended up getting way too hot in the gym. Ended up in the 67th percentile, which is MUCH higher than I thought with that score.


For time:
200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge
50 dumbbell box step-ups
50 strict handstand push-ups
200-ft. handstand walk

35-lb. dumbbell, 20-in. box 
Time cap: 10 minutes

I cannot do handstand push-ups. I am ok with this. I am never going to the games and it is ok if I have a weak spot. Last year, I tried to do the HSPU, this year I didn’t bother. I didn’t want to spend any time slamming my head on the ground. However, I did the first 90 reps in 6:59 and that got me to the 73rd percentile!


For total time:
3 rounds of:
  10 snatches
  12 bar-facing burpees
Then, rest 3 minutes before continuing with:
3 rounds of:
  10 bar muscle-ups
  12 bar-facing burpees

Women snatch 65 lb.
Time cap: 12 minutes

I barely finished the first 3 rounds. With my past shoulder issues, snatches are pretty tough and 65 is close to my max. Snatches + burpees? Definitely the worst combo possible for me. I finished the first 3 rounds in 11:40 and I had to be ok with that. It was definitely my worst performance, putting me in the 50th percentile.


33-27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
65-lb. thrusters
Chest-to-bar pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes

AHAHAHA this was a total beast. I’ve only recently gotten chest-to-bar pull-ups, so being able to finish 60 is just… incredible to me. I finished the round of 27 right within the time cap, ending in the 73rd percentile.

Overall, I ended up in 41,918/145,363, so 71st percentile. I’m really happy with my performance, definitely improved a load since last year. I’m pretty excited to keep working this year and do it again in October, which, really, is WAY too soon.