Samantha Briggs wins CrossFit Liftoff 2015 after recount
After Lauren Fisher’s adjusted score, Sam Briggs is named winner of the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff.
Sam Briggs has been named the champion of the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue, after Lauren Fisher’s score was adjusted on the workout.
Fisher claimed 508 reps (7+ rounds), one rep more than Briggs, however she completed 436 reps (6+ rounds) which put her in fourth in the workout and seventh overall.
“It was a mistake. On the behalf of the athlete, the judge and our crew who watched it,” said General Manager of the CrossFit Games Justin Bergh. “
The video was spot checked before the announcement of the winners, but upon further review it became clear that there had been a mistake.
As the champ, Briggs will receive $3,000 and the largest Rogue equipment package with a Rogue WL barbell, 320 lb. of competition bumper plates, rubber change plates, Oso collars, and a Rogue weight belt for her winning combination of a 180-lb. snatch, 220-lb. clean and jerk and 507-rep score on the workout.
For the 2013 Fittest Woman on Earth and fourth-place finisher at the 2015 Games, this was a significant win after a year of battling injuries.
Analyst Pat Sherwood chats with 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs about her
second-place finish victory in the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue. The two talk strategy, lifts and what’s in store for her next season.