The first week of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is done. This week, the USD2,015 (MYR 7,308) prize will be awarded to Nick Urankar (male), and Maude Charron (female) who lead the overall worldwide leaderboard. These two regional competitors bested the performances of Games elite.
Over the last four days, more than 272,000 athletes competed in the 15-minute, two-part workout consisting of a 9-minute AMRAP of toes-to-bars, deadlifts and snatches (15.1), immediately followed by a 6-minute window to set a 1-rep-max clean and jerk (15.1a).
Charron earned the top spot by finishing 7 full rounds plus 13 toes-to-bars on the triplet, before clean and jerking 240 lb. The 21-year-old athlete took 6th place at the 2014 Canada East Regional last May.
Watch Charron complete her impressive rounds here.
Urankar finished within a couple reps of Rich Froning and Mat Fraser on the triplet (228 reps), and followed that with a 375-lb. clean and jerk, which beat Froning and Fraser by 25 lb. and earned him the overall win.
Urankar qualified for the Games in 2011, and in the years since has been a contender for a Games-qualifying spot out of the incredibly competitive Central East Regional.
Watch how Urankar beat the rest of the competition here.
The next workout will be released Thursday at 5 p.m. PT. Go to Games.CrossFit.com to watch the livestream of Open Workout 15.2 in Austin, Texas, presented by Airrosti. Immediately after Dave Castro announces the workout, Michele Letendre (4th at the 2014 Games) and Emily Bridgers (6th at the 2014 Games) will set the scores to beat.
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