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March 9, 2016

CrossFit Open 16.2 Recap—Ben Smith, Kara Webb Win (Videos Included)

Written by Damect Dominguez

The second workout of the 2016 CrossFit Open is complete, but the aftershock from Kara Webb’s dominating performance still remains. The four-time Games competitor, 26, completed all 430 reps of the workout in 15:07—35 seconds faster than her next closest competitor Elsa Avendano, and almost two minutes faster than the men’s winner for the workout, Ben Smith.

16.2 Results

1. Kara Webb: 430 (15:07)
2. Elsa Avendano: 430 (15:42)
3. Brooke Wells: 430 (16:05)

1. Ben Smith: 430 (16:54)
2. Rich Froning: 430 (17:00)
3. Mat Fraser: 430 (17:30)

Dan Bailey, after withdrawing his live Open score due to a missed rep, performed the workout again and achieved 429 reps, one shy of completing the workout in the 20-minute time cap. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson, his competitor during the live announcement, also redid the workout but this time completed it, finishing in a time of 18:19. 2015 Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir completed it in 17:10 while 2nd-place finisher Tia-Clair Toomey finished in 19:01, and 3rd-place finisher Sara Sigmundsdottir was 4th worldwide, finishing in 16:27.

All in all, 62 women and 33 men in the Individual divisions completed the workout under the time cap. In the women’s 40-44 Masters division, which followed the same loading, movement, and rep format as the Individual divisions, Janet Black, 42, came five reps short of finishing the workout, scoring 425 total reps.

Current Open Standings

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Individual Women
1. Emily Bridgers (9 points)
2. Katrin Davidsdottr (13 points)
3. Jamie Greene (15 points), Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (15 points)

Individual Men
1. Josh Bridges (7)
2. Noah Ohlsen (11)
3. Frederik Aegidius (25)

About Damect Dominguez

Co-founder of BoxLife Magazine. Author: Training Day: 400+ Workouts to Incorporate in Your Training.

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