Dave Castro dropped a little hint before the announcement of 15.3, with his customary smirk he looked into the camera while lining up at a pool table and said “start your engines” and he wasn’t wrong. A 14 minute AMRAP consisting of 7 muscle ups, 50 Wall balls and 100 Double Unders meant those who had sacrificed conditioning for strength were left behind
Lets see how the 21-15-Nine crew managed to tackle this “Classic CrossFit” style workout.
Sammy Wood continues to be the highest placed female from the crew, she dropped a couple of places in the overall standings but still remains in the top ten, currently sitting 9th. She managed to grind out 461 reps, 10 short of completing three full rounds. That was enough to be the 40th best female in Australia. Sammy is also placed 135th in the world, 37 places ahead of previous fittest woman Sam Briggs.
Christie Jenkins dropped a few more places this week also but still remains within the regionals cut-off in 25th place. Her 421 reps her was the 56th best score in Australia.
Maddie Sturt has charged in to regionals contention, sneaking up to 30th place by completing 3 full rounds (471 reps) with 2 seconds to spare, this was the 33rd best score in Australia. Maddie has continued to move up the ranking as each week has progressed, let’s hope she can her spot in the top 30.
Carly Menzies also moved up the leaderboard and is now sitting in 43rd, and with two more workouts to go, she has put herself in a great position to make the regionals. Carly completed 3 muscle ups in the fourth round (474 reps), this was the 18th best score and should be a major confidence booster going into 15.4.
Sarah Browne stayed in 70th place overall with a score of 337, Sarah has been super consistent with her scores so far this open, if the workouts go her way in the next couple of weeks we could see a late charge towards the top 30. However Sarah has set her sights on qualifying for the 40-44th Masters division where she currently sits 23rd Worldwide. A phenomenal effort that could see her on the World Stage at Carson this year.
Now the Men:
Brandon Swan slipped back 1 spot to currently be sitting in 4th position, but the top of the leaderboard is pretty close and a top three spot is still up for grabs. Brandon pushed out 518 reps which was the 30th best score in Australia. He also moved up the overall world rankings to be placed 53rd, I’m sure Brandon would love to better his world placing of 34th from last year.
Kyle Frankenfeld also slipped back 1 spot to be 11th overall. His score of 527 reps was the 21st best score in Australia and keeps him firmly entrenched in the top 30.
Michael Roach had another major jump in the rankings this week, getting a little extra boost by doing the workout alongside Luke McMahon and in front of our very own Carlz, Michael pushed through the pain barrier to hit 523 reps, the 24th best score in Australia and now well within striking range of a 5th regionals appearance. Michael is currently in 59th position.
So we currently have 5 athletes sitting in the top 30 with the other 3 close enough to be a real chance of getting in. Let’s get behind them, send out your words of encouragement to these amazing athletes and help them push further up the leaderboard over the next couple of weeks.