Predicting the Open, Part 4

March 22, 2018 by
CrossFit Games
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We’ve been so good at predicting Open WODs that we’re coming back for one more round of fortune telling.

What you need to know.

Yesterday, at around 8:00 AM Pacific, the CrossFit Games suddenly went live from Reykjavik, Iceland, where Dave Castro announced that 18.5 would be one of three WODs, and the community will get to vote on which one we all suffer through.

18.5 Special Announcement

CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro has a special announcement for #18point5

Posted by The CrossFit Games on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Q: When will the voting begin?

A: Dave Castro will announce all three WODs today at 3PM Pacific live on Facebook. Voting will continue until 5PM Pacific.

Q: How will I vote?

A: You’ll vote on Facebook. So go there once the announcement is over.

Q: Can I vote if I’m not registered in the Open? 

A: Yes.

A brief history of “the vote”.

At the 2015 CrossFit Games, Dave Castro asked fans to vote on Twitter whether they wanted to see Double DT or Heavy DT. Fans picked Heavy DT, but the following year Castro programmed in Double DT.

Moral of the story, be careful what you wish for. There’s no escaping.

So what will the WOD be?

By taking the Heavy/Double DT example, we think all three WODs will be variations of the same workout. There will be no “easy option.”

Scenario 1: The Classic Closer

That would be Fran with a capital F, the workout which closed the first three years of the CrossFit Open and it also includes no repeated movements: thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups.

You can program this WOD so many painful ways.

Scenario 2: A combo of everything else we haven’t seen yet

There are four movements that have been in every single CrossFit Open that have yet to appear: chest-to-bar pull-ups, barbell snatches, thrusters and wall balls. Seems a little eccentric to have thrusters and snatches so let’s settle on a triplet with either thrusters or snatches with CTB and wall balls. Have fun.

Scenario 3: Dave Castro goes really cray in which case just try not to die…if you do die, make sure a friend notes your time. 

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