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“This is my jam”: 2016 Open Champ Noah Ohlsen Is Ready For 2019

February 20, 2019 by
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The 2019 CrossFit Games Open starts in a little more than 24 hours, and Noah Ohlsen has found himself back in a familiar place: Miami, Florida, training out of Peak 360 CrossFit where he first started CrossFit in 2011.

After spending last year in Atlanta where he trained directly under the eye of his coach Max El Hag of Training Think Tank, Ohlsen is entering his ninth year competing in the Open and feeling good about his chances to secure a spot back to the CrossFit Games.

“I’ve a little bit of confidence that I’ve done well during the Open before, so I hope to do the same [this year],” Ohlsen said.

“Done well during the Open” is an understatement.

“I’ve a little bit of confidence that I’ve done well during the Open before, so I hope to do the same [this year].”

Ohlsen has averaged a 13th place finish worldwide in the last five years and he’s one of only four men who has ever won the Open, having taken the top spot in 2016.

In a year where the Open is more important than ever before, the value of that accomplishment isn’t lost on Ohlsen. “It’s a great reference point [and] confidence booster to look back and say this is my jam.”

Ohlsen kicked off his 2019 season with a solid third place finish at Wodapalooza in January and while he’s pleased with where he’s been, he’s looking forward for more.

“[I’ll] let that fuel me in a positive way, do what I’ve been doing, and keep it rollin’.”

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Noah Ohlsen’s Performance in the Open (2011 – 2018)
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YEAR
WORLDWIDE FINISH
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2018 25
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2017 2
5
2016 1
6
2015 16
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2014 20
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2013 56
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2012 188
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2011 1,320

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