ARTICLE: WEEKLY REPORT CARD: REGIONALS WEEK 2

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CrossFit:

Power Clean 3-3-3-3-3
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Athletes should build over the first four sets to a challenging but not quite maximal weight, leaving 1 sound rep in the tank. They should use 90-95% of that weight for the remaining set.

Then,

3 rounds for time of:
15 Dumbbell Snatch + Thruster, Left Arms, 50/35 lbs
50 Double Unders
15 Dumbbell Snatch + Thruster, Right Arms, 50/35 lbs
50 Double Unders

TIMECAP: 14:00 GEAR: 2.5
Competition: 40/30#
Performance: 30/20#
Fitness: 20/10#

Article:

Week 2 of Regionals could be characterized by two words: drama and dominance.

By Sunday, Week 2’s two fittest men and top returning team from the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games had full control of their Regionals.

Two brothers finished the weekend side by side and turned a comeback story for one of the biggest names on the men’s side into a family affair.

Some epic comebacks on the final event had fans and athletes sitting on the edges of their seats for the qualifier announcements.

For this week’s report card I’m going to ignore the obvious stories about Mat Fraser and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom since I’m confident I’ll be talking about them plenty in Madison.

GRADE: A+

JENN SMITH

A year after failing to qualify in the Central in 2017, Jenn Smith put down a tremendous performance in the final event to make up a 22-point deficit and leapfrog over Jessica Griffith into the top five.

What impressed me most was the way she bounced back from what could have been a devastating turn in Event 5.

As Smith closed in on the red line for her final walking lunge steps, she was in a heated race with two more athletes immediately to her left.

Although she had a slight lead, her arm holding the dumbbell overhead collapsed and she failed her final step, allowing both athletes to sneak past her onto the finish mat. The finish cost Smith a precious 4 points that could have narrowed the gap between her and Griffith.

She took a chance on the final lunge steps and failed, but rather than letting that dictate the close of her competition, she collected herself, attacked Event 6, and earned a fourth-place finish in the finale that will send her back to the CrossFit Games.

Now she can hope to erase the sting of her 2016 Games campaign that was marred by a foot injury on the first event at the Ranch.

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