Top Performances of CrossFit Open Workout 18.3 (and Leaderboard Mishaps)

Editor’s note: The current 18.3 leaderboard has multiple score submission errors, and the lists below are based off of our best judgements. Once CrossFit HQ validates the current 18.3 leaderboard, then we’ll update the top 5 scores below accordingly. 

Last night, we concluded the final athlete submissions for the third 2018 CrossFit Open Workout 18.3. If you’re currently competing in the Open, then you probably don’t need us to remind you just how tough this workout was. And for those not competing, to give you context, Open workout 18.3 involved a total of: 800 double-unders, 48 muscle-ups, 40 dumbbell snatches, and 40 overhead barbell squats (if you completed it, which almost no one did).

Oh, did we mention there was a 14-minute time cap to get all of this work done? 

18.3 proved to be so tough that very few athletes actually completed all of the work in the given time allotment, and most ended up treating this workout like an AMRAP.

If you look at the 18.3 specific leaderboard, then it’s pretty obvious to see that there have been plenty of errors made when submitting scores. In fact, it’s hard to tell who’s actually completed the workout, and who misunderstood the directions when submitting scores.

For example, the number one male athlete has a score of a completed workout in 1:30 and the women’s top athlete at 1:18, which would be humanly impossible unless they’re The Flash. Our initial guess for this, which was also pointed out in the CrossFit subreddit, is a possible English language barrier for some coaches/athletes. Also, there could have been a misunderstanding in logging tiebreak scores.

Based off of our best judgement (aka comparing 18.3 scores to an athlete’s previous two workout scores and previous competition history), we pulled the top five male and female athletes from the individual open leaderboard.

Top 5 Male Athletes

  • Dakota Rager: 13:25
  • Josh Bridges: 13:59
  • Jake Marconi: 925-reps
  • Mitch Wagner: 923-reps
  • Richard Froning: 922-reps

Top 5 Female Athletes

  • Tia-Clair Toomey: 918-reps
  • Emily Bridgers: 908-reps
  • Samantha Briggs: 874-reps
  • Kari Pearce: 872-reps
  • Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault: 856 reps

There’s a chance we could have missed an athlete or two who completed the full workout, but from what we can see and what we checked (watching the available videos of top submissions), these are the top five athletes from the men’s and women’s open categories for 18.3.

To no surprise, a lot of the athletes who sit at the top are previous CrossFit Games competitors, which makes sense when you consider how tough this workout was.

Feature image screenshot from @tiaclair1 Instagram page. 

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