CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 Fastest Times (Plus Who Tops the Leaderboard)

Four weeks down, and one to go.

So far, the 2018 CrossFit Open workouts could best be described as a series of extreme ups and downs that have helped push a majority of CrossFit athletes to new levels. With the conclusion of CrossFit Open Workout 18.4, we wanted to highlight the fastest 18.4 workouts times, along with who’s sitting at the top of the leaderboard after four weeks.

After workout 18.3, athletes across the world wondered what 18.4 would entail, and if it would be a breath of fresh air. That breath of fresh air soon became relative when Dave Castro announced “Diane” combined with handstand walk + heavier deadlift couplet workout.

[Want to watch CrossFit Open Workout 18.5’s live announcement? Here’s how!]

Check out the top five scores from CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 below. There are a still a couple score error submissions on the leaderboard and spots may shift upon late validation, but these are the five athletes who, from what we can see, sit atop the leaderboard for 18.4.

Men’s Open DivisionWomen’s Open Division
Austin Malleolo – 6:02Annie Thorisdottir – 5:34
Bartek Lipka – 6:34Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault – 5:58
Josh Mabry – 6:35Rachel Garibar – 6:01
Rob Forte – 6:37Anna Fragkou – 6:02
Mat Fraser – 6:39Emelie Lundberg – 6:16


Generally, after week three you’ll begin to see familiar faces rise to the top of the leaderbaord and secure their position among the Open competitors. In a lot of cases, the Open is a good gauge for judging who’s going to excel at Regionals and where an athlete’s strengths lie.

This year is no different, and 2017 CrossFit Games Champion Mat Fraser is dominating the individual men’s open division, while Cassidy Lance-McWherter has been doing the same for the women’s.

Check out the top ten athletes after four weeks of CrossFit Open workouts.

CrossFit Open Men’s Top 10

1. Mathew Fraser
2. Alex Vigneault
3. Willy Georges
4. Patrick Vellner
5. Jean-Simon Roy-Lemaire
6. Alexandre Caron
7. Logan Collins
8. Michael Palomba
8. Tim Paulson
10. Streat Horner

CrossFit Open Women’s Top 10

1. Cassidy Lance-McWherter
2. Kara Saunders
3. Carolyne Prevost
4. Annie Thorisdottir
5. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
6. Brooke Wells
7. Rachel Garibay
8. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
9. Jamie Greene
10. Mekenzie Riley

Feature image from @cassidy_lancemcwherter Instagram page, photo taken by @flsportsguy

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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