Great to see so many of the new On Rampers there today and cool to see the rest of you guys looking after them. Welcome to the start of your journey! Let the Games Begin!
This WOD is taken from the 2011 CrossFit Games. Rich Froning had narrowly missed out on being crowned Champion in 2010 as a result of not being able to climb a rope. So when the rope climb was once again programmed in 2011 it was his opportunity to redeem himself. After the WOD started, a couple of things quickly become clear, firstly Froning had now learned how to climb a rope and secondly he was not messing around this time. Here's the Video
Event 3 from the 2011 CrossFit Games
For time: 15 foot Rope climb, 5 ascents 145/115 pound Clean and jerk, 5 reps 15 foot Rope climb, 4 ascents 165/125 pound Clean and jerk, 4 reps 15 foot Rope climb, 3 ascents 185/135 pound Clean and jerk, 3 reps 15 foot Rope climb, 2 ascents 205/145 pound Clean and jerk, 2 reps 15 foot Rope climb, 1 ascent 225/155 pound Clean and jerk, 1 rep
Don't forget to bring long socks for the Rope.
Here are some times to try to beat ;)
Rich Froning 4.57 Jason Kahlipa 6.14
Annie Thorisdottir 6.54 Sam Briggs 8.52