“Clean-and-Jerk Speed Ladder”

2018 CrossFit Games Championship WOD #6

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  • 3 rounds of Heavy Clean-and-Jerk Ladders
  • Round 1:
  • Men: 245-255-265-270-275 lb
  • Women: 155-160-165-170-175 lb
  • Time Cap: 1 minute
  • Round 2:
  • Men: 280-290-300-305-310 lb
  • Women: 180-185-190-195-200 lb
  • Time Cap: 2 minutes
  • Round 3:
  • Men: 315-325-335-340-345 lb
  • Women: 205-210-215-220-225 lb
  • Time Cap: 3 minutes

Athletes will race through a series of progressively heavier barbells, clean and jerking each bar once before crossing the finish line.

This event will be broken into 3 rounds: Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final. Athletes will be ranked by the time they take to complete each ladder, or by the heaviest weight they successfully clean and jerk. A squat will not be required on the clean.

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Background: The "Clean-and-Jerk Speed Ladder" was the 6th of 14 workouts of the 2018 CrossFit Games. Nicholas Urankar took first place individual male. Amanda Barnheart took first place individual female. The event was held on day 3 - Friday, August 3.

"The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the toughest athletes on Earth as well as a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games became 'one of the fastest growing sports in America.'”
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