2013 CrossFit Open: Week 3 Review (by the RX Review)

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Workout 13.3 is Now Officially Over!

Workout 13.3 is Now Officially Over!

For the first time ever in a CrossFit Open, we had a repeat workout, with last year’s 12.4 becoming this year’s 13.3.

In total more than 110,000 competitors submitted a score for week three of the CrossFit Open. And it looks like we are improving as a community as well, with the majority of athletes who completed the workout in both years, improving over the past 12 months.

Going into 13.3, Neal Maddox held the world record after competing 323 reps last year, while Kristan Clever had the females record with a score of 270.

By the end of week three, both records were broken.

In the men’s half 22 year old Ben Smith topped the leaderboards for 13.3, scoring an impressive 329. That’s 10 reps more then Rich Froning, who finished in second place. Last year’s winner Neal Maddox also completed 319 reps but finished behind Froning because of his inferior tie-break time.

For the women, dual Games competitor Samantha Briggs now holds the record after completing 323 reps. Briggs was the standout performer of the week finishing 36 reps in front of her nearest competitor Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.

The win now sees Briggs move 31 points clear on top of the worldwide leaderboard, with Leblanc-Bazinet second and Kaleena Ladeairous third. Annie Thorisdottir is in 12th place.

For the men, reigning CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning leads the way, 26 points ahead of 2009 Games Champion Mikko Salo, with Josh Bridges in third place. Ben Smith is 14th overall.

In the Teams division, we have a new overall leader with Valley CrossFit leading the way. The Southern California affiliate is just four points ahead of NorCal CrossFit with CrossFit Invictus rounding put the top three.

CrossFit Milford, who led the Open for the first two weeks is now in eighth place after posting the 47th best score for 13.3.

Here is a look at how the leaderboards stand after workout 13.3:


Men’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3

Men’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3


Women’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3Women’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3

Women’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3


Team’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3

Team’s Leaderboard After Workout 13.3


John Michael Bric

John is a newsreader and freelance writer for publications such as International Kickboxer Magazine. In recent times he has been a contributing writer for the CrossFit Games and CrossFit Community websites, and is now a 2013 Australian Regional Media Director for CrossFit inc. When he’s not CrossFitting, he can often be heard reading the morning news on the radio or trying to convince people that chicken burgers, french fries and beer are all Paleo

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