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2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Open: 12.2 – Where the Big Names Are

Julie Foucher 2010 CrossFit Games

Julie Foucher: 2010 CrossFit Games

We’re nearing an end to week two of the 2012 CrossFit Games Open, and it’s fair to say workout 12.2 has done good job of dividing the leaderboard.

After a relatively simple exercise in WOD 12.1 (burpees), this week’s snatch has seen some of the serious contenders rise to the top, and some of the early bolters fade away.

Last weeks male co-leader Danila Shokhin has now dropped out of the top 40 after managing just 60 reps in workout 12.2, while reigning champion Rich Froning Jr. has shot to the top of the leaderboard after posting the highest score so far in week two.

In the women’s half, Kristan Clever continues to dominate and holds onto the top spot, but has been joined in the top ten by a number of other high profile competitors.

Here’s a quick look at where some of the big names are after workout 12.2:

Men’s Comp

Rich Froning Jr. (2011 Champion) – 1st place, 98 reps in workout two

2012 CrossFit Games Open: Rob Forte

2012 CrossFit Games Open: Rob Forte

Dan Bailey (2011 open winner) – 4th, 95

Blair Morrison (5th 2011) – 19th, 87

Jason Khalipa (2008 Champion) – 24th, 94

Rob Forte (3rd Australia 2011) – 27th, 83

Pat Barber (4th 2008) – 30th, 84

Chris Spealler (3rd 2010) – 32nd, 80

Graham Holmberg (2010 Champion) – 233th, 84

Tommy Hackenbruck (2nd 2009) – 1375th, 90

Matt Chan (4th 2010) – Yet to register a score in week two

Ben Smith (3rd 2011) – Position yet to be finalized: 85 reps in week two, see video here.

Women’s Comp

Kristan Clever (2010 Champion) – 1st place, 102 reps in workout two

Julie Foucher (5th 2010/11) – 2nd, 99

Amy Dracup (2011 Australian winner) – 7th, 91

Rebecca Voigt (3rd 2011) – 10th, 95

Christy Phillips (6th 2010) – 28th, 90

Annie Sakamoto  (9th 2011) – 62nd, 82

Tanya Wagner (2009 Champion) – 189th, 90

Caity Matter Henniger (2008 Champion) – 435th, 100

Annie Thorisdottir (2011 Champion) – Position yet to be finalized: 109 reps in workout two, see video here.

In terms of our ‘celebrity’ CrossFitter’s, The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper struggled this week, scoring only 47 reps, but has told us via Twitter he’ll give the workout another shot before the deadline closes on Sunday at 5 pm PT. At this stage Fitness Lonnie is still yet to register a score.

Earlier this week we did a piece on some of the former, and current professional athletes taking part in this year’s Open. At this stage, MMA fighter Dustin Winterhalt is the best placed out of all of them sitting in 189th position after scoring 75 reps in workout 12.2.

With half a day still remaining in workout 12.2, we can expect to see even more changes to the leaderboards. We’ll keep you up to date with all the news as it happens.

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