Head to head. Josh and Dave hit Isabelle

CrossFit/USAW Open

'Isabel Off' Footage is Now Available

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In case you missed it on Friday, the video of the Isabel-Off is now available. We are working hard to get the rest of Friday's footage onto the archives.

The named WOD Isabel is a knock-down-drag-out display of speed and power. The prescription calls for 30 Snatches at 135 lbs. The athlete must simply take the bar from ground to overhead in one motion, without coming in contact with his body. The strategy is the shooter's choice.

Dave Lipson and Josh Everett are two of the most powerful CrossFit athletes in the world. Coming into the CrossFit/USAW Open, both men had recorded exceptionally fast Isabel times. Everett clocked his best in 1:11 and Lipson posted an absurd 56 second time. On Friday night of the Open weekend, Everett and Lipson went head to head in this benchmark workout, with judges counting their every rep and a crowd cheering them on.

For the first half of the workout, Lipson and Everett lifted in unison, with their barbells returning to the ground at the same time, every rep. Past rep 20, though, fatigue started to set in and both athletes had to readjust their grips. With less powerful and thus slightly lower pulls, they also each began to have to press out the weight a bit more each time in order to reach lock out position. As rep thirty approached, it was impossible to tell who would win. While both athletes finished in 1:06, a video review showed that Everett had reached lock-out on his thirtieth rep just ahead of Dave, securing the win.

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4 comments on this entry

1. Danny wrote...

The second heat of the triplet for 94 kilos is not up either.

2. curious wrote...

How many people qualified for the American Open? How many of those that qualified plan on going?

3. But wrote...

But, Everett had Skinz, and Lipson didn't.

4. Friday wrote...

Where is Friday's footage???


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