Dave Castro's 17.4 Hint
Dave Castro's 17.4 Hint via Instagram

17.1 brought us dumbbells. 17.2 brought us dumbbells again. 17.3 finally gave us a barbell.

Follow this page as we live blog the 17.4 CrossFit Open announcement on Thursday night at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Until then, check out what we know, we don’t know and what athletes think we’ll see Dave Castro announce.

Brooke Wells vs Brenda Castro Take on 17.4 Open Announcement workout

3 reasons why Wells vs Castro might be closer than you think

Find out what several top CrossFit athletes think we’ll see for 17.4

Which men from the 2016 CrossFit Games are in jeopardy of missing Regionals?

Which women from the 2016 CrossFit Games are in jeopardy of missing Regionals?

⇓ LIVE BLOG ⇓

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20178:01 PM

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Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:56 PM

In the last week, we interviewed Scott Cottrill, Marcelo Bruno & Darwin Perez.

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Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:55 PM

Ro vs Boz coming up…

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:54 PM

Castro’s 223 reps would put her in 20th in 16.4 in Latin America

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:51 PM

Wells’ 224 reps would put her in 84th in the North Central in 2016

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:48 PM

Julie Abilgaard won 16.4 with 318 reps, just 2 ahead of Sigmundsdottir

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:47 PM

In 2016, Josh Bridges won 16.4 but was penalized for not fully extending on his deadlifts.

Froning ended up the winner with 315 reps.

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:41 PM

17.4 is…16.4

13-min AMRAP

55 DL
55 WB
55 cal Row
55 HSPU

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:39 PM

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Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:35 PM

Ryan Fischer and Shannon Zimmerman called it on our prediction article.

http://thebarbellspin.com/functional-fitness/predicting-17-4-of-the-crossfit-open/

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:31 PM

Wells is saying the altitude really affected her on the WBs…the row was awful

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:31 PM

Wells beat Castro by 1 rep! Just one!

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:30 PM

“Bridges rule”

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:29 PM

Remember….no FISHEYE lenses this year!

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:28 PM

Wells had an 80 second lead going into HSPU…Wells almost beat her back to DLs

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:27 PM

castro made a push…

very close!

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:26 PM

guessing both athletes will have to re-do this workout

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:24 PM

wells with the early lead, but HSPU is getting closer

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:13 PM

will the elevation impact these two?

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:12 PM

Castro: 246 reps

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:12 PM

in 2016…

Wells: 291 reps

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20177:11 PM

no surprise this week 16.4!

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:59 PM

Brooke Ence likes the La Croix

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:58 PM

Assault AirRunner $3,299 Presale!

Looks cool…

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:57 PM

or WBs?

or both?

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:56 PM

small area for the workout…up against a wall

HSPUs?

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:55 PM

comparing Castro and Well’s 2016 performances…we did that yesterday

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:54 PM

Comparing Davidsdottir and Wells’ first two years competing…better comparison would be the first year of each under Ben Bergeron.

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:51 PM

Did you see this? Marcelo Bruno held two cars from rolling away on a Chilean tv show…

http://thebarbellspin.com/functional-fitness/marcelo-bruno-before-he-was-in-4th-place-worldwide-in-the-crossfit-open/

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:49 PM

We’ve not seen an athlete from Asia, Africa or Latin America since the “Super” Regionals began in 2015.

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Brooke Wells is 11th worldwide

Brenda Castro is 27th worldwide

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:44 PM

Tonight be closer than you think!

http://thebarbellspin.com/functional-fitness/3-reasons-the-brooke-wells-brenda-castro-open-workout-is-closer-than-you-might-think/

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:44 PM

And we start with Sherwood speaking Spanish…

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:41 PM

Thrusters have been in the last workout of the Open every year.

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:39 PM

movements we haven’t seen yet:

HSPU, DU, WB, Row, Thrusters, STOH, Cleans, DL, Ring MU

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:36 PM

12.5 was an ascending ladder 3,3,6,6,9,9…of Thrusters & CTB Pull-ups

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20176:36 PM

Castro just posted an Instagram story with “12.5” on a whiteboard…

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20174:44 PM

We just posted an interview with Darwin Perez. He’s 7th in the world and 2nd in the Central East, only behind Rich Froning.

http://thebarbellspin.com/functional-fitness/interview-with-darwin-perez-7th-in-the-world-after-17-3key

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20174:43 PM

Did you see our interview with Marcelo Bruno? He is 4th in the world!

http://thebarbellspin.com/functional-fitness/interview-with-marcelo-bruno-4th-place-worldwide-after-17-3/

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 16, 20174:35 PM

What is everyone’s guess to Castro’s Instagram post this morning?

Brian Pyfferoen Brian Pyfferoen March 15, 201712:33 PM

Check back with us Thursday night as we live blog all the details of Dave Castro’s 17.4 Open Announcement and the Wells/Castro workout.

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