Two pink daisies. That is Dave Castro’s “hint” for 18.3. At first glance it might seem like two flowers gives nothing away towards what Kyle Kasperbauer and Neal Maddox will be doing during tonight’s Live Open Announcement.
However, thinking back to the 2017 CrossFit Games, the final event in Madison was the Fibonacci Final. In that event, athletes were required to do handstand push-ups, kettlebell deadlifts finishing with an overhead kettlebell walking lunge. The rep scheme was 5-8-13 with 89-feet for the lunges.
The rep scheme followed the Fibonacci sequence. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233. What is interesting is that the seeds and petals on a flower follow the Fibonacci sequence. So is Dave Castro hinting at last year’s final event at the CrossFit Games?
Might we see an ascending ladder following the Fibonacci sequence tonight? Or how about handstand push-ups, deadlifts and walking lunges? Get ready, only a few more hours until we know for sure!
As for the live announcement tonight, the pairing is a rematch of last year’s 35-39 division at the CrossFit Games. Kasperbauer ended up beating Maddox with two first place finishes on the final two events to win the title.
This year, Kasperbauer sits in 13th so far in the 35-39 division. Maddox has moved on to the 40-44 division and is currently in 3rd.