After the dust has settled after 17.5, Mat Fraser and Sara Sigmundsdottir are the winners of the 2017 CrossFit Open. In undramatic fashion, Fraser walked away with the Open win with back-to-back worldwide Open wins in 17.4 and 17.5. Fraser finished all Open workouts in the top 20 worldwide and has 40 total points, an average of 8th place. Behind Fraser was last year’s Open winner, Noah Ohlsen. In 3rd place, Alex Vigneault from Canada East rounded out the podium.
Rich Froning, who was nearest to Fraser heading into 17.5, posted a pedestrian time (relatively speaking, of course) of 7:28, good for 307th worldwide, pushing him down to 11th worldwide.
It was much more dramatic on the women’s leaderboard. Leading up to the final Open workout, Kari Pearce held a one point advantage over Sara Sigmundsdottir. To make things even more interesting, Sigmundsdottir was featured in the 17.5 Open Announcement workout finishing with a score of 6:56. Not satisfied, Sigmundsdottir re-did the workout at CrossFit Mayhem on Monday, but we wouldn’t find out her score until after the submission deadline expired.
Kari Pearce was the first to post her 17.5 time of 6:44. Sigmundsdottir’s score finally showed up on the leaderboard shortly after the submission deadline. Her time…6:32. That put Sigmundsdottir in 6th worldwide while Pearce finished 11th in the workout. Sigmundsdottir will walk away with the Open title and will move on to the California Regional. Pearce finished 2nd worldwide followed by Camille Leblanc-Bazinet.
Here are the top 10 rankings worldwide for men and women: