Predicting 16.1

We are only a few hours from Dave Castro’s smile before announcing what 16.1 (and maybe 16.1a) is. While the Open has brought us surprises over the years, there are some things seem to remain predictable. For example, thrusters have always been part of the final Open workout. Also, the first Open workout has always been relatively simple AMRAPs with lower skill movements.

So what have we historically seen in Week 1? For one, we’ve seen a lot of snatches. Snatches have been in every Week 1 Open WOD except for the 7-minute AMRAP of burpees in 2012. And other than the 17-minute 13.1 workout (we’ll come back to this one later), they have all been in the 7-10 minute range.

In years past, the assumption was that the first week was simple to be all-inclusive, that CrossFit and Castro didn’t want to alienate beginners by throwing in muscle-ups or chest-to-bar pullups in Week 1. Now, with the scaled division, the possibility that Week 1 features higher skilled movements is a much greater.

Here’s what some CrossFit Games veterans have predicted for 16.1:

Will Moorad
16.1: 9-minute AMRAP of Burpees
-followed by-
16.1a: 7-minutes to establish 1RM Snatch

Jordan Cook
10-minute AMRAP of Burpees and Clean & Jerk

Dan Tyminski
13-minute AMRAP of:
7 Muscle-Ups
9 Thrusters (135/95)
63 Double Unders

Joe Scali
Repeat of 13.1:
17-min AMRAP
40 Burpees to 6″ Target
30 Snatches (75lbs/45lbs)
30 Burpees to 6″ Target
30 Snatches (135lbs/75lbs)
20 Burpees to 6″ Target
30 Snatches (165lbs/100lbs)
10 Burpees to 6″ Target
AMRAP Snatches (210lbs/120lbs)

Aaron Hanna
5k Row for Time

Brooke Wells
Toes-to-Bar and Double Under Couplet

What are you predicting to see? Comment below.