A couple hours before the Women’s finals of the 2008 CrossFit Games, Gillian Mounsey chatted with Coach Mike Burgener. Gillian was in first place overall, but with only a three second lead over second place Tanya Wagner. The final event, which had been announced the night before, was 30 squat clean and jerks at 100lbs.
The video starts off with Gillian saying she intended to power clean the weight and then do a thruster. This was legitimate by the rules established, but was very inefficient. She explains that she had only done squat cleans on two occasions before and wasn't confident she could do it. Coach B insists she could and gives her an impromptu lesson in the squat clean. He also gives her some CrossFit-style tips for cycling reps faster.
Gillian finished the workout in 5:11 (5th best of the day), which was good enough to earn her third overall in the Games. Caity Matter had the best time of the day at 3:30, which was enough to win her the Games. Tanya Wagner took second overall with a final workout time of 4:40.