The CrossFit Tour: Competition in Kiwi Country

By Jordan Gravatt and Michael McCoy

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 08, 2014

Video Article

It began with hang snatches and ended with a tiebreaker whose name was Fran.

The January CrossFit Tour stop in New Zealand not only gathered affiliate owners and community members to mingle and sweat, but it also summoned CrossFit Games athletes to compete.

In attendance were Ruth Anderson Horrell, Jason Khalipa, Chad Mackay, Scott Panchik, Alessandra Pichelli, Becca Voigt and Kara Webb.

Part 1 shows the first event: a max hang snatch. Mackay lifted the most—275 lb.—but it was Jason Khalipa who stole the show. After Khalipa failed two attempts at 270 lb., Henry Heke, a New Zealander from CrossFit Hawkes Bay, performed a solo haka especially for Khalipa, who then nailed the lift for a PR.

Part 2 documents a classic test of might: CrossFit Total—a “strength show” for all the spectators, according to Dave Castro, CrossFit Inc. Director of the Games and Director of Training.

Part 3 features a high-intensity tiebreaker between Horrell and Pichelli: a Fran-off.

Once Pichelli completed her first round only 1 minute in, it was clear she would be the winner. She finished Fran in 2:35, but Horrell was right behind her at 2:47.

Video by Jordan Gravatt and Michael McCoy.

Part 1: Hang Snatch - 7min 20sec
HD file size: 135 MB
SD mov file size: 50 MB

Part 2: CrossFit Total - 3min 8sec
HD file size: 52 MB
SD mov file size: 19 MB

Part 3: Fran Tiebreaker - 4min 9sec
HD file size: 78 MB
SD mov file size: 29 MB

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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 278 by Justin Judkins, published June 3, 2013.

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