Crossfit Open 17.2 with Crossfit Harrisburg

March 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

March 3 2017

Location: Crossfit Harrisburg

Nikon D750  85mm and D600 50mm with Alien Bees Strobes



      Week 2 of the Open is here and its time for 17.2!!! Super excited for week 2 since it was at my home box of Crossfit Harrisburg. Wouldn't be right if I didn't cover the hometeam. 17.2 was LEGIT. It consisted of multiple movements and I knew the images would turn out insane. I decided to shoot more prime lenses with this event because everthing would be very fast. I would keep my 70-200mm one one body and alternate with my 50mm and 85mm. 17.2 consisted of....  

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
2 rounds of:
  50-ft. weighted walking lunge
  16 toes-to-bars
  8 power cleans
Then, 2 rounds of:
  50-ft. weighted walking lunge
  16 bar muscle-ups
  8 power cleans
Etc., alternating between toes-to-bars and bar muscle-ups every 2 rounds.

Men use 50-lb. dumbbells

Women 35-lb


Since I was shooting at a box I was familiar with I didnt need much prep time. I was more excited to see athletes I haven't seen in a while due to my schedule. Once the workout was announced there were athletes that I was looking forward to seeing for 2 reasons...

1. I know they crush bar muscle ups

2. I know some will get there first bar MU ever!!! Yes that happened as I'm sure it did all over the world...


Frankie (owner of CFH) gave a briefing showing the athletes all the standards for each movement.



After a few athletes asked their questions is was time to go. The setup was organized so I had plenty of room to move around. There was plenty opportunity capture different views of lunges. It was also cool to see the different methods athletes used to carry the DB's. Check it out!!

Then of course the female athletes were putting work in... SUPER IMPRESSIVE!! Was grateful that Metcon Magazine highlighted a photo of Meredith. Pretty cool!!!

There are some great athletes at CFH and I am glad I was able to spend some time capturing them!!!!

 Those of you who follow my work, know I love to shoot Toes 2 Bar. CFH didn't disappoint. Even loved seeing the scaled athletes perform knee ups. Knowing that there were athletes who didn't do the Open last year and now are here knocking out 17.2 was awesome!!!

 Now onto the bar muscle ups and pull ups.... The greatest part about these 2 movements was that I caught people Hitting MU's....Fighting for MU's.... Hitting PU's and Fighting for PU's.. !!!

Then we had these!!!! #nailedit

While the athletes were performing power cleans with DB's it was crazy how fast they were cycling them. Had to move fast to make sure I caught as many athletes as possible. Love how they turned out.

 Being able to shoot and cheer at my home box was so much fun. Of course I would have rather been able to participate but hopefully these images count as my participation. As I was leaving and packing up I received thanks from every athlete that I passed. For that it makes me even more honored to me to be a member of such a great box and community. I also want to thank all of you for taking the time to read about my experience covering 17.2. I covered 17.3 at Crossfit Steele Creek so be on standby for that write up.

Be blessed everyone


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