Lauren Fisher Did Not Win the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff… Sam Briggs is the Champ!

Apparently there was a mistake in the scoring of Lauren Fisher’s metcon during the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff, and after further review Sam Briggs is actually the champion. Here’s what CrossFit HQ had to say about it…

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Sam Briggs has been named the champion of the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue, after Lauren Fisher’s score was adjusted on the workout.

Fisher claimed 508 reps (7+ rounds), one rep more than Briggs, however she completed 436 reps (6+ rounds) which put her in fourth in the workout and seventh overall.

“It was a mistake,” said General Manager of the CrossFit Games Justin Bergh. “On the behalf of the athlete, the judge and our crew who watched it.”

The video was spot checked before the announcement of the winners, but upon further review it became clear that there had been a mistake.

As the champ, Briggs will receive $3,000 and the largest Rogue equipment package with a Rogue WL barbell, 320 lb. of competition bumper plates, rubber change plates, Oso collars, and a Rogue weight belt for her winning combination of a 180-lb. snatch, 220-lb. clean and jerk and 507-rep score on the workout.

For the 2013 Fittest Woman on Earth and fourth-place finisher at the 2015 Games, this was a significant win after a year of battling injuries.

Fat Tony

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Fat Tony lives in Long Beach, CA and has been training at CrossFit Long Beach since 2013. Fat is a professional photographer and video producer having worked for companies such as PurePharma, NPGL, MET-Rx, ECC, Red Bull, and ESPN.

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