CrossFit Games Athletes at the 2013 American Open

Aja Barto at the 2013 American Open

Aja Barto at the 2013 American Open

The 2013 USA Weightlifting American Open has wrapped over the weekend, with a number of the world’s best competitors taking part in this year’s Event from December 6-8.

Just like last year, many CrossFit Games athletes took part in the competition.

In the men’s half, Games veteran Aja Barto competed in the 105 weight class, lifting a personal best 140 kilos! Unfortunately he failed to register a score in the Clean & Jerk, leaving him in the bottom half of the field.

Four-time CrossFit Games competitor Spencer Hendel, finished 10th in the same division, snatching 135kgs and Clean & Jerking 162kgs to finish with a combined total of 297.

9th place finisher at the 2008 CrossFit Games, Dutch Lowy, finished 2nd in his 69kg weight class with a combined total of 257kgs. Regional competitor Kevin Simons placed 4th in the mens 94kg Division, lifting a combined total of 288.

In the females half, Elisabeth Akinwale finished 8th in the 75kg weight class with a 178kg total. 2010 CrossFit Games champion Kristan Clever went 1 kilo better than last year finishing with a combined weight of 158kgs, snatching 70kgs and Clean & Jerking 88. Elyse Umeda finished 4th in the same division (58kg), finishing with a 75kg PR Snatch and a 92kg Clean & Jerk. Check out the video of her snatch PR below:

Other top athletes include Regional competitor Andrea Ager, who finished in 27th place in the 63 weight class with a combined total of 147kgs, and Christmas Abbott who finished 13th in the 53 weight class with a combined total of 131kgs.

Candice Ruiz and Lauren Fisher, who both competed in at CrossFit Regional events this year, both finished in the top 10 in the 63kg weight class.

Unfortunately due to poor weather conditions, not all athletes were able to fly into Dallas, Texas, to compete, with many CrossFit affiliate members forced to withdraw.

You can check out the full results of the 2013 American Open by clicking here.

John Michael Bric
John is a newsreader, freelance writer and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. A contributing writer for the CrossFit Games and CrossFit Community websites, he is the current Australia Regional Media Director for CrossFit Inc. When he's not CrossFitting, he can often be heard reading the morning news on the radio or trying to convince people that chicken burgers, french fries and beer are all Paleo.
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  • Nick

    Full results aren’t posted yet. They are missing the Sunday lifters, so Spencer Hendel did not take 3rd because the A session lifters in his weight class hadn’t lifted yet with the results that are up right now. Notice how there is no placing listed.

    • John Michael Bric

      Spot on Nick. I have made the adjustment to Spencer’s score.

  • Sam MacIntosh

    not to be persnickety, but any chance you mean Andrea Ager in the bottom half of this article..?

    • John Michael Bric

      Nice spot Sam! Yes indeed – it was Andrea i was writing about, not Adrian! Thanks for picking that up, it’s fixed now :)

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