The final workout is already here, and it's been incredible. With one workout to go for the 2023 CrossFit Open, this is going to be the biggest one yet. I would hate for you to miss it. That's why, we've got you covered. We've detailed out what, when, where and how you can watch the 23.3 Open Announcement for the 3rd and final time.
The 23.3 Open workout announcement will be streamed live at games.crossfit.com on Thursday, March 02, starting at 12:00 PM (Noon) US Pacific Time (GMT -7).
Or for the international reader among us, here's an easy cheat sheet to find out when the 23.3 CrossFit Open workout will be announced around the world:
- US Pacific Time: Thursday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
- US Eastern Time: Thursday, 15:00 (3PM)
- UK Greenwich Mean Time: Thursday, 20:00 (8PM)
- EU Central European Time: Thursday, 21:00 (9PM)
- Aus Western Time: Friday, 04:00 (4AM)
- Aus Central Time: Friday, 05:00 (5AM)
- Aus Eastern Time: Friday, 06:00 (6AM)
- New Zealand Standard Time: Friday, 09:00 (9AM)
Where is the 23.3 Announcement being hosted?
Location: CrossFit Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
23.2 went off with a bang in New Jersey with Patrick Vellner and Roman Khrennikov and their incredible performances. CrossFit HQ really shocked the community by introducing shuttle runs for the first time.
Did you see that coming? Well, Ben did!
Way back at the start, Ben guessed it right, and also gave his top tips on how CrossFit affiliate owners could make it work in class. You can watch and read all about it here.
Which athletes are going head-to-head for the 23.3 CrossFit Open Announcement?
This week is going to be massive. The top females, Mal O'Brien & Danielle Brandon, take the reins for the final head-to-head. These incredible women were top American finishers in the 2022 CrossFit Games, and Mal O'Brien even clinched 1st overall worldwide in the CrossFit Open 2022. Question is, can she do the same this year?
As it stands from 23.1, Mal O'Brien came 2nd, and Danielle placed 71st. Both very impressive scores. At first glance, it might appear that these two competitors aren't on the same level, but if you've been in the CrossFit game long enough, you know it only takes one workout in your wheelhouse to bring out a showstopper of a performance.
If you're new to CrossFit, here's some background on the athletes to whet your appetite.
She's the athlete you can't help but love. Unapologetically authentic, she leaves ALL of her personality on the CrossFit floor and we love her for it. If you happened to catch the CrossFit Games 2022, you will know what we mean from the Double Under Crossover Workout.
That being said, Danielle Brandon is a queen and veteran in the CrossFit Games roster. She first made her debut in 2019, having risen up the ranks from her first CrossFit Open back in 2014. However, you might have spotted her (and her colorful hair) as she shined in the CrossFit Games 2021 with her best year yet. Finishing 13th worldwide in the Open 2021, and 11th at the Games.
Make sure you check her out on Instagram. She has one of the biggest followings in the game, and shares the best content.
If you've yet to hear of Mal O'Brien - where have you been? Now under the coaching of the Goat - Mat Fraser - she's been going from strength to strength. At only 19 years old, she's among the youngest competitors to dominate the competition floor.
Mal has had a background in gymnastics from age 3; however, at 10, she stepped into a CrossFit Gym for the first time.
As a sport, CrossFit is still relatively young, and predictably, Mal is part of the next generation who have been brought up with CrossFit as their main sport.
By age 14, she achieved her dream by competing in the 2018 CrossFit Games 14-18 teens division. And it's been non-stop since then.
She's made a name for herself as one of the most hardworking athletes on the field. However, it's not all been plain sailing for Mal. In 2020, she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. You can read more here about how it affects her training.
So, who do you think is going win? Mal or Danielle?
Let us know in the comments below. We want to hear your thoughts.
The only links you need for the 2023 CrossFit Open:
Blog: 23.3 Open Strategy Re-do
Blog: 23.2 Open Strategy Re-do
YouTube Video: CrossFit Open 23.1 Strategy & Tips
YouTube Video: CrossFit Open: 5 Stages of 23.1
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