There's a thread over on CF's message board in which the following is asserted:
1. a "sumo" deadlift is not a "deadlift"
2. sumo deadlifts are not allowed in the CrossFit Total.
I've looked at Rip's original article on the CFT and don't see any reason a sumo deadlift wouldn't be permissible based on what he's written there.
Will you address the two above assertions, please?