CrossFit Games 2020 – STAGE 1

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Like many things in 2020, the CrossFit Games changed in unprecedented ways. For the first time in history, the competition was not held in person, with athletes competing side-by-side.

Instead they were done social distance style, with athletes competing in boxes all around the world. 60 athletes in 16 countries to be exact…all trying to earn the right to compete in person in Northern California for Stage 2.

Judges were sent out to measure distances and weigh equipment, keeping it fair for everyone. Workouts were recorded and also witnessed in person by said judges. 

Competing remotely brought on a new format as well. There would be two stages- the first stage would determine the top 10 (5 men and 5 women) who would then go on to compete in the second stage – in person at The Ranch in Aromas, California. 

DAY 1 – September 18  

FRIENDLY FRAN

3 rounds:

21 thrusters

21 chest-to-bar pull-ups

W 85 lb.  M 115 lb.  

1RM FRONT SQUAT

Establish a 1-rep-max front squat

DAMN DIANE

3 rounds:

15 deadlifts

15 strict deficit handstand push-ups

W 205 lb., 2-in. deficit 

M 315 lb., 3.5-in. Deficit

1,000-M ROW

Row 1,000 meters

DAY 2 – September 19

NASTY NANCY

5 rounds:

500-m run

15 overhead squats

15 bar-facing burpees

W 125 lb.  M 185 lb. 

HANDSTAND HOLD

Max freestanding handstand hold

AWFUL ANNIE

For time:

50-40-30-20-10

Double-under

GHD sit-up

5-4-3-2-1

Clean

W 185 lb.  M 275 lb. 

After those grueling workouts the chalk settled and it was time to determine who would continue on to Stage 2 of the CrossFit Games 2020. The following athletes made the cut.

STAGE 1 TOP 5 WOMEN

1 TIA-CLAIR TOOMEY TOTAL POINTS: 615

2 BROOKE WELLS TOTAL POINTS: 580

3 HALEY ADAMS TOTAL POINTS: 497

4 KATRIN DAVIDSDOTTIR TOTAL POINTS: 490

5 KARI PEARCE TOTAL POINTS: 451

STAGE 1 TOP 5 MEN 

1 MATTHEW FRASER TOTAL POINTS: 656

2 NOAH OHLSEN TOTAL POINTS: 488

3 JUSTIN MEDEIROS TOTAL POINTS: 480

4 SAMUEL KWANT TOTAL POINTS: 449

5 JEFFREY ADLER TOTAL POINTS: 420

These 10 men and women will compete in the final showdown of the Games at The Ranch!

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