Day 1 of the 2020 CrossFit Games Finals is to equal the 2007 Games “and then some,” Dave Castro hinted on Instagram last night.
Scribbled on a pink note are the words “DAY 1 2020 GAMES = 2007 GAMES –> AND THEN SOME.”
This is the first hint released for the Games finals, set to take place on October 23 to 25 in Aromas, California.
Ten athletes will compete at the Ranch, home of the CrossFit Games, for a chance to be titled Fittest on Earth. Points from Stage 1 of the CrossFit Games will be reset, so athletes will start the finals on even ground.
Mat Fraser, Noah Ohlsen, Justin Medeiros, Samuel Kwant, and Jeffrey Adler will all compete for the male title, while Tia-Clair Toomey, Brooke Wells, Haley Adams, Katrin Davidsdottir, and Kari Pearce will throw down for the female title.
The 2007 CrossFit Games included:
Event 1, Hopper
- 1000 meter Row
Then, 5 Rounds:
- 25 Pull-Ups
- 7 Push Jerks (135 / 95 lbs)
Event 2, Trail Run
Event 3, CrossFit Total
- 1RM Back squat
- 1RM Press
- 1RM Deadlift
There are no official details as to what “and then some” might include.
The CrossFit Total was tested again at the 2018 CrossFit Games, where Tia Toomey came out victorious with a total of 875 lb. She was closely followed by Brooke Wells, who lifted 870 lb for second place. Kari Pearce finished 13th back then with 800 lb and Katrin Davidsdottir 36th with 705 lb.
On the men’s side, Mat Fraser and Noah Ohlsen were the only 2018 Games competitors. Fraser finished highest with an 8th place and a total of 1,215 lb. Noah Ohlsen lifted a total of 1,190 lb for 11th.
The Ranch Trail Run was featured in the 2016 CrossFit Games, yet this version included a different course and an extra 2km of running. The event was won by Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir.
More details on schedule and how to watch to be released soon. Keep your eyes on BOXROX.
- crossfit-games-2020-finals-event-1: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.