Katrín Davíðsdóttir Dominates the Handstand Hold, Fraser and Ohlsen Shine

The Fittest on Earth tested their strength, balance, and grit in Event 6.

Results are in for the Handstand Hold, event six of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. While the CrossFit Games have featured handstand walks and handstand push-ups before, this was the first time athletes tested their strength and balance in a freestanding hold. The WOD saw athletes maxing out their freestanding handstand hold in a 4×4 foot box with a time cap of 20 minutes. Each athlete was awarded points for the total time they remained on their hands inside the designated box.

Here’s who finished top 5 for the Handstand Hold, in order:

Handstand Hold Results


1. Noah Ohlsen, 1:37
2. Mathew Fraser, 1:35
3. Samuel Kwant, 1:32
4. Jonne Koski, 1:27
5. Adam Davidson, 1:24


1. Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir, 2:54
2. Kari Pearce, 2:13
3. Danielle Brandon, 2:12
4T. Haley Adams, 1:59
4T. Melina Rodriguez, 1:59

For overall standings and results, check out BarBend’s live leaderboard.

On the Men’s side, Mat Fraser and Noah Ohlsen pulled away from the rest of the pack, all but guaranteeing their spots in next months’ Finals. Jonne Koski’s fourth place finish helped him remain in fifth place overall with one event remaining.

On the Women’s side, Katrín Davíðsdóttir capped off a dominant Block 3 performance in which she finished first in both Nasty Nancy and the Handstand Hold. She clocked a remarkable 2:54 hold, more than 41 seconds longer than second place finisher Kari Pearce. Pearce’s second place finish launched her into seventh place overall, well within striking distance of top 5.

The last event of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games is Awful Annie. With only the top 5 men and women advancing to the finals, the athletes will be leaving it all on the floor to secure a spot at the Ranch in October.

Feature image courtesy of CrossFit.