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Here’s Every Athlete Competing at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games

Two days of stage one competition, 60 athletes — a full roster breakdown.

Stage one of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games kicks off this Friday, September 18th with 30 men and 30 women competing remotely online. The top 5 men and women will advance to the finals — a live in-person event in Aromas, California — where $1.3 million in prize money will be up for grabs as well as the title of Fittest on Earth.

Below is the full roster of athletes competing in stage one of the CrossFit Games.

There are fourteen different countries represented among the 30 women in this year’s field. The United States is the most represented with twelve athletes, followed by three for New Zealand, two for Iceland, Australia, and Norway, and one for Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Argentina, and Canada.

2020 CrossFit Games Women’s Roster

Dani Speegle (USA)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’6
  • Weight 168lb

The season 2 Titan Games champion qualified for her second CrossFit Games by ranking 18th in the worldwide Open in her fifth year of competing in CrossFit. In 2019, she ranked 5th in the worldwide Open and placed 26th in her Games debut.

Kari Pearce (USA)

  • Age — 31
  • Height — 5’3
  • Weight  139lb

Pearce is the two-time reigning America’s Fittest Woman (2018, 2019). Since 2016, she has successfully ranked in the top 20 in the worldwide Open. That run continued in 2020 where her 6th place rank stamped her ticket to compete at the Games. This will be Pearce’s sixth appearance at the Games where she will aim to improve upon her best finish of 5th place from 2016 and 2019. She has only ever missed ranking in the top 10 at the Games once — her debut in 2015 where she placed 21st.

Kari Pearce

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Kristine Best (USA)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’3
  • Weight  138lb

Best navigated her way to her first CrossFit Games by finishing 19th overall in the worldwide Open. She has competed in the Open every year since 2014, but her previous best finish was 33rd in 2018. In an interview with BarBend, Best said she preferred “quicker lighter workouts.” We’ll see if Dave Castro’s choices for the Games’ workouts  which have yet to be announced at the time of publication  favor Best’s strengths.

Kara Saunders (Australia)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’4
  • Weight  158lb

Saunders has been a mainstay at the Games since 2012 (minus 2019, which she took off due to her pregnancy). The 2017 CrossFit Games runner-up returned in 2020 with a 12th place finish in the worldwide Open and a big win at the Australian CrossFit Championship. She has finished in the top 10 at the Games four times.

Camilla Salomonsson Hellman (Sweden)

  • Age — 29
  • Height — 5’5
  • Weight  152lb

Hellman has been the Swedish National Champion every year since 2017. In 2020, she ranked 13th in the worldwide Open to score her invite to the Games. This will be her fourth year competing at the Games, but only her third as an individual — her Games debut in 2016 was a sixth-place finish in the Teams division with CrossFit Nordic. Her best individual performance came in 2018 where she finished 24th.

Jamie Simmonds

Jamie Simmonds (New Zealand)

  • Age — 29
  • Height — 5’4
  • Weight  135lb

Simmonds has been a National Champion six times. She won the United Arab Emirates championships four times (2015-18) and is a two-time New Zealand champion (2019-20). She has finished in the top 10 of the Open worldwide every year since 2016 (the year she ranked first), including 2020 where she ranked 5th. This will be her Simmonds’s fifth time competing in the 2020 Games, and her fourth time as an individual.

She took home the bronze from the 2016 Games as a member of Team CrossFit Yas. The 2019 Games marked her first time standing on the podium as an individual with a third-place finish. In 2017 and 2018 she finished 8th and 11th, respectively.

Emma McQuaid (Ireland)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’5
  • Weight  141lb

The reigning back-to-back Irish National champion earned her spot in the 2020 CrossFit Games with her 7th place rank in the worldwide Open. This was her first time breaking into the top 10 in the Open, but previously managed to rank in the top 20 for four consecutive years. She made her Games debut in 2019 where she finished in 20th place.

Amanda Barnhart (USA)

  • Age — 28
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  158lb

Barnhart finished 24th in the worldwide Open. Although she didn’t quite make the top 20 (the cutoff for Games invitations), Barnhart finished fourth at Wodapalooza cinching a spot. The three women who finished on the podium at that event — Tia-Clair Toomey, Sara Sigmundsdottir, and Kari Pearce — all qualified for the Games via the Open, allowing the Wodapalooza invite to land on Barnhart.

Barnhart ranked 10th overall in the Open in the USA in 2020 and this will be her third appearance in a row at the Games. Her previous two finishes were 15th and 7th in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Amanda Barnhart

Haley Adams (USA)

  • Age — 19
  • Height — 5’6
  • Weight  145lb

Adams is the youngest female competitor in the 2020 Games field. She secured her invite by finishing third at Strength in Depth UK. The two athletes who finished higher than Adams at that event — Laura Horvath and Gabriela Migała — had already secured their invitations through the Open.

This will be Adams’s fifth consecutive appearance at the Games. She placed second in the 2016 Teenage Girls division(14-15), and second and first in the 2017 and 2018 Girls division (16-17), respectively. In 2019, Adams and snagged sixth place in the 2019 Games as a Women’s competitor. 

Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdóttir (Iceland)

  • Age — 28
  • Height — 5’8
  • Weight  152lb

This will be Sigmundsdottir’s sixth appearance at the CrossFit Games with her highest finishes coming in 2015 and 2016, where she placed third both years. She also placed fourth in 2017. This year, Sigmundsdóttir ranked first in the worldwide Open for the third time in the past four years. In December 2019, she won the Dubai CrossFit Championship, and earlier that year, she placed first in the CrossFit Filthy 150 and Strength in Depth.

Sigmundsdottir

Kristin Holte (Norway)

  • Age — 34
  • Height — 5’4
  • Weight  130lb

Holte earned her invite to the 2020 Games by finishing third worldwide in the Open for the second year in a row. The last time she missed the top 20 was 2015 when she finished 21st. She has been the Norway National Champion for six consecutive years.

2020 marks Holte’s seventh appearance in the Games. She has never missed the top 20 at the Games and her biggest finish to date was in 2019 where she was the runner-up.

Brooke Wells (USA)

  • Age — 25
  • Height — 5’6
  • Weight  150lb

Wells paved the way to her fifth consecutive CrossFit Games individual appearance by finishing the Open in 11th place. She has placed in the top 20 since 2016. Her debut at the Games was in the Teams division as a member of 540 Beefy, where they placed fifth. Her best individual performance at the Games was a sixth-place finish in 2016. Wells has always made the top 15. 

Brooke Wells

Melina Rodriguez (Argentina)

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’1
  • Weight  138lb

Rodriguez stamped her ticket to the Games by winning an absolute nail-biter against Cecilia Ramirez Villamil at the Brazilian CrossFit Championship. She won by just two points. Rodriguez has been the Argentinian National Champion for the past three years, and 2020 will only be her second appearance in the Games as an individual (she finished 97th in 2019).

Gabriela Migała (Poland)

  • Age — 21
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  163lb

As the Polish National Champion five years running, Migała scored her invite to the 2020 Games by finishing in 17th position in the Open — an improvement of thirteen spots from her 2019 and 2018 finishes (30th in both). Last year, she finished in 75th place in her debut in the women’s division. The year prior, she competed in the Teenage Girls (16-17) division and earned the bronze.

Laura Horváth (Hungary)

  • Age — 23
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  152lb

The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Rookie of the Year placed 10th overall in the Open worldwide to ensure her third appearance at the Games. In 2018, she scored a runner-up finish (her best to date) and finished 14th in 2019. She has been the Hungarian National Champion for five straight years.

Laura Horvath

Tia-Clair Toomey (Australia)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’4
  • Weight  128lb

Toomey is the reigning three-time Fittest Woman on Earth and made her way back to the Games to defend her title by finishing in fourth overall in the Open. This season, Toomey also won Wodapalooza, CrossFit Mayhem, and the Rogue Invitational. The reigning two-time Australian National Champion has competed at the Games five times before this year and has never finished worse than second — her first two years at the Games (2015 and 2016).

Toomey

[Related: Inside Tia-Clair Toomey’s diet]

Kristi Eramo O’Connell (USA)

  • Age — 31
  • Height — 5’2
  • Weight  132lb

O’Connell scored an invite to the Games by finishing in her career-best 14th position in the worldwide Open (matching her 2017 performance). 2020 is her fifth consecutive year at the Games but marks a return to individual competition as she competed as a member of Team Invictus X in 2019 to a seventh-place finish. Her best individual Games performance to date came in her debut in 2016 — eighth place.

Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault (Canada)

  • Age — 32
  • Height — 5’5
  • Weight  145lb

The reigning four-time Canadian National Champion locked in her name at the 2020 Games by way of an eighth-place finish in the Open. This year was the sixth year in a row that Reason-Thibault finished in the top 20 (five of which were top 10) in the worldwide Open. Reason-Thibault has yet to crack the top 10 in her appearances at the Games but did finish in the top 20 four out of five times.

Carol-Ann-Reason-Thibault

[Related: 2020 CrossFit Open National Champions]

Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir (Iceland)

  • Age — 27
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  150lb

The two-time Fittest Woman on Earth has finished in the top five at The CrossFit Games every year since 2015. She won in 2015 and 2016, and got third palce in 2018. This year, Davíðsdóttir finished just outside the top 20 in the Open worldwide by coming in 23rd place. However, enough invites were declined that the first CrossFit athlete made the cut.

Kendall Vincelette (USA)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’2
  • Weight  127lb

Vincelette will be making her Games debut this year via a 15th-place finish in the Open. A unique aspect of Vincelette’s training is that she trains without a coach and does not follow a particular nutrition plan. In an interview with BarBend, Vincelette said that her goal was to secure a 2020 Games slot. With that goal accomplished, we’ll see where she moves the goalposts this weekend.

Karin Freyová (Slovakia)

  • Age — 25
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  161lb

Placing in the top 20 at the Open for the second year in a row, Freyová claimed her spot in the Games with a ninth-place finish. She made her Games debut in 2019, where she placed 21st, and has reigned as the Slovakian National Champion five years running.

Freyova

Danielle Brandon (USA)  

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  150lb

Brandon qualified for the 2020 Games by way of a third-place finish at CrossFit Mayhem. The two athletes who placed higher than her at that event, Tia-Clair Toomey and Kristi Eramo O’Connell, already secured their spots through the Open. Brandon ranked 36th in the Open worldwide. This will be her second appearance at the Games — she finished 10th in 2019.

Harriet Roberts (New Zealand)

  • Age — 28
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  149lb

There are a lot of rookies in this year’s Games, and Roberts is on that list in terms of individual competition. She did, however, compete at the Games in 2019 and in 2015 in the Team division as a member of Project X and CrossFit Active, respectively. Her individual debut was made possible by a win at the Pandaland CrossFit Challenge in December 2019.

Bethany Shadburne (USA)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’4
  • Weight  145lb

Shadburne returns to the Games after placing eighth in 2019 (she qualified with a win at SouthFit.) She has been a regular at the Games since 2017 and has improved her standing each year consistently — 22nd in her debut and 16th in 2018.

Shadburne

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Andrea Solberg (Norway)

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’5
  • Weight  135lb

Solberg has had several big performances in Sanctionals competition this season. She earned her 2020 Games invite via a fourth-place finish at the Filthy 150 (invitation slid down) and she also finished second at the Norwegian CrossFit Championship. This will be her Games debut.  

Sanna Venäläinen (Finland)

  • Age — 29
  • Height — 5’5
  • Weight  139lb

Venäläinen placed third in the Norwegian CrossFit Championship but was the only athlete on the podium who had not yet qualified for the Games (Migała and Solberg finished first and second, respectively). Therefore, her invite to her Games debut was earned.

Andrea Nisler (USA)

  • Age — 31
  • Height — 5’6
  • Weight  154lb

Nisler earned her spot in the 2020 Games by placing 15th in the Open. In an interview with BarBend, we learned that placing in the top 20 was not even a priority for Nisler. She was more focused on competing in the Team division, where she has spent her previous four appearances at the Games. She has competed twice on team Timberwolf CrossFit (2016, 2017), once for team CrossFit OC3 (bronze finish in 2018), and once for team OC3 Black (fourth place in 2019). This year will be her Games debut as an individual.

Sam Briggs

Samantha Briggs (UK)

  • Age — 38
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  135lb

Through a leg injury sustained in Open workout 20.4, the 2013 Fittest Woman on Earth, Samantha Briggs will return for her seventh Games appearance by way of a third-place finish at the Dubai CrossFit Championship. Despite being the oldest female competitor in the 2020 Games field, she managed to rank ninth overall in the Open worldwide. She is the reigning five-time British National Champion.

Brooke Haas (USA)

  • Age — 31
  • Height — 5’3
  • Weight  154lb

Haas finished 22nd in the Open and secured her invite to the Games because of a declined invitation by Annie Thorisdottir (second overall in the Open) due to her pregnancy and Alana Fisk Colon (21st overall in the Open) being ineligible due to drug sanctions. Haas‘ debut at the Games took place in 2019 and culminated in a 53rd place finish.

Laura Clifton (New Zealand)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’4
  • Weight  165lb

Clifton will make her Games debut in 2020 by way of the Australian CrossFit Championships, where she placed third. Kara Saunders, who won that event, already qualified via the Open, and Mia Hesketh declined the invite to compete in Teams competition. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There are seven different countries represented among the 30 women in this year’s field. Sixteen athletes represent the USA, seven represent Canada, three represent Australia. Russia, Finland, Iceland, and the UK each have one athlete.

2020 CrossFit Games Men’s Roster

Tim Paulson (USA)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 6’1
  • Weight  215lb

Paulson finished seventh in the USA and 15th overall in the Open worldwide to cash in a ticket to his fourth appearance at the Games. In 2019, he fell to 105th place after finishing in 19th and 29th place in 2017 and 2018, respectively. 

Samuel Cournoyer (Canada)

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’11
  • Weight  205lb

There is some steep competition in Canada, but Cournoyer managed to place fourth in the country and 12th overall in the Open worldwide. He will have the opportunity to improve upon his debut in 2019, where he ranked 35th.

Cole Sager (USA)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’11
  • Weight  202lb

Sager made it in the top 20 for the second year in a row in the Open worldwide at the 19th rank. This will be his seventh appearance at the Games. He already has a trio of top 10 finishes with his best performance being fifth place in 2016. In 2019, he locked in an 11th place finish overall.

Sager

Tyler Christophel (USA)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’10
  • Weight  190lb

After going at it alone for a long time, Christophel began working with coach Mike Cantris and it paid dividends. He ranked 9th overall in the Open worldwide and third in the USA behind Patrick Vellner and Mathew Fraser — that’s some pretty good company. 2020 marks his Games debut as an individual athlete as his two previous appearances in 2017 and 2018 were with team CrossFit 417 (ranked 12th and 5th, respectively).

Patrick Vellner (Canada)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’11
  • Weight  195lb

In addition to ranking first in the Open worldwide, Vellner has had an exceptionally competitive year. He won both the Rogue Invitational and Wodapalooza. He predicted himself making the finals and should be one of the names to watch to dethrone Mathew Fraser potentially. 2020 will be Vellner’s sixth appearance at the Games. He has three podium finishes in 2016 (bronze), 2017 (bronze), and 2018 (silver). 

Jonne Koski (Finland)

  • Age — 25
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  185lb

Koski will be the lone male athlete representing Finland. He ensured his place at the Games via his 11th rank in the Open worldwide — his second time in the top 20 in the past three years. The four-time Finnish National Champion has competed at the Games five times since 2014 (2018 being the outlier), and his best finish was ninth in both 2015 and 2017.

Travis Mayer

Travis Mayer (USA)

  • Age — 29
  • Height — 5’11
  • Weight  198lb

Running back his 14th rank overall in the Open worldwide from 2019 in 2020 paved the way for Mayer to make his fifth appearance at the CrossFit Games. A reasonably consistent athlete on the biggest stage, his previous four appearances in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 have seen a 10th place finish and two 12th place finishes.

Jeffrey Adler (Canada)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’9
  • Weight  197lb

Adler’s first time in the top 20 of the Open worldwide came in 2020 with a 5th place rank. Armen Hammer predicted that Adler will be one of the top 5 men to advance to the finals in October, which is a massive vote of confidence for the Canadian. This will be Adler’s second consecutive appearance at the Games, coming off his 33rd place finish in 2019.

Scott Tetlow (USA)

  • Age — 27
  • Height — 5’3
  • Weight  175lb

Tetlow trains without a coach but does follow a specific training routine (Comptrain). It paid off for him in 2020 as he finished in the top 20 in the Open worldwide for the first time in his CrossFit career. He is 17th on the leaderboard heading into his first-ever Games.

Alexandre Caron (Canada)

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’11
  • Weight  195lb

Caron did not crack the top 20 in the Open worldwide with his 23rd place rank but scored the invitation to the Games after Jean Simon Roy-Lemaire (eighth in the Open) had to withdraw due to injury. 2020 will be Caron’s second appearance as an individual — his debut was a 39th place finish in 2018. In 2019, he competed on team PRO1 and placed ninth. 

Fraser

Mathew Fraser (USA)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  195lb

Fraser is the reigning 4-time Fittest Man on Earth and earned a chance to compete for a record five wins after ranking second in the Open worldwide (he ranked first the previous three years). Fraser had to recover from an injury earlier this year that caused him to withdraw from competing at the Rogue Invitational, so hopefully, he will be 100% coming into the Games.

Of his six appearances at the Games thus far, Fraser has never missed the podium. In addition to his four wins, he has two runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015.

Samuel Kwant (USA)

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’11
  • Weight  200lb

Kwant earned the right to compete in his fourth consecutive Games for ranking 15th overall in the Open worldwide. Kwant has finished in the top 20 at the Games every time he has competed but has yet to break into the top 10. His career-best finish of 13th place came in 2019.

Jacob Heppner (USA)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  195lb

After achieving the 18th rank in the Open worldwide, Heppner will return for his fifth career appearance at the Games. In his previous four appearances, Heppner has three top 10 finishes and has never placed lower than 18th.

Heppner

[Related: How CrossFit Games athlete Jacob Heppner recovers]

Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson (Iceland)

  • Age — 27
  • Height — 5’10
  • Weight  185lb

Gudmundsson ranked fourth in the Open worldwide to be the lone male athlete in the field representing Iceland at the 2020 Games. He is a six-time Icelandic National Champion and has four top-five finishes at the Games, including bronze finishes in 2015 and 2019. Since his 26th place debut in 2014, “BKG” has never ranked worse than eighth at the Games.

Bayden Brown (Australia)

  • Age — 25
  • Height — 5’10
  • Weight  198lb

The reigning 2-time Australian National Champion will make his way to his second consecutive CrossFit Games by way of a seventh-place finish in the Open worldwide. Brown is competing this year with the goal to improve upon his 104th place finish in 2019. 

Chandler Smith (USA)

  • Age — 27
  • Height — 5’8
  • Weight  195lb

Smith narrowly missed the top 20 in the Open worldwide at his 22nd rank, but it was still strong enough for an invite as 4-time Fittest Man on Earth Rich Froning (20th in the Open) declined his invite, and Lefteris Theofanidis of Greece (third in the Open) was ineligible to compete due to drug sanctions. Had that not happened, he would have still qualified as the winner of the CrossFit Mayhem Classic.

2020 will be Smith’s second appearance at the Games. At his debut in 2019, he finished in 15th place.

Chandler Smith

Noah Ohlsen (USA)

  • Age — 29
  • Height — 5’7
  • Weight  190lb

Ohlsen placed second in the national Open and sixth in the Open worldwide. He is arguably one of the most consistent athletes on the Games stage. Ohlsen has five top 10 finishes in six appearances, the outlier being his 15th place finish in 2016. In 2019, Ohlsen had his best Games performance yet, making the podium as the runner-up to Mathew Fraser.

Roman Khrennikov (Russian Federation)

  • Age — 25
  • Height — 6’0
  • Weight  209lb

The Russian Federation representative at the 2020 Games got his invitation by way of a 10th place rank in the Open worldwide. The 2020 Russian Federation National Champion will be making his CrossFit Games debut after being forced to withdraw the previous two years due to travel visa issues.

Brent Fikowski (Canada)

  • Age — 29
  • Height — 6’2
  • Weight  217lb

Fikowski earned his way back to a fifth consecutive CrossFit Games for his win at the 2019 Dubai CrossFit Championship. Until 2019’s 23rd place finish at the Games, Fikowski had never ranked lower than fourth place — where he finished in 2016 and 2018. 2017 was his career-best Games performance — a runner-up finish.

Fikowski

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Khan Porter (Australia)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 6’0
  • Weight  205lb

Porter will return for his sixth Games appearance (5th as an individual) by way of his win at the Pandaland CrossFit Challenge. His best finish as an individual came in 2018 (24th place), but he has not yet cracked the top 20 in his career. In 2019, he competed in the Teams division as a member of team Project X to a 13th place finish.

Pete Shaw (Canada)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 6’1
  • Weight  215lb

Shaw will make his CrossFit Games debut in 2020, entering as the SouthFit champion. At that event, he bested fellow 2020 Games rookie Jay Crouch and Gonzalo Hard by less than 25 points.

Luke Schafer (USA)

  • Age — 26
  • Height — 5’8
  • Weight  185lb

Schafer was the runner-up at the CrossFit Mayhem Classic to Chandler Smith, but received the invite as Smith was able to qualify via the last slot from the Open. 2020 will be Schafer’s third consecutive year at the Games, but his debut as an individual. He ranked 19th with team CrossFit Kilo in his debut and fourth place in 2019 with team OC3 Black.

Justin Medeiros (USA)

  • Age — 21
  • Height — 5’8
  • Weight  190lb

Medeiros will make his Games debut in 2020 as the winner of the Filthy 150, where he stood on the podium with fellow Games athletes Roman Khrennikov and Tim Paulson. Alongside fellow Games rookie Jay Crouch, Medeiros is the youngest male athlete in the 2020 field.

Saxon Panchik (USA)

  • Age — 24
  • Height — 5’9
  • Weight  185lb

Panchik will return for his third consecutive Crossfit Games with his invitation from Wodapalooza. He ranked fourth at that event, which meant that the invitation slid through Patrick Vellner, Cole Sager, and Noah Ohlsen who finished on the podium, as they all qualified through their top 20 finishes in the Open worldwide. At the Games in 2018 and 2019, Saxon ranked 19th and 9th, respectively.

Saxon Panchik

David Shorunke (UK)

  • Age — 30
  • Height — 6’2
  • Weight  220lb

Shorunke punched his ticket to the 2020 Games through his runner-up finish at Strength in Depth UK. The only athlete that bested him that weekend was 4-time Fittest Man on Earth Mathew Fraser who qualified for the Games as the runner-up in the Open worldwide. The 2020 Games is Shorunke’s debut as an individual. His only other appearance was on team CrossFit Nordic in 2016.

Griffin Roelle (USA)

  • Age — 28
  • Height — 5’10
  • Weight  205lb

Roelle earned his debut as an individual Games athlete by winning the Norwegian CrossFit Championship. Previously, Roelle competed at the Games as a member of team CrossFit Dwala in 2018 to a 31st place finish.

Jay Crouch (Australia)

  • Age — 21
  • Height — 5’9
  • Weight  181lb

Crouch will make his Games debut as an individual for winning the Australian CrossFit Championship, where he edged out Games veteran James Newbury by just six points. In 2017 and 2018, Crouch competed as a member of team Reebok CrossFit Frankston to a 33rd and 10th place finish, respectively.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Adam Davidson (Canada)

  • Age — 28
  • Height — 5’10
  • Weight  195lb

Davidson first appeared on the competitive CrossFit scene in 2018 and will make his Games debut in 2020 by way of his victory at the Brazilian CrossFit Championship — where he bested runner-up Josh Miller by just 12 points. After an ACL tear in 2018 sidelining him for a while, he came back in force this past season, including a podium finish at the Pandaland CrossFit Challenge.

Brandon Luckett (USA)

  • Age — 25
  • Height — 6’0
  • Weight  200lb

After missing the 2019 CrossFit Games following his 36th place debut in 2018, Luckett is back after ranking 13th in the Open worldwide. This was his first time cracking the top 20 in the Open as his previous highest finish was 32nd in 2018.

Rogelio Gamboa (USA)

  • Age — 33
  • Height — 5’8
  • Weight  195lb

At 33 years of age, Gamboa is the oldest male athlete in the 2020 field. He earned his way to his fourth Games appearance through an invite that slid down to his 21st ranking in the Open worldwide. This will be Gamboa’s third time competing at the Games as an individual, previously placing 35th and 23rd in 2016 and 2018, respectively. In 2019, he ranked 6th with team Don’t Stop.

Wrapping Up

Although the two-stage hybrid format for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games is unlike anything athletes have experienced before, the roster in both the men’s and women’s divisions are stacked. We’ll find out this weekend if Fraser and Toomey can advance to the finals so as to defend their titles, and who might join them in hopes of claiming the crown.

Feature image via CrossFit Games Instagram page: @crossfitgames

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