Brooke Ence is Returning to CrossFit Competition in 2020

After taking time to work on her businesses and rehab injuries, Ence is back.

In popular culture, Brooke Ence may be one of the better known CrossFit® athletes, due in part to her well publicized appearance in the Wonder Woman movie, the time she competed against Mattie Rogers and Dana Linn Bailey in the excellent Brute Strength Women’s Showdown, and the fact that she has more Instagram followers than Tia-Clair Toomey.

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But she hasn’t actually been competing at a high level in CrossFit for some time. The first and last time the 30-year-old went to the Games was in 2015 (she placed 14th), and she skipped the Open last year after placing 77th worldwide in 2018.

We should note she herniated some discs in 2017 and had surgery for a spinal fusion, so she needed to slow down her training. She qualified for Regionals in 2018, but decided to drop out after experiencing chronic shoulder pain.

But she’s back! In a new video she posted titled New Year, New Brooke, she announced that she’s competing in the 2020 CrossFit Games season.

“I’m super pumped to get back,” she said. “I’m really excited to get strong. It’s gonna be a really painful road.”

Beyond getting back in shape her main challenges, according to the video, are figuring out how to get in peak condition at her age…

I’ve been reminded many times so far, that I’m 30. Everyone’s like, ‘Brooke, you’re thirty. No wonder you’re sore! You’re not gonna recover as fast or the same way you used to!’

… and taking it easy on her left shoulder to avoid re-injuring it. But it’s a great, positive video that really focuses on the fact that she’s excited to train hard, lift with old friends, and enjoy the experience without expectations.

Meanwhile she’s also working on her online training program, her skincare line, her clothing line, and more, so Ence has her hands full in 2020. There’s no word yet on which Sanctionals she’ll be competing in, but we wish her the best of luck in the upcoming season.

Featured image via @brookeence on Instagram

FAQs

How tall is Brooke Ence?

Brooke Ence stands at about 5 feet 7 inches tall, or 170 centimeters. She’s known for her lean, athletic physique, which she maintains with CrossFit-style workouts.

What does Brooke Ence eat in a day?

Brooke Ence has worked closely with nutrition coaching service Working Against Gravity, and follows a relatively high carb diet. Her ideal breakfast is egg whites, bacon, turkey, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, and corn tortillas. She limits gluten, dairy, and very fibrous (ie. cruciferous) vegetables.

Was Brooke Ence in Wonder Woman?

The CrossFit athlete had a small role in both Wonder Woman and Justice League as an Amazonian warrior. She never spoke on screen, but her character’s name was Penthiselea. She said that she was “super bummed” that many of her scenes were cut, but you can see her fighting on the beach against soldiers early in the movie.

Nick English

Nick English

Nick is a content producer and journalist with over seven years’ experience reporting on four continents. At BarBend his writing more on nutrition and long-form content with a heaping dose of strength training. His underlying belief is in the middle path: you don’t have to count every calorie and complete every workout in order to benefit from a healthy lifestyle and a stronger body. Plus, big traps are cool.

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