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CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 Announced

Khan Porter and Matt Mcleod went head-to-head the 20.2 live announcement!

Now that we’ve recovered from the CrossFit Workout 20.1, we can officially get the second workout of the 2020 CrossFit Open underway. 

On Thursday, 20.2 was announced live from CrossFit Newcastle in Newcastle, New South Wales. The Australian CrossFit Championship crew ran the announcement and live stream featuring a special head-to-head battle between elite Australian CrossFit Games veterans Khan Porter and Matt Mcleod.

Last week, Rich Froning and Scott Panchik battled it out for the first workout of the 2020 Open. During the announcement, Panchik also broke the news that he’d be joining CrossFit Mayhem Freedom. 20.1 proved to be a sneaky killer, and several top CrossFit Games athletes have shared their workout attempts. Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Lefteris Theofanidis did it in 8:05, no big deal. 

Now, though, 20.1 is a thing of the past, so let’s dive into CrossFit Open Workout 20.2! 

CrossFit Open Workout 20.2

20 minute AMRAP

  • 4 dumbell thrusters
  • 6 toes-to-bars
  • 24 double unders

Women: 35 lbs 

Men: 50 lbs

Mcleod and Khan battled through the live workout, and it was Mcleod who edged Khan with a score of 896 reps. Khan finished with 803 reps. 

Open Workout 20.1 Recap

20.1 looked like this,

10 Rounds

  • 8 Ground-to-Overhead (95 lbs for men, 65 lbs for women)
  • 10 Bar Facing Burpees 

Time Cap: 15-minutes

Ground-to-Overhead entails using a snatch, muscle snatch, clean to press, or whatever means possible to get the bar from the ground to the overhead position.

The 2020 CrossFit Sanctionals™ season kicks off just after the Open in November and will include 28 events in 21 different countries.

[Check out the full 2020 CrossFit Sanctionals™ schedule]

The 2020 Open leaderboard has been changing constantly with new times and videos coming in. We’ve seen some of the biggest names in CrossFit take on 20.1, and long story short, the 100 burpees have been a killer for everyone.

After 20.1 wrapped with some notable performances, here are three athletes to watch out for in 20.2. 

Mat Fraser

Fraser placed in ninth place for his 8:28 score on 20.1. We’re excited to see him crush this next workout, and see if he can climb his way to the first spot. Need us not remind you, he is the reigning Reebok CrossFit Champion! 

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Here we go. #HWPO – #HWPOintheopen #2020season

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Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson

Guðmundsson finished in third place at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games, and sits at second place on the 2020 Open leaderboard after scoring 8:16. He has placed first for Iceland in the Open since 2015, so we’re expecting big things for him in the 2020 Open. 

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Well, here we go!

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Emma Mcquaid

Mcquaid sits at the top of the 2020 Open leaderboard for women with a crazy impressive score of 7:41. She is Ireland’s National Champion from the 2019 Open, and finished 21st overall at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. We’re excited to see what she continues to do throughout the Open, because at the moment her score is one on everybody’s radar. 

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