CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 Penalties, Jacob Heppner’s Knuckle Handstand Push-Ups Legal

24 more athletes have received minor penalties for Open Workout 20.3.

Another round of CrossFit Open Workout penalties have been issued for 20.3, and this time we’re seeing 24 athletes that have been issued minor penalties for their workout execution and false starts. 

For the 2020 CrossFit Open, CrossFit HQ requires the top 40 men and women athletes on the overall Open leaderboard to submit videos of their workouts for official review. Every week since this new video process has been implemented we’ve seen handfuls of athletes receive minor and major penalties.

CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 was a repeat from Open Workout 18.4. Check out the workout below for a quick refresher. 

CrossFit Open Workout 20.3

The following for time with a 9 minute time cap:

21-15-9: Deadlifts (225/155)/Handstand Push-ups

then

21-15-9: Deadlifts (315/205)/50 Foot Handstand Walks (25 feet down, 25 feet back)

Movement Standard Penalties

  1. Sara Sigmundsdottir – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  2. Tia-Clair Toomey – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  3. Jamie Greene – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  4. Brooke Wells – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  5. Alanna Fisk – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  6. Bethany Shadburne – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  7. Alizee Andreani – Minor penalty for failure to meet range-of-motion standards in handstand push-up
  8. Marisa Flowers – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts and hands beginning handstand walks on/over the line
  9. Paige Henry – Minor penalty for hands beginning multiple handstand walks on/over the line
  10. Lefteris Theofanidis – Minor penalty for failure to meet range-of-motion standards in handstand push-up
  11. Tyler Christophel – Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  12. Giorgos Karavis –  Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  13. Streat Hoerner –  Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  14. Travis Mayer –  Minor penalty for bouncing reps in deadlifts
  15. Samuel Kwant –  Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  16. Brendan Willis –  Minor penalty for lack of extension in deadlifts
  17. Marquan Jones –  Minor penalty for bouncing reps in the deadlifts

Penalties for False Starts

  • Women: Sabrina Caron, Gabriela Migala, Camilla Salmonsson Hellman, and Paige Henry
  • Men: Scott Tetlow, Alexandre Caron, and Samuel Cournoyer

Other 20.3 News

Jacob Heppner’s Knuckle Handstand Pushups…Legal!

Outside of the latest list of athletes who have received penalties, Jacob Heppner appears to have avoided any form of score reduction for his knuckle handstand push-ups.

A hot topic heading into Open Workout 20.3 was how Heppner would work around the scoring standard for the handstand push-ups. If you recall, Open Workout 18.4 was the workout that knocked Heppner out of contention for the 2018 CrossFit Regionals and Games due to his score being docked for not meeting the movement’s judging standard. 

With the 2020 CrossFit Open behind us, we’re excited and ready for Sanctionals to get underway.

As of right now, the Open leaderboard has been finalized, and we’re still expecting athlete’s placings to shift slightly as more penalties are announced for Open Workouts 20.4 and 20.5. 

Feature image from @sarasigmunds and @thetravismayer Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

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