CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 Announced

CrossFit Games athletes Patrick Vellner and Annie Thorisdottir battled it out!

The final workout of the 2020 CrossFit Open is live. 

On Thursday, Open Workout 20.5 was announced from Reebok CrossFit One in Boston, Massachusetts. CrossFit Games veterans Patrick Vellner and Annie Thorisdottir competed in the live workout announcement. The evening was also sponsored by the first Sanctionals™ of the 2019-2020 season, the CrossFit Filthy 150.

After four weeks, we’ve finally made it to the end of the 2020 Open. Let’s dive into Open Workout 20.5!

CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

For time

  • 40 ring muscle ups
  • 80 calorie row
  •  120 wall ball jumps 

Women: 14-lb ball to 9-ft

Men: 20-lb ball to 10-ft

3 Athletes to Watch for CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

Mat Fraser 

Four-time Reebok CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser sits in second place on the men’s overall leaderboard after four workouts. So far, 20.4 has been his best workout. He submitted a time of 14:22 which is good enough for second place on the men’s leaderboard for Open Workout 20.4.

We’re pumped to see how he tackles 20.5, and handles the Sanctionals™ season not long after the Open wraps up.

Jeffrey Adler

If you didn’t know who Jeffrey Adler was before 20.4, you surely do now. The Canadian CrossFit Games athlete posted an insane 12:41 time for 20.4, which moved him up to third place overall on the men’s leaderboard.

He appeared in his first Reebok CrossFit Games this past summer, and has had a killer Open so far. After placing 44th in 20.1, he finished in 6th place back-to-back for Open Workout 20.2 and 20.3. 

Sasha Nievas

22-year-old CrossFit Regionals athlete Sasha Nievas just made everyone else’s 20.4 scores look silly.

Nievas finished 20.4 in an insane time of 11:05 to claim the fastest time and earn her first place for Open Workout 20.4 With that performance she now sits at 34th overall on the women’s leaderboard after four workouts. 

Feature images from @pvellner and @anniethorisdottir Instagram pages. 

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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