There has been a lot of speculation about how the finals of the 2020 CrossFit Games will be determined and announced. In a post on Instagram that was made on October 12th, Games Director Dave Castro shed a little light on what the finalists for the title of “Fittest in the World” would be in for when they compete in-person at Aromas, California during the week of October 19th through the 25th.
The post is a photo of a sheet of paper that reads “Day 1 2020 Games = Day 1 2007 Games and Then Some”. This teaser means that this year’s first day will be in part a tribute to the inaugural CrossFit Games, won by James Fitzgerald and Jolie Gentry.
2007 CrossFit Games Events
The events for that competition were as follows:
5 kilometer (3.1 miles) Trail Run
There is no official word on what the “and then some” may include, but from Castro’s post, many are concluding that the above events will at least be a part of the first day of the Finals.
Instead of numerous athletes competing, there will be only 5 men and 5 women in this competition. The points from Stage 1 are no longer a factor, either. All scores will start over once the Finals begin.
The men’s side includes four-time and reigning champion Mat Fraser, last year’s runner-up Noah Ohlsen, Justin Medeiros, Samuel Kwant, and Jeffrey Adler. The women’s contestants will be the three-time current champion Tia-Clair Toomey, Brooke Wells, Haley Adams, Katrin Davidsdottir, and Kari Pearce.
The CrossFit Total was last tested at the 2018 Games. That year, Tia-Clair Toomey won the event on the women’s side with a 875 pound total. Brooke Wells finished right behind her with 870 pounds. Pearce finished in 13th with an 800 pound total, and Davidsdottir finished in 36th with a 705 pound total.
In 2018, Mat Fraser finished in 8th in the CrossFit Total with a 1215 pound score, and Noah Ohlsen finished tied for 11th with 1190 pounds. Haley Adams, Justin Medeiros, Samuel Kwant and Jeffrey Adler did not qualify for/compete as individuals that year.
Stay tuned to BarBend for further developments as the 2020 CrossFit Games Finals approach.
Featured Image: Instagram/thedavecastro