Jessica Griffith’s CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 Video Submission Got Rejected

Jessica Griffith is now out from qualifying through the 2020 CrossFit Open.

Four-time Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Jessica Griffith’s video submission for CrossFit Open 20.4 has been rejected. Griffith shared the news on her personal Instagram page on Tuesday morning, and wrote a long caption taking full responsibility for it. 

Each week during the CrossFit Open, the top 40 men and 40 women on the overall worldwide leaderboard are required to submit videos of themselves doing the workout for a review. Aside from the videos potentially getting rejected, athletes can also face minor and major penalties after the review goes through. 

Here’s what happened with Griffith’s video submission case. Her video was invalidated because she used the wrong weights during the workout.

For a refresher, Open Workout 20.4 looked like this:

  • 30 box jumps 
  • 15 clean & jerks (65/95lb)
  • 30 box jumps 
  • 15 clean & jerks (85/135lb)
  • 30 box jumps 
  • 10 clean & jerks (115/185lb)
  • 30 single-leg squats
  • 10 clean & jerks (145/225lb)
  • 30 single-leg squats
  • 5 clean & jerks (175/275lb)
  • 30 single-leg squats 
  • 5 clean & jerk (205/315lb)

Time cap: 20 minutes | Box jump height: (20/24)

Here’s some of what Griffith said about the rejection in her Instagram post,

It wouldn’t be a “Jess Journey” if there weren’t ALLL the twists and turns.

Got this news yesterday morning—and after further video review, yes, I realized I had the boys load 10s after the 85# bar instead of 15s. My only explanation is that I’m just an idiot and overlooked the math #human #typicalJessMove. I took the day yesterday to be super frustrated with myself—as this knocks me out of contention to qualify through the Open (yes, the plan is to try and qualify as an individual—while having fun doing some team sanctions just for kicks). But this is year 4 in a row that God’s allowed some crazy “plot twist” to make it all fall His way and not my way.

My job is to keep using the gifts He’s given me and not let the twists and turns along the journey discourage me. I’m psyched to see what this year has in store. A dramatic start must mean a FIRE finish.  See ya at sanctionals. Dibs on @midatlanticcrossfitchallenge and @thewestcoastclassic #inTheOpen #outOfTheOpen  #secondTimothyOneSeven

So, by now you’ve probably caught on that this video being rejected kicks Griffith out from qualifying for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games by way of the Open.

We’re still looking forward to seeing her tackle the final workout of the Open on Thursday and compete at Sanctionals as they came! 

Feature image from @jessicagriffith Instagram page.