West Coast Classic Announced As 2020 CrossFit Games Qualifier

The latest CrossFit Games sanctioned event (qualifier) has been announced for the 2020 CrossFit Games season. The event is set to take place in March of 2020 in Del Mar, California and is being coined the West Coast CrossFit Classic. Live and Loud Sports, who also host the Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival based in Miami, Florida, will be the hosts of this event.

In the press release shared by Live and Loud Sports, Matt O’Keefe states, “We look forward to continuing the tradition CrossFit has created within the birthplace of CrossFit, through the newest addition to the season. Through these partnerships, Loud and Live is committed to supporting CrossFit as a training methodology and sport, and more generally, supporting our shared global commitment to health, wellness, and fitness.”

The West Coast CrossFit Classic is set to serve as a normal sanctioned event for the 2020 CrossFit Games, which means the top male, female, and team will earn their ticket to compete at the Games. As of right now, there’s been no further information released in respects to the competition’s duration or schedule.

From what we know so far, this is the third sanctioned event that’s been released for the 2020 CrossFit Games season. Below we’ve included the three events that have been announced to date.

  • Pandaland CrossFit Championship — December 2019
  • West Coast CrossFit Classic — March 2020
  • The SouthFit CrossFit Challenge — November 2020

It’s going to be interesting to see how the 2019 CrossFit Games sanctioned events carry over to the 2020 CrossFit Games season. For the 2019 Games, there have currently been 15 sanctioned events (qualifiers) announced, and there has been no word in respects to if these will remain constant for following seasons.

If there is carryover from 2019 to 2020, then we’ll be seeing more sanctioned events for the 2020 CrossFit Games season than we saw in 2019, which will open up more opportunities to compete for Games-bound athletes. Although, nothing is for certain until the final schedule and rulebook are released from CrossFit HQ, and these are just speculations.

Feature image from @crossfitgames Instagram page. 

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