The 2020 Crossift Open is here and will officially begin the new format and schedule to qualify for the Crossfit Games. The season will kick off on Thursday, October 10thand run all the way until the Games begin in August. This change has some speculating that there may be some surprises on the Open Leaderboard as several top athletes are just coming off their “rest period.”.We will have to see who shows up!?!?
announcement 20.1 will be live streamed from several different
countries with the most notable taking place in Austin, Texas where Scott
Panchik and Rich Froning will throw down.
Iron Game will be streaming the event and should remind all of us
of the “good old days” with a top of the line broadcast. Rumor has it that Panchik
may be leaving the individual competition and will be joining Froning on team Crossfit
Mayhem Freedom this upcoming season.
Do you like a good comeback story? Games
veterans Dan Bailey, Josh Bridges, and Kara
Saunders will be attempting to make their return to the 2020 Games.
attempts to return after a 5 year hiatus recovering from several major injuries
and surgeries. He will compete in Dublin at the Filthy 150 Sanctional in
November. Bridges returns after major knee surgery that kept him
out of the 2019 season. Saunders is also making her
comeback after recently becoming a new mom. Both are hoping to qualify through
a Sanctional this season.
Some “Fun” Stuff: The 2020 Games will be the first
Games since 2012 to have a prize purse that will not
go up from the year before. Crossfit HQ separates itself
even further from the Crossfit Games by splitting their YouTube Channel
into two; a channel with just Games content and a channel with just HQ content.
will be hosting its first Fitness Film Festival in
Brooklyn, NY on November 23rd. They will be premiering a short film
highlighting current NOBULL athletes and will show content from other
filmmakers as well.
And some highlights from our own community:
Krissy Baird came back for her first WOD on October 7 after having Baby Teagan and said it was harder then her delivery!
Lee Comerford got her first set of dubs last week!
Tom Cleary will be traveling to Japan on Thursday to compete with the Michinoku Pro Wrestling Promotion! Follow his adventures on Instagram @hatfieldcityfc
Carol Risko and Nick Katra will be completing the “Freedom Challenge” on the weekend of November 23rd where they will attempt to run The Rothman Orthopedics 8k and Philadelphia Half Marathon on Saturday, and then the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday!