CrossFit Cliffnotes – May 2019

Welcome to the first edition of CrossFit Cliffnotes by CFMY member Jess Beothy. Here, we’ll share monthly highlights from in and around the CrossFit community, and maybe a few from our own CFMY community, too!

Here’s what’s happening now:

  • Mathew Fraser and Sara Sigmundsdottir are the official winners of the 2019 Crossfit Open.  National Champions will receive their official invites any day now. Click here to view the Leaderboard!
  • There are six more Sanctionals left to the season and the most exciting to watch will be the Rogue Invitational which will host some of the most popular current Games athletes as well as Games legends. Think of this event as a “mini” Crossfit Games with all of your favorites! The competition will be held on May 18th-19th. Click here for all the details.
  • Chantelle Loehner of Team Invictus X  became the first 2019 Games athlete to test positive for performance enhancing drugs. Loehner has contested the results and has asked for her B sample to be re-tested.
  • Controversial 2019 Games qualifier Devon Ford has decided to decline his invite. Ford received an incredible amount of negative backlash from the community when it was determined that his 19.3 video submitted for verification was missing reps and did not meet movement standards. Click here to read more and watch his video.
    • The controversy highlights a major oversight and issue with Crossfit HQ and their video verification process. If athletes are going to get a direct invite to the Games through the Open, then HQ has to do better. Click here to watch a YouTube video from ArmenHammerTV which points out the REAL issue with this mess!
  • Some Fun Stuff: Bye, bye Nanos! Athletes can now wear whatever shoes they want at the Games. Kara (Webb) Saunders will be welcoming her baby girl within the next two weeks! Sam Dancer recently participated in an Ayahuasca retreat in Peru and Sweat Lodge Ceremony in Mexico (and yes, his team Invictus X still qualified for the Games in April! [now pending Loehner’s appeal.]) Haley Adams became one of the youngest athletes ever to qualify for the Games at age 18. Sam Briggs continues to show us why she is a BOSS by qualifying for the Games BY EVERY MEANS POSSIBLE at the age of 37!!