The 2020 CrossFit Games is officially underway with stage one, block one events, two familiar faces top the leaderboard. Four-time Fittest Man on Earth Mat Fraser and three-time Fittest Woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey are currently ahead of the pack following their performances in the “Friendly Fran” and 1-rep-max front squat.
This year was a unique format due to the current global health situation, and so it’ll occur in two stages with 60 athletes competing in seven events over the span of two days, remotely. The finals will take place next month in Aromas, California where the top 5 men and women will battle for the title and $300,000.
Results From The 2020 CrossFit Games
In the “Friendly Fran” event, Mat Fraser edged out Noah Ohlsen with a score of 3:08 to Ohlsen’s 3:55. Bayden Brown, 3:58, Scott Tetlow, 3:58, and Jacob Heppner, 3:59, filled in the rest of the top 5 scores in this event.
Tia-Clair Toomey placed ahead of Kara Saunders with a time of 3:40 to the latter’s score of 3:49. Brooke Wells took third with a time of 4:28, while Kristine Best, 4:33, and Hayley Adams, 4:36, rounded out the top 5 places.
“Friendly Fran” event details
- 21 thrusters
- 21 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Women: 85 lb. Men: 115 lb.
Time cap: None
Friendly Fran: Women’s Event 1 Winner Toomey
1-Rep-Max Front Squat
Griffin Roelle would blow away the competition in this event with a beastly 490lb front squat that moved him up to third place after having finished 9th in the first event. After him was Tyler Christophel with a 457 lb performance, followed by Justin Medeiros, 437 lbs, Mathew Fraser, 425 lb, and Chandler Smith, 424 lbs.
So Fraser placed 4th in this event which was good enough for him to remain on top after the first two events.
Tia-Clair Toomey edged out Laura Clifton to win the second event by completing a 313lb front squat, while Clifton achieved a 302lb front squat. The remaining competitors weren’t too far behind though, with Kara Saunders front squatting 294 lbs, Dani Speegle putting up 293 lbs, and Amanda Barnhart making the top 5 with 291 lbs.
1-rep-max front squat details
- Athletes declare their start time, and will have 20 minutes to complete, from that point.
- In that 20 minutes, athletes may do as many front squats as they want in order to find their 1RM.
- Scored based on the load of their heaviest successful weight.
- In the event of a tie, the lighter athlete will get the win.
Mat Fraser (188 points) from the US and Australia’s Bayden Brown (172 points) sit in the one and two spots after block 1 events, while the Australian’s Tia-Clair Toomey (200 points) and Kara Saunders (188 points) are first and second at the moment.
Stay tuned for block two results later today after the events taking place at 3pm-6pm local time.
Block two events
Damn Diane (3 Rounds, No Time Cap)
- 15 deadlifts
- 15 strict deficit handstand push-ups
Men: 315lb, 3.5in deficit | Women: 205lb, 2in deficit
1,000 Meter Row (No Time Cap)
- Row 1,000m