The 2020 CrossFit Open season draws to a close, as the reveal of the final workout goes down tonight. This is all the information you need from the 20.5 live announcement.
This Open season has been one of high stakes, and tough workouts. Even the fittest athletes have been struggling with the workouts. However, most of them have persevered, finally making it to the last week of the Open.
The live announcement for the 20.5 went down today, at Reebok CrossFit One, in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, it was streamed on Reebok’s website, with fans from around the globe waiting anxiously. Moreover, CrossFit stars Annie Thorisdottir, and Patrick Vellner went head to head, competing in the final workout of the season.
This is the official workout for the final week of the Open
For Time (20 Minute Cap) (Partitioned Any Way)
- 40 – Ring Muscle Ups
- 80 – Cal Row
- 120 – Wall-Ball Shots (Women 14lb Ball At 9ft/Men 20lb Ball At 10ft)
Also, Pat Vellner got the better of Annie Thorisdottir during the workout
This workout is one of the most unique in the history of the CrossFit Open. The fact that you could do the exercises in any order makes for an interesting addition to an otherwise challenging workout. Therefore, it was interesting to see how Annie Thorisdottir and Pat Vellner decided to split the workout.
Both athletes started out the 20.5 with the ring muscle ups, with Vellner being a bit quicker. Then, at 11 reps, Annie began doing the cal row. On the other hand, Vellner did 12 muscle ups, before going to wall balls. After 15 rows, Thorisdottir went back to muscle ups, hitting 6 reps, before going back to rowing. Then, after doing 40 wall balls, Vellner went back to muscle ups himself, doing 10.
Things began to pick up around 3 minutes in, with both athletes being intense. Pat Vellner was up around 40 reps, as he finally began hitting the rows. On the other hand, Annie Thorisdottir was alternating 5 reps on muscle ups, with 15 rows, not touching wall balls. At around six and a half minutes, Vellner finished his muscle ups.
As the clock ticked away, Thorisdottir finished her cal rows at around 9 minutes, before finishing up her muscle ups. All she had left was her wall balls, but she was down around 70 reps. On the other hand, Vellner was alternating between his rows and his wall balls. In the end, his strategy would be enough to earn him the win.
Pat Vellner: 11:15
Annie Thorisdottir: 13:48
This is the standards of the 20.5:
Check out the full live announcement from the 20.5
Per usual, athletes will have until Monday to submit their videos of the 20.5. It is important to closely follow standards, as many athletes have received penalties this season. Good luck to all the athletes who have made it to the final workout of the 2020 CrossFit Open season.