Over the Holiday weekend CrossFit HQ brought the hammer down. Multiple CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 Penalties were handed out, hold the mashed potatoes.
Earlier in the week, major players Logan Collins and Christian Lucero were hit with penalties. Workout 20.5 has become a bugaboo for some of CrossFit’s best athletes.
The final round of video review penalties were announced by CrossFit HQ. 15 athletes were hit during this latest round of penalties. Therefore, eight women and seven men were among those flagged for infractions.
Six major penalties looked to have rocked the 2020 CrossFit leader boards even more.
A quick reminder of what CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 was:
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)
- Pull-up bar (Masters 55+ and scaled divisions only)
- Concept2 rower
- Medicine ball of appropriate weight for your division
In addition, even penalties for lack of height on the wall ball were passed out. Similarly, four penalties for lack of lockout on the muscle-up were handed out.
Minor penalties were given to Jamie Greene, Emma McQuaid, Gabriela Migala, Sabrina Caron, Haley Adams, Jeffrey Adler, Marquan Jones, Piotr Szczycinski, and PD Savage.
While major penalties were given to Melina Rodriguez, Jimena Delaney, Emelie Lundberg, Logan Collins, Christian Lucero, and Giorgios Karavis.
However, Melina Rodríguez holds onto a qualifying position as Argentinian Champion. In addition, Emelie Lundberg was in the hunt for a back-filled position has dropped to 54th worldwide.
In conclusion, CrossFit has until Monday, December 16 at 8:00 PM ET to finalize the video review for the top 20 qualifying spots. After that, the 2020 CrossFit Open leaderboard will be finalized.