In 2019, Dave Castro kept quiet throughout the CrossFit Open. Ahead of CrossFit Open Workout 20.1, the Director of the Games has started to drop some hints.
Also read this: 2020 CrossFit Open: 20.1 Official Workout Announcement
This isn’t the first time Castro has teased CrossFit fans. Just last month, Castro posted some mysterious numbers on Instagram. This week Castro is back on Insta and is stirring up controversy.
“Twenty point One”
Moments after Castro’s original post, flurry theories bubbled to the surface. Some of the top CrossFit athletes even got in on taking a guess.
Kristi Eramo: “Deadlift and burpee pull ups.”
Jacob Heppner: “Telling you….it’s a “repeat” of 7:00 of burpees, but since donkeys have been known to have great verticals it’s BBJO”
Tim Paulson: “He’s back”
Meredith Root: “That one pony is taking a pee. So obvi double unders and heavy squat cleans.”
Chandler Smith: “Dave! We meet again! So glad to be providing my services to you and the CrossFit world writ large in regards to deciphering your clues.
The honor is truly mine. Now let’s get down to business and make up some puns, shall we? So the picture above has two donkeys. Donkey in Spanish? Burro. Easy to take the first half of that and guess burpees.
The conspicuous absence of boxes next to the donkeys and their presence in an open area with a fence ostensibly composed of bars tells me they will be bar facing. But what about the “ro”?
Everyone knows that ro is the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet and from this we can clearly expect to go 17 minutes!
Add this to the bar theme and I believe we’ll see chest to bar. Two donkeys equals a couplet. 17 min of bar facing burpees and chest to bar. Too easy.”
Even some of the Sanctionals got in on guessing what Dave Castro meant.
Mayan Classic: “Do we have to pin the tail on the donkey?”
Madrid CrossFit Championship: “We prefer riding bulls. 🐂”
The first Open, CrossFit Open Workout 20.1, will begin on Thursday, Oct.10th. Here is a complete list of Open Workouts and deadlines
CrossFit Open Workout 20.1
Start: October 10th
Deadline: October 14th, 5 PM PT
CrossFit Open Workout 20.2
Start: October 17th
Deadline: October 21st, 5 PM PT
CrossFit Open Workout 20.3
Start: October 24th
Deadline: October 28th, 5 PM PT
CrossFit Open Workout 20.4
Start: October 31st
Deadline: November 4th, 5 PM PT
CrossFit Open Workout 20.5
Start: November 7th
Deadline: November 11th, 5 PM PT