The biggest competition of the CrossFit Sanctional season is coming up, this weekend. Here is a guide on how to watch Wodapalooza 2020, as well as some of the athletes to keep an eye on.
Wodapalooza is not only the next stop for the CrossFit Sanctionals, but it is also the biggest competition of the season. What started out as just a regular CrossFit contest, has grown to be one of the biggest of the year. Athletes from around the globe gather in an attempt to earn an invitation to the CrossFit Games.
As Wodapalooza draws closer, fans are buzzing about some of the big names that are competing. If you are unable to make it to see the action, fear not! You can watch everything from the comfort of your home, with a subscription to FloElite. Check here for a full breakdown of the schedule, and how to stream the event.
Athletes to watch at Wodapalooza
One of the things that makes Wodapalooza so exciting, is the amount of high-level CrossFit stars who are competing. With that said, it gets pretty easy to forget about some of the people competing. Therefore, we have compiled a list of some athletes to watch this weekend.
- Pat Vellner – 2020 CrossFit Open winner, Wodapalooza Champion, 2018 CrossFit Games runner-up
- Noah Ohlsen – 2019 CrossFit Games runner-up, scored 3rd place at 2019 Wodapalooza
- Cole Sager – 6x CrossFit Games competitor, with tons of experience
- Ben Smith – holds record for most consecutive appearances at CrossFit Games
- Saxon Panchik – CrossFit Games veteran, placed 5th in 2019 Wodapalooza
- Tia-Clair Toomey – 3x World’s Fittest Woman, defending Wodapalooza champion
- Sara Sigmundsdottir – 2020 CrossFit Open winner, considered to be the only person capable of beating Toomey
- Brooke Wells – 5x Games athlete, finished 11th overall, 2nd in U.S. at the Open
- Kari Pearce – 2019 Wodapalooza runner-up, multiple time Games athlete
- Haley Adams – strong performance in CrossFit Open, multiple time Games athlete
What else to watch at Wodapalooza 2020
In addition to the crop of amazing athletes competing, Wodapalooza will also feature some action for the differently-abled. Although there is not a spot currently, for adaptive competitors at the CrossFit Games, this is still an opportunity for these athletes to shine. In fact, this was the first major contest to feature a showcase of top disabled athletes.
At the 2015 Wodapalooza, there were only 8 adaptive athletes able to compete, as it was the first year of such a category. However, since then that number has grown exponentially, where there are now 60 athletes who will be able to take the stage and show their skills. Moreover, an online qualification system started being used in 2017, which allows for the best of the best to earn their spot here.
The 2020 Wodapalooza is primed to be the biggest yet. It is jam-packed with elite athletes, and compelling storylines, making the small monthly charge for FloElite certainly worth it.