NOBULL Fitness Film Festival
To add hype to their upcoming fitness film festival, NOBULL has released a trailer for a short film called Who I’ve Always Been. The film features Brooke Wells, Tia-Clair Toomey, and Katrin Davidsdottir. According to NOBULL, “the film chronicles the habits, sacrifices, and people that have helped define them.”
I’ve put a link to the trailer in my show notes at WODDITY.com. The Fitness Film Festival will be hosted by NOBULL in Brooklyn on Saturday, November 23rd.
Watch Open 20.2 Live Stream
WODDITY is hosting live commentary of the CrossFit Open 20.2 workout announcements. I’ll be hopping into a YouTube live stream at 4:30 Pacific, 7:30 Eastern on Thursday to breakdown 20.2 workout predictions, athlete analysis, and provide commentary on the workout announcements as they happen. The 20.2 live stream is already set up, and you can go to YouTube and set a reminder right meow. The link is in my show notes.
We know of two announcements: the Australian CrossFit Championship with Khan Porter and Matt Mcleod, and the CrossFit Atlas Games with Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault and Carolyne Prevost.
Open 20.1 Recap
Dave Castro posted a video to Instagram, shortly after he completed 20.1 himself. He talks through why he picked the 8 and 10 rep scheme, how he came upon the fifteen minute time cap, and why he chose the phrasing “Ground to Overhead” instead of specifying a snatch or a clean and jerk.
On the top of the Open leaderboard for Men is Lefteris Theofanidis of Greece with 8:05. Also in the top-50 are:
- Mat Fraser (9th) 8:28
- Chandler Smith (13th T) 8:38
- Patrick Vellner (13th T) 8:38
- Noah Ohlsen (27T) 8:53
For women, the leaderboard is a who’s-who of CrossFit with seven countries in the top eight:
- Emma McQuaid (Ireland) 7:41
- Sam Briggs (UK)
- Sara Sigmundsdottir (Iceland)
- Kari Pearce (US)
- Annie Thorisdottir
- Kristin Holte (Norway)
- Jamie Greene (New Zealand)
- Carolyne Prevost (Canada)
- Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
- Dani Speegle
- Tia-Clair Toomey took 12th
- Brooke Wells 16th
- Kara Saunders is back as a mom in 26th
- Katrin Davidsdottir 27th
- Rachel Garibay 40th
- Alessandra Pichelli 42nd
- Laura Horvath 42nd
CrossFit Open Registration
CrossFit published the official registration numbers for the 2020 CrossFit Open last night. This current Open for the 2020 season saw 239,106 athletes register. This is the lowest point in Open registration since the 2015 season, but keep in mind we’ve seen two CrossFit Open events this year as CrossFit moved the Open from February to its new home here in October. This represents 597,752 Open registrations in one year, from 450,386 unique athletes and almost $12 Million in revenue for the organization. Change is hard, but also lucrative.
Invites have gone out for the 2020 Rogue Invitational. Chris Spealler posted a picture of an invite to their annual Legends competition. I’ll keep you posted as more athletes chime in.
And that’s it for news about CrossFit on Tuesday, October 15th. Thanks for listening. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. It’s the best way to give back to the show, because it helps more people find us. I’m Ben Garves.