20.2 Announcement, NOBULL’s Film, 20.1 Results

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: 

For women, the leaderboard is a who’s-who of CrossFit with seven countries in the top eight:

  1. Emma McQuaid (Ireland) 7:41
  2. Sam Briggs (UK)
  3. Sara Sigmundsdottir (Iceland)
  4. Kari Pearce (US)
  5. Annie Thorisdottir
  6. Kristin Holte (Norway)
  7. Jamie Greene (New Zealand)
  8. Carolyne Prevost (Canada)
  9. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
  10. Dani Speegle

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.

Rogue Invitational 

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. 

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, and Facebook. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.