20.1 Guides and Resouces
Our friend Brian Pyfferoen…dammit, Brian, did I mess up your name again? Pyff…sorry man. Anyway, our friend Brian over at The Barbell Spin has collected every 20.1 CrossFit Open prep, tip and strategy video he could find into one article. Videos include the official standards video from CrossFit featuring Chyna Cho, but also from WODPred, Jacob Heppner, Cole Sager, CompTrain, Trifecta, Bethany Shadburne, Craig Richey from Team Richey, Brute Strength, Invictus, Kristi Eramo, and Misfit Athletics. That’s like…a third of them.
I’ve put the link to Brian’s article in my show notes at WODDITY.com. You should for sure find the answers you’re looking for there.
I have my own advice, too. In case you need to watch just one more video as a part of your procrastination plan.
Scores for 20.1 are due before 5PM Pacific today, so get the workout in if you haven’t already.
Open 20.1 Leaderboard
Judges have unaninously rejected Danial Kamali’s score at the top of the leaderboard. He reported completing 20.1 in 8:12, but barely completes round four at that time. That leaves 22 year-old Dillon Cravens in first place with a time of 8:53. This is Cravens’ first CrossFit Open and the score was officially judged in a CrossFit affiliate, so he’s one to watch in 20.2.
Where are the notable athletes? Sean “CrossFit Cowboy” Sweeney is right behind Cravens at 9:07. Khan Porter’s time has him in fifth, while champions like Mat Fraser and Ben Smith have yet to submit scores. Rich Froning and Scott Panchik’s times have yet to be submitted, either. With times where they are, Scott Panchik would land in eighth, while Froning’s time would have him tied for 34th. Jacob Heppner published a video to his YouTube channel claiming 7:25, but let’s be honest: it can’t officially be judged.
As for the women’s side, it’s a similar story. Alanna Fisk currently has the top time at 9:02, but we know Annie Thorisdottir put up a time of 8:44, and that she was beaten by Sara Sigmundsdottir with a mystery time. Other athletes with published scores are Eik Gylfadottir in 20th with 10:26, and Courtney Haley in 77th. The Katrin Davidsdottirs, Tia-Clair Toomeys, and Samantha Briggs of the world have yet to submit scores.
Without many of the big name athletes reporting times yet, we’re going to see a spasming seesaw of stewing score submissions shortly, son.
CrossFit Steroids and PEDs
Morning Chalk Up went behind the scenes to visit the laboratory doing the drug testing for CrossFit and the CrossFit Games. The lab is called the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, and it’s located in Los Angeles. The nondescript building is the largest sports drug testing facility in the United States, testing up to 40,000 samples each year.
Morning Chalk Up’s founder, Justin LoFranco, attended the B-sample testing of Anna Fragkou as a third-party observer. I’ve put a link to the article in my show notes, and I highly recommend you read this in-depth walkthrough of how a sample is obtained, secured, stored, and tested.
Open 20.2 Live Stream
Okay, let’s talk about the second workout of the 2020 CrossFit Open. It’s time to submit your 20.1 scores and move on with your life.
We know of one 20.2 workout announcement, being hosted by the CrossFit Australian Championship with Matt Mcleod and Khan Porter. I’ll be providing my usual weekly live stream with commentary starting at 4:30 PM Pacific (5:30 Mountain, 6:30 Central, 7:30 Eastern).
The WODDITY Open live stream gets better and better each week. Last week we unveiled epic intro videos for Rich Froning and Scott Panchik. We’re doing the same this week for Mcleod and Porter, plus more. You can get to the live stream on YouTube right now. The link is in my show notes. Zip over there and hit the reminder button to get an alert when the live stream starts on Thursdays. You won’t regret it.
And that’s it for news about CrossFit on Monday, October 14th. 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.