CrossFit Games

Speed Read for Wednesday: What You Should Know

July 30, 2019 by
Justin LoFranco // Morning Chalk Up
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Information right now is scarce. In fact, you’d have to go back to the 2013 or 2014 Games to find a time when this little information was known this close to game time.

Here are some little tidbits we’ve gathered through our conversations with coaches and athletes.

The big reveal: Nothing was revealed at Tuesday’s athlete dinner. It seems unlikely that CrossFit will just post the workout online at this point. There’s so much at stake with an event that will cut half the field

  • It’s much more likely they’ll reveal the workout and answer any questions in person at an athlete briefing.
  • Athletes have a mandatory briefing mid-morning Wednesday.
  • The first event looks to start Thursday at 10:30 AM outside at North Park after the conclusion of the opening ceremony.

The year of the records: Every year there’s a host of records up for breaking but here are a few notable ones on our radar screen:

  • Fraser to tie Froning? If Fraser wins, he’ll tie Rich Froning’s record of four straight titles.
  • The female GOAT? Tia-Clair Toomey, Annie Thorisdottir and Katrin Davidsdottir are all vying to be the first female to win three CrossFit Games; Toomey is unique in that she could be the first to win three straight.
  • Ben Smith extends streak to 11. By receiving an at-large invite, Smith’s streak of consecutive Games appearances is at 11. He first competed at the 2009 Games.
  • A 7-year Games gap: After backfilling in the Open, Cheryl Nasso qualified for the CrossFit Games for the first time in seven years. The record was previously held by Will Moorad and Eric Carmody at four years.

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