CrossFit Open Week Two Lay of the Land

March 17, 2021 by
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Week two of the 2021 CrossFit Open kicks off this today with another live announcement in Scotts Valley, CA as Justin Medeiros and Samuel Kwant square off head-to-head. 

  • Here’s all the info on how to watch tonight’s announcement.

What’s on the movement menu for this week? Use our historical movement tracker to see all the movements ever programmed throughout the Open. One thing to keep in mind is that only once in Open history has a movement been repeated (burpees in 2016) so with that being said, here are the items on the equipment list still available:

  • A dumbbell
  • A barbell and plates
  • A plyo box
  • A pull-up location

Speaking of movements: to repeat or not to repeat? With no repeat last week and dwindling options, the possible workout options have narrowed. Morning Chalk Up staff offer their analysis on what they think could be in store if a familiar face shows up tonight (premium). 

Stat du jour: 81,488, that was the peak concurrent YouTube viewership during last week’s 21.1 live Open announcement, which tallied out to 675,312 after 24-hours. 

Why were scores due at 6 PM PT instead of 5 PM PT? Due to daylight savings time taking away one hour for athletes on Sunday, CrossFit extended the submission deadline an additional hour. Score submissions will be due at 5 PM PT for the next two weeks, however. 

Quarterfinal cutoff line is established. Now that week one registration numbers are complete, CrossFit has established the 10% cut off for each continent. Athletes who finish in the top ten in their continent will advance to the Quarterfinal stage. Brian Friend has a complete analysis, but here are the numbers:

  • North America: Men – 7,327 | Women – 5,359
  • Europe: Men – 3,402 | Women – 1,904
  • Oceana: Men – 990 | Women – 779
  • Asia: Men – 812 | Women – 388
  • South America: Men – 703 | Women – 359
  • Africa: Men – 421 | Women – 278

A couple of headlines you might have missed:

  • Tia to go teams? Not so fast. Husband and coach Shane Orr’s response to an Instagram comment that “Tia is going team” sparked a rumor that quickly spread across the Internet. Orr confirmed to Armen Hammer that he was #JK and everyone can rest easy that the fittest woman to ever compete in CrossFit is, in fact, going “100% individual.” 
  • Sigmundsdottir is out for the season. Another heartbreaking blow for Sara Sigmundsdottir who ruptured her ACL during training last week ending her season before it began. Sigmundsdottir will undergo surgery and spend the off season recovering. 

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