Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. It’s the start of the third and final day of competition at the 2020 CrossFit Games. We have a full recap of day two down below (*SPOILERS*) plus the details of everything you need to know.
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Lay of the Land: After a brutal first day on Friday, athletes took on four more events, including a nasty finisher yesterday called “Happy Star” at the Ranch that was anything but. With wider margins between placements in the scoring system, the leaderboard was volatile and reshuffled after every event, except at the top position, that is.
The last American woman to stand on a CrossFit Games podium was Julie Foucher in 2014, but that changes today. Brooke Wells, Kari Pearce, and Haley Adams are all battling it out and only 80 points currently separate second through fifth, at least two podium spots are within reach. With a 290-point lead and four event wins out of four events yesterday, Tia-Clair Toomey looks to have a lock on her fourth Games title.
What can’t Mat Fraser do? With 875 points on the board,Fraser currently leads second-place competitor, Jeffrey Adler by 435 points and there’s a very real chance that there may not even be that many points up for grabs today. Don’t expect Fraser to rest on his laurels, though, after a clean sweep of four event wins yesterday, you can bet that he’d love to run the table. It’s worth noting that since winning the CrossFit Games in 2016, Fraser hasn’t lost an in-person competition he’s entered.
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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch
Sunday’s Schedule of Events: Below is the broadcast schedule. You can watch all events live on Pluto.TV, YouTube or Facebook.
Event 10 TBD Men – 10:00 AM PT/5:00 PM GMT
Event 10 TBD Women – 10:30 AM PT/5:30 PM GMT
Sled Sprint Women – 12:00 PM PT/7:00 PM GMT
Sled Sprint Men – 12:20 PM PT/7:20 PM GMT
Event 12 TBD Men & Women – 3:00 PM PT/10:00 PM GMT
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Event 10 – Location TBD
Event 11: Sprint Sled Sprint – Morgan Hill
100-yard sled push
Women 80-lb. sled
Men 105-lb. Sled
No time cap
Event 12 – Location TBD
CrossFit Games Day 2, by the Numbers
3: The number of athletes who have won every event during a full day of competition (three or more events). Mathew Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey joined Rich Froning as the only athletes to accomplish this feat after they each completed a clean sweep of four events on Saturday. Froning accomplished this on the final day of competition at the 2013 Games to clinch the third of his four titles.
6: The number of consecutive event wins by Mathew Fraser, breaking the Games record previously held by Tia-Clair Toomey. Since placing eighth in the 1,000 meter row in the online stage Fraser has won ten of the past 12 events, placing second in the two events he did not win.
1.59: The number of seconds Jeffrey Adler finished behind Fraser in the Bike Repeater, the closest anyone came to toppling the champion on day two. Adler is the only athlete to defeat Fraser in an event, winning the CrossFit Total by seven pounds.
20.1%: The average percentage that Fraser was faster than all four of his fellow competitors across all day two events.
23: The number of career Games events wins for Toomey. That total ranks second all-time to Fraser’s 27 event wins.
27.52: The weight of the Trek Bike, in pounds, used in event 8.
$26,000: How much Fraser has made for his event finishes after two days of competition. His two-day haul for event finishes is more than what Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson ($25,000) made for finishing eighth during the online stage of the Games. If you account for Fraser’s event winnings from the online stage, he has earned $40,000 which is more than the payout for the Game’s fifth place finisher ($35,000).
The Buttery Bros On Day One at the CrossFit Games
The Buttery Bros are working on the 2020 CrossFit Games documentary and are providing some great behind-the-scenes clips from inside the bubble in Aromas, CA. In their day one video, they get some athlete interviews and even talk with Justin Bergh, General Manager of the CrossFit Games, about being let go from CrossFit Media two years ago and a chat with new CEO Eric Roza.
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Whether you are a beginner or a master of upper body pulling, give this drill a try. Beginners can change the depth of the hang and can work toward getting their first strict chin-up. For more experienced athletes, the floor acts as a dead-stop to minimize momentum and stretch reflex.
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Michele D’Ercoli does a clean and jerk complex at 225.5 pounds.
Kevin Johnston does a snatch complex at 195 pounds.
A Focus on Individuals
All eyes are focused on the CrossFit Games this weekend, but there are so many inspiring and motivating stories around the community. Here are a few CrossFitters who are inspiring us today:
96-Year-Old Bill Mason: Dr. Bill Mason, a retired doctor, suffered a stroke two years ago, but this week celebrated his 96th birthday with a CrossFit workout that included deadlifts, shoulder presses, sit-ups, pull-ups, and rowing. When he suffered a stroke at 94, his brain function was unaffected, but his body was weakened and wobbly. The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada resident found CrossFit 782 after his son suggested he try out the “Prime Time Seniors class” there. He’s been going twice a week ever since and plans to continue. In recent weeks he’s needed his cane less and can stand without holding a post for dumbbell movements now.
Debra A. Schwinn, University President:Debra A. Schwinn, M.D. is the new president of Palm Beach Atlantic Univerity, she is also the first female president. And, she’s a CrossFitter. She’s been a medical school dean and an academic medicine leader, but the most interesting facet of her C.V., in our humble opinion is that she can be found most mornings in the early class at El Cid Fitness in West Palm Beach, FL.
Adaptive Athlete, Reyaan Traut:Reyaan Traut was in a terrible motorcycle accident in 2011 and it cost him his left arm. Since the accident nine years ago, he’s won 12 gold medals in the South African and Western Cape track, time trial, and road cycling championships. Importantly, when he lost his arm, he started CrossFit and it changed his fitness journey. Using the CrossFit methodology, Traut excelled in his chosen sports, despite never having ridden a bike prior to his accident.
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