Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. It’s the start of day two of competition at the 2020 CrossFit Games. We have a full recap down below (*SPOILERS*) plus the details of everything you need to know.
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Lay of the land: That was a long, long day of competition. We’re not ever sure how far athletes ran during the final event last night but it took 4-time champion Mathew Fraser nearly an hour to complete, if that tells you anything.
Athletes will be sore when they wake up in a few hours, and likely in uncommon places like ankles, calves, feet and knees from the continuous up and downhill running. That kind of running, on top of everything else, will be punishing.
Four more events and four hundred points are up for grabs today. Day 2 is affectionately known as “moving day.” With four hundred points up for grabs and a fresh round of sore bodies hitting the floor, today will come down to who is ready to work through the pain.
Holy leaderboard Batman. It’s hard to process just how dominant Fraser is in the field. He’s already 220 points ahead of second place; he was only seven pounds away from winning every event. Toomey is doing well, but with back-to-back bad finishes yesterday, the gap closed to 75. We’re going to steal one from Lloyd Christmas, “So you’re saying there’s a chance?” Yep. 75 points is the difference between first and last. Let’s see who wants it.
Oh and one more thing. Thanks for being here.
Mathew Fraser – 475 | Tia-Clair Toomey – 370
Justin Medeiros – 255 | Haley Adams – 295
Noah Ohlsen – 235 | Katrin Davidsdottir – 260
Jeffrey Adler – 220 | Kari Pearce – 255
Samuel Kwant – 215 | Brooke Wells – 220
Speed read: A few stories that came out yesterday to get you up to speed.
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Workouts, Schedule and How to Watch
Saturday’s Schedule of Events: Below is the broadcast schedule. You can watch all events live on Pluto.TV, YouTube or Facebook.
Toe-to-Bar/Lunge Women – 10:04 AM PT/5:04 PM GMT
Toe-to-Bar/Lunge Women – 10:24 AM PT/5:24 PM GMT
Snatch Speed Triple Women – 11:04 AM PT/6:06 PM GMT
Snatch Speed Triple Men – 11:36 AM PT/6:36 PM GMT
Bike Repeater Women – 1:30 PM PT/8:30 PM GMT
Bike Repeater Men – 2:00 PM PT/9:00 PM GMT
TBD Women – 4:10 PM PT/11:10 PM GMT
TBD Men – 4:35 PM PT/11:35 PM GMT
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Toes-to-Bar/Lunge – Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
30-20-10 reps for time:
Kettlebell lunge (yards) (32/24kg)
Snatch Speed Triple – Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
1 snatch at each bar Quarterfinal Round: 5 athletes, 1-minute cap W 145-150-155 lb. M 225-235-245 lb.
Semifinal Round: 4 athletes, 2-minute cap W 160-165-170 lb. M 245-255-265 lb.
Final Round: 3 athletes, 3-minute cap W 175-180-185 lb. M 265-275-285 lb.
Bike Repeater – Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
440-meter bike sprint
1 legless rope climb (15 ft.)
Event 9 – TBD
CrossFit Games Day One, by the Numbers
4: The number of consecutive event wins that Tia-Clair Toomey has won dating back to the online stage. That breaks the record of most consecutive Games victories previously held by Mathew Fraser and Rich Froning.
6: The number of missed lifts combined across the men’s and women’s CrossFit Total. The women had two misses while the men had four with Justin Medeiros accounting for two of them.
7: That’s how many pounds Jeffrey Adler beat Fraser by in the CrossFit Total denying the four-time champ his fourth-straight event victory which would have tied Toomey for the longest streak in Games history. It also kept Fraser from sweeping the day one events. Fraser took four firsts and one second.
18: The number of career Games events wins for Toomey. With her victory in the Corn Sack Sprint Toomey passed Rich Froning (16 wins) for second on the all-time wins list.
22: That’s the number of event wins Fraser has extended his record to after winning three of the first four workouts during day 1.
100: That’s how many yards that Kari Pearce and Haley Adams went unbroken during the Handstand Sprint. However it was Brooke Well that won the event, coming down twice during the race.
220: That’s how many points Fraser’s lead over Medeiros is at the end of day one. Coincidentally 220 points is how many points Fraser won the 2018 Games by, the largest margin of victory in Games history.
10,020:The combined weight in pounds by both the men and women’s field in the CrossFit Total. That’s just over 5 tons which is the equivalent of a UPS truck. The women lifted a combined 3,951 lbs while the men lifted 6,069 lbs worth of Rogue weights.
The CrossFit Games Opening Press Conference
On Thursday, the media got a chance to ask questions to the final five athletes in both the men's and women's divisions. Among the key moments: the athletes discussed the "star treatment" they've been receiving with such a small field at this stage, how COVID restrictions allowed them to focus on training and Fraser acknowledged that he sees himself as an underdog.
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Behind-the-Scenes Action from the 2020 CrossFit Games Documentary
The Buttery Bros, Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers are inside the bubble at the 2020 CrossFit Games as they cover the event on the road to producing the next film in the "Fittest" series. In this pre-Games video, get an inside look at what the athletes are experiencing and check out some behind-the-scenes clips from the film.
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Gerry Buckley back squats 341 pounds for a 5.5 pounds PR.
This weekend the CrossFit Games are the focus for many in the community, but that doesn’t mean that nothing else is happening. Here are a few events and other things we have our eyes on now:
CrossFit Memberships for Low-Income Families: A new gym in Peoria, IL, River City CrossFitis opening on October 31 with a goal of making a CrossFit membership affordable for people of all income levels. For example, if you receive SNAP or WIC benefits, are a single parent, a nonprofit employee, on Medicare/Medicaid, or a public service worker, you can qualify for a variety of discounts. They are also offering free workouts on Saturdays and a $2 drop-in fee otherwise.
What Science Says About CrossFit: If you’re reading this, you are already convinced of just how effective the CrossFit methodology is, and we are right there with you. This MDLinx article, “What Does Science Say About this Popular Workout Phenomenon” brings together the results of several studies over the past few years to discuss the health benefits of hitting WODs on the regular.
Cancer Treatment Pre-Hab with CrossFit:Hospital Comarcal in Inca, a town in Majorca, Spain houses its own CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Front Garden in the oncology unit. Together, Nat Díez, Spain’s country manager for CrossFit LLC and Carlo Brugiotti, the chief of surgery at the hospital are using the gym to help patients prepare their bodies for chemotherapy and cancer treatment.
Fundraising for Defibrillators: District L Fitnessmember, Glenn Carrigan, collapsed while running in August and went into cardiac arrest. After spending two days in a medically-induced coma, Carrigan recovered and on October 17, he and his gym, located in Penrith, UK, held a 24-weightlifting challenge to help raise money for the purchase of defibrillators for their own gym and others. Learn more and donate.
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