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The Definitive List of 2020 CrossFit Games Qualifiers

Morning Chalk Up

February 7

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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. With 27 Sanctionals, a complicated backfill process rounding out the top 20 in the CrossFit Open, and 239 national champions plus the team division, it can be difficult to get a full and up-to-date picture of who has qualified for the CrossFit Games. We have the definitive list to help keep you informed. Today:

  • 2020 CrossFit Games qualifiers so far.
  • Tommy Marquez catches up with Laura Horvath in Barcelona.
  • Top trending stories on the Morning Chalk Up this week.

Hit a PR or big lift as we cruise toward the weekend? Let us know at [email protected].



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The Definitive List of 2020 CrossFit Games Qualifiers

  The Definitive List of 2020 CrossFit Games Qualifiers  

One of the most common questions received over the last two years by fans of the CrossFit Games is “where can I see a comprehensive list of all the athletes that have been invited or qualified?” The nature of the new Sanctionals format and backfill process, which at times can be dizzying to the casual fan, means that clarity of the Games field at any given moment leaves something to be desired.

Adding to the complexity of the situation, the total field of individual athletes and teams has grown in 2020 thanks to 13 new Sanctionals. To better help the community understand who is going to the Games and how they got there, we’ve compiled the comprehensive list of Games qualifiers and invitees for the individual and team divisions this season.

Bookmark this page for the complete CrossFit Games roster that will continue to be updated across the season.

*This list includes only athletes and teams that have accepted their invite or qualification spot to the Games.


VIDEO: A Solid Season Start For Horvath

  VIDEO: A Solid Season Start For Horvath  

Morning Chalk Up traveled to Barcelona, Spain for the 2020 Freakest Challenge and caught up with Nike Training athlete Laura Horvath after notching the first Sanctionals win of her career last month in London. Horvath finished as Hungary’s national champion and also 10th in the Open worldwide leaderboard.

On winning her first Sanctional:

“It was very nice to be on the podium for a change. Last year didn’t really play out how I would have wanted it so it was a good start for 2020.”

Regarding the biggest difference between 2018 Laura and now:

“I was a small girl. Now I know where I’m at what, what I want, what I do. Back then I was just like ‘I love training’ so I was just training 24-7, and that just got me there. I feel like I have to go back to that, lose the expectations and not think about anyone else but me.”


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Sanctionals News and Notes

  • The Australian CrossFit Championship has released a sneak peak of one of its upcoming team events.
  • Jessica Coughlan is confirmed for the CrossFit Atlas Games.
  • Elijah Muhammad, Connor Schmitz, Kelly Clark and Chelsea Nicholas will be teaming up to compete at the Atlas Games as Team Sico.
  • Armen Hammer and Greg Lanctot will be joining the Atlas Games media team, providing analysis and commentary for the Sanctional broadcast.
  • The Morning Chalk Up’s own Justin LoFranco and Tommy Marquez will be heading to the Norwegian CrossFit Championship to provide in-depth analysis and recaps of all the action as part of our media partnership with the Sanctional.
  • The Community team of three division registration is still open for the West Coast Classic.
  • Kari Pearce is confirmed for the West Coast Classic.
  • The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge has released workout 20.3 and 20.4 for their online team qualifier. All scores are due by Monday, February 10 at 8:00 PM EST.
  • Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge. Watch all three days of competition for just $45.
  • The Rogue Invitational has announced the seven men and five women that qualified for their Sanctional through the online qualifier.
  • The Asbury Park Summer Games online qualifier registration is now live.
  • The Italian Showdown has early bird spectator tickets on presale.
  • The Mayan Classic has released its prize purses for individual and team elite divisions.



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  • Happy 46th birthday to Sean Woodland.
  • Adaptive Athlete Brooke Pernice gets a 24 inch box jump PR.
  • Angelo Lopez and Michael Barbato get their first muscle-ups.
  • Adaptive Athlete Paula Celik does a hang power snatch + hang snatch + overhead squat complex at 55 pounds.
  • Mharlon Zancani snatches 90 pounds for 5.
  • Helton Antonio clean and jerks 209 pounds.
  • Kali Butler hits her first bar muscle-up.
  • Congratulations to Anabel Avila on the birth of her son, Axel.
  • Amy Gay hits a 1RM thruster at 125 pounds for a PR.


Trending Stories at the Morning Chalk Up

Here are five of the top trending stories from the past week:

  • Will Edmonds left the CrossFit community but quickly returned. Here’s why.
  • Chinese National Champion, Ant Haynes, hopes to transform CrossFit in Asia.
  • Iceland Annie, Games champ and second-place finisher in the 2020 Open (and Frederick Aegidius), announce their pregnancy.
  • The first in a series on All Things Adaptive, Logan Aldridge profiles Kevin Ogar’s journey commemorating the anniversary of his injury.
  • In an Op-Ed, Emily Beers urges gym owners to diversify their offerings, adding to the group class model.

BONUS: Tommy Marquez catches up with Noah Ohlsen in Barcelona.



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