CrossFit Games 2020 Events

As the highlight of any CrossFitters year approaches this weekend, some Games events have been released so here is all we know about the CrossFit Games 2020 Events.


Dave Castro released another less cryptic clue as to the CrossFit Games stage one events through instagram and Twitter early on September 15th.


Here is a run through of all the clues from Castro and a list of all the confirmed 2020 CrossFit Games Events.


[Want to watch the 2020 CrossFit Games? Check out our guide on how to watch the games here.]


He outlined 7 pontential events for the 2020 CrossFit Games with 4 of those being potential variations of benchmark workouts many CrossFitters know and love.


Then later on September 16th the actual workouts were released by The CrossFit Games Instagram account, shedding light on the meaning of Castros post.


Event 1 of the CrossFit Games



Event 1 is #friendlyfran which is

3 rounds of:

21 thrusters

21 chest-to-bar pull-ups

W 85lbs M 115lbs


Whilst many fast FRAN times usually sit under the 2 minute mark, we could see around the same sort of times with the games athletes for a very quick first event of the 2020 CrossFit Games


Event 2 of The CrossFit Games 2020


Event 2 of the CrossFit Games is a 1RM Front Squat.


Athletes will have 20 minutes to establish a 1 Rep Max Front Squat, which was the W or Weightlifting portion of Castros usually Cryptic Instagram post.


Event 3 of The CrossFit Games 2020



Event 3 is a variation of the benchmark workout Diane, called affectionately #damndiane which is:


3 rounds of

15 deadlifts

15 strict deficit handstand push-ups


W 205 lb., 2-in. deficit M 315 lb., 3.5-in. deficit


Event 4 of the 2020 CrossFit Games


The M in Castros post which we now know is Monostructural, Event 4 of the CrossFit Games is simple yet brutal, a 1,000-m Row.


For time:

Row 1,000 m


We look forward to another fast but savage workout, it should be close!


Event 5 of the 2020 CrossFit Games



Event 5 of the CrossFit Games is the variation of Nancy called #nastynancy


5 rounds:

500-m run

15 overhead squats

15 bar-facing burpees

W 125 lb. M 185 lb.


This comes after many predictions of running due to athletes having to have a place to run and to verify the running distance as part of the requirements in the Games.


Event 6 of the 2020 CrossFit Games


Event 6 of the Games is something we have rarely seen before in the games, a maximum time spent doing one movement. Almost like a plank hold, this event will test a handstand hold for the maximum amount of time. Those with a background in gymnastics will really excel in this (we're looking at you Vellner). The max time limit on this workout is 20 minutes so we wonder whether there will be anyone who reaches that time limit.


Max freestanding handstand hold


As more workouts for the 2020 CrossFit Games are released we will keep this page updated and throughout the weekend moving on to stage two of the games.


Want to watch the 2020 CrossFit Games? Check out our guide on how to watch the games here.

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