Updates about CrossFit Games 2020 invitees

Recently there were a couple of updates about the 2020 CrossFit Games via the official instagram account. Here is a summary of the latest announcements:

  • The top 20 men and 20 women of the Open worldwide will receive invites to Aromas
  • The ten Sanctionals that were able to host in-person competitions this season will be invited to send their champions to this year’s CrossFit Games. […] If a Sanctionals champion has already qualified through the Open, the invite passes to the next athlete.
  • There will not be a team competition at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games.
  • In light of current constraints, it will not be possible to host the previously invited 239 national champions in Aromas. The national champion race will reset in 2021.

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On April 16, we announced that we are reviewing all options to host the CrossFit Games in Aromas while monitoring events globally. That effort is ongoing. Due to current limitations on social gatherings, and professional sport in particular, the field of athletes in attendance will be reduced. The Open Since the inception of the CrossFit Open, the top 20 athletes on the Open leaderboard have always included the future CrossFit Games champion among their ranks, and the Open winner has gone on to become the Games winner eight times. The top 20 men and 20 women worldwide will receive invites to Aromas. If an athlete declines their invite, the invite passes to the next athlete. Sanctionals The ten Sanctionals that were able to host in-person competitions this season will be invited to send their champions to this year’s CrossFit Games. Sanctionals invites are affected by placement in the Open. If a Sanctionals champion has already qualified through the Open, the invite passes to the next athlete. This process will hold true for this reduced field. For this reason, some invites that were extended before the government lockdowns may pass back to the original invitee. Beginning today, all previously invited individuals will be contacted with an update on the status of their invite. There will not be a team competition at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. National Champions Last year, CrossFit Headquarters expanded the field of athletes in attendance at the Games to include the fittest athlete in every eligible country. In light of current constraints, it will not be possible to host the previously invited 239 national champions in Aromas. The national champion race will reset in 2021 with invites extended to champions who earn top placement in the upcoming CrossFit Open. 2021 Season The changes above have been made in consideration of the current challenges globally. The CrossFit Games will reset for the 2021 season with the intent of returning to crowning national champions and including teams, age group athletes, and a deep field of individuals competing for the title of Fittest on Earth in Madison, Wisconsin. #CrossFitGames @crossfitranch

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Age Group competition cancelled for 2020

The official CrossFit Games instagram account announced that the Age Group competition as part of the CrossFit Games is cancelled for the year 2020 and will resume next year.

This year, there will not be an in-person competition to crown the fittest in the CrossFit Games Age Groups. Prize money will not be issued. The age group competition will resume when the season resets in 2021.

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The conclusion of the 2020 Age Group Online Qualifier marks the end of the 2020 season for age group athletes. Below is a brief recap. The Qualifier The 2020 Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ) took place March 12-16. During that time, lockdowns and restrictions began to interfere with some athletes' ability to participate in the event. At that time, the plan was to run the Games as scheduled. There was an option to delay the competition. Ultimately, the decision was made to proceed with the competition in the interest of hosting age group athletes at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison. Following the conclusion of the AGOQ, a review was conducted comparing how many athletes submitted workouts for all events in 2019 versus 2020. The comparison is available on the Games site. Link in bio. While there was a slight decrease in score submissions this year, the emerging global situation made it clear that extending the score submission window or delaying the competition would not improve athletes’ ability to participate. Penalties The video review process for validating and assessing score submissions concluded yesterday, April 29. Details for each penalty assessed are available through the article in bio. With these penalties applied, scores and rankings have now been adjusted, and the Online Qualifier Leaderboard is complete. Congratulations to all participating athletes on your placements. Season Ends On April 16, it was announced that the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games would not be held in Madison, and all options were being evaluated for a change in format in light of the current constraints. This year, there will not be an in-person competition to crown the fittest in the CrossFit Games Age Groups. Prize money will not be issued. The age group competition will resume when the season resets in 2021. — #CrossFitGames #CrossFit #CrossFitMasters #CrossFitTeens #Fitness Images captured by @melkzdeck

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