CrossFit HQ announced lots of penalties for the top 40 athletes in the Open

HQ recently announced a bunch of penalties for a lot of the top athletes. The list includes the following well-known names:

  • Samantha Briggs – lack of extension during the ground-to-overheads and single-foot jumps during the burpees
  • Cédric Lapointe  – lack of extension during the ground-to-overheads
  • Frederik Aegidius  – single-foot jumps during the burpees
  • Aaron Rabin – lack of extension during the ground-to-overheads
  • Dane Smith – single-foot jumps during the burpees
  • Luka Vunjak  – single-foot jumps during the burpees
  • Lazar Dukic  – lack of extension during the ground-to-overheads

You can read the official announcement here. The most common reason is “single-foot jumps” over the bar or “lack of extension” during the ground-to-overhead. A lot of the athletes also received a penalty for a “false start”, because the workout description states:

This workout begins with the barbell on the floor and the athlete standing tall. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete may pick up the barbell and  perform 8 ground-to-overheads then 10 bar-facing burpees for 10 rounds.

from the Workout Description

There is a lot of noise about the burpee standard, the revived HSPU standard of the last couple workouts. The most recent penalties are only for 20.1, which is already 3 weeks behind us. HQ does seem to have a hard time to catch up on time, so expect more penalties coming in after video reviews of 20.3 are done…

If you spot a mistake or if you feel like one of the points need more clarification, make sure to get in contact.