CrossFit Games, The Open 2020 Begins

CrossFit Fenton, Fenton, Mi — October 14, 2019

The 2020 CrossFit Games are getting an early start. The popularity of the sport has exploded over the past couple of years and scheduling The Open competition early allows the competitive season to run non-stop to the 2020 CrossFit Games in August at Madison, Wisconsin.

The 20.1 Workout was announced last Thursday and athletes have until today to report their first-round scores.

Once again, The Lasco Press will be following the competition from local affiliate CrossFit Fenton.

CrossFit Fenton / Lasco Press Photo

Workout 20.1

As usual, athletes are tested right from the start of the competition. The standard was 10 rounds for time of:

  • 8 ground-to-overheads, 95 lb. barbell for men, 65 lb. for women
  • 10 bar-facing burpees

Time cap: 15 minutes

Prior to starting the workout, the athlete will need to set up a barbell, with standard plates, to jump over during the burpees. 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. The athlete’s score will be the total time it takes to complete the entire workout or the total number of repetitions completed before the 15-minute time cap.

Competition at CrossFit Fenton

In 2019 Matthew Manley competing out of CrossFit Fenton finished 98th overall in the world and 39th in the United States among athletes 14-15 years old during the Open Competition. It was Matthew’s first year of eligibility in the youngest age group.

Matthew Manley at CrossFit Fenton / Lasco Press Photo

Matthew is concentration on High School Football this year but still uses CrossFit workouts to improve his strength and agility.

You do not have to be a world-class athlete to benefit from CrossFit. The advantages of getting in better shape are numerous. During this year’s event, The Lasco Press will bring you stories of everyday folks who compete against themselves to improve their health and fitness.

Check out some of the photos from “Friday Night Lights” at CrossFit Fenton. Stop by any of the next four Fridays from 4:00 pm until everyone finishes their workout to get a glimpse of the fun and comradery present during The Open. You might be inspired to give it a try.

CrossFit Fenton is located at 14261 Torrey Road Suite B in Fenton, MI connect by phone at (810) 354-5025 or on the internet at