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The 2020 CrossFit Open national champions are announced. Across the world, 239 individuals have won the right and will receive invitations to represent their country at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. This year, CrossFit crowns seven additional champions from countries new to the CrossFit Open, demonstrating the continued international growth of the world’s largest participatory sporting event.

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Ganaa Zorig
January 17th, 2020 at 7:30 am
Commented on: The 2020 CrossFit Open National Champions

So good to see our Mongolian Flag within this list :)

Congrats and good luck to our Athletes :) <3

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Matthew Alter
January 10th, 2020 at 4:38 pm
Commented on: The 2020 CrossFit Open National Champions

Why does CF need to recalculate scores to determine National Champions? Makes no sense that Vellner wins the Open but is #2 for Canada. This only happens because scores are recalculated with only Canadian competitors instead of being lifted from the overall placement. If you look at the US men, places 4-7 are all reordered as well.

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Richard Christensen
January 15th, 2020 at 3:22 am

Adler beat Vellner in 3 out of the 5 workouts however in the worldwide rankings the 2 times that Vellner beat Adler, Adler places a lot further down in the rankings.

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Matthew Alter
January 17th, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Richard...I'm aware of how the math shakes out. However, my point was and remains that it is improper to recalculate the scores when determining national champions. Recalculating minimizes how MUCH better Vellner was than Adler in those 2 workouts.

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Johnathan Haynes
February 5th, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Thanks for your thoughts, Matthew. The National Champions race is a competition of nationals. Your perspective seems to examine if Adler is fitter than Vellner. There is no re-calculation. Two different competitions are occurring simultaneously. One competition measured all Canadians; another measured every male competitor in the open division. In the context of the world, Vellner was much better than Alder, but the same was not true among Canadians. Both competitions are valuable.


The Open provides a unique opportunity to measure and compare on multiple scales, from one set of tests.

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