October 9, 2020
In The Hunt: Justin Medeiros' 2020 Games Story

CrossFit Games rookie Justin Medeiros secured third place overall in Stage 1 of the 2020 Games after an impressive performance in the online competition. Notable finishes for the 21-year-old athlete include third in 1RM Front Squat when he lifted 437 lb., besting four-time Games champion Mat Fraser in the event, and second in Nasty Nancy, in which he finished just 29 seconds slower than Fraser, who took first in the event. CrossFit named Medeiros Rookie of the Year at the close of Stage 1. 

In this video, get to know Medeiros a little better. Learn about his childhood, his love of sport, and his unwavering dedication to CrossFit competition with the help of coaches, CrossFit Fort Vancouver, and a massive support system. 

Now, Medeiros looks ahead to Aromas, California, for the finals in just 10 days, and is focusing on fine tuning his fitness before the in-person competition. 

Film by Salvi Villanueva

The 2020 CrossFit Games are underway, and the final five men and women have emerged from Stage 1 to battle for the title of Fittest on Earth. The live and in-person competition will begin in Aromas, California, on Oct. 19. Stay tuned for details on how to watch all the events as they are streamed live online and on TV.