To earn the title of Fittest on Earth, athletes must conquer various physical and mental challenges to prove they have what it takes. In 2020, those challenges were more than plentiful. "Resurgence" captures all the drama as CrossFit pivots to pull off an in-person event amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 season was unlike any other. With the pandemic in full swing, most qualifying events after the CrossFit Open were canceled or moved to a virtual platform. The CrossFit Games staff was forced to get creative with qualification processes and competition format as it became clear that hosting the festival of fitness the community was used to was not going to happen.
After developing a new Games format, including a virtual Stage 1 of competition, to narrow its largest field of athletes yet, the sport's top five women and men were invited to the historic Ranch in Aromas, California, where they’d take on some of the most difficult tests to date.
Despite the various hurdles of the year, athletes, staff, and fans alike rose to the challenge, and in the end, the Fittest on Earth were crowned.
Check out this teaser of “Resurgence” a Buttery Bros film and 2020 CrossFit Games documentary. Pre-order for the film is available on April 30 on iTunes in English-speaking territories, with translated versions to follow. The full film will be available in July.
Official trailer coming soon.