Training for the competition

Brookelyn Housley warms up on the rowing machine at Clinch Valley CrossFit before competing in the CrossFit Games quarterfinals on Friday night. The CrossFit Games is the top competition in the world of crossfit. There are four stages of the CrossFit Games — the Open, Quarterfinal, Semifinals and then the Games. In order to compete in the quarterfinals, Housely had to be in the top 10 percent of women in North America at the end of Stage 1 competitions. According to, Housley was ranked the 1,034th female worldwide and 434th in the United States in 2020.