Brooke Wells is in the CrossFit Games 2020 finals and this could be her year to mature from promising youngster to full-blooded podium finisher. Wells, 25, has been to five CrossFit Games, her first coming as a 19-year-old. While the American has cemented herself as a top 20 athlete, her finishes have yo-yoed – 16th, 6th, 14th, 8th and 15th. This weekend, she has the chance to take the next step in her career. Wells is one of five women in the final and is guaranteed her highest finish. There were 30 men and 30 women vying for five final spots each , determined in a remote leg in September. Wells finished second behind three-time champion Tia-Clair Toomey, 27, and ahead of Haley Adams, 19, two-time champion Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir , 27, and five-time Games athlete Kari Pearce , 31. In a Games preview, presenters Sean Woodland and Annie Sakamoto said they were pleased to see her delivering on that early promise. “She finished sixth [in 2015] and seemed to have a lot of momentum,” Sakamoto said. “She lost that momentum in the next few years.” But it was “amazing” to see her performance in the first leg, where she was in second place from event one until the end, Sakamoto added. Woodland said: “Wins are impressive any time you’re at the CrossFit Games, but another thing that is almost more valuable is consistency. And it’s hard to argue against Brooke Wells being the most consistent athlete we saw, men or women [in the first leg].” How to watch the CrossFit Games 2020 final – online and on TV The presenters said that in Wells’ early days she was known for her strength, but the one-rep max front squat turned out to be her lowest finish – an indication of her maturing as a more rounded athlete. “If Wells duplicates the consistency we saw in phase one maybe she has a chance to knock Toomey off the podium ,” Woodland said. Wells is happy to be back in the mix. She is especially motivated given that she was cut from the Games last year after receiving a 10-second plenty for stepping on the sideline during a running event. The mistake dropped her from 10th place in the event to 20th, a difference of 50 points. “I’m just really excited to be in the top five and it’s just the perfect opportunity to get on the podium, and that’s what I’m trying to do,” she said on a YouTube video by Buttery Bros , the film team tasked with making the Games documentary. Wells grew up in Missouri where her primary sport was track running. She took up CrossFit to supplement her track training and never looked back, according to Muscle and Fitness. She has a twin sister who stuck to running and represented Missouri.