Last year CrossFit saw a global pandemic nearly wipe out its entire season and its founder nearly derail the sport. Now a documentary by famed CrossFit director duo The Buttery Bros dives headfirst into both subjects with “Resurgence”, which now has a trailer and release date of July 20. Directed by Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers, the documentary features the final win of five-time champion Mat Fraser, who retired from competition in February. It also follows Australian Tia-Clair Toomey, who won her fourth straight title, and who has already booked her slot for the 2021 CrossFit Games via the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge semi-final. The 2021 CrossFit Games will be held from July 27-August 1 in Madison, Wisconsin, in front of fans. Sawyers said it was a season like no other for two very separate reasons, and that 2020 was “a year that flipped the world on its head”. “The CrossFit community was especially knocked around, which makes for a compelling story inside and outside of a unique year at the CrossFit Games. With Covid-19 restrictions allowing for only 10 athletes versus the usual 80 to 100 plus, it’s the first and possibly last year we will be able to tell interesting angles from every athlete competing,” Sawyers said. “We are honoured to have been there for this intimate event and excited for the world to see the behind the scenes of what went on at the 2020 CrossFit Games.” Poland’s Gabriela Migala finds CrossFit peace off Spanish coast Cannon and Sawyers have created five documentaries: Froning: The Fittest Man in History, Fittest on Earth, Fittest on Earth, A Decade of Fitness, Redeemed & Dominant, and THE FITTEST. Last year CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman was ousted from the sport in a whirlwind of controversy after he sent a racist tweet in relation to American George Floyd and the Covid-19 pandemic. Glassman tried to step back from his role but stay on, however further allegations including sexual harassment came to light and he sold the company to Eric Roza along with an investment firm. CrossFit found its season cut short in March as Sanctional events across the world were axed, and the qualifying for the 2020 CrossFit Games went online. There were reports the event was going to be cancelled altogether, but it did end up happening in September in a bubble format.