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The CrossFit Games 2023: Everything You Need To Know

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

In a discipline where boundaries are shattered, champions rise, and the quest for greatness knows no bounds, the CrossFit Games stand tall as the quintessence of athletic power. As the countdown to the highly anticipated event draws closer, we invite you to venture on an excursion into the heart of the CrossFit Games 2023. This tremendous competition, which kicks off on August 1st, will gather the most exceptional athletes from across the globe to showcase their strength, dexterity, and mental grit in a series of inspiring and breathtaking challenges.


In this comprehensive guide, we aim to provide you with an exclusive insider's view of the highly anticipated CrossFit Games 2023. Within this guide, you will also come to know about the elite-class athletes who will grace the 2023 CrossFit Games competition. Furthermore, we will introduce you to the captivating battleground that will set the stage for their extraordinary feats, and a rigorous event format that will test their limits, and divulge the substantial rewards that await the triumphant few. Read on to know more.


 

Where Are The CrossFit Games Being Hosted In 2023?

The CrossFit Games 2023 is set to take place at the prestigious Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. This is the sixth and final year Madison will host the CrossFit Games according to the CrossFit Games website.

Where Are The CrossFit Games Hosted In 2023?
CrossFit Games Will Be Hosted In Madison, WI

 

When Do The CrossFit Games 2023 Start?


The CrossFit Games commence on Tuesday 1s August, 2023 however the Individual events will not start until Thursday 3rd August. Interestingly, it does not appear that Individual athletes will be given a rest day this year.


For more information, head to the official games website here.

 

What Are The Workouts In 2023 CrossFit Games?

This section is being updated LIVE as CrossFit announce them.


So far, CrossFit has announced the following workouts:

THURSDAY

Individual Test 1: MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

On the @CROSSFITGAMES instagram, it was announced that "Individuals and team athletes will ride the @trekbikes Marlin 8 Mountain Bike, featured below.


It has recently been announced that this will be a 40 minute AMRAP around a bike course. The main component will be cycling however athletes will also be required to run with their bike for approximately 200m per lap.


CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 1 - Mountain Bike Workout
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 1 - Mountain Bike Workout

Individual Test 2: PIG CHIPPER

For Time: Time Cap is 18 mins

  • 10 pig flips

  • 25 chest-to-bar pull-ups

  • 50 toes-to-bar

  • 100 wallball shots

  • 50 toes-to-bar

  • 25 chest-to-bar pull-ups

  • 10 pig flips


CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 2 - Pig Chipper
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 2 - Pig Chipper

Individual Test 3: INVERTED MEDLEY

For Time: Time Cap is 7 mins

  • 30-foot unbroken handstand walk over the ramp

  • 8 free-standing handstand push-ups

  • Unbroken obstacle steps to a 180° pirouette

  • 16 pull-overs

  • Unbroken obstacle steps to a 360° pirouette

  • 8 free-standing handstand push-ups

  • 30-foot unbroken handstand walk over the ramp


CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 3 - Inverted Medley
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 3 - Inverted Medley

FRIDAY

Individual Test 4: THE ALPACA REDUX

For Time: Time Cap is 18 mins


  • 126-foot sled push, starting with all six kettlebells (443/546 lb)

Then 3 rounds of:

  • 2 legless rope climbs

  • 12 kettlebell clean and jerks

  • 42-foot sled push, starting with two kettlebells* (53/70 lb)

*Add two kettlebells to the sled after each round.


CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 4 - Alpaca Redux
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 4 - Alpaca Redux


Individual Test 5: SKI-BAG

For Time: Time Cap is 6 mins

  • 30 Calorie SkiErg

  • 30 Sandbag Squats

  • 20 Calorie SkiErg

  • 20 Sandbag Squats


CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 5 - Ski-Bag
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 5 - Ski-Bag

Individual Test 6: HELENA

3 rounds for time:

  • 400-meter run

  • 12 bar muscle-ups

  • 21 dumbbell snatches (35/50 lb)

CrossFit Games Individual Test 6 - Helena
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 6 - Helena

SATURDAY Individual Test 7: 5KM CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

On the @CROSSFITGAMES instagram, it was announced that "Individual, team, age-group & adaptive athletes will run a cross-country 5KM. Lower-extremity athletes will complete a 5K SkiErg".



CrossFit Games Individual Test 7 - 5KM Run
CrossFit Games 2023 Individual Test 7 - 5KM Run

Individual Test 8: OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING

On the @CROSSFITGAMES instagram, it was announced that "individual, team, age-group, and adaptive athletes will complete an Olympic lifting TOTAL":



CrossFit Games 2023 - Individual Test 8 - Olympic Total
CrossFit Games 2023 - Individual Test 8 - Olympic Total


Individual Test 9: INTERVALS

The final workout on Saturday was recently announced:


2 intervals for total time:

  • 21 box jump-overs (20/24 inches)

  • 15-calorie row

  • 9 burpee box jump-overs

  • 21 box jump-overs

  • 15-calorie row

  • 9 burpee box jump-overs (36/48 inches)

Rest until 6-minute mark, then:

  • 9 burpee box jump-overs

  • 15-calorie row

  • 21 box jump-overs

  • 9 burpee box jump-overs

  • 15-calorie row

  • 21 box jump-overs

Time cap: 12 minutes


CrossFit Games 2023 - Individual Test 9 - Intervals
CrossFit Games 2023 - Individual Test 9 - Intervals

SUNDAY

Individual Test 10: TBA


Individual Test 11: TBA


Individual Test 12: TBA


 

What's The Prize Money At 2023 CrossFit Games?

The total prize pool for this year's CrossFit Games has increased by $100,000 to an impressive $2.945 million.


The majority of this prize money will be distributed to individual athletes, as can be seen below:


  • Fittest Man On Earth: $315,000

  • Fittest Woman On Earth: $315,000

Additionally, each individual event winner will take home $3,000, with $2,000 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3rd place.


Other prize money is listed below.


Individual Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023

The total prize money for individuals (excluding event wins) is $2,029,000! Every athlete will win some prize money, no matter of their placing.



Individual Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023
Individual Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023

Team Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023

The total prize money for the Team Division is $320,000. This will be split across the 4 athletes who compete within the team.


Team Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023
Team Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023


Masters Prize Money - 2023 CrossFit Games

The total prize money for the masters division is $280,000. This is split across 42 athletes, averaging to be $6,000.

Masters Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023
Masters Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023

Adaptive Prize Money - 2023 CrossFit Games

The total prize money for adaptive divisions is $160,000.

Adaptive Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023
Adaptive Prize Money - CrossFit Games 2023

 

Who's Competing At CrossFit Games 2023?


Individual Open Division - CrossFit Games 2023


The Open division contains the best CrossFit athletes across the world. It includes 41 Males & 40 Females, who all are competing for the title of "Fittest on Earth".


Below is a list of all athletes competing at the 2023 CrossFit Games.


Individual Males Qualified For CrossFit Games 2023

The below names are not listed in any particular order.

  1. Noah Ohlsen (USA)

  2. Ant Haynes (China)

  3. Will Moorad (USA)

  4. Samuel Kwant (USA)

  5. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson (Iceland)

  6. Brent Fikowski (Canada)

  7. Jason Smith (South Africa)

  8. Cole Sager (USA)

  9. Jay Crouch (Australia)

  10. Patrick Vellner (Canada)

  11. Spencer Panchik (USA)

  12. Jonne Koski (Finland)

  13. Alex Vigneault (Canada)

  14. David Shorunke (UK)

  15. Bronislaw Olenkowicz (Poland)

  16. Jake Douglas (Australia)

  17. Samuel Cournoyer (Canada)

  18. Chandler Smith (USA)

  19. Jeffrey Adler (Canada)

  20. Uldis Upenieks (Latvia)

  21. Bayley Martin (New Zealand)

  22. Michal Wesolowski (Poland)

  23. Dallin Pepper (USA)

  24. Arthur Semenov (N/A)

  25. Colten Mertens (USA)

  26. Henrik Haapalainen (Finland)

  27. Justin Medeiros (USA)

  28. Nick Mathew (USA)

  29. Jack Farlow (Canada)

  30. James Sprague (USA)

  31. Kaique Cerveny (Brazil)

  32. Moritz Fiebig (Germany)

  33. Jelle Hoste (Belgium)

  34. Roman Khrennikov (USA)

  35. Jayson Hopper (USA)

  36. Lazar Dukic (Serbia)

  37. Luke Parker (USA)

  38. Fabian Beneito (Spain)

  39. Cole Greashaber (USA)

  40. Morteza Sedaghat (Iran)

  41. Kalyan Souza (Brazil)

Individual Females Qualified For CrossFit Games 2023


The below names are not listed in any particular order.

  1. Annie Thorisdottir (Iceland)

  2. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir (USA)

  3. Sydney Wells (USA)

  4. Arielle Loewen (USA)

  5. Amanda Barnhart (USA)

  6. Victoria Campos (Brazil)

  7. Emma Mcquaid (Ireland)

  8. Feeroozen Saghafi (USA)

  9. Jamie Simmonds (New Zealand)

  10. Danielle Brandon (USA)

  11. Emily Rolfe (Canada)

  12. Rebecka Vitesson (Sweden)

  13. Alexis Raptis (USA)

  14. Shelby Neal (USA)

  15. Paige Semenza (USA)

  16. Baylee Rayl (USA)

  17. Laura Horvath (Hungary)

  18. Bethany Flores (USA)

  19. Christine Kolenbrander (USA)

  20. Karin Freyova (Slovakia)

  21. Kelly Baker (USA)

  22. Gabriela Migala (Poland)

  23. Matilda Garnes (Norway)

  24. Caroline Stanley (USA)

  25. Emma Tall (Sweden)

  26. Michelle Basnet (South Africa)

  27. Shahad Budebs (UAE)

  28. Ella Wunger (Sweden)

  29. Ellie Turner (Australia)

  30. Paige Powers (USA)

  31. Alex Gazan (USA)

  32. Emily De Rooy (Australia)

  33. Olivia Kerstetter (USA)

  34. Seher Kaya (Turkey)

  35. Emma Cary (USA)

  36. Emma Lawson (Canada)

  37. Elisa Fuliano (Italy)

  38. Alexia Williams (Argentina)

  39. Abigail Domit (USA)

The field is composed of tremendous individuals, with established veterans showcasing their experience alongside rising stars who are ready to make their imprint on the CrossFit Games stage. These athletes symbolize the commitment, passion, and drive that define the world of competitive fitness, setting the stage for an unforgettable showdown at the 2023 CrossFit Games.Keep an eye on these names as they prepare to face the ultimate challenge and vie for the title of the "Fittest on Earth."


 

Team Division - CrossFit Games 2023


Teams from around the world have persevered through grueling qualifiers, demonstrating their unchanging commitment to earn a coveted spot on this prestigious stage. Now, let's dive into the teams that have triumphed and secured their place in the upcoming CrossFit Games.


In total, there are 38 teams which all comprise of 2 women & 2 men:


  • CrossFit Rotherham (UK)

  • CrossFit Oslo Najs (Norway)

  • CrossFit Walleye Athlete (Sweden)

  • CrossFit Invictus (USA)

  • No Shortcuts CrossFit (Norway)

  • CrossFit Portti (Finland)

  • CrossFit Marvel Black (Republic of Korea)

  • CrossFit Genas (France)

  • Q21 CrossFit (Argentina)

  • CrossFit Franco’s Misfits (USA)

  • PFC CrossFit 3076 (Australia)

  • Koda CrossFit Redemption (USA)

  • CrossFit Torian Mayhem (Australia)

  • Templo SA CrossFit (Brazil)

  • CrossFit Omnia (USA)

  • Rhino CrossFit Dawgs (USA)

  • CrossFit Invictus Unconquerable (USA)

  • CrossFit Invictus Sea of Green (USA)

  • Einhorn CrossFit Ascend (USA)

  • CrossFit Believe (USA)

  • Plus64 CrossFit 64Army Endgame (New Zealand)

  • CrossFit Kilo II (USA)

  • CrossFit Mayhem Independence (USA)

  • CrossFit FBDV Mayhem Africa (South Africa)

  • Ab CrossFit — Mayhem (USA)

  • CrossFit OBA (USA)

  • CrossFit East Nashville PRVN (USA)

  • CrossFit Krypton (USA)

  • CrossFit PSC Invasion (Canada)

  • TTT CrossFit Black (USA)

  • CrossFit Milford Team Conquer (USA)

  • CrossFit Move Fast Lift Heavy 247 (USA)

  • CrossFit CLT The Grit Haus (USA)


With a mix of international powerhouses and rising contenders, the team competition at the 2023 CrossFit Games is sure to captivate audiences worldwide. Brace yourself for an inspiring display of collaboration and athletic skills as these teams go head-to-head in the quest for glory.


 

Adaptive Divisions - CrossFit Games 2023


In the CrossFit Games 2023, the athletes who have qualified for the adaptive divisions will also take center stage. These divisions are designed to applaud inclusivity and empowerment, representing athletes who have overcome unique challenges as they provide a platform for individuals with disabilities to redefine what is possible in the field of fitness.


From athletes with upper extremity impairments to those with lower extremity or multi-extremity impairments, each competitor in the adaptive divisions exemplifies the invincible spirit that declines to be defined by confines. Let's take a closer look at the qualified athletes competing in the three adaptive divisions.


Upper Extremity Women - 5 athletes

  1. Anne-Laure Coutenceau (France)

  2. Christina Mazzullo (USA)

  3. Skylar Devault (USA)

  4. Elaine De Rocco (Brazil)

  5. Genevieve Tidwell (USA)

Low Extremity Women - 5 athletes

  1. Molly Moore (USA)

  2. Valerie Cohen (USA)

  3. Bayleigh Hooper (Canada)

  4. Amy Bream (USA)

  5. Lauren Farhat (USA)

Multi-Extremity Women - 5 athletes

  1. Noelle Henderson (USA)

  2. Jordan Ingalsbe (USA)

  3. Reagan Moser (USA)

  4. Amea Reyna (USA)

  5. Courtnei Lopez (USA)

Upper Extremity Men - 5 athletes

  1. Alexis Fiorucci (France)

  2. Xabier Osa Mendes (Spain)

  3. Casey Acree (USA)

  4. Samuel Pera (USA)

  5. Breki Þórdarson (Iceland)

Low Extremity Men - 5 athletes

  1. Rogan Dean (New Zealand)

  2. Felipe Maturana Infante (Chile)

  3. Seraphin Perier (France)

  4. Hildon Carvalho (Brazil)

  5. Charles Pienaar (USA)

Multi-Extremity Men - 5 athletes

  1. Mijail Pedrini (Uruguay)

  2. Jon Garson (USA)

  3. James Brown (UK)

  4. Antonio Silvestro (Italy)

  5. Chris Rhyme (USA)


These athletes personify the spirit of courage and the ability to go beyond perceived constraints. Their participation in the CrossFit Games not only highlights their noteworthy athletic capacities but also serves as a source of motivation for individuals worldwide. These athletes remind us that the goal of fitness is a universal journey that contains individuals of all backgrounds and capacities.


Their remarkable achievements and commitment to CrossFit demonstrate that the true measure of strength lies within the human spirit, and their presence at the Games adds an extra layer of diversity, inclusion, and inspiration to this prestigious event.




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