Watch the CrossFit Games 2019 live! Below is an article about how the competition works with links to all individual events of the Games, and a list of all of the 2019 CrossFit Games winners.
The CrossFit Games is the final of three events in the CrossFit Games season, and the most elite competition in the sport of CrossFit. Here’s a breakdown of how the event comes together.
The competition starts with the CrossFit Open. The Open is an event which anyone over 14 years old in the world can participate in. The cost is $20 per participant. Each participant makes a video recording of them completing each workout and submits their scores for five workouts over five weeks. There is a single workout each week and participants get to try the workout as many times as they want in the week long period to get the best score possible.
It’s a cool event because of its democracy. Each participant enters their results into a public database on the CrossFit website. Therefore each participant can see how they stack up against all other participants in the world.
By the end of the event, the top man and woman from each country will be crowned a National champion and earn a spot to the CrossFit Games. Also, the top 20 men and women worldwide will rise to the top of the leaderboard and automatically qualify to participate in the CrossFit Games.
Congratulations to the winners of the Sanctionals, Matt Fraser who won the men’s individual competition and Sara Sigmundsdottir who won the woman’s individual.
The CrossFit Sanctioned Events are now the second pathway for top men, women and team athletes to receive invitations to the Games. This year is the first year to see CrossFit Sanctionals in the CrossFit Games season, and these events have replaced the 9 CrossFit Regional events.
These events are also a direct pathway for top men, women and team competitors to receive invitations to compete at the CrossFit Games. Winners of these events do not have to compete in The Open, but are incentivized to participate for improving their ranking at the CrossFit Games. In 2019 these sanctioned events occurred from December 2018 to June 2019. Here are all of the 15 sanctioned events:
- Dubai CrossFit Championship
- Australia CrossFit Championship
- Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival
- CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town
- CrossFit Strength in Depth
- Asia CrossFit Championship
- Mid Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
- CrossFit Italian Showdown
- Brazil CrossFit Championship
- The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
- Down Under CrossFit Championship
- Reykjavik CrossFit Championship
- The Rogue Invitational
- CrossFit French Throwdown
- The Granite Games
Each Sanctional competition is a separate event and the goal for the athletes is to rank high enough to be invited to the CrossFit Games. Congratulations to the men, women and team winners of all 15 Sanctional events who received their invitation to the 2019 CrossFit Games.
The CrossFit Games is to the sport of CrossFit what the Superbowl is to the sport of football. This is the final event in the CrossFit Games series and after 4 days of grueling competition one individual man and woman, and one team will be crowned the 2019 Fittest on Earth. This year we will see 488 CrossFit Games athletes compete from 114 different countries.
In the 2009 CrossFit Games the individuals were cut four times. In 2010, the teams were cut twice. And in the 2012 CrossFit Games the individuals were cut five times. This year in the 2019 CrossFit Games we saw a controversial six cuts of the individuals and four cuts of the teams.
This years early cuts sent home some of the biggest names from the competition, which started with the largest and most diverse field we’d ever seen. This was the most cuts we’ve ever seen at the CrossFit Games, dwindling the field down to only 10 men and 10 women by the third day of competition.
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The 2019 CrossFit Games is Live!
Individual and team events: — 9:00 AM CDT
Opening Ceremony — 10:30 AM CDT
Team Event 1 – Assault To Bob
18♀/25♂ air bike calories
30 toes-to-bar Big Bob Push
Time cap: 20 minutes.
Heats: 1:23:43 / 1:45:10 — 11:30 AM CDT
Individual Event 1 – First Cut
4 rounds for time of:
3 legless rope climbs
7 snatches (185lb. / 130lb.)
Time cap: 20 minutes
Men: 2:28:30 / 2:58:00 / 3:27:30 — Women: 4:13:40 / 4:43:10 / 5:13:00 — 3:45 PM CDT
Rope Worm / Clean and Jerk
Team Event 2 – Rope Worm
7 synchro rope climbs
42 Worm thrusters
5 synchro rope climbs
30 Worm thrusters
3 synchro rope climbs
18 Worm thrusters
Time cap: 18 minutes 2 minutes later
Team Event 3 – Clean and Jerk
1-rep-max clean and jerk
Time cap: 7 minutes
Heats: 6:40:10 / 7:10:15 — 5:00 PM CDT
Individual Event 2 – Second Cut
800m row 66 KB jerks 16kg / 12kg
132-ft. handstand walk
Time cap: 10 minutes Men: 7:56:10 / 8:09:45 — Women: 8:40:50 / 8:54:50
Team Event 4 – Ruck
10:00am CDT 02:12
6,000-m ruck run, adding weight each lap
Women begin with 15 lb. Men begin with 20 lb.
Teams will run 4 laps around a 1,500-m course, each lap adding two 7-lb. bags and two 10-lb. bags, distributed how they choose.
Team members must all hold on to their 10-ft. length of rope for the entire run.
Time cap: 40 minutes
Individual Event 3 – Ruck
11:00am CDT 1:03:00
6,000-m ruck run 20-30-40-50 lb., increasing each lap
Athletes will run 4 laps of 1,500-m course, adding weight each lap.
Time cap: 40 minutes
Team Event 5 – Strongman’s Fear
Heat 1: 2:02:00 Heat 2: :30:00
132-ft. handstand walk
132-ft. Worm lunge 1
32-ft. handstand walk
132-ft. Big Bob march
132-ft. handstand walk
132-ft. Snail push, in ♀♂ pairs
Time cap: 16 minutes
Individual Event 4 – Sprint Couplet
Men 1: 3:12:00 | Men 2: 3:22:00 | Women 1: 3:42:00 | Women 2: 3:52:00
172-ft. sled push
18 / 15 bar muscle-ups
172-ft. sled push
Time cap: 6 minutes
Individual Event 5 – Mary
Men 1: 5:32:00 | Men 2: 5:58:00 | Women 1: 6:32:00 | Women 2: 6:57:00
20 minute AMRAP:
5 handstand push-ups
10 single-leg squats, alternating
Time cap: 20 minutes
Team Event 6 – Sprint Relay
10am | 31:45
Individual Event 6 – Sprint
Women 1:00:00 / Men 1:40:00
Team Event 7 – Big Chipper
12pm | 2:32:00
Individual Event 7 – Split Triplet
Women 4:01:00 / Men 4:36:00
Individual Event 8 – Clean
Women 5:30:00 / Men 6:30:00
Individual Event 9 – Swim Paddle
10am CDT 0:29:00
Team Event 8 – Swim Paddle
11am CDT 1:10:00
Individual Event 10 – Ringer 1 / Event 11 – Ringer 2
2 – 1pm CDT
Women’s Heat 1: 3:29:00 | Women’s Heat 2: 3:50:00 | Men’s Heat 1: 4:21:00 | Heat 2: 4:39:00
Team Event 9 – The Trio
Individual Event 12 – The Standard
Women: 6:11:00 | Men: 6:39:00
Fittest on Earth Individual Women Winners:
Tia-Clair Toomey produced the most dominant Women’s CrossFit Games performance by winning her third consecutive title, becoming the first ever three-time women’s champion.
- Tia-Clair Toomey – 1071 points
- Kristen Holte – 876 points
- Jamie Greene – 851 points
Fittest on Earth Individual Men Winners:
Mathew Fraser had his toughest CrossFit Games win of his career beating out Noah Ohlsen by just 35 points, and now he ties Rich Froning for the most individual titles of all-time with four consecutive titles.
- Mat Fraser – 984 points
- Noah Olsen – 949 points
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson – 888 points
Rookie of the Year:
Most Improved Athlete:
Spirit of the Games:
Fittest on Earth Team Winners:
Mayhem Freedom shattered all major team Games records in 2019 which was a bit surprising given their on-and-off performances in Sanctionals. Clearly Mayhem saved their best for when it mattered most demonstrated by the following feats at the Games
- CrossFit Mayhem Freedom – 819 points
- CrossFit Krypton – 621 points
- CrossFit Invictus X – 547 points
Fittest on Earth Teenage Girls (14-15) Winners:
- Emma Cary – 710 points
- Gigi Sabatini – 620 points
- Emma Lawson – 580 points
Fittest on Earth Teenage Boys (14-15) Winners:
- David Bradley – 620 points
- Amato Mazzocca – 620 points
- Brynjar Ari Magnusson – 570 points
Fittest on Earth Teenage Girls (16-17) Winners:
- Chloe Smith – 720 points
- Sophia Grimmer – 570 points
- Paige Powers – 550 points
Fittest on Earth Teenage Boys (16-17) Winners:
- Dallin Pepper – 740 points
- Matus Kocar – 580 points
- Tudor Magda – 550 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Women (35-39) Winners:
- Anna Tobias – 690 points
- Carleen Mathews – 600 points
- Rebecca Voigt Miller – 580 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Men (35-39) Winners:
- Nicholoas Urankar – 650 points
- Jordan Troyan – 600 points
- Sigurdur Prastarson – 580 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Women (40-44) Winners:
- Joey Kimdon – 700 points
- Kelly Friel – 610 points
- Deanna Posey – 560 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Men (40-44) Winners:
- Jason Grubb – 640 points
- Richard Vint – 510 points
- Caine Hayes – 450 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Women (45-49) Winners:
- Janet Black – 640 points
- Semma Burba – 600 points
- Jolaine Undershute – 580 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Men (45-49) Winners:
- Joel Hughes – 740 points
- Justin Lasala – 640 points
- Chad Augustin – 520 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Women (50-54) Winners:
- Jana Slyder – 650 points
- Chris Nelson – 630 points
- Joyanne Cooper – 540 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Men (50-54) Winners:
- Kevin Koester – 630 points
- Gregg Geerdes – 620 points
- Vic McQuaide – 590 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Women (55-59) Winners:
- Laurie Meschishnick – 640 points
- Linda Elstun – 550 points
- April Watkins – 390 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Men (55-59) Winners:
- Joe Ames – 530 points
- Ken Idler – 530 points
- Allen Duarte – 520 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Women (60+) Winners:
- Susan Clarke – 700 points
- Patricia McGill – 540 points
- Pauline Sciascia – 410 points
Fittest on Earth Masters Men (60+) Winners:
- Gord Mackinnon – 490 points
- Dan Brannagan – 480 points
- Carl Giuffre – 470 points
Congratulations to all athletes who participated in the 2019 CrossFit Games. It was an unbelievable and exciting week with an amazing performance by all athletes. And thank you to all the judges, volunteers, Rogue Fitness and CrossFit Inc. for all your hard work, dedication and putting on an amazing show!
And of course a huge congratulations again to four time Fittest Man on Earth Mat Fraser, three time Fittest Woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey, and Team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom!
Bring on the 2020 CrossFit Games season!!!
2019 CrossFit Games Highlights
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