Where and How to Watch The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational Event

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational is CrossFit’s all-star game, with the fittest men and women from each section of the globe coming together to compete. After the CrossFit Games, athletes are carefully chosen and invited to represent their respective countries at the Invitational. The event begs the question: Which individual athletes will also excel on a team?

This year’s 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational will take place on Sunday, November 20th, at the General Motors Centre in Toronto, Canada.


The two-hour competition will be streamed live on and

In Canada, it starts at 16:00 Eastern Time (ET).

  • 14:00 – PDT (San Francisco, Los Angeles, West Coast USA)
  • 19:05 – BRST (Rio)
  • 21:00 – GMT (UK)
  • 22:00 – CET (Germany, Sweden, Italy etc)
  • 23:00 – EET (Finland, Romania, Greece etc)
  • 08:00 (21.11.16) – AEDT (Sydney)


Generally, the top 2 men and women at the Games from each region are invited to participate.

Team USA Team Canada Team Meridian Team Pacific
Mat Fraser Patrick Vellner Bjorgvin Gudmunddson Rob Forte
Ben Smith Brent Fikowski Lukas Hogberg James Newbury
Kari Pearce Alessandra Pichelli [1] Katrin Davidsdottir Tia-Clair Toomey
Brooke Wells Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault Sara Sigmundsdottir Kara Webb

Coach: Rich Froning   Coach: Camille Leblanc-Bazinet           Coach: Samantha Briggs                 Coach:  Chad Mackay

 Well, for the longest time this WAS the line-up for Team USA. But than THIS happened:

Team USA
Mat Fraser Rich Froning
Ben Smith
Kari Pearce
Brooke Wells

Let´s take a closer look at these amazing teams:


In Team Australia we have two-time Games silver medalist, and 2016 Rio Olympics weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey alongside constant Games competitor Rob Forte, fan favorite Kara Webb and second-place 2016 Meridian Regional finisher James Newbury. The Pacific Team will be under the vigilant eye of multi-year Games athlete Chad Mackay.


Team Europe comes along with two-time reigning Fittest Woman on Earth Katrin Davidsdottir. 2015 Games bronze medalist Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, two-time Games third-place finisher Sara Sigmundsdottir and three-time Games athlete Lukas Högberg will try to bring the championship to the old continent with the help of 2013 Games champion and team coach Samantha Briggs.


With the home-field advantage, Team Canada goes for the top spot while being coached by 2014 Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. The team consists of 2016’s third- and fourth-place finishers, Patrick Vellner and Brent Fikowski next to multi-year Games athlete Michele Letendre and 14th-place finisher in 2016, Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault.

And as this would be not enough to let your jaw drop, here is


  • Mat Fraser – 1st at the 2016 CrossFit Games
  • Ben Smith – 2nd at the 2016 CrossFit Games
  • Kari Pearce – 5th at the 2016 CrossFit Games
  • Brooke Wells – 6th at the 2016 CrossFit Games
  • Rich Froning – 6x CrossFit Games Winner (Individual and Team)

As a Book-maker it seems pretty clear who will run the competition this time, but you are not automatic a good Team Athlete only because you are an awesome individual!

Image Sources

Related news