The 2022 CrossFit Semifinal events have been announced. Semifinals are where top athletes around the world will make their bid to qualify for this year’s CrossFit Games.
There are a total of 10 Semifinals for elite Individual and Team athletes, distributed around the world, which will determine the 38 male, female and teams to advance to the Games.
2022 CrossFit Semifinal events
The 2022 CrossFit Semifinal events are:
|CrossFit Lowlands Trowdown
|Mid Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
|CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town
|Far East Throwdown
|CrossFit Copa Sur
|CrossFit Strength in Depth
|CrossFit Atlas Games
Semifinals are independently run events which have partnered with CrossFit. Each event will program its own workouts with guidance of CrossFit, who plans to provide “broad coverage of the Semifinal events.”
If for any reason an in-person Semifinal had to be cancelled, as was the case with five Semifinals in 2021, the programming and management of the event will fall onto CrossFit.
UPDATE: CrossFit announced the remaining 2 North American Semifinals – the Syndicate Crown will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the Granite Games in Minnesota.
Who qualifies for Semifinals?
The top 120 individuals and top 80 teams from Quarterfinals will continue on to the four Semifinals taking place in North America, with each event hosing 30 individuals and 20 teams. From there, the top five individuals and teams from each Semifinal event will be invited to compete at the 2022 CrossFit Games.
The top 60 individuals and top 40 teams from Quarterfinals will continue on to the Semifinals taking place in Europe, with each hosing 30 individual male and female athletes and 20 teams. From there, the top five individuals and teams from each Semifinal event will be invited to compete at the Games.
The top 30 individuals and the top 20 teams from Quarterfinals will continue on to Semifinals. From there, the top three individuals and teams will be invited to compete at the Games.
Asia and South America
The top 30 individuals and the top 20 teams from Quarterfinals will continue on to the Semifinals set for Asia and South America respectively. From there, the top two individuals and teams from each event will be invited to compete at the Games.
The top 30 individuals and the top 20 teams from Quarterfinals will continue on to the Africa Semifinal. Only one male, one female, and a team will advance to the Games.
Athletes who narrowly missed qualifying for the CrossFit Games at their Semifinal will once again be invited to compete in the virtual Last-Chance Qualifier.
The event will take place the week of June 29, 2022 – July 1, 2022 and act as a final opportunity for Individual athletes to qualify to the Games.
Athletes who finished within three spots of a Games-qualifying position in each Semifinal will be invited. This means sports for:
- North America: Athletes who finished in 6th-8th place at each respective Semifinal event
- Europe: Athletes who finished in 6th-8th place at each respective Semifinal event
- Oceania: Athletes who finished in 4th-6th place
- Asia: Athletes who finished in 3rd-5th place
- South America: Athletes who finished in 3rd-5th place
- Africa: Athletes who finished in 2nd-4th place
The top two men and two women from the Last-Chance Qualifier will advance to the Games to compete for the title of Fittest on Earth.
Semifinals for Adaptive and Age Group Athletes
Top athletes in the Age Group and Adaptive divisions will advance from Quarterfinals to Semifinals this 2022 season. Semifinals for these categories will be held online, with each Age Group sending its top 10 athletes to the Games, and the top 5 athletes of the Neuromuscular, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity advancing to the Games.
The top athlete in the Vision, Short Stature, Seated With Hip Function, Seated Without Hip Function, and Intellectual divisions will be crowned the Fittest on Earth after their Semifinal.