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2022 CrossFit Semifinal Events: Where and When Will Top Athletes Qualify for The CrossFit Games

Eight out of ten CrossFit Semifinal events have been announced.

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:

SemifinalDateRegion
Torian ProMay 20-22Oceania
CrossFit Lowlands TrowdownMay 20-22Europe
Syndicate CrownMay 20-22North America
Mid Atlantic CrossFit ChallengeMay 27-29North America
CrossFit Fittest in Cape TownMay 27-29Africa
Far East ThrowdownJune 3-5Asia
Granite GamesJune 3-5North America
CrossFit Copa SurJune 10-12South America
CrossFit Strength in DepthJune 10-12Europe
CrossFit Atlas GamesJune 10-12North America

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.

map of 2022 CrossFit Semifinal eventsSource: Image courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

UPDATE: CrossFit announced the remaining 2 North American Semifinals – the Syndicate Crown will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the Granite Games in Minnesota.

Read more: Dates for the 2022 CrossFit Open, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and CrossFit Games Announced

Who qualifies for Semifinals?

North America

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.

Europe

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.

Oceania

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.

Africa

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.

Jason Smith competes in 2021 CrossFit SemifinalSource: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Last-Chance Qualifier

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.

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