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The CrossFit Games: What we know about the Changes

Greg Glassman himself talked about the coming Changes in a Podcast at girlsgonewodpodcast.

The qualifier competitions will totally change.

Elite Division

  • There will be no more Regionals.
  • The Open maintain.
  • The Top 20 of the Open will qualify for the Games.

Instead of the Regionals 16 sanctioned Events are spread over the whole World. Each Winner M/F goes to the Games.
Dubai, China, France, the Granit Games, Wodapalooza are just a few examples.

There have also been confirmed conversations about an Event in Iceland.

Annie thorisdottir kipping muscle up
“Something will happen in Iceland” Glassman said. He holds talks with Annie Thorisdottir |


National Champs go to the Games.

“If you got an Affiliate in your Country you gonna send someone to the Games”

The National Champs will qualify through the Open and be treated a bit different than the Athletes that are qualified through sanctioned Events.
Those will have a kind of advantage towards the National Champs.

Will maybe hold a bigger Flag next year as a National Champ: Lukas Högberg

That will bring a huge Number of Athletes to the Games.

Won´t that be a chaotic, confusing gathering?

Planed is an Elimination Style at the first part of the Games

“Put 200 to a Test that leaves 10”

That will cut down the field tremendous and leave a much lower Number of Athletes than we saw the last years at the Games.


Teams will only qualify through the sanctioned Events.

Teams will no longer require:

– To share a common Affiliate

– To train in the same Affiliate

– Or location

The open will be no longer a Pathway to the Games.

Teen / Master

The least changes will happen in the Age Groups. They will still qualify through the Age Group Online Qualifier

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