Sunday December 6th
7 – 9 am PT
4 – 6 CEST
3 – 5 UTC
- The Invitational takes place in Madrid, at the Caja Magica.
- CrossFit.com will host a live stream that can be accessed through their website. This will cover the event, and is available free to anyone in the world.
- ESPN2 will broadcast coverage from 3 – 5 p.m. (CEST) Sunday 6th Dec.
- After this has been broadcasted, the footage will be archived on youtube/CrossFit
This will be an epic battle on a global scale. The athletes must play and adapt to each other’s strengths and weaknesses, fighting it out in the name of national pride. What’s not to love?
The rightly feared Icelandic blood and strength will bolster the European team, which is led by the wealth of knowledge and British grit of Sam Briggs – A former winner of the Crossfit Games in 2013.
- Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson
- Jonne Koski
- Sara Sigmundsdottir
- Katrin Davidsdsdottir (current world champion)
After losing the current world champion to injury, the USA could have felt a setback to their ambitions. However, 4 time world champ Rich Froning has stepped in to take his place, and they are a well disciplined and highly motivated team with experience on their side.
- Dan Bailey
- Rich Froning
- Margaux Alvarez
- Chyna Cho
Three Aussies and one lone Kiwi, 3 out of 4 are rookies, but don’t write them off as these underdogs are fighters. Toomey is a dark horse, placing 2nd at the Crossfit Games earlier this year, and Webb’s experience could be a strong guiding light for the team. Watch out for the Pacific team, if there’s an upset, it could come from them.
- Ben Garard
- Kevin Manuel
- Tia-Clair Toomey
- Kara Webb
Stoic and hardy, the Canadians are a solid team that packs a serious punch. The work rate of Abbott and Parker is phenomenal. Leblanc-Bazinet is last year’s fittest woman on earth, and together they represent a powerful and crushing force from the cold north.
- Lucas Parker
- Alex Vigneault
- Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
- Emily Abbott