Jacob Heppner, who placed third in the online qualifier, declined his invitation to compete at the championship in Dubai this December. The three-time CrossFit Games athlete cited work conflicts as the reason for declining. Heppner is a project manager for a web development company.

A fan favorite, Heppner took the 2017 season off to rehabilitate an injury. Then in 2018, he failed to qualify for the Central Regionals after he posted a 1788th place finish on 18.4.

As per Dubai CrossFit Championship’s rules, Heppner’s invitation will be extended to the next in line and his $3,000 third place prize purse will also be forfeited. Heppner would have collected at least $4000 in total prize money between the online qualifier and a last place finish in Dubai.

Samuel Cournoyer and Lukas Hogberg have also declined their invitations.


,

Dubai CrossFit Championship


Read Next:

CrossFit Games

Dec 20, 2018 by

Michele Letendre on Laura Horvath: “I think this is a really important part of her career”

In a sit-down interview during the Dubai CrossFit Championship last week, six-time CrossFit Games

CrossFit Games

Dec 18, 2018 by

Dubai CrossFit Championship Athlete Payouts

Now that the dust has settled in Dubai, we’ve calculated the final payouts for the complete

Get The Morning Chalk Up

For a daily Digest of all things CrossFit. Community, Athletes, Tips, Recipes, Deals and more.

Limited Tees & Tanks

Get Some.