Masters Men to Watch in 2021

May 5, 2021 by
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Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of CrossFit is the prominence of the masters division. Unlike many sports, where athletes fade into obscurity following the end of their careers, CrossFit presents athletes with the opportunity to continue cultivating their competitive edge into their golden years through the masters divisions that run concurrently with the individuals during the CrossFit Games each year.

One big thing: As the sport has continued to age, so have the original big names that once topped the leaderboards in the individual division. The following men, once in the limelight of competition under the individual spotlight, now move to continue their careers in the masters divisions:

Dan Bailey: Age 37 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 4th
  • 5 Individual Games Appearances
    • 2011: 6th
    • 2012: 6th
    • 2013: 8th
    • 2014: 10th
    • 2015: 4th

Joe Scali: Age 34 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 6th – Not Yet Registered For AGOQ
  • 1 Individual Games Appearance, 1 Team Appearance
    • 2015: 38th
    • 2019: 4th (Team)

Jason Smith: Age 35 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 11th – Not Yet Registered For AGOQ
  • 2 Individual Games Appearances
    • 2017: 10th
    • 2019: 29th

James Hobart: Age 34 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 16th
  • 3 Individual Games Appearances, 4 Team Appearances
    • 2009: 70th
    • 2010: 18th
    • 2011: 1st (Team)
    • 2012: 12th (Team)
    • 2014: 21st
    • 2015: 1st (Team)
    • 2016: 1st (Team)

Nick Urankar: Age 37 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 44th – Not Yet Registered For AGOQ
  • 2 Individual Games Appearances, One Masters Appearance
    • 2015: 28th
    • 2018: 20th
    • 2019: 1st (35-39 Division) 

Nuno Costa: Age 42 (40-44 Division)

  • Open Finish: 11th
  • 4 Team Appearances, 1 Masters Appearance
    • 2012: 4th (Team)
    • 2015: 13th (Team)
    • 2016: 14th (Team)
    • 2017: 6th (Team)
    • 2019: 4th (Masters 40-44 Division)

Adrian Conway: Age 35 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 13th
  • 1 Individual Appearance, 2 Team Appearances
    • 2012: 1st (Team)
    • 2015: 21st
    • 2017: 1st (Team)

Kyle Kasperbaur: Age 38 (35-39 Division)

  • Open Finish: 2nd
  • 4 Individual Appearances, 3 Masters Appearances
    • 2009: 42nd
    • 2012: 3rd
    • 2013: 20th
    • 2014: 13th
    • 2017: 1st (35-39 Division)
    • 2018: 1st (35-39 Division)
    • 2019: 10th (35-39 Division)

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