The History of Rookies at the CrossFit Games, And Why This Year Might Have the Fewest Ever

May 10, 2021 by
Credit: thebarbellspin.com

In evaluating the various Semifinal fields, and trying to narrow down which athletes are most likely to contend for qualifying spots at the Games, we could not help but wonder if there will be fewer rookies (first-time Games qualifiers) in Madison than in years past. 

Setting the Stage: For the purposes of this article we will go back ten years, and starting with the 2011 CrossFit Games, try to answer the question of whether there will be fewer rookies competing at the Games this year than in any year since?

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