Former Games Athletes To Watch In The Masters Division This Year
After all the age group divisions were canceled last year due to major changes made to the CrossFit Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several former individual and team athletes are set to compete, making the masters lineups look similar to the days athletes were at the StubHub Center.
Men 35-39: With two of the biggest names in the sport of fitness’s history on the leaderboard, James Hobart and Dan Bailey, the men’s 35-39 division is a testament to the early days of competitive CrossFit.
- Adrian Conway (two-time team champion, one-time individual athlete)
- Dan Bailey (five-time individual CrossFit Games athlete)
- James Hobart (four-time teams, three-time team champion and three-time individual)
- Kyle Kasperbaur (four-time individual athlete, two-time team athlete, three-time masters athlete)
Women 35-39: Including five women with previous experience in the individual women and team division, this is arguably the most stacked roster out of all the masters divisions. With 13 years of CrossFit Games experience under their belt, these ladies will be the ones to watch during the masters competition.
- Alethea Boon (three-time individual, one-time masters athlete)
- Whitney Gelin (three-time individual athlete)
- Cheryl Nasso (two-time individual, one-time team)
- Chelsey Hughes (one-time individual athlete)
- Kelley Jackson (two-time individual, one-time team athlete)
Men 40-44: Here we have two notable names. Nuno Costa has two finishes in the top ten in the team division with CrossFit Invictus before taking fourth overall in the 40-44 division in 2019 in his first masters appearance.
- Nuno Costa (eight-time team, one-time team champion, one-time masters athlete)
- Guido Trinidad (one-time individual, one-time masters athlete)
Women 40-44: After ten years of individual competition and two years competing in the 35-39 division, Rebecca Voigt-Miller continues her dominant reign in the 40-44 division this year as she enters the 13th year of her career.
- Rebecca Voigt-Miller (Ten-plus CrossFit Games Athlete)
- Between her individual and masters appearances, Voigt-Miller is the definition of Veteran CrossFit Games athlete through and through. Her best finish was third place in 2011 as an individual and third place twice as a masters in 2017 and 2019.
Why it matters: As big name, fan-favorite individual and team athletes transition into the masters division, we will continue to see its growth and expansion, not only in difficulty and competitiveness, but also in recognition.