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Who’s Getting Invited to the 2021 Dubai CrossFit Championship

September 23, 2021 by
Photo Credit: Dubai CrossFit Championship
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Editor’s Note: We will be continuously updating this piece as we hear of new invites and athletes confirming their attendance. Please reach out to the editors if you notice something is out of date. 

Invites to the 2021 Dubai CrossFit Championship were shared on their Instagram story last weekend and already they are posting athlete confirmations on their page. The competition will be taking place December 16-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates and traditionally boasts one of the largest off-season prize purse with 2019’s payout to the individual division exceeding $520,000. 

  • The individual competition features 20 male and 20 female athletes. 

Here’s who has been invited so far (*denotes an athlete has confirmed their attendance): 

Women:

  1. Sara Sigmundsdottir*
  2. Laura Horvath*
  3. Annie Thorisdottir
  4. Kristin Holte*
  5. Sam Briggs*
  6. Gabi Migala*
  7. Kari Pearce
  8. Katrin Davidsdottir
  9. Emma McQuaid
  10. Kara Saunders
  11. Haley Adams*
  12. Carolyne Prevost*
  13. Alessandra Pichelli
  14. Emma Tall*
  15. Amanda Barnhart
  16. Emma Cary*
  17. Danielle Brandon*
  18. Bethany Shadburne
  19. Mal O’Brien
  20. Emily Rolfe*
  21. Mikaela Norman*
  22. Rebecka Vitesson*
  23. Andrea Nisler*
  24. Emma Lawson*
  25. Karin Frey*
  26. Thuridur Helgadottir*
  27. Julie Hougard Nielsen*
  28. Jacqueline Dahlstrom*

Men:

  1. Patrick Vellner
  2. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson
  3. Brent Fikowski
  4. Saxon Panchik
  5. Jonne Koski
  6. Guilherme Malheiros*
  7. Alex Vigneault
  8. Lazar Dukic*
  9. Travis Mayer*
  10. Jeff Adler*
  11. Andre Houdet*
  12. Henrik Haapalainen*
  13. Jayson Hopper
  14. Ricky Garard*
  15. Roman Khrennikov*
  16. Shalan Mahmood*
  17. Elliot Simmonds*
  18. Ben Smith
  19. Uldis Upenieks*
  20. Willy Georges*
  21. Tola Morakinyo*
  22. Jason Smith*
  23. Zack George*
  24. Fabian Beneito*
  25. Sam Stewart*
  26. Giorgos Karavis*
  27. Alex Kotoulas*

Prize Purse:

  1. $50,000
  2. $30,000
  3. $20,000
  4. $10,000
  5. $5,000

*$3,000 for event wins, $2,000 for 2nd and $1,000 for 3rd place event finishes.

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