Meet Anikha Greer: The Fittest 18-Year-Old who has Never Stepped Foot on the CrossFit Games Competition Floor

October 19, 2021 by
Photo Credit: Anikha Greer

Anikha Greer was sitting in her ninth grade math class, but the only numbers she was paying attention to were the ones on the teen leaderboard at the 2018 Age Group Online Qualifier.

“I saw my name flip to 20th, and then back to 21st, and then back to 20th, about six times in the span of about 15 minutes. And then it flipped to 21st and I’m watching the clock and it just stays there,” said Greer, now 18, about how she refreshed the leaderboard over and over that afternoon during math class.

“That was the first real (CrossFit) hurt I felt. That was heartbreaking for a long time,” said Greer, who ultimately finished in 21st and missed qualifying to the CrossFit Games in the 14-15 year-old division that year. 

A Familiar Feeling

The feeling of just missing out on CrossFit Games qualification has become all too familiar to Greer, who has been training at CrossFit 782 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, since she was just 12 years old.

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