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CrossFit Announces Almost All Semifinal Events for 2022 Games Season

January 21, 2022 by
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Today, CrossFit announced eight of the ten semifinal competitions that will serve as the final, in-person competition to earn a spot to the 2022 CrossFit Games, August 4-7 in Madison, WI. 

One big thing: Two major North American events are noticeably absent from this list: Granite Games and West Coast Classic, both owned and operated by Loud and Live Sports 

  • Loud and Live Sports’ President Matt O’Keefe announced last night that he is leaving the company after four years at the helm but didn’t say what’s next. 
  • The question now becomes, which two events are even capable of replacing Granite Games and West Coast Classic. 

The events so far: Five of the ten semifinal hosts are new this season. In the event that a competition cannot proceed in-person due to COVID-19, CrossFit will host an online competition.

  1. North American Semifinal #1*
    Venue: TBA
    Dates: May 20-22
  2. CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown
    Venue: TBA
    Dates: May 20-22
  3. Torian Pro
    Venue: Pat Rafter Arena — Brisbane, Australia
    Dates: May 20-22
  4. Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (North America)
    Venue: Knoxville Civic Coliseum — Knoxville, TN
    Dates: May 27-29
  5. CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town
    Venue: Coetzenburg Sport Centre — Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
    Dates: May 27-29
  6. North American Semifinal #3*
    Venue: TBA
    Dates: June 3-5
  7. Far East Throwdown*
    Venue: TBA — Busan, South Korea
    Dates: June 3-5
  8. CrossFit Strength in Depth*
    Venue: ExCeL London — London, England
    Dates: June 10-12
  9. Copa Sur*
    Venue: Shopping Vitória — Enseada so Suá, Vitória
    Dates: June 10-12
  10. CrossFit Atlas Games
    Venue: Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard — Montreal, Québec
    Dates: June 10-12

*Denotes a new semifinal host.

One very unanswered question is what will the prize purses be for finishing in a qualifying position. 

  • Last season awarded only $5000 to the athlete who won, which pales in comparison to major off season events that pay out between $50,000 and $250,000 for winning an event. 

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