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2022 CrossFit Games to Start on Wednesday, Adding Fifth Day

February 3, 2022 by
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CrossFit has announced the 2022 CrossFit Games will now start on Wednesday, August 3, a day earlier than originally planned. The announcement was sent out in The Hopper, a Games-focused newsletter from the CrossFit Games team. 

One big thing: Individual athletes will once again start on Wednesday (August 3), and in all likelihood, have a break on Thursday before resuming Friday through Sunday. This Wednesday through Sunday schedule has been utilized frequently in CrossFit Games over the past ten years, especially in Carson, CA. 

  • It’s worth noting that all 27 divisions will have a chance to compete inside the coliseum similar to last year, according to CrossFit LLC. 

Reading between the lines: With 27 divisions competing over a handful of days, organizing livestream coverage, judges, equipment and adequate competition floor space is a logistical nightmare. With individuals competing on all the same days, it also draws a lot of attention away from other divisions. Adding Wednesday to the calendar should help ease the logistical burden while maximizing the visibility of all divisions. 

2022 CrossFit Games Season Calendar: 

  • Feb 24 – 28 – Open week 1
  • Mar 3 – 7 – Open week 2
  • Mar 10 – 14 – Open week 3
  • Mar 24-27 – Quarterfinals individual
  • Apr 7-10 – Quarterfinals teams
  • Apr 21-24 – Quarterfinals Age Groups
  • May 24 – Semifinals week 1
  • May 26-29 – Age Groups Week 1: Teens + Masters 35-39, 40-44, 45-49
  • May 27-29 – Semifinals week 2
  • June 2-5 – Age Groups Week 2: Masters 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • June 2-5 – Adaptive Semifinals
  • June 3-5 – Semifinals week 3
  • June 10-12 – Semifinals week 4
  • Jun 29 – Jul 1 – Last chance qualifier
  • August 3-7 – Games

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