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Final Two Semifinals Announced: Granite Games Returns, Syndicate Crown Emerges

February 8, 2022 by
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CrossFit today announced the final two semifinal events for the 2022 CrossFit Games season, bringing the total to ten events with four of the events being first-time semifinals. The Granite Games returns to Minnesota from June 3-5, and a new event operated by the same team organizing the MACC semifinal are bringing a second weekend to Knoxville with The Syndicate Crown. 

  • The semifinals are the final qualification phase to qualify for the CrossFit Games. 

One big thing: The team operating the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (MACC) are now operating a second event – The Syndicate Crown, making them the only organizer to host two semifinal events. To make this feasible, the Knoxville Civic Coliseum will play host to both events on back-to-back weekends, allowing the team to only setup and tear down once rather than scout, setup and rent a second location. 

The big picture: Athletes and fans now have a complete picture of the pathway to qualifying for the CrossFit Games where 40 individual men and women and 38 teams will compete for fittest on earth. The final piece of the puzzle that remains unknown are the prize purses being put up for top finishes in a semifinal event. 

Season schedule: For a complete digital calendar, use our season schedule.

  • The Open: February 24 – March 14
  • Quarterfinals (Individuals, Teams and Age Groups): March 24 – April 24
  • Semifinals (Individuals and Teams) — In-person
    • Week 1: May 20 – 22
      • Torian Pro (brisbane, Australia)
      • CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown (Amsterdam)
      • The Syndicate Crown (Knoxville, TN)
    • Week 2: May 27 – 29
      • Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (Knoxville, TN)
      • CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa) 
    • Week 3: June 3 – 5
      • Far East Throwdown (Busan, South Korea)
      • Granite Games (Minneapois, MN)
    • Week 4: June 10 – 12
      • CrossFit Atlas Games (Montreal, Québec)
      • CrossFit Strength in Depth (London, England)
      • CrossFit Copa Sur (Enseada do Suá, Brazil)
  • Semifinals (Age Groups) — Online
    • Age group (Divisions 14-15, 16-17, 35-39, 40-44, and 45-49): May 26-29
    • Age group (Divisions 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65+): June 2-5
    • Adaptive: June 2-5
  • Last Chance Qualifier: June 29 – July 1
  • CrossFit Games: August 4 – 7

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