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Breaking: CrossFit Expands Payouts to All 40 Individual Games Athletes, Reveals Full Details

March 17, 2022 by
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CrossFit revealed the complete 2022 CrossFit Games prize purse details today, announcing the largest prize purse in CrossFit Games history, including expanding payouts further down the leaderboard for several divisions. The total purse will be a minimum of $2,689,000, not including prizes for placing first, second or third in individual workouts at the Games, representing an increase of at least $189,000 over 2021. 

  • CrossFit Home Office estimates that the prize purse will top $2.845 million once prizes for placing first, second and third in individual Games events are factored in, which would equate to more than $300,000 over 2021. 

“CrossFit is committed to the continued growth and professionalization of the sport at all levels, and we are delighted to offer not only the largest prize purse in history but also the broadest, as it covers the highest number of competing athletes,” said Justin Bergh, CrossFit’s general manager of Sport. “With the support of NOBULL, we have expanded the prize purse to include more than 75 additional athletes across the individual, team, and adaptive divisions, so they can be recognized for their accomplishments and continue investing in their competitive journeys.”

One big thing: While the top 20 do not receive a payout increase, for the first time in its 16-year history, the CrossFit Games will pay out all forty individual athletes, a practice several other CrossFit competitions have adopted in recent years. 

  • In previous years, only the top 20 earned prize money. 
  • The expansion also includes additional payouts in the team and adaptive divisions, totaling 75 new athlete pay outs.  
  • There are no expansions or increases for the age group divisions and the teen athletes are the only division that don’t receive prize money. 

Individual payouts: $1,949,000 total

  • First place: $310,000
  • Second place: $120,000
  • Third place: $80,000
  • Fourth through 20th: $55,000, $40,000, $35,000, $31,000, $29,000, $27,000, $25,000, $20,000, $18,000, $15,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000, and $8,000
  • 21st through 40th (new): $7,000, $6,750, $6,500, $6,250, $6,000, $5,750, $5,500, $5,250, $5,000, $4,750, $4,500, $4,250, $4,000, $3,750, $3,500, $3,250, $3,000, $2,750, $2,500, and $2,250

Team payouts: $300,000 total 

  • First place: $100,000
  • Second place: $70,000
  • Third place: $40,000
  • Fourth place: $25,000
  • Fifth place: $20,000
  • Sixth place (new): $15,000
  • Seventh place (new): $12,000
  • Eighth place (new): $9,000
  • Ninth place (new): $6,000
  • Tenth place (new): $3,000

Masters Athletes: $280,000 total

  • Masters 35-39, first place: $25,000
  • Masters 35-39, second place: $10,000
  • Masters 35-39, third place: $5,000
  • Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-64, first place: $10,000
  • Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-64, second place: $5,000
  • Masters 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-64, third place: $3,000
  • Masters 65+, first place: $5,000
  • Masters 65+, second place: $3,000
  • Masters 65+, third place: $2,000

Adaptive Athletes: $160,000 total

  • Upper extremity, lower extremity, and neuromuscular, first place: $5,000
  • Upper extremity, lower extremity, and neuromuscular, second place: $3,000
  • Upper extremity, lower extremity, and neuromuscular, third place: $2,000
  • Vision, intellectual, seated without hip function, seated with hip function, short stature, first place (new): $5,000
  • Vision, intellectual, seated without hip function, seated with hip function, short stature, second place (new): $3,000
  • Vision, intellectual, seated without hip function, seated with hip function, short stature, third place (new): $2,000

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