Qualifying for the Off-Season Majors: A Professional Athlete’s Dilemma

September 4, 2022 by and
Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography

After the dust settles on the CrossFit Games season, many athletes head off to exotic locations for much-deserved rest and relaxation (and pizza and ice cream and drinks), but those seeking to earn a living as a professional athlete must set their sights on the “off-season majors”-- the Rogue Invitational, the Dubai CrossFit Championship, and Wodapalooza.

Some details: Things start to look a little more funky when we flesh out the entire season/off-season.

  • The 2022 CrossFit Games: August 3-7, 2022
  • “The Q” (the Rogue Invitational Qualifier): August 25-28, 2022 
  • The Dubai CrossFit Championship Qualifier: September 8-27, 2022
  • The Madrid Championship, September 9-11, 2022
  • Wodapalooza Qualifier: September 15-26, 2022
  • The Rogue Invitational (Finals): October 28-30
  • The Dubai CrossFit Championship (Finals): December 2-4
  • Wodapalooza (Finals): January 12-15
  • The 2023 CrossFit Open: February 13, 2023.

Why this matters: Looking at this calendar, the longest break between events or qualifiers occurs over the holidays after Dubai and Wodapalooza. And it’s not a long break, especially considering the holiday season is right in the middle of it.  

  • But the question to ask is, does it need to be this way?

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