Teen Division Continues to Compete With No Reward at the Games

September 22, 2022 by
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The 2022 season brought some changes to the teen division; the expansion of the qualifying stages, the cut from 20 Games participants to ten and teens being allowed to choose only one division to compete in, from the Quarterfinals on. But one thing that did not change was that the teen division continued to be the only division that did not receive a payout from CrossFit at the Games. 

Remind me: This topic isn’t new.

In the past, the main reasoning for not paying teenagers was due to them losing amatuer status and losing the ability to compete collegiately if they chose to do so. With the landmark ruling against the NCAA in June of 2021 allowing teenagers to earn money from their “Name, Image, Likeness”, the NIL, that reasoning to not pay teen athletes for their performances at the Games has become moot. 

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