How Kaiden Hogan’s Two Year Bulk Earned Him a Quarterfinals Championship

April 11, 2023 by
Image Credit: Kay Weise, 615 Throwdown

In August of 2021, a 15-year-old, Kaiden Hogan cartwheeled across the finish line to celebrate his event win in the opening event of the CrossFit Games. At 5’2” and 125 pounds, Hogan finished the weekend in an impressive eighth place worldwide but faced an uphill battle as he turned his attention towards the 16-17 division. 

An already difficult jump with heavier weights, higher movement standards, and the unreliability of growth spurts (not to mention the cutback from 20 to ten athletes qualifying in 2022), Hogan would face an extra challenge with his short stature. However, with 2022 as a decided building year, Hogan was determined to return to Madison in 2023. 

Now, as he gears up for Age Group Semifinals after a win in Quarterfinals, he says the wait and nearly two-year bulk were well worth it. 

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