CrossFit Games

Tenured Veterans Sam Briggs and Rebecca Voigt Miller Battle for Title

August 2, 2023 by
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Two of CrossFit’s heaviest hitters are competing in the women’s 40-44 age group category this year, and are in an extremely tight points race for the top. Both women hold a handful of top three finishes and don’t seem to be losing any speed as the final day approaches. 

One big thing: Samantha Briggs and Rebecca Voigt Miller have 24 Games appearances between them, both having competed as individuals and as age group athletes. 

  • Briggs’s first year at the Games was in 2010, and has since competed ten times, nine as an individual. In 2013 Briggs won, standing on the podium alongside Rich Froning. In 2021, Briggs competed as an Individual at age 39, the oldest competitor on the field. 
  • Voigt Miller holds the all-time record for most consecutive Games appearances. As an individual, she competed for ten years, and this year marks her 5th appearance as an age group athlete. In 2013, she won the Spirit of the Games award, a celebration of her perseverance, spirit and impact on the CrossFit larger community. 

The bottom line: Neither athlete has given any indication that they plan to retire after this year, so fans can only hope to watch the two women continue to compete not only in the 40-44 age group category, but the 45-49 and possibly beyond, in coming years.

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