From IT to the CrossFit Games: Getting to Know Europe’s Up-and-Coming Star, Jelle Hoste

February 6, 2024 by
Credit: CrossFit Games

Last year, an unknown six-foot-two-inch tall athlete out of Belgium caught everyone’s attention at the 2023 European Semifinal when he won an incredible three events and finished fourth overall in his first-ever Semifinal.

That man was Jelle Hoste.

From there he went on to have a phenomenal rookie year at the CrossFit Games where he finished 10th overall and had five top-10 event finishes, including an event win.

Hoste had the best performance of any rookie last year but surprisingly was not awarded the Rookie of the Year title, which went to 17-year-old Olivia Kerstetter instead.

Heading into the 2024 season we caught up with Jelle to ask him a bit about last year, get some of his insights surrounding the sport, as well as hear his thoughts on the upcoming year.

Let’s dive in.

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