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The Most Memorable Moments from the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games

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In today’s edition:

  • What are the most memorable moments from the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games?
  • Taking the plunge. What’s the deal with cold immersion therapy?
  • CrossFit super agent Snorri Baron Jonsson recaps Games with his athletes on podium
  • Detailing the payouts for the CrossFit Games
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  12 of the Most Memorable Moments from the 2022 CrossFit Games  

12 of the Most Memorable Moments from the 2022 CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games is some kind of special. It’s like going to Hogwarts and seeing spells cast for the first time, or being a kid again and meeting your favorite characters at Disney World. The Games is our Super Bowl, and to relive those moments of magic, we’ve compiled a list of 12 memorable moments from this years CrossFit Games.

In no particular order:

1. Gui Malheiros walked into the Awards Ceremony with his girlfriend, and walked out with his fiancée. It’s unusual for an athlete to take the mic anytime, but especially during the CrossFit Games award ceremony. Before any of the awards begin, Gui and Luciana are called to the competition floor where he is given the microphone.

Malheiros begins by thanking the crowd for their support, then turns to his girlfriend— “I also want to thank the support of my girlfriend. She encouraged me, she did great, everything that I needed this weekend”. He drops to his knee and the crowd exudes a resounding “GUUUUIIIIII”— the response he has received from them all week.

Bonus: She said yes!

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In case you missed it: Lauren Kalil was at the CrossFit Games, and she crushed it along with co-host Preslie Hirsch and Dex Hopkins. If you want to relive some of the magic, check out their final day recap.

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  Up For An Ice Bath? The Benefits of Cold Immersion Therapy  


Up For An Ice Bath? The Benefits of Cold Immersion Therapy

In contrast to the piece we ran at the beginning of the summer around sauna usage, cold water immersion is another recovery protocol that continues to gain traction among athletes looking for an edge within the CrossFit community and beyond. With usage dating back to Ancient Greece, the practice is becoming more accessible and regularly utilized — but aside from making your teeth chatter, what exactly does it do for you?

“While cold immersion therapy has been used for centuries as a recovery tool, the science now shows it is really a performance enhancement tool with recovery being a secondary benefit,” said Evan DeMarco, the founder and CEO of Complete Human. “Activating mitochondrial rich brown fat through cold water immersion prior to a workout has been shown to increase free testosterone levels, improve strength gains, improve recovery times and improve muscle protein synthesis.”

The benefits: With a substantial amount of peer-reviewed research available, the upside of cooling down is well-documented and can include aiding:

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  Up For An Ice Bath? The Benefits of Cold Immersion Therapy  

Roman and Ricky on the Podium: Manager Snorri Baron Highlights Games

The CrossFit Games can be an emotional roller coaster — for the athletes, spouses, coaches, and of course…managers. Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil caught up with one of the most notable managers in the CrossFit Space, Snorri Baron, to discuss what it was like to have two of his athletes on the podium, some of the emotions he was feeling throughout the weekend and what we can expect from him and his athletes this next coming year.

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  Top Ten Athlete Payouts for the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Season  

Top Ten Athlete Payouts for the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Season

In the second season of the new payout structure for the NOBULL CrossFit Games season, not much changed from the previous year as the top earners for both the men’s and women’s divisions, like past years, was the athlete who finished as the “Fittest”.

We have compiled, to the best of our knowledge, the 2022 season final payout list. This list factors in prize money awarded for the Games, the Open, Semifinals and event win bonuses from both the Games and the Open.

One big thing: This season the total individual athlete payout increased after consecutive seasons of decreased compensation. Last season, the total prize purse earned by individual athletes totalled $2,323,168 which was the first year of the new Games season format.

  • This year the total individual prize purse for the Games season was $2,518,132, an increase of 8.4% from the 2021 CrossFit season.
  • The increase can be attributed to CrossFit expanding payouts to all individual athletes competing at the Games.
  • $3,072,856: The total prize money earned by individual athletes during the 2018-2019 season. To date, that is the high-water mark for prize money earned during a Games season.
  • The list does not include athlete sponsorship deals that may include monetary compensation, bonuses and NOBULL CrossFit Games athlete replica jersey sales.
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