Ben Bergeron is the hottest CrossFit Games coach these days. He coached both Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir this year, both CrossFit Games champions. He was also the coach of Davidsdottir last year when she won the CrossFit Games in 2015.
Bergeron has an excellent track record at the CrossFit Games and is one of the most sought after coaches in the sport. He runs the Built by Bergeron competitive training programming as well as individually trains several elite athletes. In total, Bergeron has coached five athletes/teams to the top of the CrossFit Games podium.
In 2016, Bergeron coached Katrin Davidsdottir, Mat Fraser, Cole Sager and Letendre. In addition to Davidsdottir and Fraser’s first place finishes, Sager finished 5th and Letendre placed 16th this year. With Letendre retiring from the sport, Bergeron has filled the vacancy with the 2016 CrossFit Games 6th place finisher, Brooke Wells.
Wells has competed at the CrossFit Games for the past two years finishing 16th with an injury last year. Wells, already a NOBULL athlete (Bergeron was a co-founder of the company), is familiar with Bergeron so the transition makes sense. Keep an eye on Wells this offseason as Wells will undoubtedly be making another push at improving upon her 6th place finish in 2017. Wells is leaving her coach from the previous two CrossFit Games seasons, Doug Chapman from HyperFitUSA.