Dan Bailey has hinted at retiring from the sport of CrossFit for the past couple of years. Following his 4th place finish, Bailey said he had considered it to be his last year of

competing. However, the 4th place finish fired him up to go for it again in 2016.

We all know what happened at the 2016 California regional. Bailey narrowly missed qualifying for the CrossFit Games. Since then, there has only been speculation as to whether Bailey would give it another run. A few months ago, it was even mentioned that Bailey was considering joining Rich Froning’s Mayhem Freedom team.

Dan Bailey after failing to qualify for the 2016 CrossFit Games
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But yesterday during Pat Sherwood and Rory McKernan’s TGIF Facebook Live broadcast, Sherwood shared that Bailey has been training hard and will be giving it a go in 2017.

That’s not all, Sherwood also said that Bailey will no longer be in the California regional. Instead, Bailey has moved back home to Ohio and will be mixing it up in the Central East.

Fast forward to the 12-min mark where Sherwood drops the inside information…


  1. That’s great to here, Dan Bailey is a beast. If I’m entering the conversation, I would go as far as saying he has a great chance at winning the games as well. He’s very well rounded and I feel like he’s so close. This isn’t me discrediting all the other athletes, but man the dude is quick, he’s got an engine, I think all he needs to just hold on a little longer and let the others make a mistake.

    Great short read, I’ll have to save and watch the Video Cast tomorrow when work is a little slow lol.


    SPSC Gym, Media Producer & Trainer

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