Roman Khrennikov, Ricky Garard Lead Stacked Field at 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship

The 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship kicks off this Friday, December 8. In a return to its roots, the DFC scrapped the online qualifier and went the route of an invite-only competition. The result…28 men and 30 women will be in Dubai this weekend to compete for the $50,000 cash prize for 1st place.

In total, there are 20 athletes competing in Dubai who were individual athletes at the 2023 CrossFit Games. Add in those who were at the 2023 Games on a team and those who have been to the CrossFit Games in previous years, the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship has one of the strongest fields this off-season.

This year’s FDC has $259,000 up for grabs. Every athletes is guaranteed at least $500 for competing and the top 3 finishers from every event will walk away with some prize money. Here’s a breakdown of the prize pool:

  • Final Standings
    • 1st place: $50,000
    • 2nd place: $30,000
    • 3rd place: $20,000
    • 4th place: $10,000
    • 5th place: $5,000
    • 6th place: $2,500
    • 7th to 30th place: $500
  • Event Finish
    • 1st place: $2,000
    • 2nd place: $1,500
    • 3rd place: $1,000

Men’s Field

The two biggest names in the men’s field are Roman Khrennikov and Ricky Garard. Both athletes competed at the Rogue Invitational six weeks ago and Garard is competing in back-to-back weeks after taking 2nd place on a team at the Down Under Championship.

Here’s a look at the men’s line-up (names in bold were individual athletes at the 2023 CrossFit Games):

  • Alex Kotoulas
  • Aniol Ekai
  • Ant Haynes
  • Guillaume Briant
  • Bronislaw Olenkowicz
  • Chandler Smith
  • Daniel Tai
  • David Shorunke
  • Elliot Simmonds
  • Fabian Beneito
  • Giorgos Karavis
  • Griffin Roelle
  • Javier Gonzalez
  • Jorge Fernandez
  • Kaique Cerveny
  • Kalyan Souza
  • Kristof Horvath
  • Lazar Dukic
  • Luka Dukic
  • Martin Cuervo
  • Michael Smith
  • Moritz Fiebig
  • Reggie Fasa
  • Ricky Garard
  • Roman Khrennikov
  • Simon Mantyla
  • Toby Buckland
  • Uldis Upenieks

Women’s Field

While the women’s field doesn’t have any top 10 individual athlete from the 2023 CrossFit Games, Emma Tall and Emily Rolfe had the best finishes, taking 11th and 12th, respectively. They won’t have it easy as the field is full of athletes who competed at the Games on a team or Semifinals.

Here’s a look at the women’s line-up (names in bold were individual athletes at the 2023 CrossFit Games):

  • Alexia Williams
  • Allison Nguyen
  • Andrea Solberg
  • Brittany Weiss
  • Camilla Salomonsson Hellman
  • Claudia Gluck
  • Dara Paran
  • Devyn Kim
  • Elena Carratala Sanahuja
  • Elisa Fuliano
  • Emily Rolfe
  • Emma Tall
  • Evie Hollis
  • Hanna Karlsson
  • Ingrid Hodnemyr
  • Jacqueline Dalhstrom
  • Julia Kato
  • Karin Freyova
  • Kyra Milligan
  • Lauren Fisher
  • Luiza Marques
  • Maddy Harris
  • Manon Angonese
  • Mia Hesketh
  • Noortje Bleeker
  • Seher Kaya
  • Shahad Budebs
  • Silvia Garcia
  • Tayla Howe
  • Veslemoy Kollstad

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