2018 CrossFit Games Payouts

Mat Fraser, Patrick Vellner and Lukas Hogberg on the podium of the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
Mat Fraser, Patrick Vellner and Lukas Hogberg on the podium of the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Winning the 2018 CrossFit Games takes an unimaginable amount of work and dedication. It also comes with a $300,000 check on Sunday evening. After that the top 20 are guaranteed a payout while the bottom half of the field only win prize money if they place in the top 3 in an event.

In total, 25 men and 25 women received prize money at the 2018 CrossFit Games. That means five athletes outside the top 20 did place in the top 3 for at least one event. And for 15 men and 15 women, no prize money was awarded.

Interestingly, Scott Panchik finished 11th overall yet did not finish in the top 3 in any event. His best finish was 4th on the CrossFit Total and the Clean & Jerk Speed Ladder. On the women’s side, eight women in the top 20 never finished 3rd or better in a single event (Cassidy Lance-McWherter, Jamie Greene, Tennil Beuerlein, Alessandra Pichelli, Bethany Shadburne, Mekenzie Riley, Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault and Maddie Sturt).

Also, Tia-Clair Toomey earned the most prize money of any athlete, male or female, at the CrossFit Games. Toomey’s $313,000 payout was $1,000 more than Mat Fraser’s total winnings.

Here are the 2018 CrossFit Games payouts:

Women

  1. Tia Clair-Toomey $313,000
  2. Laura Horvath $112,000
  3. Katrin Davidsdottir $87,000
  4. Kara Saunders $56,000
  5. Annie Thorisdottir $37,000
  6. Kari Pearce $34,000
  7. Kristin Holte $34,000
  8. Brooke Wells $30,000
  9. Kristi Eramo $28,000
  10. Cassidy Lance-McWherter $21,000
  11. Jamie Greene $18,000
  12. Tennil Beuerlein $16,000
  13. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet $17,000
  14. Alessandra Pichelli $13,000
  15. Amanda Barnhart $16,000
  16. Bethany Shadburne $11,000
  17. Ehea Schuerch $12,000 
  18. Mekenzie Riley $9,000
  19. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault $8,000
  20. Maddie Sturt $7,000

Margaux Alvarez $3,000
Whitney Gelin $2,000
Courtney Haley $2,000
Chyna Cho $1,000
Brista Mayfield $1,000

Men

  1. Mat Fraser $312,000
  2. Patrick Vellner $105,000
  3. Lukas Hogberg $82,000
  4. Brent Fikowski $54,000
  5. Bjorgvin Gudmundsson $35,000
  6. Noah Ohlsen $33,000
  7. Cole Sager $33,000
  8. Rasmus Anderson $28,000
  9. Willy Georges $28,000
  10. Cody Anderson $25,000
  11. Scott Panchik $18,000
  12. Ben Smith $17,000
  13. Alex Anderson $15,000
  14. Dean Linder-Leighton $16,000
  15. Logan Collins $16,000
  16. Adrian Mundwiler $14,000
  17. Lukas Esslinger $14,000
  18. James Newbury $12,000
  19. Saxon Panchik $10,000
  20. Nick Urankar $10,000

Royce Dunn $3,000
Zeke Grove $2,000
Jared Enderton $2,000
Tim Paulson $2,000
Alec Smith $2,000