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Roman Khrennikov competing at the 2019 CrossFit French Throwdown. Photo courtesy of @wodandpix/Instagram

Italian Showdown Gets Bigger Venue for 2020 Sanctional

The CrossFit Italian Showdown (CIS) is unlike any other CrossFit Sanctional event. Rather than using an online qualifier to narrow down its field to the top 30-40 athletes, the CIS is open...
Noah Ohlsen at the 2019 CrossFit Games.

By the Numbers: 5 of the Top 10 Men Came From Sanctional Invites

The 2019 CrossFit Games had 144 men line up for Event 1. The new format would mean that only the top 75 in Event 1 would advance to compete later that day in Event...
Darko Tasevski. Photo via Instagram/@dar3.t

Darko Tasevski, National Champion of Macedonia, Denied Visa and Will Miss CrossFit Games

Darko Tasevski finished 1st among athletes in Macedonia during this year's CrossFit Open. Tasevski was crowned the National Champion of Macedonia and earned a spot to compete at the 2019 CrossFit Games. But with...
Roman Khrennikov competing at the 2019 CrossFit French Throwdown. Photo courtesy of @wodandpix/Instagram

Roman Khrennikov Denied Visa Again This Year

Roman Khrennikov has received bad news again this year. For the second straight year Khrennikov has been denied a request for a visa to travel to the United States to compete at the CrossFit...
Camilla Salomonsson Hellman at the 2018 CrossFit Games. Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Who Would Qualify For The Games If The Open Ended Today?

The CrossFit Open has a lot of different implications than prior years. The ability to qualify for the CrossFit Games directly out of the Open puts a lot of pressure on the top athletes...

Bronislaw Olenkowicz Wins Strength in Depth, First Rookie to Qualify for Games in 2019

The CrossFit Strength in Depth Sanctional wrapped up this weekend. The favorites heading into the competition withdrew leaving the door open for a Games rookie to take the top spot. After Day 1, Poland's...
Bronislaw Olenkowicz at the 2019 CrossFit Strength In Depth Sanctional. Photo via Instagram, @strengthindepthuk

Bronislaw Olenkowicz Storms Into 1st Place With Back-to-Back Event Wins

With Willy Georges and Alec Smith out of the competition, the CrossFit Strength in Depth Sanctional was even more wide open. Hungary's Kristof Horvath (and Laura Horvath's brother) led after the first two events,...
Sara Sigmundsdottir

Sara Sigmundsdottir, Jamie Greene Set to Battle at CrossFit Strength in Depth This Weekend

Jamie Greene and Sara Sigmundsdottir will be among the favorites to qualify for the CrossFit Games this weekend at the CrossFit Strength in Depth Sanctional. Greene and Sigmundsdottir will be competing against three fellow...
Sam Briggs during The Separator at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games

Sam Briggs Has Not Received Visa, May Not Compete at CrossFit Games

Sam Briggs is now the second athlete to encounter visa issues to travel to the United States to compete in the 2018 CrossFit Games. In an Instagram post earlier this morning, Briggs was asking...
Jared Enderton at the 2018 CrossFit Regionals. Via Instagram, @jaredenderton

Three Male Rookies to Keep an Eye On at The CrossFit Games

The games are just two weeks away, give or take a day depending on what Dave Castro has in store. Now that the drug tests are behind us, we can focus on those who...