CrossFit Games Payouts Same for Elites in 2024


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • First-time CrossFit Games qualifier Aimee Cringle is quieting the noise and getting dialed in for the competition floor. Learn more about her path to Fort Worth below.

  • As he works to rebuild a social media brand, John Wooley draws from experience. What lessons can we learn from his (and our) CrossFit training that apply to life outside the box?

  • Earlier this week CrossFit updated the 2024 Games Rulebook to reflect additional details about prize payouts. As expected, the total purse breakdown has remained stagnant year-over-year.


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CrossFit Games Rookie Spotlight: Humble and Focused, Aimee Cringle Prepares for First Games Appearance

The phrase “comparison is the thief of joy” is common in the sport of CrossFit, as we often see others excelling in areas where we struggle. 

It’s no different for the elites. 

Aimee Cringle shifted her mindset, found a new coach, and stayed focused on her training. Now, she’s headed to the CrossFit Games for the very first time. 

Cringle, 25, hails from the Isle of Man but trains in the United Kingdom. She came into the Europe Semifinal as an athlete on the rise after her impressive Open and Quarterfinal finishes, where she placed 10th and 19th worldwide, respectively. 

Remind me: The CrossFit Semifinal stage wrapped up in early June after three weeks of hard-fought competition. 

Cringle competed in the Europe Semifinal during the first weekend and put on a show for the crowd right out of the gate.

She finished in fifth place overall, landing well ahead of the cutline and onto her very first Games.

Instant Connection

Cringle found CrossFit in high school after overhearing a classmate on the bus mention it. She attended her first kids’ class, and the rest is history. 

  • “I’ve never not been [training CrossFit] since then,” Cringle told the Morning Chalk Up in an interview.


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There and Back Again, On Rebuilding in CrossFit and Life

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a multi-part series from John Wooley about navigating the hardships of CrossFit training and life. 

In my last article for Morning Chalk Up, I outlined my “fall from grace,” if you will, from Instagram, as my social media profile, Make WODs Great Again, had just been deactivated by Meta. 

Since then, I have launched a new social media brand called “Wooley Memeth” and a new YouTube channel, “Constantly Varied Conversations.” 

  • This journey has been a bit more of a roller coaster ride than I care to admit. 

Like most things in my life, I try to learn from these moments, and this one has reminded me how difficult it can be for anyone to suffer an adverse moment and then have to rebuild or come back.

Early in my CrossFit journey, I suffered a pretty significant non-CrossFit-related injury when I tore my bicep tendon. 

I was devastated at the time because it was going to mean four to six months away from doing what I loved and even longer to get back to full strength. 

  • What I learned then, in the gym (or trying to get back to it) is what I am trying to apply now.


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UPDATE: 2024 CrossFit Games Prize Purse Details Revealed, No Increase From 2023 for Elites

During the week of June 17, 2024, the CrossFit Games Rulebook (Section 5.16) was updated to reflect additional details about the 2024 CrossFit Games prize purse.

In short, the cash prizes awarded to the top performers at the Games will not increase from the 2023 season. All cash prizes will be paid in U.S. dollars.

Here are the exact details:

Individual and Team Divisions

Individual Division Prize Purse, Overall Men and Women

  • First Place: $315,000

  • Second Place: $125,000

  • Third Place: $85,000

  • Fourth Place: $60,000

  • Fifth Through Eighth Place: $45,000, $40,000, $35,000, and $32,000, respectively

  • Ninth Through 20th Place: $29,000, $26,000, $20,000, $18,000, $15,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000 and $8,000, respectively

  • 21st Through 40th Place: $7,000, $6,750, $6,500, $6,250, $6,000, $5,750, $5,500, $5,250, $5,000, $4,750, $4,500, $4,250, $4,000, $3,750, $3,500, $3,250, $3,000, $2,750, $2,500, $2,250, respectively

Individual Division Prize Purse, By Event Finish, Men and Women

  • First Place: $3,000

  • Second Place: $2,000

  • Third Place: $1,000


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