The CrossFit Games Semifinals Start…Tonight!


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • The 2024 CrossFit Games Semifinals will kick off tonight in Asia, but after that, all eyes will be on Europe. Next up in our event preview series is the Europe Semifinal by French Throwdown. When the dust settles in Décines, 10 men, 10 women, and eight teams will have Games tickets in hand for this summer.

  • Making the jump from the team division to finding glory as an individual is tough — check out these seven team athletes from 2023 who are going alone in 2024.

  • 2024 CrossFit Games Asia Semifinal Results and Leaderboard — Check back often, as this leaderboard will update in real-time throughout the competition.


“Nooo. The most I would do is a team that agrees to be leisurely.” - U.S. Olympian Mattie Rogers in her recent YouTube video when asked if she would consider competing in CrossFit during her injury rehab from weightlifting


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2024 Europe CrossFit Semifinal Preview

The 2024 Europe Semifinal by the French Throwdown kicks off on Friday, May 17, at the LDLC Arena in Décines-Charpieu, France. It’s one of two events during the first of three CrossFit Semifinals weeks. The other is the 2024 Asia Semifinal by the Far East Throwdown.

Europe is arguably the deepest of the seven regions and athletes there will be among the first to test out this year’s six events. 

The top 10 men and top 10 women (down from 11 each last season) from the 40-athlete fields will advance to the 2024 CrossFit Games.

Let’s take a look at the contenders in Europe.

Top 10 Men and Women, Ranked by Quarterfinals Finish

  1. Jonne Koski | Gabriela Migala

  2. Victor Hoffer | Laura Horvath

  3. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson | Manon Angonese

  4. Moritz Fiebig | Emma Tall

  5. Aniol Ekai | Emma Mcquaid

  6. Nika Maisuradze | Elisa Fuliano

  7. Guillaume Briant | Claudia Gluck

  8. Fabian Beneito | Jacqueline Dahlstrom

  9. Uldis Upenieks | Karin Freyova

  10. Alex Kotoulas | Elena Carratala Sanahuja

Men’s Division


Jonne Koski: The Finnish firebreather has been on a rampage in 2024, winning both the Open and Quarterfinals dominantly.


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🏋️‍♀️💙 Everyone Loves a Comeback Story: Olympian Mattie Rogers dropped a new video on her YouTube channel yesterday. In it, she talks about her injury this season and how she is recovering.

  • Asked if she would consider competing in CrossFit, Rogers replied, “Helllll Noooo. The most I would do is a team that agrees to be leisurely.”

😢 Sara is Out for 2024: The fan-favorite athlete, one of the original “Dottirs,” and two-time Games podium finisher, Sara Sigmundsdottir, announced that she would once again be forced out of the CrossFit Games season.

  • From the post: “I have felt incredibly off with symptoms of chronic tiredness, dizziness, cramps, joints swelling up and many other things. For the longest time, I chalked it off as my body’s response to overtraining.”

  • “After periods of resting and still feeling this way I sought opinions from several medical professionals. 12 months ago I finally received answers and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called ‘Reactive Arthritis,’” she continued in her post.

  • According to Sigmundsdottir, the disease is the result of an infected box jump injury and is 100% treatable with proper medication.

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🏋️‍♀️📋 Training Camp Semifinalists: Several prominent training camps have dropped full rosters of their Semifinal-qualifying athletes. Check out the lists now:

🏆 TYR Wodapalooza Drops TYR Cup Details: More details are emerging about the inaugural event this Fall. Stay in the know below:

  • The prize purse for the event will be $250,000, broken down as follows:

    • TYR Cup Champs: $160k per team

      Runner-ups: $40k per team

      MVP: $10k - Awarded to the individual with the greatest singular positive impact on their team’s success.

      The remaining $40k will be shared across the remaining division champs.

  • The format will be North America vs. The World. As the teaser described it, this will be “an all-star match-up, featuring a two-team, head-to-head format. Each squad will be composed of four men & four women, with the captains chosen by YOU.”

  • Then, the event structures were released with teams of eight and six different event styles. This is going to be EPIC! Learn more here.

🤯⚽️ New WHOOP Partnership/Investor: The wearable formerly most closely associated with CrossFit has branched out over the past few years and yesterday announced a new global ambassador and investor.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary soccer icon, joins a growing roster of investors and partners that includes Patrick Mahomes, Michael Phelps, Eli Manning, and Rory McIlroy.

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🏋️‍♀️🎓 Pit Collegiate Throwdown: Designed to help fill in what some have described as the “lost years” for athletes aging up from the Teen to the Individual division, the Pit Collegiate Throwdown offers the opportunity for athletes 18-22 to throw down against their peers.

  • The online qualifier runs June 9-30, and the in-person finals will take place concurrently with the Pit Teen Throwdown from August 27-30. Learn more and get registered now!

ICYMI: CrossFit Semifinals start this week and we are amped and ready for all the drama. Take a look at nine potential bubble athletes you should be tracking.


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Flying Solo: Top 2023 Team Athletes Going Indy in 2024

As we head into the first week of the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals, 560 athletes will soon do battle for the 80 individual spots at the CrossFit Games (40 each for men and women). 

Of those 560 athletes, 23 competed on a team at the 2023 Games and are taking on the individual division this year. 

  • It’s common to see individual Games veterans transition to the team competition. The GOAT in this category, of course, is Rich Froning, but more recently, Annie Thorisdottir, Kara Saunders, Noah Ohlsen, and Chandler Smith have joined this camp. It’s much more difficult, however, to find success jumping divisions the opposite way.

That said, here are seven former team athletes who could punch a ticket to Fort Worth in 2024 as individuals.

1. Brandon Luckett

Brandon Luckett returns to the individual competition for the first time since the 2021 season when he finished 27th. 

  • Luckett came out of retirement last year to be a member of the 11th-place team CrossFit Franco’s Misfits. 

He showed the world he hasn’t lost a step this year after finishing ninth worldwide in the Open and second in the North America West Quarterfinals.


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2024 CrossFit Games Asia Semifinal Results and Leaderboard

The first week of the 2024 CrossFit Games Semifinal stage starts this weekend with the Asia Semifinal by the Far East Throwdown. The competition takes place May 16-19 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) in Busan, South Korea.

Forty men, 40 women, and 30 teams will be competing for a spot at the CrossFit Games this summer. 

  • Qualifying spots available: The top three women, two men, and the top team qualify for the CrossFit Games in Fort Worth, TX, August 8-11, 2024.

2024 CrossFit Games Asia Semifinal by Far East Throwdown Roster 

Below, you’ll find the top 10 athletes (Men | Women | Team) ranked by their 2024 Quarterfinal finish.

  1. Ivan Kukartsev | Seher Kaya | KT CrossFit Kolesnikov Team

  2. Morteza Sedaghat | Seungyeon Choi | CrossFit YAS Blue

  3. Mevlut Agir | Dawon Jung | CrossFit Marvel Black Mayhem

  4. Seungjong Kim | Evie Hollis | CrossFit WuLin Team Hangzhou

  5. Ilyas Kuliev | Anastasya Dodonova | CrossFit DY Team DDP

  6. Paolo Rossil | Anna Ivanova | Supersonic CrossFit Team Secret Training

  7. Ant Haynes | Kim Minjeong | CrossFit Hod Hasharon Where is Sergey

  8. Ruslan Miftakhov | Omer Reshef | CrossFit Spacetrooper MVRCK

  9. Seokbeom Kim | Adele Quinton-Page | CrossFit Bambu

  10. Chen Sheng | Anastasia Smirnova | We CrossFit Nonheon We CrossFit


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  • 🎂Happy birthday to Ben Smith, Ricky Garard, Katie Gannon, Sam Dancer, and Carmen Bosmans.

  • Nice work to Bethany Flores on the five snatches at 56 kilos/125 pounds.

  • Great job to Tiago from CrossFit Lago Sul in Brazil on the 143-kilo/315-pound snatch.

  • The kids from Sawed-Off CrossFit in College Station, TX, are being brave and getting in their box jumps. Great work!

  • 🔥Congratulations to adaptive athlete Anneke on her first bar muscle-up and for completing the Semifinals workouts this last weekend.