CrossFit Games Semifinals Week 1 Is On


Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • The 2024 CrossFit Games Semifinals start this week, and to kick things off, we are looking at some of our favorite moments from the recent Semifinals past. Who remembers Will Moorad’s 81-point comeback?

  • Never Miss a Monday — Today, Jared Enderton from Invictus Weightlifting offers drops 6 tips to improve your mobility in the snatch and clean.

  • Strength of field allocations have been made, CrossFit Games spots in each region are set, and the Semifinal fields are locked. We’ve got everything you need to stay on top of the Games season. Start by checking out the top 15 athletes in each region.


“I didn’t focus on winning — just the immediate task at hand. I came in knowing I could do it, that’s where it starts.” - Ben Smith, following the 2015 Games when he was crowned the Fittest Man on Earth


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Move Fast and Lift Heavy: Our Favorite CrossFit Semifinals Moments

With the first weekend of the CrossFit Semifinals just days away, anticipation is reaching a fever pitch. We’re analyzing Open and Quarterfinals data, looking back at events from previous years, and trying to wrap our heads around what will be a tense and exciting competition. 

With a large field of athletes and events spread across seven regions and three weekends, we’re sure to see plenty of epic and downright historic performances from some of the most elite athletes on Earth. 

To prep fans for what’s to come, we’re looking back at some of our favorite moments from the recent CrossFit Semifinals. Check out our choices below.

Will Moorad was 80 points out of the fifth and final qualifying spot heading into the last event of the 2022 Syndicate Crown. In short, this was a nearly impossible deficit to overcome. 

That final workout — “King Kong 2.0” — had a 10-minute time cap and consisted of three rounds of ring muscle-ups, deficit handstand push-ups, sandbag-to-shoulders, and squat snatches. 

All eyes were on Tudor Magda and Matt Poulin, who were in fifth and sixth place, respectively, after five events. It was assumed that one of them would earn that final qualifying spot. 


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🏆 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 towards 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 have been released with teams of 8, and 6 different event styles. This is going to be EPIC! Learn more here.

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📺 🎥 2024 CrossFit Games Live Stream Schedule Announced: Yesterday afternoon, the CrossFit Games team announced that all seven Semifinals will have live streaming coverage of “every heat of each event on Saturday and Sunday” on “a number of platforms, CrossFit Games website, the CrossFit Games app, Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube,” according to a press release.

  • The press release also announced that Asia, Africa, South America, and Oceania will have live streaming coverage on Friday, while Europe, North America East, and North America West will have a “Semifinals Kickoff Show on the Friday of each competition that will serve as a warm-up for the main event.”

🔥🌏🔥 World On Fire: Todd Meleney, former NOBULL CMO, and his marketing team have announced the opening of their new agency, World On Fire.

  • From the press release: “World On Fire is a boutique brand agency that works with high-growth brands in the fitness and wellness space. Specializing in brand strategy, brand identity, partnerships, and activations, the agency creates momentum for its clients by utilizing an ecosystem of athletes, creators, and partners to disrupt the status quo and build communities.”

  • World On Fire is currently hiring for several roles. Learn more.

🏋️‍♀️🎓 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!

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

ICYMI: These three up-and-coming men are ready to break through to the CrossFit Games for the first time.


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Improve Your Olympic Lifts with 6 Mobility Tips from Invictus Weightlifting Coach Jared Enderton

Do you power snatch more than you squat snatch?

Do you have issues getting into a good front rack position?

Is your overhead squat much higher than your squat snatch? (Like 35 percent higher or more?)

Do you get told you're a headcase when you get near your max snatch?

Do you struggle to pull under the bar at heavier weights?

If you answered YES to any of these questions – it's time for us to have a hard conversation, and it goes like this: Your. Mobility. Needs. Work.

  • Whether or not you struggle to get into a full snatch or clean, all athletes can benefit from improved mobility. And no matter if you’re picking up a barbell for the first time or have held one over your head on a platform at USAW Nationals, I’ve got some tips for all skill levels. 

When you touch a hot stove, do you need to think about removing your hand? No. 

Your body automatically protects you and pulls your hand away. The same protection mechanism happens when we lift. 


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2024 CrossFit Semifinals Rosters Revealed — Breaking Down the Numbers

The fields are set, and the countdown to Semifinals is in full swing. 

As we get ready for three weeks of live competition, it’s a good time to start breaking down the fields. 

Games Athletes

Across the seven Semifinals, there are a total of 105 athletes who have competed at the CrossFit Games at least once as an individual. 

  • Worth noting: That means over 18 percent of the Semifinal field have competed at the CrossFit Games.

On a Semifinal level, North America East leads the way with 17 men and 14 women who have made the Games. Asia is the only Semifinal with more women Games athletes in the field than men.

  • North America East: 17 Men / 14 Women

  • Europe: 15 Men / 13 Women

  • North America West: 12 Men / 10 Women

  • South America: 5 Men / 3 Women

  • Oceania: 5 Men / 3 Women

  • Asia: 3 Men / 4 Women

  • Africa: 1 Man / 0 Women

Games Experience

Total appearances at the Games mostly mirror the number of athletes with individual Games experience. 

North America East leads the way with a combined 113 appearances. The men from North America West have the second most Games appearances at 48, while the European women are second with 45.

  • North America East: 64 Men / 49 Women

  • Europe: 42 Men / 45 Women

  • North America West: 48 Men / 25 Women

  • Oceania: 14 Men / 8 Women

  • South America: 9 Men / 4 Women

  • Asia: 3 Men / 4 Women

  • Africa: 1 Man / 0 Women


Celebrating a PR, hosting a fundraiser, this, that, or otherwise? Send us a tip.

  • 🙌Congratulations to Daryll of CrossFit Toowoomba in Australia on the back squat and deadlift PR.

  • Great work to Adaptive Games athlete Amy Bream for getting those overhead squats in.

  • Congratulations to Jason Carroll on the three snatch reps at 102 kilos/225 pounds for the online Age Group Semifinals.

  • 🏆Congratulations to Coach Liz and Coach Margeaux from NC Fit in California on taking first place at CrossFit Surf City’s Spring Fling Competition.

  • Nice job to Semifinals athlete Karen of Chile on the 70-kilo/154-pound snatch.